While Bisbee is just a short jaunt from Tombstone in southern Arizona, it offers a different, perhaps less kitschy, experience. This historic mining town turned funky artists’ haven that’s tucked within the Mule Mountains has a colorful history and lots of quirky character, and it’s also known as one of the most haunted towns in America. While you’ll have your pick of haunted hotels, the Copper Queen and Bisbee Grand are two of the most renowned. Open for over a century, the Bisbee Grand is said to have several resident ghosts, including a male spirit who’s frequently spotted downstairs. A female can occasionally be seen on the upper level, typically described as wearing a Victorian-style dress, carrying a tea tray, and sometimes even standing at the foot of the bed in Room 2 or 3. Sometimes, the normally silent piano begins playing a few notes on its own when all is quiet, and few are around.
If you want to party it up for Halloween, you’ll find lots of options, including the annual street dance hosted by the Copper Queen Hotel, one of the biggest parties in Bisbee, with three bars, a DJ, and dancing. Costume contests, live music, and all sorts of festivities are held throughout town.