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Best Ghost Tour: Nightly Spirits

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These winning haunted pub crawls take place in cities across America

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  • Nightly Spirits

    Nightly Spirits
    Multiple Cities

    Nightly Spirits are known for their haunted pub crawls at cities around the United States. Tour some of the most historic and haunted spots, drinks in hand, in cities like D.C., Denver, Dallas, Charleston, Houston or Boston. 
    Photo courtesy of Nightly Spirits

  • Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

    Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
    San Antonio

    San Antonio began as a Spanish settlement in 1691, and it’s acquired its fair share of ghosts and restless spirits since. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours take visitors inside the Menger Hotel (the most haunted hotel in Texas), one of the city’s first hospitals, the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar County Jail.
    Photo courtesy of Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

  • Haunted Asheville

    Haunted Asheville
    Asheville, N.C.

    The mountains surrounding Asheville are among the oldest in North America, and Haunted Asheville introduces visitors to some darker moments in this history. Hear stories of the Pink Lady at the Grove Park Inn, keep an eye out for apparitions at Helen’s Bridge and learn about the restless spirits of victims from the city’s largest killing spree.
    Photo courtesy of Haunted Asheville

  • Mysteries of Hawaii

    Mysteries of Hawaii
    Oahu, Hawaii

    Mysteries of Hawaii offers four different walking tours, including a Ghosts of Old Honolulu Tour, Night Marchers’ Walk Ghost Tour and the Waikiki Night Marchers. The business is Native Hawaiian owned and operated, and tours are as educational as they are fun.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / gregobagel

  • Secrets of St Augustine Ghost Tours

    Secrets of St Augustine Ghost Tours
    Saint Augustine, Fla.

    Talented storyteller Dion Moore leads 75-minute walking tours of St. Augustine, spinning tales from more than 400 years of history while visiting sites like the Old City Gates, Tolomato Cemetery, Spanish Street and St. George Inn.
    Photo courtesy of Secrets of St Augustine Ghost Tours

  • Bar Harbor Ghost Tours

    Bar Harbor Ghost Tours
    Bar Harbor, Maine

    You’ll recognize Bar Harbor Ghost Tours by their distinctive blue lantern. These nightly excursions give an overview of New England paranormal history from a Native American perspective. The tour includes exclusive nighttime access to the 1932 Criterion Theatre.
    Photo courtesy of Heather Anderson / Bar Harbor Ghost Tours

  • Black Cat Tours

    Black Cat Tours
    Salem, Mass.

    Evening walking tours with Salem Black Cat Tours take visitors back in time through the true history of Salem. Visit some of the city’s most haunted sites, learn about the tools used by early ghost hunters and hear stories of how the town inspired the horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe.
    Photo courtesy of Black Cat Tours

  • New Braunfels Ghost Tours

    New Braunfels Ghost Tours
    New Braunfels, Texas

    A 90-minute walking tour with New Braunfels Ghost Tours takes visitors through downtown New Braunfels to learn about the historic town’s murderous history. Tours pair historical facts with engaging storytelling for a spine tingling evening out.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / dlewis33

  • Boroughs of the Dead

    Boroughs of the Dead
    New York

    Locally owned and operated Boroughs of the Dead tours take visitors on walking journeys through neighborhoods like Manhattan, Queens and Roosevelt Island while uncovering the city’s strange, dark secrets.
    Photo courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

  • DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown

    DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown
    Washington

    The Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour from DC by Foot takes visitors through the historic streets of this iconic neighborhood to learn about its darker history. The tour, led by historians, is more humorous than scary, making it an excellent option for families.
    Photo courtesy of DC by Foot

  • Nightly Spirits
  • Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
  • Haunted Asheville
  • Mysteries of Hawaii
  • Secrets of St Augustine Ghost Tours
  • Bar Harbor Ghost Tours
  • Black Cat Tours
  • New Braunfels Ghost Tours
  • Boroughs of the Dead
  • DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown

Where there's history, there are often haunts. Ghost tours offer thrills and chills, but also a unique insight into the history of a destination and the famous people who've lived there (and maybe still do). 

The top 10 winners in the category Best Ghost Tours are as follows:

  1. Nightly Spirits - Multiple Cities
  2. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours - San Antonio
  3. Haunted Asheville - Asheville, N.C.
  4. Mysteries of Hawaii - Oahu, Hawaii
  5. Secrets of St Augustine Ghost Tours - Saint Augustine, Fla.
  6. Bar Harbor Ghost Tours - Bar Harbor, Maine
  7. Black Cat Tours - Salem, Mass.
  8. New Braunfels Ghost Tours - New Braunfels, Texas
  9. Boroughs of the Dead - New York
  10. DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown - Washington

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning tours!

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