With Halloween right around the corner, you may be gearing up for a ghoul-themed trip with your family. Family Vacation Critic® has released its picks of this year’s best haunted attractions for families looking for spooky fun.

For families looking for a good scare this Halloween, Family Vacation Critic names these haunted houses some of the best in the United States:

• Scream World: Houston, TX
• Netherworld: Norcross, GA
• Blood Manor: New York, NY
• Scare House: Pittsburgh, PA
• Erebus Haunted House: Pontiac, MI 

And for families with children who may prefer less scary attractions, Family Vacation Critic recommends these festive attractions:

• Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Orlando, FL
• Hersheypark in the Dark: Hershey, PA
• Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND: San Diego, CA
• Vampire Vacation: Indianapolis, IN
• Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodges: Locations nationwide 

When picking a Halloween event for the whole family to enjoy, there are a few important factors for parents to consider. “Every child is different in terms of fright level, and every haunted attraction has its own cautions and restrictions,” warns Lissa Poirot, editor of Family Vacation Critic. “If you’re concerned that your child may be too scared for certain attractions, visit the website of the haunted house, and note any warnings or rules related to children. And above all, keep in mind your child’s individual sensitivities; if they aren’t fans of scary movies and/or video games, you may want to reconsider the extra-scary haunted house.”

Source: FamilyVacationCritic.com.