The best things to do on Halloween

Fall in South Florida is very different from other areas. Temperatures remain in the 80s-90s, and we don’t really do sweater weather. But we do love fall activities. This year you can still enjoy the season in a safe and fun way. Below are some things you can do while remaining socially distant.

The Horrorland Miami A Drive-Thru Haunted Attraction. (Courtesy of The Horrorland Miami).

Horrorland Miami
16801 Miramar Pkwy Miramar, FL 33027
Hours: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Horrorland Miami is a new haunted attraction drive-thru in South Florida. From your vehicle, you can experience a horror movie in real-time filled with zombies, ghosts, and creatures of all kinds. Until tomorrow, Oct. 31, you can try the seven haunted house themes. They include Alice in Horrorland, Christmas Nightmare, Creepy Carnival, Zombie Apocalypse, Farm of Horrors, Asylum of Darkness and Scream’s Cemetery. These haunted houses create horror from a safe distance. There is a six-person limit or vehicle with tickets starting at $59. They can only be purchased online.

Candle Land Miami located in Wynwood. (Courtesy of Candle Land Miami).

Candle Land Miami
2311 NW Second Ave
Miami 33142
Hours: Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Friday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday : 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Candle Land Miami is located in the heart of Wynwood. Here you can create your own candle from scratch. Yes, from scratch! This unique experience allows you to pick your own vessel, pick a fragrance, and pour your candle. You can choose from over 20 fragrances or opt for a fragrance-free candle. This instructor-led class costs $50 and includes all the supplies needed to make your candle. You must make a reservation online beforehand. Afterward, you have 45 minutes to explore Wynwood while your candle dries. 

Paranoia Horror Maze Miami. (Erika Jimenez/SFMN).

Paranoia Horror Maze Miami
2602 NW 5 Ave, Miami 33127
Hours: Monday – Sunday 2 to 11 p.m.

Paranoia Horror is located in Wynwood and is open all year long. It is a horror maze that is not for the faint of heart but rather for individuals who are curious and open to testing their limits when it comes to fear. According to the website, more than 6000 people have chickened out of this experience. For just $25, you can experience fear on another level at Paranoia. It is a place that will make you scream, laugh, sweat and cry all at the same time. The best part is that you can brag to your social media followers afterward with the “I survived” paranoia Miami sign. 


Spooky Science Monster Mash. (Photo Courtesy of Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science).

Spooky Science Monster Mash At The Frost Museum
1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 33132
Hours: 9:30 a.m to 6 p.m  (October 31st, 2020 only)

The Frost Museum is hosting its fourth annual Monster Mash on October 31st, 2020. This year the museum is putting a science spin on Halloween. Suit up in your favorite costume and face mask to be part of a special programming experience. You will also get to experience “Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits,” which is the newest exhibition. It is a glimpse into the power of natural selection and the breathtaking diversity of the world. Attendees can take a photo with Frankenstein, walk through the “Mad Science Lab” and visit the pumpkins in the aquarium exhibits. If you go in a costume, you will receive a complimentary collectible Halloween button. This event is suitable for all ages and tickets can be purchased online.

Bayside Marketplace. (Courtesy of Baysidemarketplace and Wikimedia Commons).

Sky Views Miami
401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL 33132

If you are looking to enjoy Halloween with a view, then Sky Views Miami is the place for you. It is a Ferris wheel located in Bayside Marketplace that towers almost 200 feet. You can enjoy views of South Beach, Biscayne Bay, and the Iconic Downtown Miami skyline. The ride lasts approximately 15 minutes and tickets start at $16. There is also a VIP luxury ticket option — and this can last up to 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online or on location. 

Erika Jimenez is a bilingual broadcast media major at Florida International University. Her passion for her major encourages her to be a voice for those in her community. She hopes to become an anchor one day.