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The Perfect Way to "Adult" This Halloween in Washington DC

You may be too old for trick or treating, but you’re never too old for an old fashioned scare. With Halloween around the corner, everyone is looking for horror movies, haunted houses and costumes this time of year. Here’s a list of place to go in Washington DC to make sure you have the best Halloween ever.

Haunted House – Washington DC is full of real haunted houses, but we also have quite a few fun ones where actors dress in character and pop out at you for a good scare. You can choose from over a dozen in our area from this website, but our choice is Laurel’s House of Horror in Maryland. Built in inside an abandoned movie theater in Laurel, about 40 minutes from 1331 Maryland, Laurel’s House of Horror is a unique combination of an actually haunted venue accompanied by actors in costume to assure a scare. Make your way through the creepy old theater, or try one of their Escape Rooms that they host all year round!

Festive Feast – Don’t fill up on candy this Halloween, but rather treat yourself to a night out at one of our local restaurants celebrating Halloween. From Sunday, October 24, to Tuesday, November 2, the high-end Mexican restaurant, Mi Vida, right on the Wharf will be running Day of the Dead specials on select drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. On Sunday, October 24, you’ll be able to enjoy live music, street food, a beer garden, face painting and even sugar skull decorating. With a festive atmosphere and an autumnal Mexican menu to accompany it, it’s the perfect meal for an “adult” date night for Halloween. You can even walk there from your 1331 Maryland apartment!

Howloween with Your Best Friend –  We’ve seen some cute dogs in our lobby – it’s time to find a costume for them! For the cutest Halloween scares you could ever ask for, check out the Hirshhorn Museum’s annual puppy costume contest happening right in our backyard at the Hirshhorn Museum, about a 3 minute walk from 1331 Maryland. Dozens of pups are expected to compete for a doggy costume contest, complete with a puppy parade. Make sure to buy tickets ahead of time though – they’re selling out fast!