Charleston is a premier travel destination for many reasons including its culinary scene, active nightlife and proximity to several beaches. On the other hand, it is also known for its haunted past filled with war, slavery, hurricanes and earthquakes. This unique combination creates the perfect setting for tourists, locals and ghosts to spend their Halloween together!
The Lowcountry is also very spread out across a dozen or so communities, making transportation difficult if you tend to indulge with intoxicating potions. In comes the fabled Double Black Charleston party bus, your majestic black steed for Hallow’s Eve. Outfitted with surround sound speakers, LED mood lighting and two ice bars, there’s no need to decorate when you’ve got a custom party bus at your disposal.
Whether you want to go trick or treating with the kids, bar hop through the Peninsula or experience one of Charleston’s famous ghost tours, a party bus is guaranteed to be the most fun way for your group to experience Halloween. That’s why we’ve made this guide on how best to utilize a party bus this upcoming Halloween weekend!
Pro Tip: If you do want to decorate your party bus, a little dry ice goes a long way! It also creates very dramatic entrances anytime someone gets on or off the vehicle.
Trick or Treating
Taking your kids trick or treating in a party bus is the ultimate spooky life hack. You and your friends get to have your own private party while chauffeuring your kids to all the best neighborhoods. It’s the perfect way to let them experience adolescence while also keeping an eye on them.
The Wonderer’s Dia de los Muertos
While it is an exclusive members-only health and leisure club during most days, The Wonderer is one of our favorite venues for live events. They rarely open their garden event space for concerts but you know it’s going to be a blast whenever they do. Such is the case for their Dia De Los Muertos concert on Saturday, October 22nd. We love the opportunity to wear a costume a week early while listening to the music of Forester, Evan Giia and Sopresa. If you’re planning on going with a large group of friends you should seriously consider booking a party bus for your transportation.
Boone Hall Plantation’s Fright Night is South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event and is a must-visit if you are spending October in the Lowcountru. It is packed with everything you need for a great night celebrating Halloween, except Charleston group transportation! That’s why we recommend booking one of Double Black’s signature party buses for you and the gang.
Charleston has dozens of fun bars that are setting up various halloween events throughout the Peninsula and beyond. There are several sponsored bar crawls including CVB’s and the 5th annual Crawl with Us. While these can be a ton of fun, it’s also great to build your own crawl with your group and avoid massive crowds (lines). Also, if you book a Charleston bar crawl through Double Black, you can go to your favorite bars all across the area and not just the ones on King Street.
Halloween Masquerade Ball
Hosted in South Carolina Society Hall, built in 1799, the 6th annual Halloween Masquerade Ball is guaranteed to be one of the best parties of the weekend. There will be live music, prizes and all inclusive food and bar. It is formal masquerade attire so you can’t wear just anything to this ghostly party. You also can’t arrive in just any UberX with its taillight out. Show up in style with a Double Black’s luxurious Charleston limo bus instead!
Ghost Tour & Dinner
There are close to a dozen different ghost tours offered in Charleston, all of them offering unique, scary tales of the Holy City’s past. Frequent stops include graveyards, the slave market and old jail cells. Unfortunately, most of these tours run 90 minutes or less, so you’ll want to pair it with dinner at one of Charleston’s many delicious restaurants for a full night out. While you’re you might as well hit some bars after dinner and you guessed it! Book a party bus for transportation in between all of the night’s stops.
We hope you enjoyed this list. While these are just a few examples of how you can best utilize a charleston party bus for Halloween, the options are endless!