With the ghost hunting craze sweeping around the world, more and more ghost tours are popping up in many tourist hot spots. Chances are you will find a ghost tour in whatever city you plan to visit during your next vacation or weekend getaway. Ghost tours are a great way to add a unique spin on your upcoming vacation and will give you a different, yet historical view of the destination.
With so many different ghost tours to choose from, how do I know I am picking one that will be fun, entertaining and filled with just enough spookiness? I have compiled some of my favorite ghost tours in the South Florida area. All of the ones listed offer unique tours that will take you into the darkness of the city’s secrets and paranormal hot spots.
Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours
A Treasure Coast Paranormal Travel Examiner’s favorite is the Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours. These tours take guests on a walk through historical Fort Lauderdale, including stops at the area’s most haunted landmarks. Many guests have captured evidence during these two-hour tours into the city’s haunted areas. The founder of Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours is John Carr, the founder of South East Florida Ghost Research group and the author of “Haunted Fort Lauderdale.” His experience and research combined make for a very informational and exciting tour of the city’s dark side.
For more information about Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours visit FortLauderdaleGhostTour.com.
Biltmore Hotel Tours
Explore an actual haunted 13th Floor at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Tour guides will take you on a tour of the hotel as they share actual stories, including real-life ghost encounters and the hotel’s tragic history. Many encounters include those from regulars dating back to the 1920’s.
For more information about the Biltmore Hotel Tours call 305.913.3110 or visit BiltmoreHotel.com.
Deering Estate Ghost Tours
You can choose from three different ghost tours hosted by Deering Estate Ghost Tours when you visit the Miami area. Each tour gives guests a chance to tour the haunted grounds at night, when the ghosts are ready and waiting for those seeking paranormal evidence. Tours include “Be Your Own Investigator” and “Voices of the Past.” Guests are encouraged to bring their own paranormal investigation equipment, including cameras and digital voice recorders. All tours include the haunted Richmond Cottage and the Tequesta Indian Burial Mound.
For more information about Deering Estate Ghost Tours call 305.235.1668 or click here for the official website.
The Original Ghost Tours
No Key West vacation is complete without experience The Original Ghost Tours of Key West. This tour has been a must-see when visiting the southern most part of the Sunshine State since it began in 1996. Guests are led via lantern through some of the spookiest parts of Old Town Key West. Former guests have stated that there is a very creepy feeling during the tour and some have claimed to have been followed home by a ghostly entity. Tours include visits to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Old Town Manor and the Banyan Resort.
For more information about The Original Ghost Tours call 305.294.WALK or visit HauntedTours.com.
Other recommended ghost tours in South Florida include:
- Amelia Island Museum of History Ghost Tour in Fernandina Beach - Click here for more information.
- Ghost Tour of Historic Haunted Tampa - Click here for more information.
- Ghost Tours of Coconut Grove - Click here for more information.
- Ghost Tours of St. Augustine - Click here for more information.
- Ghosts & Gravestones in St. Augustine - Click here for more information.
- Wicked Ghost Tours of Delray Beach - Click here for more information.
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