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"Stranger Things": Where the Squad From Season 4 Would Celebrate Halloween

Cue Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” and wave sayonara to Hawkins.

The Stranger Things cast at the premier of the show
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A science fiction horror series with its claws deep in pop culture, Stranger Things has been praised for its originality and hugley watchable plot. However, contrary to its name, the series is no stranger to all things ghoulish, gory, and gruesome.

With all the drama that unfolded in season four, it’s safe to say that the monster-fighting squad from Stranger Things desperately needs a vacation from The Upside Down. Here are some destinations around the world you’d likely find the crew enjoying their Halloween holiday. And, lucky for you, there’s no need to curl up in a pizza freezer full of ice water and salt to transport to any of these locations.

Paris, France

Skulls in the Paris Catacombs where it's very spooky.
The Parisian Catacombs have plenty of spook to go around.Photo Credit: Heracles Kritikos / Shutterstock

Eleven and Finn

After the debilitating struggle of protecting Hawkins (and the rest of the world) from the evil domination of Vecna, these two love birds would flee town for the romantic streets of Paris. The couple would likely spend their free time enjoying tasty baguettes, French cheese, and non-alcoholic grape juice in front of the Eiffel Tower. Then they'd learn how to make macaroons alongside a Parisian chef and take Insta-worthy snaps together at Disneyland® Paris.

Finally, they'd swap The Upside Down for the underground ... the Parisian underground, on a tour of the Paris Catacombs, during which El would probably hold Finn close—or, let’s be honest—Finn would hold onto El for dear life.

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Las Vegas sign in Nevada on a sunny day.
The bright lights of Vegas are calling Steve.Photo Credit: Anthony Cruz / Viator

Steve

After convincing himself that the single life truly is the best life, lovelorn Steve would likely find himself in a city where no single person could possibly feel sad: Las Vegas. Dubbed the city of sin, Steve would become infatuated with the nighttime lights of The Strip, catch a show at a famous hotel, crash a couple’s wedding at a nearby chapel, and order room service for days on end.

When his appetite peaks for something spookier, he’ll probably take a day trip to Area 51 to spend the day contemplating the existence of aliens (and whether or not Nancy still has residual feelings for him).

Oxford, England

The Bodleian library in Oxford, England, which Nancy from Stranger Things would love.
Find Nancy burying her head in a book at the Bodleian library.Photo Credit: pio3 / Shutterstock

Nancy

Trying her best to forget Vecna’s existence altogether (and her residual feelings for Steve), Nancy would likely bury her face in a good book and ponder her future. An avid reporter, book geek, and journalist, Nancy would visit Oxford. Home of the University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, and a place where Nancy wouldn’t mind pursuing higher education.

During her stay, she’d make a point to tour the university’s campus, visit some real-life Harry Potter filming locations, and ring in Halloween with an after-dark ghost tour. At the very end of her trip, in true Nancy style, she’d probably find a way to turn her solo adventure into a riveting story for the Hawkins Post.

New York City, New York

The Empire State Building and the rest of the Manhattan skyline lit up at night.
Robin will almost certainly want to soak up the sights from the Empire State building.Photo Credit: Amanda Voisard / Viator

Robin

Once all the excitement dies down, Robin would realize that staying in a small town like Hawkins suppresses her ability to express her true identity. She’d want to embark on a solo trip to one of the most famous cities in the world, New York City. (Not bad for a small-town girl.) Here, she’d be inspired by the locals who express themselves authentically on a daily basis—whether it be through their style, artwork, or just the very way they carry themselves. Robin would spend her days marveling at all the tall skyscrapers, catching Broadway shows, and gazing at some thought-provoking art in a nearby museum.

When Halloween appears on the horizon, she’ll aim for something more spine-chilling, such as touring the New York City catacombs by candlelight. By the end of her trip, there’s no doubt that Robin will return to Hawkins with an Empire State (of mind). (Cue Alicia Keys.)

Los Angeles, California

Basketball players at a pro game in Los Angeles, which Lucas from Stranger Things would have loved.
Lucas wouldn't want to miss a basketball game.Photo Credit: Photo Works / Shutterstock

Lucas and Erica

A basketball fan, Lucas wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. And, of course, his sister Erica would be right there with him. Together, they’d spend their free time playing Dungeons and Dragons, tasting all the diverse foods in LA, embarking on a twilight bike tour, and attending Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, where Erica would make sure to ward off any costumed ghouls chasing after her and her big brother.

Venice Beach, California

A surfing woman takes on the Venice Beach waves.
Sadie would surely take to the waves off Venice Beach.Photo Credit: Maciej Bledowski / Shutterstock

Sadie

The trauma of being Vecna’s prime target would prompt skater-girl Sadie to swap her skateboard for a surfboard and head to Venice Beach, California. Here, she’d spend her free time curating beachy playlists for her morning surf sessions, catching unforgettable sunsets, and biking to Santa Monica.

The coastal activities and crisp fall air would keep her grounded, and when in the mood for some Halloween fun, she’d likely meet Lucas in nearby Santa Monica for a haunted ghost tour on the pier.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

A hiker enjoys the views from the Grand Canyon in Arizona, which Will and Charlie would have loved.
Find Will and Charlie bonding at the Grand Canyon.Photo Credit: Galyna Andrushko / Shutterstock

Will and Charlie

In an attempt to mend their brotherly bond, Will and Charlie would head on an outdoor adventure to the Grand Canyon. The pair would ring in Halloween night doing one of the most popular autumnal activities in existence: camping. After all, what else brings people closer together than sharing a tent?

They’d likely spend the majority of their trip jamming out to their favorite songs like “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the Clash, staying up late indulging in ghost stories, taking a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway, hiking, and going on an off-road sunset safari to connect with one another.

Roswell, New Mexico

A 'Welcome to Roswell' sign in Roswell, which is just the place for Dustin and Suzie from Stranger Things.
Roswell is just the right spot for Dustin and Suzie.Photo Credit: Gianni Caponera / Shutterstock

Dustin and Suzie

Together, there’s probably nothing Dustin and Suzie couldn't solve. So, their love of puzzling mysteries and conspiracy theories would take them on a road trip to the town of Roswell, infamous for the 1947 weather balloon crash, which many believe to be an UFO sighting instead.

These two would celebrate the spooky season by doing what they do best: pairing up and solving anomalies. In their free time, they would likely squeeze in a date night that starts with a sunrise hot-air balloon ride in nearby Albuquerque and ends with a nighttime ghost tour.

London, England

Portobello Road in London, which Eddie from Stranger Things would love.
London's musical heritage would be right up Eddie's alley.Photo Credit: Alberto Stocco / Shutterstock

Eddie

In the name of rock ‘n’ roll and as a special homage to his favorite Warlock electric guitar, Eddie would probably spend his vacation days in London, a city rich in musical history and associated with Jimmy Page, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman. Given that the legal drinking age in London is 18, Eddie would likely spend his free time completing rock music tours and pub hopping. When that liquid courage finally kicked in, he’d get Halloween off with a bang by learning more about London’s most infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

San Francisco, California

The famous pastel houses of San Francisco in California would be a great spot for Argyle from Stranger Things.
San Francisco's hippie vibes would be ideal for Argyle.Photo Credit: Melih Polat / Shutterstock

Argyle

Argyle would want to escape all the drama in Hawkins and run off to a much simpler destination, one that accommodates his laid-back lifestyle and colorful way of life: San Francisco. Here, he’d be able to spend much of his free time contemplating whether or not pineapple truly is the supreme topping for pizza. In his free time he would take a 70s-inspired sightseeing tour inside a hippie van and eat away his thoughts on a local food tour that would no doubt satisfy his munchies. When Halloween rolled around, he'd celebrate with a nighttime tour of Alcatraz.

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