Historic Oakwood in downtown Raleigh is stunning any time of the year, but at Halloween, it’s especially Spooktacular.
The above home at 504 Oakwood Ave. draws so many crowds at Halloween, the police block off the area so trick-or-treaters can safely walk the neighborhood.
Owner, Jesse Womble, has over 50 life-sized figures that he sets up every single day so they won’t get stolen at night.
And on Halloween night, Jesse enlists help from friends and family to dress up as zombies and wander the neighborhood.
This includes help from his cousin, Caleb Womble, and wife, Eulyn Womble, who worked on the set of The Walking Dead.
Many trick-or-treaters won’t even make it to the door for candy as the owner has so many scary things in store, such as snakes dropping down from the trees.
The Historic Oakwood nwighborhood has many homes decked out in Halloween decor.
Be sure to check out the neighborhood if you’re ever visiting around Halloween.
I really enjoyed strolling through the area, looking at the lovely homes. Below are some of the pictures I took.
Afterward, be sure to drive through the Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
It’s full of beautiful trees and monuments and is the burial place for 7 governors, 5 US Senators, 8 Supreme Court Chief Justices of NC, and 4 Civil War Generals.
And while you’re in the area, stop by the oldest Krispy Kreme store in Raleigh on 549 Person St.
Grab one of their delicious Halloween doughnuts and a cup of Hot Chocolate.
Looking to stay in Raleigh, NC? My favorite hotel is the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. My husband and I have stayed here several times. It’s our go-to spot when we need a mini-vacation away from the kids. It’s steps from several great restaurants, stores and a movie theater. Book your room here.
What are your favorite spots to visit on Halloween? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.