Though Halloween is over, there is still plenty of  candy, costumes and haunted houses to see. And there are some key cities in the Tar Heel State a recent study says rank high on the list to celebrate the country’s third most popular holiday.

According to WalletHub, people in the U.S. spent some $10.6 billion to celebrate Halloween.

In fact, the study says about 69% of households in the U.S. celebrated it — with the average household spending about $100 in Halloween expenses. Those expenses include decorations, Halloween treats (candy) and of course costumes.

Thinking ahead, how do you get the best return on your Halloween investment? It may be a good idea to consider spending time in a place with the most activities, best trick-or-treat experience, best weather, safest space and overall fun.

WalletHub looked at the 100 largest cities in the U.S. It used 22 key metrics. They range from costume stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops. These are some of the key metrics WalletHub considered to determine some of the Best Places for Halloween.

Surprisingly, five North Carolina cities made the list of 100. See how they ranked below.

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