13 Ways to Celebrate Friday the 13th

And finally, to solicit a favor from the gods, there is a Tibetan Skull Bowl: a human skull completely lined inside with silver, used by Tibetan Buddhist monks to drink/eat from to ensure the gods looked favorably upon them.

Ripley's also tries to answer other questions for guests, such as: Why is the number 13 considered unlucky? And why is it bad luck to walk under a ladder or break a mirror? Even wonder why do we throw salt over our shoulder after we spill some or why do we say "bless you" when someone sneezes?

Guests will learn why black cats and owls are believed to be unlucky, and why four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit's feet are considered lucky.

Lucky Charms

At the Hyatt Regency Newport, in Rhode Island, luck is on your side. The hotel is hosting Friday the 13th-themed arts and crafts sessions where kids create Lucky Charm Bracelets with trinkets like horseshoes, four-leaf clovers and the number "7".

Additionally, the hotel staff will deliver Lucky Charm Bars (similar to a Rice Krispie treat, but featuring Lucky Charms) to every guest room with a "13" in the room number. The sweet treats are served with a ribbon and a note wishing its guests extra luck on the superstitious day.

Half Price at a Bat Cave

The Royal Ontario Museum's Bat Cave is a spooky spot filled with 20 bat specimens and more than 800 models, as well as spiders, cockroaches and various other creepy crawlies.

Originally opened in 1988, the Bat Cave is based on the real St. Clair cave in Jamaica.

Those brave enough to enter will encounter realistic twists and turns in the dimly lit cave, while learning all about some of nature's most fascinating and misunderstood creatures.

To celebrate the 13th, the cave is offering half price admission today from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Hotel Behind Stephen King's The Shining

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., inspired Stephen King to write the story for "The Shining." A friend of his once told a Maine newspaper that King "conceived the basic idea for the novel" after staying in the empty hotel (in room No. 217) on the night before it closed for an extended period.

Some parts of "The Shining" mini-series were filmed there, but it was not used for the movie.

That doesn't mean that guest can't get the full "Shining" experience. The hotel shows the uncut R-rated version of the movie -- on a continuous loop -- on guest room televisions. It also offers a historic ghost tour.

Of course, trying to book room No. 217 is a challenge; it is almost always occupied.

$13 Hotel Rooms for 13 Quick-Dialing Travelers

This one might not win for the best offer, but it sure is creative.

The first 13 people with speedy fingers can snag a room at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida, for tonight only. Not much help if you are in California or Iowa. But if you happen to be in the Orlando area and are one of the first 13 people to call the resort at 13:13 (better known as 1:13 p.m.) then you can get the $13 rate.

"While some people fear the day brings bad luck, we wanted to bring some good luck to some very lucky people -- if they need to change their routine, come here to Gaylord Palms," said Johann Krieger, the hotel's general manager.

The "Lucky 13" room promotion does not include tax, a resort fee or parking.

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