Things to Do in Salem, Massachusetts

things to do in Salem, MassachusettsSalem, Massachusetts is one of the spookiest towns you can visit during the Halloween season.  With real live witches around town and many festive things to do, you'll be sure to get in the Halloween spirit here.

My Fall bucket list pre-blogging days consisted of visiting Salem when I lived in New England and I'm so glad I got to go.  It was hands down one of the neatest towns I've seen.  Since this little blog didn't exist back when I went, I figured I'd kind of recap that trip with some pictures and share a few things to do if you ever get the chance to spend the day in Salem for Halloween!  By some pictures, I really mean one picture, since that's all I seem to have taken when I went.  What a shame in my blogging game.  See why I started this thing!?  So I can have all the pictures to relive moments, that's why!  If I were a blogger back then, I would have given you full permission to take my blogging card.
salem witch museumGo to the Salem Witch Museum
This one's a no brainer, you have to go!  After all, Salem is where the Witch Trials took place. You can see history come to life here, including real witchcraft stories.

Go to the Haunted Happenings Carnival
Take a break from all the fright and enjoy a ride or two.  Funnel cake for lunch isn't a bad idea either.

Explore the shops in the city's center
There are many shops to be discovered.  Take a walk down Essex St. and pop in to some original Wiccan shops. You can even buy a wand and some witches brew!

Cheers to Happy Hour
Hit up happy hour at Salem Beer Works.  It's worth the walk just for the Bunker Hill Blueberry Brew.  Salem Beer Works is right by the water and wharf, for all you coastal folks!

Take a Walking Ghost Tour
Finish your day with a walk in the city of Salem at dusk where all the ghosts come out to play!  See some of the town's most haunted attractions and even tour haunted cemeteries.  You'll be sure to feel the paranormal presence.

If museums are your thing, then there are a ton to visit in Salem and I definitely recommend doing a search for top tourist attractions.  I'm more of a hit one tourist trap then stroll the city kind of person, so I opted for just the Salem Witch Museum, which is a definite must!

Have you ever been to Salem?  What's your favorite Halloween memory?

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