13 things to see and experience in Salem, MA for horror, Halloween, & history lovers

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Salem, Massachusetts– also commonly referred to as “Witch City”– is the notorious grounds for a lot of awful American history, including the infamous Salem Witch trials in the 1600s. Thankfully, this now quaint town has turned its painful past into America’s ultimate Halloween town, while simultaneously honoring the victims from its historical events that left many dead and/or imprisoned. I recently traveled again to this lovely New England town for some early October fun, and have come up with a list of recommend activities and locations for those who are making their way there during this Halloween season.

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Recap: My trip to “Witch City”! Salem, MA 🔮 The Ultimate Halloween town…

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The beautifully dark and ominous House of the 7 Gables

After many years of living for Halloween, I always dreamed of making the 5-and-a-half hour drive to the second oldest American city, Salem, Massachusetts, during its most-traveled-to month of the year, October.  This past weekend I finally got to experience the ultimate Halloween town for All Hallows’ Eve lovers like myself.  While it may be too late to book your own trip to Witch City for this Halloween, all spooky lovers should start planning for next year asap!  I won’t bore you with a minute-by-minute recap of my entire trip, but I’ll give you the highlights of the things that you absolutely must do whenever you make it out there yourself, as well as a handful of things I regret not spending more time on. Continue reading