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Halloween In Salem

October 11, 2017

October is one of the best times to visit Salem, Massachusetts, the “Witch City” known for its sinister past and spooky aura.

For the entire month of October, Haunted Happenings takes over Salem to celebrate Halloween and fall in the area. Haunted Happenings features a calendar full of events, special programs, and live shows that complement the attractions, museums, and tours that Salem offers year round.

People from all over the world flock to this North Shore city to take part in the rich history of witchcraft! Salem is known as "The Halloween Capital Of The World" and is busiest on the weekends when it fills up with tourists, but it’s also arguably its most festive when thronged with people. However, if you’re in search of a less hectic experience, you can head to Salem any weekday in October or during one of the first weekends in the month—you’ll still find plenty of seasonal things to do.

Dedicate at least one full day to see the sites in Salem and consider an overnight stay to join in on some of the spooky nighttime walking tours and ghost tours offered.

The closer to Halloween it is, the more difficult it will be to get to Salem in the heavy traffic and to find reasonably-priced parking. If you’re coming from the Boston area, we recommend you take either the commuter rail (Newburyport/Rockport Line) or a bus to avoid the hassle of parking.

That said, there’s nothing quite like spending Halloween weekend in Salem as it is always jam packed with fun and spooky things to do. From Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours, to Amusement Rides, if you are looking for something to do with the family Salem is the perfect place to go during the month of October!