SALEM, MA - OCTOBER 27: A visitor walks through a cloud of smoke created by dry ice in a town where, back in 1692 witch trials took place, October 27, 2005 in Salem, Massachusetts. Thousands of tourists come to attend the large Halloween festival. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s a go!

I’ve been a couple of times and it is a blast!

The costumes, the art, the food! So fun! (Make restaurant reservations now!)

Here’s all you need to know to have the best Halloween EVA!


Here's your October day trip guide to spooky Salem

Travel If you're looking for a festive, seasonally appropriate day trip this month, you'd be hard-pressed to find a New England destination that celebrates Halloween as thoroughly as Salem. Located 16 miles north of Boston, Salem typically welcomes more than half a million visitors during October for its monthlong Haunted Happenings, according to Kate Fox, director of Destination Salem, the city's office of tourism and cultural affairs.