Salem Massachusetts Halloween
How to Have the Best Salem Massachusetts Halloween
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Salem Massachusetts Halloween Packages 2023
We are currently hard at work developing our Halloween package for 2023. We plan to announce it in the summer. If you’d like to be notified when it’s released, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure you get the Salem Massachusetts Halloween Package 2023 when it comes out. You can also email us if you’d like a personalized tour with our site runner Joel during your stay in Salem.
The Salem Witch Museum offers a great Halloween package that offers discounts on multiple attractions in Salem and Boston. Check it out here.
Until our 2023 Salem Halloween package is ready, check out our picks for the best places to stay, things to do, shopping, and more that you’ll find in the Witch City.
Getting to Salem During Halloween
Where to Stay in Salem MA in October
Every October, the historic city of Salem, Massachusetts, comes alive with spooky tales, eerie ambiance, and chilling festivities. As the infamous site of the Salem Witch Trials, Salem has become synonymous with Halloween. If you’re planning a visit during this spine-tingling season, it’s essential to find the perfect place to stay. Here are some of the best accommodations that will enhance your Halloween experience in Salem.
The Hawthorne Hotel: Nestled in the heart of downtown Salem, The Hawthorne Hotel is a go-to choice for Halloween enthusiasts. With its historic charm and Victorian-era decor, this hotel provides a bewitching atmosphere. Plus, it’s conveniently located near popular attractions like the Witch House and the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. It’s also reportedly very, very haunted. If you want more info about the spooky reasons why, head to our countdown of the top 5 most haunted places in Salem, Massachusetts.
The Salem Inn: For a more intimate and cozy stay, consider The Salem Inn. Comprised of three restored historic homes, this bed and breakfast offers a unique and authentic experience. The inn’s proximity to haunted sites and the famous Essex Street Pedestrian Mall adds to its allure, making it an ideal choice for Halloween enthusiasts. Some of the rooms even have fireplaces, making this one a perfect accompaniment to your New England autumn experience.
The Merchant: Situated in a former 18th-century commercial building, The Merchant seamlessly blends modern comfort with historic elegance. Its prime location provides easy access to haunted tours and ghostly attractions. The basement itself is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Witch Trials Sherriff George Corwin. You can learn more about him and the cursed history of this home in Season One of our Salem Witch Trials-themed audio series, Salem’s Ghosts.
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites: One of the more affordable of the centrally-located Salem hotels, the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites offers guests a middle-of-the-road lodging experience. By far, the best thing about this place is its location. It’s situated immediately between the main Essex Street drag and Wharf areas. These two sides of town are the undisputed hubs of Halloween activity in Salem, making the Waterfront an enticing locale for your Salem October trip.
Airbnb Options: Salem boasts a wide range of Airbnb options, from cozy apartments to historic houses. Renting an Airbnb allows you to experience the city like a local and customize your stay according to your preferences. Many Airbnb hosts in Salem decorate their homes with spooky themes during Halloween, making it an ideal choice for an immersive experience.
Things To Do in Salem for Halloween
There is so much to do in Salem for Halloween and, really, all year-long. While you can find a ton of great resources on all of the Witch City’s things to do elsewhere on the site, here we’ll focus on Halloween specifically. If you’re looking for all the best things to do this October, this is a great place to start.
Will we see a Salem Massachusetts Halloween in 2020? Here’s everything we know thus far about the Haunted Happenings (or lack thereof) celebration.
Salem Massachusetts Bars & Restaurants
Halloween Shopping in Salem MA
Salem Halloween FAQs
Yes! You’ll find no better place for spooky, witchy, New England Halloween activities than Salem. If this page doesn’t convince you, check out our breakdown on why Salem is worth visiting (both during Halloween and the off-season).
A Halloween parade, tons of vendors and shops, a carnival, concerts, haunted houses, Witch Trials attractions, a psychic faire, seasonal treats and drinks, and much, much more.
Yes. Salem celebrates Halloween for the entire month of October every year. The largest celebration is, obviously, on Halloween and/or on the nearest weekend before it.
In the 1970’s, a group of local Pagans and Salem entrepreneurs began the Haunted Happenings celebration. As the years went by, this celebration grew to the place it is today. If you want the complete breakdown, check out our page on How Salem Became Halloween-Central.
Yes! The outside of the house is visible at 4 Ocean Ave. You can’t enter, unfortunately. You can also visit both the inside and outside of Allison’s house at 318 Essex Street.
Yes. You’ll find thousands of costumers in Salem during Halloween.