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There are 6 comments on Day Tripping: This Halloween, There’s Always Salem

  1. Wow, I actually might go check Salem out. I think the last time I was there was in the 3rd grade for a field trip, but it seems like a perfect place to go for Halloween.

  2. Halloween night in Salem (according to 3 residents I have met) is wilder and less safe than usual. Many of them leave town to avoid the noise and risk to cars, etc. They make it sound comparable to Halloween on Polk st in San Francisco or Mardis Gras in New Orleans.

    My personal advice – go on another day – or go with a group of trustworthy friends. Normally I love Salem (Serious witch stores and high end Goth shopping on Essex , historical trolley tours, etc) – Halloween there is not for the timid.

  3. I am a resident of Salem for over ten years and it has gotten increasingly safer over that time. Many residents do leave or stay at home, but quite honestly, its because we get the pleasure of being there year round. Great mentions of places to go and eat, especially Pig’s Eye and Lobster Shanty. I would also throw Howling Wolf Taqueria in there is well. Keep in mind with vendors, the food carts on the common and the down at the carnival are not locally run, so please try and stick with the sausage guys on Essex Street (they are local and there year round). Dress warmly and don’t wear a costume that includes any kind of weapon prop and have a good time.

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