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We visited out of season and did not confront major crowds. Construction of a PEM addition is on going along the walkway. The many shops are filled with tons of items that celebrate witches and wizards and Halloween related items. Believe I saw a shop...More
My husband and I have spent 3 days in the past 6 months visiting Salem and have really only had to pay for food and parking.
Take advantage of the open air areas to get a feel for the town while absorbing the past with...More
My husband and I came here Halloween weekend and had an absolute blast. SO many people were out partaking in halloween fun. Lots of people dressed up, lots of great witch/occult/wicca/new age type stores on the pedestrian walk. We stopped in all of them, it...More
Such fun to stroll around the mall on a cool, rainy October day! Lots of shops, the terrific Peabody Essex Museum, and places to sit back and enjoy a bite to eat with a glass of wine! Best part was the live music near the...More
Walking and Exploring the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall is fun. Most of the shops are witch or magic themed. It was quite busy, but that would be expected since it was October.
Street performers line the mall dressed as Halloween icons. They pose with you...More
Salem on a Saturday in October is crazy busy, avoid like the plague. If you decide to go anyway, stop inside if your cold it was HOT in there. There are shops and places to eat, and Cinema. Also a place you can get Witch...More
This is fun but tough with kids. I like to visit the shops and there's not much for kids. Worth a walk down to visit with the costumed people, there's ghostbusters, Frankenstein. Maleficent and others to take pictures with for tips
Our tour group made an unexpected stop at the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. There had been a festival there the weekend before and it was buzzing with excitement. We got to see street performers in early colonial dress, the stores were filled with books, toys,...More