for the love of vampires

Because my newest obsession are hot, mythical vampires who are eternally 17-year-olds, the BF and I are going to Salem for Halloween.

Yes, you've read it here first.

I've always, always, always wanted to go to Salem and the Boston area in the fall. It is my absolute most favorite season in Cleveland. Most importantly, I've never been to Massachusetts and what better time than on Halloween since it falls on a Saturday this year.

We will have three full days to see all that is Boston, but Saturday will be taken up by a day trip to Salem to see all the historical sites and probably some kick ass Halloween parades, too.

Salem has a Trolley Haunted Pub Crawl, several different Halloween bashes and countless outdoor festivals.

In Boston, I want to go to:
Sam Adam's Brewery
A duck tour
Maybe take a look at Fenway park
Skywalk Observatory
Maybe a sightseeing walk or two
Davis Square for coffee

If you've ever been there, please send me an tips of places to eat, drink or visit, too.


Lil' Woman said...

Halloween in Salem sounds great...whenever I think of there I think of the movie Hocus Pocus! :)

Marie said...

Boston is the BESTEST EVER! I may be a wee bit biased.

The entire three years I lived there, I never went to Salem. It's one of those "oh I'll get to it one day since I live here." Silly, silly Marie.

You will have a great time!

PJ Mullen said...

If you like Italian food schedule some time if you can to go to the North End. I used to make Sunday morning trips into the North End to stock up for the week at the different salumerias. Newbury Street isn't bad either if you want to find some interesting places and some crazy shops.

Fizzgig said...

totally. freaking. awesome! You will have some amazing photo ops!

I looooooooove love love haunted tours. i bet youll hear some really good storieS!

Katelin said...

okay that sounds so awesome, i'm slightly jealous. ah. can't wait to hear how it goes!

J said...

That sounds awesome. I'll just my bestie who lived in Boston her whole life here to give you some tips!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, I went to college in Boston and there's SO much fun stuff to do there! Some recommendations:
If the weather is nice, definitely take a walk around the public gardens and Boston Common. You can see the original Cheers, which is right on Beacon Hill. For fun, check out the bars (and shopping!) around Fanueil Hall (Quincy Market) area. Check out Newbury Street. Go to the top of the Prudential Center for some fancy food/drinks. If you like thai food, check out Brown Sugar (, which is on Comm Ave near BU.
Have fun!

Christina K said...

Your trip sounds awesome! Let me know if you want to write a guest post on Salem at Halloween.

Anonymous said...

I agree with what everyone said - Newbury Street and North End for great food. I totally rec Tapeo if you like tapas... it's a bit pricy, but amazing! It's on Newbury! Check out Harvard Square for some fun shopping and a great place to wander around. Fanueil Hall has some great little bars and Quincy Market is a lot of fun to walk through.

Have fun!!!

LiLu said...

As someone who celebrated umpteen birthdays in mid-October in New England, trust me when I say that Boston in the Fall does NOT disappoint.

Anonymous said...

I put a spell on you to have a bewitching time. The potion is: Full moon, howling wind, and a black captain Jack crossing your path. Mom

Emily said...

Halloween in Salem is one of my favorite things to do ever. You don't even really have to go to anything specific because there's just SO MUCH to do! Definitely go there for Halloween (if you are get there early for parking!) But there's just so much to do on the streets! My favorite thing to do is go to Pickering Wharf and go on the haunted ship!

If you go on a Duck Tour and go into the Charles, make sure you volunteer to DRIVE it! I did it once and it was one of the greatest things ever! Also, if it's not cold, take the Freedom Trail if you want to do some sightseeing. It's long but totally worth it if you're into history and all that.

I've lived there my whole life so if you want to know something specific (like subway trains and whatnot) give me an email and I'll be happy to help!

JP said...

Johnny Cupcakes - Newbury St Boston, MA