Make your family Halloween getaway in Boston complete with a trip to the City of Witches.
Every year, Salem Haunted Happenings makes America's Witch City spookier than usual. The month of festivities begins October 1, 2015, and continues through Halloween. The city will host many events in addition to the witch museums, ghost tours and historic sites that are a constant feature of the area. Any town that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year long must know what it's doing!
The Salem Grand Parade kicks things off on the first night of October. This annual event fills the streets with festivities as the people of Salem march through town. Costumes and music fill the streets, so this family-friendly event is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.
On October 3, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair will take place in the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. Shop the various stalls to find the perfect Salem souvenir. This is a great place to find new Halloween decorations. Street performers will provide music and entertainment, and vendors will sell snacks and refreshments throughout the day.
During Haunted Happenings, all of Salem gets into the Halloween spirit. Family Film Nights on Salem Common gets in the act by showing a scary movie each Saturday night. The films will be appropriate for all ages and include "Ghost Busters," "Monster House," "Casper" and "Hocus Pocus." For more monster-themed fun, the Museum of Science currently has a Pixar exhibit that features a behind-the-scenes look at the kid-friendly creatures of "Monsters, Inc."
When you book a room at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, you will be staying about 15 miles from Salem. Avoid the crowded hotels in Salem and stay in a historic part of Boston to complete your Halloween getaway.