As an anniversary present, my girlfriend gifted me a trip to historic Salem, MA and a one night stay in the Hawthorne Hotel. We spent less than 24 hours there, but we saw a lot of what Salem has to offer on the off-season (i.e. not Halloween). A few of the highlights included seeing a lot of out of place Halloween themes during Christmas time and some very old candy shops! We also went to a really interesting witch trial memorial, saw a group of drag queens raid the hotel bar, and a skeleton dressed up in a Santa hat. Topping it all off of course, we had some good food, drinks, and snacks along the way. I’m sure there is a lot to Salem that we missed, but I think we covered a lot of ground and got a good feel for the place. I would definitely recommend a day trip to Salem to get your history on.
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