My Salem Experience

Ever since I was young, I have always had a desire to visit Salem. It has such a rich history and is home to some of my favorite Halloween movies. So obviously, when my roommate said we could go there over this past weekend, I could not pack fast enough.


My two best friends and I woke up bright and early and drove up to Salem on Saturday morning. Most of the fun activities started at 10 a.m. and we arrived an hour early, so we decided to grab some breakfast. We found this local old-fashioned diner that used to be a trailer. It was so quaint and the people inside were so friendly (not to mention the food was delicious). The Salem Diner was right across the street from Salem University, so we stopped on campus for some coffee and hot chocolate right before heading into the heart of town!


Once we drove into town and found parking, we saw people flooding the sidewalks. We walked through the street fair and did some shopping. They had all kinds of things from jewelry and clothes, to mini gravestones and animal costumes. We had the best time ever walking around and seeing people dressed up and having just as much fun. Another crazy thing we did was go to the Psychic fair and have tarot readers/psychics read us. It was so extraordinary and one of the best parts of the trip!


After spending all day in the town, shopping, eating, and taking cute pictures, we decided to grab the car and hunt down the famous house from my favorite Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus”. Once we drove up to the house, we ran straight towards it and met the owner outside. She was so incredibly nice; she would take pictures for all the people right in front of the house and had so many props for them to choose from (including the original cop jacket and helmet, and Bette Midler’s cape!). It was an insanely great experience that I will never forget.


Salem is a great place to spend an October weekend with your friends and family. Everyone is so happy to be there and the town itself is just beautiful. I cannot wait to go back next October!