Every witchy girl has a bucket list destination, and it’s Salem, Massachusetts. Myself included, I had to visit during a Halloween. For the weeks leading up to the trip, I read posts on Reddit about how much locals hate the tourists and what is a tourist-trap and more. Despite all of that, I still went to all the so-called tourist hot spots and loved every minute of it. Graveyard tours, cramming into apothecaries with everyone else in the world, buying tarot cards from psychics – I loved every minute of this gloomy trip.
I’d love to return outside of Halloween because of how quaint the colonial-era buildings are. I wish American town squares were more walkable, as they are in Europe, but New England has some beautiful remnants of pedestrian-centered city planning. Salem brings me back to that.