I have wanted to go to Salem forever, never seemed have either the time, or the money at the same time to do it! We finally got a chance to go, just a long weekend, but so worth it. Had a nice trip with some good friends of ours.
Stayed at a B&B called the Northey Street B&B. It was a cool place, historic vibe, clean, nicely decorated. The breakfasts were only “eh” and pretty repetitive, and you have to take your shoes off upon entering the building which can be sort of annoying after a while especially for the menfolk, seems like hubby’s shoes have a million and ten laces. But, the rooms were clean & the beds were soft & warm! The coffee, which is the most important, was pretty much akin to battery acid. Thankfully there was an awesome coffee house not far that the inn keeper actually recommended to us. It was called JaHo and their cappuccino’s were delicious!
We did all the usual touristy stuff. Salem Witch Museum, pictures with the Samantha from Bewitched… the whole 9 yards.
The Salem Witch Museum was a tad campy, and exactly as I remembered it with the wax figures and all from the last time I was there, probably about 18 years ago, but it’s still cool! They added a whole history of witches part at the end,the tour guide was very excited about it, gave a very enthusiastic tour, but it was great! If you’re going to Salem, you gotta go to the Witch museum.
Salem Witch Museum – a very cool building
The center of their shopping district features the cutest statue I’ve ever seen. It’s Samantha from Bewitched sitting on a broom over the moon – they definitely win the best statue contest!
We took one day and ventured into Boston. We had hopes of taking a tour of the Harpoon Brewery but the tour was sold out by 10:30am, so, that trip was a tad wasted. We explored Boston a bit. Saw this cool street art, had some clam chowdah for lunch & then headed back to Salem. Of course we missed the train, so our choice was to wait 2.5 hours for the next one or get creative. Thankfully by “we” had to get creative, what I really mean is my hubby. I am hopeless when it comes to public transportation. Just the idea of it gives me anxiety. I just need to hold a hand and follow, and I’ll be ok! Don’t ask me to read a map or plan a route! We ended up stopping by Wonderland station, not sure what was up above, if it was the giant mushroom/talking cat world I imagined, as we only saw the dank underbelly. Finally, a couple rides on the L and a taxi ride later, we arrived back in Salem!
These “Bunghole Liquors” were all over the Salem area. There are just too many jokes to be made. I can’t even pick one!
All in all Salem was a great time. I want to go back, see more of the town (lots of stuff was closed in the off season) and see Gallows Hill! It was all covered in snow, we couldn’t get up there. I also want to go back for this delicious Lobster Roll I had at this place called Finz. Oh man, it was delish. I could eat that every day for the rest of my life!