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(WHDH Boston)   Planning on visiting Salem, MA over the Halloween season? Well, TOO DAMN BAD   (whdh.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 9:35:25 AM  
7 votes:
I've found that visiting Salem "off-season" is a much better experience anyway.  Not having to deal with crowds, and businesses actually happy to see you makes for a pleasant time.
 
2020-08-05 9:41:24 AM  
5 votes:

CarnySaur: I've found that visiting Salem "off-season" is a much better experience anyway.  Not having to deal with crowds, and businesses actually happy to see you makes for a pleasant time.


THIS. Salem is a cool town with a historic hotel, the Hawthorne, and lots of other historic sites. I was only there once during the Halloween season and someone was stabbed; I learned to go only in the off-season very quickly. FYI- I was not the stabbee or the stabber.
 
2020-08-05 9:50:58 AM  
3 votes:

CarnySaur: I've found that visiting Salem "off-season" is a much better experience anyway.


Martian_Astronomer: // I recommend Salem in the off-season


Rockport and Cape Cod are also kind of neat during the winter. Yes, about half the restaurants are closed, but when you find one that's open you can actually just sit there and chat with the owners, and it's usually pretty interesting. I also particularly like going onto the beach on the ocean side of Cape Cod and seeing nobody for miles in either direction, and watching the plovers race ridiculously up and down the shore.

I mean, look at these guys: (The one in the video hasn't reached full speed, and sometimes they do this in pairs like little tiny dirt bikers.)

Piping Plover Running on Sand
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2020-08-05 9:35:45 AM  
3 votes:
Salem in October is fun, but the least fun thing about it is the sheer number of people in a town that isn't quite designed to handle them.

/ Okay, more specifically the least fun thing is attempting to find a place to park, but that's a consequence of the sheer number of people.
// I recommend Salem in the off-season
 
2020-08-05 11:53:57 AM  
1 vote:
i grew up in massachusetts and the best field trips were to Salem.  If you get a chance to visit when the pandemic is over,go to the House of seven Gables.
 
2020-08-05 10:36:47 AM  
1 vote:

bthom37: CarnySaur: I've found that visiting Salem "off-season" is a much better experience anyway.  Not having to deal with crowds, and businesses actually happy to see you makes for a pleasant time.

Yeah, Salem is actually a pretty cool little city, shame about the 'we used to burn witches' schlock that happens for about 6 months of the year.


I'm a former resident, and that statement makes absolutely no sense to me.
 
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