✨ Make your Witch City dreams come true. ✨
If you have the means – go to Salem, Massachusetts. It is every witch’s dream come true and a veritable haven for all humans. The town is an inclusive and welcoming community full of weirdos just like you and me, and should be on your list of places to visit before you die.
But where to start? It can be overwhelming, because the city has so much to offer.
Consider this your official itinerary.
Washington and Essex streets
Just in this tiny little area, you’ll find shops and stops galore, as well as all the beautiful sites.
- HausWitch Home + Healing for cute, witchy and feminist knick knacks.
- O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant for live Irish music and a wicked logo (get a t shirt).
- Ugly Mug Diner for an inclusive and delicious brunch.
- Flying Saucer Pizza Company for a sci-fi treasure chest and truly incredible pies.
- Wicked Good Books for vibes and great reads.
- FreakyElegant for your mementos and t shirts.
- Witch History Museum, because, duh.
- The Coven’s Cottage for all your spell and ritual supplies.
- Hocus Pocus Walking Tours to see how your favorite town was a character in your favorite movie.
- The Bewitched Statue to pay your respects to Samantha.
You want activities? Derby Street has your witchy and historical activities.
- Salem Wax Museum for a kitschy representation of the trials and history of witches.
- Salem Witch Village for a tour and gift shop chronicling the evolution of magic and how it’s impacted our daily lives.
- Old Burying Point Cemetery for a look at the headstones of those affected during the trials.
- Witch Way for your gifts to take home. Make sure to visit the Witch Bitch just outside.
- Pyramid Books for keepsakes and reads.
- Artist’s Row to patronize the local creatives.
Shopping with a view, and few little surprises along the way.
- Antiques Gallery for genuinely beautiful creations and vintage Halloween decorations.
- Enchanted for spell kits, stones and a free tarot drawing.
Elsewhere in Salem
Branch out and see what the locals do!
- Dead Horse Beach for some sun and gorgeous views.
- Howard Street Cemetery for yet another beautiful area to honor the deceased.
- Bit Bar for video games and delicious craft beer in the old Salem jail. While you’re there, check out the Pressing of Giles Corey, because the two are related.
These are our must-stop places, but there’s so, so much more to do in the area that no matter where you end up stopping, you’re sure to enjoy yourself. Have fun, be safe, be respectful, and blessed be!
Where did you go when you were in Salem?