If you love to celebrate Halloween’s fun and spookiness, Massachusetts is the right place to visit, especially historic Salem, Massachusetts. For hundreds of years, Salem has been connected to the idea of witches and otherworldly events after the tragic events that unfolded during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. In more recent years, Salem has become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween every October 31st.
Salem’s Haunted Happenings, which runs throughout the month of October, includes events such as a Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations. This doesn’t even cover the museum tours, amazing food options, and (of course) the people watching as many visitors dress for the holiday.
Salem, aptly nicknamed the Witch City, has been hosting Haunted Happenings since 1982 when the event was a mere weekend happening. Now, the city anticipates well over 100,000 visitors during the month-long celebration that has something for everyone, adults and children alike.
Visiting Salem during October can be an amazing trip and one that you should plan carefully. Many tourists choose to visit in the days and weeks leading up to the night of Halloween which means they’ll need a place to stay. Rather than paying top price within Salem’s city limits during this month, many opt to stay in accommodations in the cities and towns within a short drive of Salem’s downtown, including Revere, Massachusetts, a mere ten-mile drive.
If your family is planning an evening or weekend in Salem this year, here are some accommodations that are within a short drive and will allow you to get away from the crowds and recharge before heading back in again for more fun and Halloween revelry.
Comfort Inn & Suites – Logan International Airport
Arriving via Logan Airport for your Salem destination? Stay at Comfort Inn & Suites – Logan International Airport. Not only is this choice close to Logan Airport for easy arrival and departure, but it also offers amenities like a fitness center, free hot breakfast, heated indoor pool, and Margaritas Mexican Restaurant right in the hotel!
SpringHill Suites Boston Logan Airport Revere Beach
Just a short drive from Logan Airport and just steps to Wonderland MBTA “T” Station, SpringHill Suites Boston Logan Airport Revere Beach is a great option for families looking to take public transportation into Salem and leave their car at the hotel.
In addition to convenient access to Salem, SpringHill Suites has unobstructed ocean views of Revere Beach where you and your family can enjoy a walk or play in the sand after a day of exploring historic Salem.
These suite-style accommodations are a great option for families traveling together and they offer a complimentary breakfast to fuel you up before you head to Salem, Massachusetts.
Avid Hotel – Boston Logan Airport
Located on American Legion Highway in Revere, Avid Hotel – Boston Logan Airport is another excellent option for a clean, bright, and restful place to stay while exploring all that Salem has to offer.
The rooms are well-appointed and have convenient access to either public transportation or highways leading to Salem and their amenities allow you to start your day with an all-around breakfast featuring rotating hot items and freshly ground premium coffee 24/7 in the lobby.
For a full list of Revere’s accommodations for your tour of Salem, check out our “Places To Stay” page on our main website and explore this October.