There is nothing quiet like Halloween, especially when stumbling across homes covered in gorgeous, creepy and sometimes realistic decor. It’s certainly taken some years, but it seems us brits are becoming a little more involved when it comes to decorating and embracing Halloween. And yet, we ventured a little further afield to get a real taste for it.
This year, we headed to Boston to celebrate my husbands 30th birthday. Having his birthday 2 days before Halloween always makes a celebration a little more special. Boston is somewhere he had always wanted to visit. His childhood basketball team, the Celtics, played there, and it was his lifelong dream to watch a home game. So, that was the agenda.
Thankfully, our trip extended into Halloween itself and we managed to catch a real glimpse of Halloween across the pond, and even ventured to the infamous town of Salem to hunt the scary.
Being just a 34min train ride from the heart of Boston, we knew a trip to experience Salem during Halloween was a must. We were leaving the city at 10pm Halloween night, and thought a day in Salem on actual Halloween was the best way to round off our trip.
There didn’t seem much going on in the day, but there was still plenty to be wandering and exploring. We managed to visit the witches house, among other infamous spots in the small town of Salem.
It was lashing it down with rain for the entire time in the town, so we only spent a couple of hours wandering and taking in the sights.
As expected, the streets were full of people dressed up, including lots of Jokers, Jason and even the scary clown from American Horror Story.
Ticket Price : $10 Each – return Info : Just a 34min train journey from Boston North Station
We spent 4 days on the lead up to Halloween, wandering the city of Boston. With gorgeous New England architecture, and the autumn colours, Halloween felt present in every turn of the city. During a exploration of Beacon Hill, we found stunning private homes decorated with skeletons, zombies and of course pumpkins.
Whilst we weren’t there to enjoy Halloween itself in the city, it would have been wonderful to wander the streets with trick or treaters on Halloween eve!
Whilst I haven’t been many places at this spooky time of year, spending it in the Boston region certainly made me tempted to make trips Halloween time whenever possible. Boston is a great region to be in, especially if wanting to explore the spooky town of Salem too.