Nothing gets you quite in the Halloween spirit like a trip to Salem, Massachusetts.

Founded back in 1626, according to the town's website, Salem is most infamous for being the site of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. During the course of the hysteria, 20 people were accused of witchcraft, put on trial, and tragically executed. Several others died in jail. You can learn more about these innocent victims here.

Today, Salem is arguably one of the top Halloween capitals in the country, as the Witch Trials have majorly played into the town's cultural identity. Several historic museums and attractions center on the trials, including the Witch HouseWitch Museum, and the Witch Trials Memorial. Visitors can also wander metaphysical shops (including the oldest, Crow Haven Corner), go on ghost tours, explore other museums like the Peabody Essex Museum and the House of the Seven Gables, check out filming locations for the Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus, and of course, look around at all the visitors and street performers dressed in costume for the holiday. There's no shortage of fun things to do in Salem, especially in the fall.

As you wander the streets of Witch City and explore all it has to offer, you'll eventually get hungry from your travels. Luckily, there are plenty of recommended dining options around town that are sure to satisfy your appetite. Let's take a closer look at some of them.

P.S. Be prepared for lines out the door during peak tourism season. If you leave yourself plenty of time, you'll be just fine.

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