Halloween in Boston

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Ever since I was a child, Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays. Between the creative costumes, candy (of course), the chilly fall weather, and activities like pumpkin carving and beer drinking, it’s a holiday worthy of all the hype. Here are a few ideas for a festive Halloween.

Go North. Salem is one of my favorite New England towns – rich with history, beautiful architecture, and a scenic waterfront. Although Salem is a wonderful place to visit throughout the year, there’s nothing quite like a late October trip. From the spooky haunted houses to the cemetery tours, a trip to Salem this Halloween will certainly get you in the spirit.

A Hay-Ride. If you’re looking to sweat out any demons this Halloween, South Boston’s The Handle Bar has the invitation with their Haunted Hay-Ride. You’ll cycle in a studio with dimly lit orange lights and remixed Halloween tunes. Classes are at 6 and 7 pm on Thursday.

Ancient Mexican Traditions. Harvard Square’s The Russell House Tavern will be opening their doors to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead. The cocktails sound so unique – like blueberry balsamic shrub!

Yappier Hour. If you’re hoping to celebrate with your furry pal this year, don’t miss the Yappier Hour Halloween at Liberty Hotel on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 pm.

Among the Crowd. It’s a definite toss up when it comes to the best locations to trick-or-treat. Personally, I love walking through the Back Bay (Marlborough Street is closed for Halloween festivities) and Beacon Hill, where children swarm the streets donning their favorite costumes. It’s so fun to be in the midst of Halloween’s magic.

What are your plans for a festive Halloween? xo

Image credit: Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman.

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