The Friday Favorites

The Friday Favorites — Salem, MA

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Okay, hold onto your boot straps, because this one is going to get cheesy. It’s no secret I love Salem and today’s Friday Favorites are overall my favorite things about the Witch City.

First up, I am in LOVE with the fact that Salem is so welcoming. The city regularly ranks incredibly high (if not perfect) on the HRC index…you can view the 2017 scorecard here. There are also many resources available within Salem such as nAGLY which is right inside the Witch City Mall. Salem is also a sanctuary city, and in November voters kept the ordinance in place. You can read about that on salemnews.com right here.

Second, I love that the city is so small business friendly. There are hundreds of businesses in Salem and they are all super unique in their own way. They are all welcomed with tons of resources, ribbon cuttings, organizations like Salem Main Streets standing behind them and more. There are also initiatives all through the year to encourage shopping local….Festive Fridays is a good example of that and is happening right now through December. The town supports its own and I think that is wonderful.

Last for today I love that Salem has something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re into all of the “witchy stuff” or if you’re there for the history, there is a little of everything. With new age shops, local businesses, restaurants, historic sites and more all within walking distance of one another, there is a ton to do and see.

What are some of your favorites? Feel free to comment below. Enjoy!! <3

 

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