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The crisp air we have been having here in New England lately is giving me life, you guys!! It has me thinking all about the upcoming fall and winter seasons and I couldn’t be more excited. That was the inspiration for today’s blog post which is five things to do on a snowy day in Salem, MA! I hope this helps give you some ideas if you’re in the witch city during the winter or if you live here and the kids have a snow day. Whatever the case, being here in the winter is just as lovely as the other seasons, in my opinion. So here we go.
First thing’s first…
I wanted to mention the obvious in case you’re considering an off season visit to Salem. There are a handful of attractions and businesses that keep seasonal hours and close after the fall crowds. Other attractions may only be operating at partial capacity on a slower schedule. If you have your hopes set on a certain attraction, call ahead! Call, check social media, eta. and do your homework to make sure they will be open. Not everything here operates year ’round.
Break out the camera
Salem is gorgeous, no matter what. However there is something so peaceful and calm about walking around Salem with the city coated in a fresh blanket of snow. I have done this many times, snapping pictures with my camera the whole way and it’s absolutely lovely. You might want to consider checking out the gardens at the House of the Seven Gables or wandering the Punto Urban Art Museum. The artwork would look stunning against the white snow.
Last winter I was wandering around with my camera and I ran into not one but TWO people dressed up as Krampus. You never know what you’ll see here, I swear. Keep your eyes peeled, you never know which buskers or costumed people you might meet along the way.
Sip some hot chocolate
Find a cozy spot of your choice and sip hot chocolate!! Any warm beverage works, really. My personal favorites are the hot chocolate or the harvest moon latte from Jaho.
Grab a window booth
Watching the snow come down from a window booth in Salem is pure magic. I’d suggest either The Counter inside the Hotel Salem or Rockafellas. Order some delicious food, take in the scene and relax.
Take a walking tour
Yup, some of Salem’s tours do operate in the winter! If you want to get out and about to sight see consider a winter twist to your views. Be sure to call ahead or check before purchasing tickets to make sure the tour you want to join is operating. You might also enjoy the Christmas in Salem house tour where you can check out some of Salem’s historic homes, all decked out for the holidays.
There you have it!! I hope this helped give you some ideas, feel free to comment below with your own favorites. Enjoy!! <3
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