So many fun things to do this Summer, your problem will be which one to choose!

Destination:  Salem, Massachusetts

Many people descend upon Salem, Massachusetts in the month of October so they can experience the town where the Salem Witch Trials happened.  If you've never been to Salem around Halloween, when I tell you it's nuts, believe me.  It is nuts.  Even though Halloween isn't until the 31st of October, the "celebration" starts the first of the month.  You might consider going to Salem during the Summer and here's just one great reason why.

Take a Ride on a Tiki Hut Boat

Because Salem is so infamous for the Witch trials, people sometimes forget that it's a beautiful city on the water.  Tiki Hut Boats run out of Salem and offer 90-minute tours around Salem Harbor.  There is a full bar onboard and even have a bathroom on board!  From the website, the owners, Captain Scott and Karen say that this is the first Tiki Hut Boat on the North Shore.


Salem Massachusetts is So Much More Than Witches

There are many beaches and parks for you to explore and even park your RV for a family vacation like Winter Island Park.  Salem Willows is one of my favorite places to visit during the Summer.  It's beautiful with lots of beaches, including Dead Horse Beach.  Yes, Dead Horse beach is exactly what you think it is.  In the 1850's, it was where the local residents would bury their .... dead horses.

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