Building memories, one vacation at a time...

   

 

Come to the place where Mardi Gras began

Venice, The City for Lovers

_____________________________________________________

 

 

With Halloween right around corner, what better time than the present to talk about Salem, Massachusetts?  While it is a beautiful New England town and known to many for its literary and seafaring history, if you mention the word Salem, most people immediately think WITCHES.

Here are some of the things that families shouldn’t miss as they step back in time while on a visit to Salem.  Located on gorgeous Washington Square, the Salem Witch Museum is a must-do.

Settled since the early-1600s, Salem has one of “the best” cemeteries in the U.S.  The Old Burying Point Cemetery on Charter Street has the grave of one of the judges from the infamous Witch Trials - John Hathorne - who was a relative of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne and other historic figures including a Mayflower passenger.

House of the Seven Gables.

The House of the Seven Gables is a 2.5-acre attraction featuring 17th and 18th century period homes, spectacular gardens and inspiring views of Salem Harbor, Derby Wharf, and the tall ship, Friendship. Literary buffs will feel like kids in a candy store as they make their way through this Turner-Ingersoll Mansion where Hawthorne was born in 1804. The museum shop itself is housed in a house from the 17thcentury.

• The legendary Peabody Essex Museum was founded in 1799 features exhibitions of American art and architecture and is made up of numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200 year old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

Salem’s harbor. (Photo courtesy: Linda-J.-Orlomoski.)•

For someone who just can’t get enough of those infamous Witch Trials, make a detour to the “Witch House.” It’s actually the only building with direct ties to the witch trials because it is the 17th century home of Judge Jonathan Corwin.  If you follow the Red Line on the sidewalk you will be walking along what is known as the Salem Heritage Trail.  While walking through historic downtown Salem, you can’t miss the Hawthorne Hotel, which opened in 1925 and offers Nathaniel’s restaurant.

Fox Travel, An AMERICAN EXPRESS Travel Representative, is the oldest, continually owned and managed travel service company in The Woodlands/South Montgomery county area.

Owned by Donna Daniels and James Bailey, you have trusted us with your travel needs and business since 1984. Our owners are Certified Travel Counselors, Master Cruise Counselors and are members of the American Society of Travel Agents as well as the Travel Institute, the industry's highest accreditation and educational society.  We are backed by the buying power and expertise of American Express Travel.

Personally, we have visited 40 states, Canada, Mexico,, 6 continents and over 100 countries and island destinations worldwide.  You can rely on us for:

  • Experience
  • Dependability
  • Professionalism in the travel business
  • El Dorado Seaside Suites, Gourmet Incl by Karisma

    From $1,079.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Tulum
    Voted one of the "Top Ten Most Romantic Hotels in The World" by Forbes Magazine, El Dorado Seaside Suites, by Karisma offers stunning oceanfront accommodations designed for luxury travelers, sp...

  • The Mirage

    From $180.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Las Vegas
    Imagine an awe-inspiring volcano that erupts before your very eyes, and then experience it outside The Mirage.

  • Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya - All Inclusive

    From $799.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Puerto Aventuras
    Appealing to families, luxury travelers and spa enthusiasts seeking all-inclusive pampering, this sensational resort provides the perfect setting for relaxation and fun in the sun.

  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

    From $626.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Orlando
    Relax as lush gardens, warm breezes and the distant sound of steel drums beckon.

  • Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa

    From $1,703.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Cabo San Lucas
    Designed for golf enthusiasts, spa-lovers and luxury travelers seeking the perfect blend of sun and sand, this romantic resort offers a world of quiet service, attentive hospitality an...

  • IBEROSTAR Quetzal - All Inclusive

    From $289.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Playa Del Carmen
    Surrounded by lush tropical gardens that are home to friendly animals including monkeys, flamingos and talkative parrots, this sprawling, resort offers inviting bungalow-style accomm...

Plus sign (+) means taxes and fees are additional