On our second day in Boston, Blake and I woke up early, grabbed a quick coffee at the Boston Harbor, and hopped on a ferry over to Salem, MA. Anyone who knows me knows that Halloween is my favorite holiday and I always love decorating, dressing up, and being festive, so I was beyond excited to get to see the infamous town that is steeped with witchcraft history and the filming site of one of my favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus.
We decided to take the Salem Trolley Tour rather than walking around the town ourselves, and spent an hour being shown around all the historic sites while our guide told us all the stories of the past and the significance of each of the buildings and sites that we saw.
After the tour finished, we had some time to wander around the town ourselves before getting on an early afternoon ferry to head back to Boston. We stopped at our hotel room and ate a quick lunch, then ventured back out to go explore Castle Island, which was the site of Fort Independence and also Massachusetts’ first state prison before it was eventually connected to the mainland. It’s now a place for locals and tourists to visit and sit on the grassy knolls or even walk down to the beach and dip your feet in the chilly Atlantic Ocean.
Since I knew we were going to spend the day out and about near the water, I dressed accordingly with this Sam Edelman plaid shirt that I found at Marshall’s for only $30 (sold out, I linked similar), some comfy destroyed jeans, and my Old Navy sneakers that were practical for walking along the rocky beach. After we headed back to the hotel from Castle Island, we were both hungry so I changed my shoes into these Jessica Simpson heels (another Marshall’s find for only $40 — love that store!) and took along my black and tan plaid coat I got on Zara clearance for 50% off. We had a delicious lobster dinner at The Oceanaire and then walked around the financial district of Boston as we made our way back to the hotel that night.
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SAM EDELMAN PLAID SHIRT (SIMILAR 1, 2) || DESTROYED JEANS (OLD, SIMILAR 1, 2) || OLD NAVY SLIP ONS || MK SUTTON SATCHEL || JESSICA SIMPSON VIPER SNAKE HEELS (SIMILAR 1, 2) || PLAID COAT (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE)