Hello all. We (2 adults) will be traveling to Salem on a Sunday to make a full day trip as part of a larger Boston trip. I'm extremely excited, due in large part to being very fascinated by topics like magic and witchcraft--I seriously geek out on the stuff. I also want to enjoy a charming historic New England seaside village. With just one full day, how can I get the most out of the trip? What I've heard about the various museums is that they tend to be more about entertainment and tourist kitch than anything else--I'm wondering if we should skip them and check out the metaphysical shops instead. Considering possibly the Salem Witch Walk? Is anybody familiar enough to make a recommendation?
Also I want to get a sense of history, and from what I've heard, a lot of people find the House of the Seven Gables to be worthwhile.
Finally, any vegetarian-friendly eating recommendations? If we decide to go for a fancy meal, is Nathaniel's the best option?
All the best,