My mom and I are debating traveling to Salem on Halloween. We will be staying in Providence, RI the night of the 30th. We are trying to decide whether to try to book a hotel in or around Salem for the night of the 31st, or whether we should merely travel to Salem for the day.
Any advice? How much time would we need in Salem on Halloween? Is it possible to get in and out of the city, or would we need to book a place to stay inside the town? Tips on what to do/see?