Things to Know Before You Visit Salem: Boston Airport Taxi Cab

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Are you planning to visit Salem for your Halloween Celebrations? Then you might have to reconsider a few things. Salem is really crowded this year. It is experiencing its biggest crowd in years and that’s creating a lot of problems for local businesses as well as visitors. Officials in Salem are urging those who want to visit the city during the remainder of the Halloween season to pack their patience and plan ahead.

Salem, known as the “Witch City,” sees many visitors every October for Halloween events and celebrations. “There are going to be long lines and big crowds, so if you can buy your tickets in advance, if you can think about where you want to visit and think about your itinerary ahead of time, it is going to allow for a better experience while you are here”.

Those planning to visit Salem through the remainder of October are encouraged to avoid driving, as traffic is substantial and parking is scarce and expensive. The MBTA has added additional trains for the final weekends of October, and the Salem Ferry is operating larger vessels for the trip from Boston’s Long Wharf.

Salem has about 4,000 public parking spaces downtown and an additional 800 free satellite lots that are available on October weekends only. Parking fees are as high as 50$ in Salem even if you can get your hands on one. It is advised to not drive in Salem by your own vehicle.

BostonAirportTaxicab can help you tackle this issue with our taxi/Cab services which will be available to drop you off at any location in Salem or Near Boston cities. This will save you a lot of time and money from parking.

The city continues to welcome record numbers of visitors. Last weekend, 157,700 visitors came to downtown Salem — just over 100,800 on Saturday and nearly 56,900 on Sunday, officials said. During the first 16 days of October, Salem had 507,700 visitors downtown, up 15% from the same timeframe last year.

Several road closures will be implemented this weekend.

Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to New Liberty Street and Essex Street from Barton Square to Washington Street will be closed to through traffic, and no on-street parking will be allowed from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Access to the Museum Place Garage will be via Brown Street only.

Heavy traffic and additional road closures are anticipated for Halloween and the two days prior. From Oct. 29 through Oct. 31, downtown Salem streets will close to traffic no later than 4 p.m.

“Visitors for the weekend and on Halloween are strongly encouraged to take the commuter rail or ferry to get to Salem. Traffic impacts will be significant, including on highways leading to the city,” officials wrote in a previous announcement.

Give us a call today at 617-499-7700 to make a reservation. Our fleet always has a suitable vehicle which is made just for your kind of trip.

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