There's a lot of hype that builds up to Halloween. It's not like the other holidays. You don't get any days off from work, the kids still go to school, and the night is usually filled with free candy and troublemakers. I love Halloween, and I know it's more than a month away, but to prepare for the 31st, here's a bunch of things for you to do all month long in October.

Top of mind is a day trip into Salem, Massachusetts. The House Of Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Museum, and just the aura of that town just screams Halloween. If you want to check out other activites all across the state, check out the Halloween events at Mass Vacation.