Move over vampires...here come the witches!
Just in time for Halloween here are three destinations where you can find your inner witch.
1) Salem, Mass.--This 400-year-old town is best known for the 1692 witch trials where women accused of practicing black magic were tragically hanged. The Salem Witch Museum is the main attraction. In a former church, watch a spooky performance where life-size figures, lighting, and narration re-create the trials of many years past. You can also catch a reenactment of a trial at the Witch Dungeon and the Witch's Cottage. For a bite to eat try the roast beef sandwich or French onion soup at the Witch's Brew Cafe.
2) New York, N.Y.--No rich witch history in the Big Apple, but you can get your fix on Broadway by catching a performance of "Wicked." The Emmy Award-winning musical is based on a book telling the story of what was going on in Oz before Dorothy arrived. Also, stop by the Fat Witch Bakery in Chelsea where you'll find wickedly delicious brownies. The Java Witch with cappuccino chips is a favorite.
3) New Orleans--Steamy streets and Gothic buildings have long made this city the setting for scary tales. Learn about its history of voodoo and witchcraft on a walking tour guided by a practicing witch, and step inside Esoterica, selling witchcraft supplies. Cap off a night on the town at Marie Laveau's Voodoo Lounge, a tiny spot named after New Orleans famous voodoo witch whose crypt in New Orleans is supposedly the second most visited grave in the U.S. after Elvis's.