Details: Danvers, Mass.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010; 12:24 PM

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Danvers, Mass.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Oct. 22-24:

Getting There

JetBlue and Southwest offer nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Boston's Logan Airport, with fares starting at $145 round trip. Danvers is about 19 miles north of Boston.

Where to Stay

Crowne Plaza Boston North Shore

50 Ferncroft Rd.


Off Route 1, with a 65,000-square-foot indoor water park. Rooms start at $161.10.

Comfort Inn North Shore

50 Dayton St.


Also off Route 1; rooms start at $139.95.

Where to Eat

Putnam Pantry

255 Newbury St.


Old-fashioned candy shop and ice cream parlor housed in the birthplace of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Israel Putnam, first cousin to witch accuser Ann Putnam. Sells chocolate, fudge, candy and ice cream.

Danversport Grille & Bistro

161 Elliott St.


In the Danversport Yacht Club, with pretty views of the Porter River and Danversport Marina. Dinner entrees start at $14.50.

9 Elm American Bistro

9 Elm St.


The inventive menu and casual atmosphere make this a local favorite. Dinner entrees start at $18.

What to Do

Rebecca Nurse Homestead

149 Pine St.


September-October hours, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. $6.50, ages 6-16 $4.50.

Danvers Archival Library

Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

15 Sylvan St.


Read up on the history of Salem Village and Danvers.

There are many witchcraft-related sites in Danvers. The Salem Village Parsonage is behind the house at 67 Centre St. The Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial is at 176 Hobart St., and the Putnam Cemetery is at 485 Maple St. For others, visit the Web site below.



All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.

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