Historic Salem has so much to see and do – you’ll need to stay for a while to fit it all in!
From the history of Colonial trade with East India and famous architecture of the city’s streets to the infamous witch trials, there’s something for everyone in the family.
Take into consideration the rich history and fabulous places to see in the surrounding area, and you could be here for a while.
We’ll make you feel at home.
Below are some favorites. You can also check here for a local calendar of events.
Local To Salem
Salem Witch Museum (Complimentary tickets to The Salem Witch Museum when staying two or more nights.)
Salem Wax Museum – Home of the Haunted Neighborhood
The Witch House (Jonathan Corwin House)
Salem Willows – Parks, Beaches, Arcades, Activities
Essex Street – Shops and Galleries
Marblehead Harbor and Historic Old Town: 5 minutes by car. “Call it unique, picturesque, cussed, distinctive, pixilated, fascinating — that’s Marblehead, a town in love with liberty and rugged individualism. Its people and history, its crooked lanes and irregular houses, its customs and humor defy conformity and dullness. The irreligious settlers, the adventurous fishermen, the zealous patriots of 1776, the daring privateers of 1812, the clipper ship captains and yesteryear’s fish peddlers imbued their town with a spirit as hardy as the rocky peninsula itself.” – Marblehead – The Spirit of ’76 Lives Here by Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Virginia Clegg Gamage (1972), best describes Marblehead and its inhabitants, both past and present.
Boston: 35 minutes by car or train, 50 minutes by bus.
Cape Ann: Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport: 35-minute scenic coastal drive north on Route 127.
Halibut Point State | Good Harbor Beach | Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial | Bearskin Neck | Hammond Castle | Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House | Dolphin and whale watching tours | and more!
Concord and Lexington: 40 minutes by car.
Kittery, Maine Shopping Outlets: 55 minutes north via I-95.
Essex and Georgetown Antique Co-Ops: 35 minutes by car.
Ipswich, Castle Hill at Crane Estate, Plum Island Wildlife Refuge, and Newburyport: 45 minutes north. Experience the locals’ lifestyle, which is second-to-none: arts, beaches, national attractions, a boating community, award-winning dining, and shopping.