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Salem
Best known for the witch trials that took place in 1692, Salem is sure to bewitch you with its seaside charm, its maritime history and spellbinding beauty. Follow the Red Line along the sidewalks to navigate your journey through historic sites, including the Witch Trial Memorial, the Old Burying Point Cemetery and more. Discover serenity by the sea on the beaches of Salem Willows. The Bewitched statue, the Witch Museum and the Witch Dungeon conjure up diverse takes on witchery through history.

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Peabody Essex Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions... more Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Owner description: Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National Historic Landmark is a treasure of American history. Professional guides welcome guests year round for a... more Owner description: Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National Historic Landmark is a treasure of American history. Professional guides welcome guests year round for a remarkable journey that explores Salem's maritime history, architecture, the famous hidden staircase, and the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Adding to the site's charm are spectacular three-season colonial revival gardens, and our unique museum store. Please visit our website for current hours and information. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Historic Sites
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Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Each of this park's 20 stone benches represents a person executed in the infamous 1692 witch trials.
Attraction type: Parks
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Old Burying Point Cemetery
Old Burying Point Cemetery
One of the Salem witch trial judges, Jonathan Corwin, is buried here.
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
Owner description: This cinematic Monster museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the... more Owner description: This cinematic Monster museum is dedicated to all those who have entertained us in the world of Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi! Actors, directors and special effects wizards of the past and present are all honored here with over 60 life-sized realistic recreations of the horror's genre's most memorable characters. With NEW yearly additions it is safe for all. During OCTOBER, the monsters come to life making Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Salem's Scariest Haunted house but during the rest of the year, the monsters are quite calm and won't move at all. See you soon!!! Be sure to CHECK OUR CALENDAR on our site for times to best enjoy your visit! less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Turners Seafood
Turners Seafood
Ranked #1 of 222 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Red's Sandwich Shop
Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #2 of 222 Restaurants in Salem
Price:
Cuisines: American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Firenze Trattoria Salem
Firenze Trattoria Salem
Ranked #3 of 222 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ugly Mug Diner
Ugly Mug Diner
Ranked #4 of 222 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Finz Seafood & Grill
Finz Seafood & Grill
Ranked #5 of 222 Restaurants in Salem
Price: $18 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast
Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast
$100 - $229
Ranked #4 of 9 Salem B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hawthorne Hotel
3.5 of 5
Hawthorne Hotel
$149 - $232
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Salem
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The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5
The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
$175 - $322
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Salem
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Stepping Stone Inn
2.5 of 5
Stepping Stone Inn
$183 - $206
Ranked #3 of 9 Salem B&B and Inns
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4.0 of 5
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5.0 of 5
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$421 - $833
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4.0 of 5
Royal Sonesta Boston
$215 - $571
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.