Salem, Massachusetts, is the famous home of the historic 17th century Salem Witch Trials. This New England hamlet is filled with historic bed and breakfast inns like the Hawthorne Hotel, the Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast, and the Amelia Payson House. Most hotels Salem are historic homes refashioned into some of the most unique accommodations in Massachusettes. Travel to Salem to experience its long history at the many local museums, landmarks, and local theater performances.
Salem hosts many annual events that attract thousands of visitors each year. Guests at hotels in Salem will enjoy the Haunted Happenings festival, the Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo, and several local haunted tours at historic landmarks.
The 43 Church steakhouse restaurant in the historic Lyceum Hall serves American cuisine and is conveniently located near many Salem hotels.
Cry Innocent is a live reenactment at Old Town Hall of the famous witch trial of Bridget Bishop. This live reenactment is both fun and educational, but may be inappropriate for young children.
Historic Front Street is a filled with many specialty shops like the Boston Bead Company. Visit the Broom Closet on Essex Street to browse various witchcraft essentials, or stop by the oldest candy shop in the country, Ye Ole Pepper Company on Derby Street.
As with most New England towns, sailing is a popular sport, and the Pickering Wharf Marina offers several companies available to book private charters. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the 9-hole Old Salem Greens Golf Course on Wilson Road.