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Salem Attractions

Smaller cities have a charm about them you won't find in their larger counterparts. Jot down all the exciting things to see and do in Salem before you get there so you can squeeze the most out of your vacation. You'll soon learn that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better!

Learn what makes Salem tick with the very best tours & day trips. Browse through our top 167 fun activities in Salem, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Salem with Kids

Salem is a fabulous destination for a family vacation. Take the kids along and try these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Salem

A trip to Salem doesn't have to hurt your hip pocket. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

Salem Museum - Approach the friendly staff and learn all about the special collections on exhibit here.

Salem State College - Architecture lovers will no doubt enjoy admiring the modern design of this landmark.

Hamilton Hall - Come to grips with some of the history of the area through this site.

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10 road trip worthy castles in the US

You don’t have to travel to Europe for an authentic castle experience. There are a number of beautiful palaces across the US to visit.

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Boston Playlist – Great Music by Musicians from Boston

There are not many cities more reshaped by gentrification than Boston. Many of the working-class neighborhoods of the old port …

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10 Best Music Festivals of 2020

See your favorite artists, discover new music, and immerse yourself in a community of fellow fans for a whole weekend during the best music festivals of 2020.

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Weekend Getaways from Boston

Find the best ideas for weekend getaways from Boston for couples, families, singles, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Best Day Trips from Boston

Discover the best day trips from Boston for a fun-filled vacation with friends, family or on your own.

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What Boston is Known For

Discovering what Boston is most famous for

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Salem on a sunny day?

Enjoy the clear weather (and get a little exercise too) with some of these outdoor activities:

What to do in Salem on a rainy day?

If it's pouring with rain during your trip, hang up your umbrella and try your hand at these terrific indoor activities:

Are there cheap things to do in Salem?

There are plenty of fun experiences here that are just the ticket if you're sticking to a budget:

What can you do in Salem for free?

You'll barely have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many great free attractions:

  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial
  • Salem Museum
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Salem State College