Salem MA

Salem MASalem is a waterfront community, 22.2 miles north of Boston, which is known for its maritime history and for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Birthplace of the National Guard, Salem is a pedestrian-friendly city affording walking access to view historic architecture, visit world-famous museums, and take advantage of its diverse shopping and dining options. Easily accessed by public transportation, Salem has an MBTA station on the Gloucester & Newburyport-Boston lines, bus service to several surrounding communities, and even a ferry service direct to Boston. Salem, which boasts over a million visitors a year, is a vibrant city with many activities and diverse attractions for all. With a population of 43,132 (2016 census) it is the home of Salem State University, the Peabody Essex Museum, and many fine examples of historic residences built during the https://www.yelp.com/biz/adeas-mediterranean-kitchen-salem?osq=RestaurantsFederalist period.

>> Visit Salem's Town Website

>> Learn About the History of Salem

>> Stats & Demographics of Salem

Things to do in Salem

>> Salem Calendar of Events

>> Guide to Salem

>> Festivals in Salem

Salem Arts & Culture

  • Cinema Salem Cinema Salem is located near Salem's downtown and is more than a move theater; Cinema Salem is also an art gallery, cafe, live music venue, and is home to one of America's oldest film festivals. 
  • Salem Arts Association: The Salem Arts Association is a place where artists of all mediums can come and express themselves. Admission to the art gallery is always free to the public.

>> Learn More About Salem's Rich Culture

Salem Parks & Recreation

The Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department’s goal is to provide residents of all ages with fun and engaging experiences. They offer a spectrum of events, classes, and activities that interest people of all walks of life. Some of the properties that they oversee are:

  • Salem Willows Park: a 35 acre, oceanfront park with paths, picnic areas, arcade, and several eateries
  • Forest River Park: picnic areas, playground, 2 beaches, a swimming pool, and Salem Pioneer Village 
  • Salem Common: large, attractive park in the heart of the city
  • Winter Island: a marine recreational park with a fascinating history

Restaurants in Salem

There are many eclectic and delicious restaurants, below are just a few worth checking out. 

  • Bella Verona: intimate restaurant with excellent Italian food.
  • Firenze Trattoria: Tuscan cuisine and wines in downtown Salem
  • Turner’s Seafood: classic New England seafood menu and a genuine oyster bar
  • Finz Seafood & Grill: innovative and inspiring menus - overlooks historic Salem Harbor
  • Cilantro: authentic, hearty, & diverse Mexican specialties in an upscale, relaxed brick-walled setting
  • Rockafellas: fine dishes for any palate, including fresh seafood, Black Angus steaks, refreshing salads
  • Passage to India: extensive menu including specialties from northern and southern India
  • Sea Level Oyster Bar: Northshore Magazine 2017 editors’ choice for Al Fresco Dining and Dessert
  • Adea's Mediterranean Kitchen: simple and easy with spectacular Mediterranean food
  • Life Alive- Juice bar, Smoothies,and vegetarian, this continues to be a great place for small healthy meet ups.

Shopping in Salem

Many boutique shops line the streets of downtown Salem. Here are a few you may want to visit:

>> Check out the Salem Chamber of Commerce

Salem Schools

Salem has many Community Partners that they are proud to be associated with, including The Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, Salem Public Library and LEAP for education.

The Salem Public School District’s mission is to provide each student with a sound education which will prepare the student well for personal growth, continuing formal and informal learning, productive work, and active, well-informed participation in self-government upon graduation. The District is comprised of seven elementary schools, grades K-5: Bates Elementary School, Bentley Academy Charter School, Carlton Elementary School, Horace Mann Laboratory School, Nathaniel Bowditch Elementary School, Saltonstall Elementary School, Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, one middle school: Collins Middle School, and three high school options: Salem High School, Salem Prep High School, and the New Liberty Innovation School.

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