About The Salem Area

A picturesque seaside community, Salem has much to offer you and your guests. Located just 17 miles north of Boston, the city is accessible by car, train, and, from late May-late October, by ferry departing from Boston’s Long Wharf.

Salem has accommodations sure to please every guest. We have boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, a “Historic Hotel of America” and a large modern downtown hotel with suites.

The city is home to the Peabody Essex Museum, ranked in the top twenty US Art museums and one of the oldest museums in the country. Our Maritime National Historic Park showcases the city’s historic wharves. In the early 1800’s Salem was the gateway to international trade. Ship captains filled the wharves with goods and the museum with artifacts from around the world. Stately historic homes, important in our country’s history and literature, are found throughout the city.

And that’s not all: there are attractions, activities, festivals, and theater for every age and interest.

Salem offers restaurants for every palate and shops featuring women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, wine, souvenirs and gifts for everyone on your list.

All of this is within walking distance of the Hall. The Salem Trolley runs past the hall regularly during season, and is available for private rental for wedding parties and other functions.

For complete lists of activities, accommodations, attractions, restaurants, retail, transportation, and festivals, visit www.salem.org or www.salem-chamber.org.