Salem: City by the Sea

A client of mine is trading her Boston condo for a historic spot in Salem. As I sat at Milk & Honey Green Grocer for a bite to eat after the inspection, I came to appreciate why my client was drawn to this city by the sea.

Salem is known for the 17-century witch trials and Halloween festivities, but you can enjoy it any time of the year. If you’re looking for a fun summer day trip, consider heading north to Salem.

You don’t even need your car—take the ferry or train from Boston and once there, you can rent a bike from Zagster bike share.

Water activities

Salem offers easy access to the water with several options:

Parks and recreation

Pawnee, Indiana has nothing on Salem when it comes to having fun. While you’re there check out:

Museums and attractions

The Peabody Essex Museum may be the most well-known, but Salem offers more:

  • historical houses, such as Gedney House, Phillips House, Pickering House, and the House of the Seven Gables
  • Salem Pioneer Village in Forest River Park
  • Salem Museum and old Town Hall