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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Peabody Essex Museum is a prominent art museum and a must-visit attraction in Salem. It was established in 1799 and is considered to have one of the finest collections of Asian Art in the US. The museum is already one of the largest in terms of gallery space. With the proposed expansion to over half a million square feet by 2019, it will be one of the largest in the world.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“Salem is a hot spot in October! There are many activities and events nearly everyday.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Museum
“Right next to the Salem ferry to Boston and across the street from the oldest candy company in America "Ye Olde Candy Companie " You are also very close to many great restaurants including ones down on Pickering Wharf.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Theme Park
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“A favorite spot for locals since 1859 with 200 yr old lovely willow trees planted in 1800 The views are beautiful of the coastal neighboring towns and a few harbor islands also”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“American Fusion, great cocktails and unique food. Sushi is excellent! They have live music in the downstair and nice spot.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“9:00pm - After dinner, walk next door to Gulu Gulu cafe for an after dinner drink or coffee and entertainment”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great seafood on the water. Located in Pickering Wharf which is surrounded by little shops.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great selection of fresh Oysters & seafood with amazing views of the Harbor”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“New England-style seafood & an oyster bar featured in a 19th-century venue with historic charm.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“5:00pm - Lunch was skipped so time for an early dinner! This place gets crowded and for good reason.”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This amazing dinner & Sunday brunch spot is a 2 minute walk from the Hideaway House and boasts some of the best food and drink in Marblehead. Get there at 5pm for dollar oysters and wine or make reservations for a romantic date or fun family dinner. Get the steak frites, coconut cream sole, or the panzanella! For brunch, the huevos rancheros or salmon benedict with a mimosa!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Artisan bakery with award winning Breads and French pastries for those with a discerning palate! A favorite with Chefs and home cooks alike!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“4:00pm - Visit one of the oldest and creepiest houses in Salem, that once belonged to one of the judges of the trials”
  • 11 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Casual spot serving a wide variety of Indian dishes in a polished & cheerful space”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery in heart of downtown Salem. Fun outdoor beer sampling on picnic tables overlooking a river. Dog friendly if you need to do some dog watching!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This is the place to go for those who are into the Plant Based lifestyle. I always feel full of energy after a meal here! ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“American Fusion, great cocktails and unique food. Sushi is excellent! They have live music in the downstair and nice spot.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“9:00pm - After dinner, walk next door to Gulu Gulu cafe for an after dinner drink or coffee and entertainment”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood on the water. Located in Pickering Wharf which is surrounded by little shops.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Great selection of fresh Oysters & seafood with amazing views of the Harbor”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“New England-style seafood & an oyster bar featured in a 19th-century venue with historic charm.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“5:00pm - Lunch was skipped so time for an early dinner! This place gets crowded and for good reason.”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This amazing dinner & Sunday brunch spot is a 2 minute walk from the Hideaway House and boasts some of the best food and drink in Marblehead. Get there at 5pm for dollar oysters and wine or make reservations for a romantic date or fun family dinner. Get the steak frites, coconut cream sole, or the panzanella! For brunch, the huevos rancheros or salmon benedict with a mimosa!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Casual spot serving a wide variety of Indian dishes in a polished & cheerful space”
  • 13 locals recommend

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