Visit Salem - Best of Salem

Town that will send chills down your spine, Salem is perched on the coast of Essex County, Massachusetts. Becoming popular in 1692 for the witch trials that took place here, Salem still manages to creep out a visitor. On oneside, you have the city’s petrifyingside while on the other is the beautifully juxtaposing seaside allure.

This city is a dream for all those fond of anything and everything maritime. With a considerate numberof museums showing light on the city’s maritime history, a person is bound to go back in time. With activities, as insane like ghost hunting and magic lessons, a getaway couldn’t get any more out-of-the-world, quite literally. Goes without saying, this town duringHalloween is a sight to watch! And if you think, this is not for you, in search of some tranquillity, then resort to its other more serene activities like sunset cruises and composed beaches.

Lying at a proximity of 21.5 miles, this is a favourite one-day-tour for many. But we suggest staying in, for an unforgettable experience, to say the least!

The weather is pleasant throughout the year. However, Halloween is when the city and the city’s past comes alive. Other than the focus on witch trial and events centred around witch trials, the city has a plethora of events scheduled throughout the year. From film festivals, culinary events, to festivals of arts and literaturealong with somespectacular farmers’ markets, Salem indeed is a delightful getaway.

Salem, a coastal city in the state of Massachusetts, is most well-known for its witch tourism as several episodes of the famous sitcom Bewitched were filmed in the city. The city of Salem has a host attractions like museums and galleries for people visiting Salem. Some of the things to do in Salem include visiting the historic homes of Salem like: The Witch House, Gedney House, Pickman House, and Hamilton Hall. Some other attractions in Salem include: Peabody Essex Museum, a collection of Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese art; The Misery Islands, a natural reserve; The Pioneer Village, America's first living-history museum which was created in 1930; Salem Willows, an amusement park; Salem Maritime National Historic Site which preserves the historic vessel Friendship; and Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers.

Salem Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Salem tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time; UTC -5/-4
  • Currency: USD
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 120 V/ 60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: English is the official language in Salem.
  • Security: Dial 911 for police, ambulance, or fire.
  • Off-beaten Path: NA
  • Tipping: Tipping is appreciated, not customary.
  • Tourist Traps: NA
  • Customs: NA

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Salem Tours for you

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  • TV & Movie Sites Tour
    TV & Movie Sites Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    It's the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus, the movie we all loved as kids (and still as adults) where Allison, Max, Dani and B...

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  • Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour
    Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Experience Salem's macabre past on this one-hour walking tour. Follow your professional and engaging guide downthe haunted st...

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  • Salem Walking Tour Combo: Three Afternoon Walking Tours
    Salem Walking Tour Combo: Three Afternoon Walking Tours 2 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    See the beauty of Salem and learn about this town's unique history with a combination of three walking tours. Explore the gen...

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  • Save 7% Salem Voodoo Vampires and Ghosts Walking Tour
    Salem Voodoo Vampires and Ghosts Walking Tour 43 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    This Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour is a trip through the dark side of Salems sinister past, including visits to actual lo...

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Facts and Stats for Salem*

  • Pollution Statistics in Salem

    Know the pollution level of Salem before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.26 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.37 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.82 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.09 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.45 (Low)
  • Salem: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Salem for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Salem.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.06 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.58 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.96 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.24 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.7 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.14 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.08 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.94 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.24 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.71 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.02 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.39 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.52 (Low)
  • Living in Salem - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Salem is 181.51 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.68 (High)
    • Climate Index 71.73 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.94 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.58 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.46 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.85 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.75 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Salem

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Salem

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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