Salem Tourism

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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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Facts and Stats for Salem*

  • Pollution Statistics in Salem

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

    • Air Pollution 18.23 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25.6 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.95 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.51 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.26 (Very 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 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.01 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 24.11 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.86 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.05 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49.4 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.2 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.23 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.48 (Moderate)
  • Living in Salem - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Salem is 161.09 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.57 (High)
    • Climate Index 72.03 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.12 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.83 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.79 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.75 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.72 (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 13.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.47 USD

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

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