The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

April 28th, 2015

Visiting the History of “Visitors” to Historical House of Seven Gables

It goes without say that when something is nearly 350 years old and still functioning, it has a great deal of history to share. The House of Seven Gables, built in 1668 fits that bill, and the staff have now created a retrospective with a different per…

April 3rd, 2011

Salem Restaurant Week

Spring is the time in Salem to emerge from your winter hibernation and feast on all the city has to offer. Thankfully Salem Restaurant Week coinsides with your emergence. For 10 days (not in a row so its not really a week and it is 10 days so again its not really a week but […]

October 14th, 2010

4th Annual Harvest Fest

Our friends over at Pamplemousse are at it again. Each fall they serve up a killer event that whets our whistle with some of the finest beverages around. This year they have teamed up with Magic Hat Brewery to bring you Salem Harvest Fest. Salem’s Annual Harvest Fest is a seasonal celebration of great craft […]

October 6th, 2010

Here we go again…

The first weekend in October Salem residents notice that a switch gets flipped and all of a sudden we live in a different place. This is nothing new but for some people who live here it tends to be a hassle while for others its their bread and butter. Regardless of which side of the […]

August 24th, 2010

Salem MA iPhone app

Did you know there is a Salem, MA iPhone app?  Neither did I until about a month ago. So I loaded it up and have been testing it out. From the iTunes app store: Description This App is the Official Guide to Salem, Massachusetts. It features information on events, accommodations, museums, attractions, tours, dining, and […]

August 13th, 2010

Peacemaker in Salem

Tall Ship, Peacemaker, is currently docked at Central Wharf in Salem, MA. The Peacemaker is open to the public for free from August 10 to 22, 10am to 7pm on weekdays, and 10am to 9pm on the weekends. It’s a great opportunity to go aboard a working barquentine vessel and get a feel for how […]

October 28th, 2009

Halloween week fun

Even though there are only a few more days until Halloween there are still plenty of cool things to do. Here are a few events worthy of checking out. Wednesday October 28th, 2009 SYNTH: 80’s party with Darq Tonight from 8:30-12:30 at Bangkok Paradise we get a special treat and get enjoy a decade with […]

October 5th, 2009

Parking in Salem Mass – an update

Tourism in Salem Mass sees a huge spike in October. Many people who come every year now take the Salem Ferry or the commuter rail but most people still pack up the car and drive to down town Salem.  Last year we wrote a travelers guide to parking in Salem Mass. Some of that info […]

September 9th, 2009

What Not to Wear in Salem

Salem is an epicenter for fashion. Where else can you walk down the street any day of the year and see men (and women) wearing kilts, people in capes, tri-corner hats being worn by pirates and shop clerks alike, punk rockers in skin tight jeans and mohawks sitting next to blue hairs with their pants […]

September 9th, 2009

What Not to Wear in Salem

Salem is an epicenter for fashion. Where else can you walk down the street any day of the year and see men (and women) wearing kilts, people in capes, tri-corner hats being worn by pirates and shop clerks alike, punk rockers in skin tight jeans and mohawks sitting next to blue hairs with their pants […]

May 4th, 2009

Salem Ferry

A good number of Salemites who commute to Boston hop on the rail and ride down to North Station each morning. Others spend their time in the parking lot that is route 128 and 93 or money cutting over the Tobin bridge or through the Ted Williams Tunnel. But from May to November there is […]

November 3rd, 2008

Whose got a Halloween Hangover?

It’s Monday November 3rd and residents of Salem can once again walk down the streets unencumbered by vendors, tourists, tours, cops and fellow residents. It seemed like a rather tame Halloween with an estimated 100,000 people coming in to town.  More were expected due to the great weather and the holiday falling on a Friday.  […]

October 30th, 2008

Here come the freaks

Salem in October is a freak magnet. Many of us who live here grumble a bit when we need to make our way through town or driving in or out.  Parking is a beast.  But all those little irritations fade away if like many residents you let yourself get lost in the Halloween spirit. Tomorrow […]

October 20th, 2008

Audio walking tours of Salem Massachusetts

Recently a new website has been promoting itself here in Salem.  Iseesalem.com claims to offer “free walking tour podcasts”  which allow you to “enjoy learning about Salem’s history at your pace”. The Salem start-up isn’t the only walking tour available, Untravel Media a Boston based company offers a variety of tours one of them being […]

October 13th, 2008

20th Annual Halloween Ride

There are so many great events in Salem during October that its almost hard to keep up with them all. This year marks the 20th year that motorcyclists from the greater Boston area have been raising money for Jerry’s Kids with a charity ride for the Muscular Distrophy Association. Last year we reported that Boston […]