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

August 23rd, 2016

Reflections on How Salem Is Seen by Visitors

Reflections are how we “see” ourselves. A mirror, a pool of water, the eyes of a loved one. But how does a city such as Salem see its reflection? In the comments of visitors. To test this point, we found this favorable review of Salem, as seen through the eyes of an Australian traveler. (Thanks […]

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 […]

August 28th, 2009

The Lace Reader in paperback!

In celebration of the recent release of The Lace Reader in paperback, The Salem Inn and the Hawthorne Hotel are both doing “pillow drops” of copies of the book this weekend!This means lucky guests of the Inn and the Hotel will have a present on their p…

August 15th, 2009

Lots going on this weekend –

Just a reminder to get out there! It’s a beautiful weekend, so come on out and sail aboard the Schooner Fame, cruise with Mahi Mahi, do Art activities at the Peabody Essex Museum, listen to awesome Jazz at Salem Willows during the Salem Jazz & Soul…

August 4th, 2009

New Package at the Hawthorne Hotel

This new package came across my inbox this morning. Look for it on the Salem.or/deals page soon!The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes Exhibit Package (Through September 7, 2009) This package highlights another great exhibit brought to us by the Peabody …

July 29th, 2009

Salem Heritage Trail – Part 2 of 2

After satiating our hunger with hot dogs, my 8-year-old companion and I set out to continue exploring the Salem Heritage Trail, AKA “The Red Line.”We left you on Washington Street at the corner of Lynde Street. Facing east, the MBTA Commuter Rail Stati…

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 […]

October 20th, 2008

Audio walking tours of Salem Massachusetts

Recently a new website has been promoting itself here in Salem. 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 […]