Things To Do in Salem

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Attractions

  • 1692 Salem Courthouse 1692 Salem Courthouse   Everything you need to know about the Salem Courthouse of 1692 in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...
  • 1692 Salem Jail 1692 Salem Jail   Everything you need to know about the Salem Jail of 1692 in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.       Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...
  • Artemisia Botanicals Salem’s widest variety of herbs can be found at Artemisia Botanicals. Here you’ll find all the info on the store’s history, tarot readings, and reviews.
  • Bit Bar Salem Bit Bar Salem is a non-witchy, isolated establishment offering retro arcade fun and a varied drink menu. Is it worth the trip during your Salem visit?
  • Bunghole Liquors Bunghole Liquors   Everything you need to know about Bunghole Liquors in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about Bunghole Liquors.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch ...
  • Burying Point Cemetery
  • Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery   Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery is a Salem Massachusetts attraction that has enjoyed considerable fame in its decade-long operation. This is at least partially due to the museum’s featured attractions: horror movie monsters! If you’ve visited any of Salem’s attractions, you’ll likely feel a breath of fresh air at the change in tone. It’s ...
  • Crow Haven Corner
  • Does the Salem Dispensary Sell to Tourists? Witches aren’t the only thing in Salem, Massachusetts. Marijuana is legal there, but can tourists purchase at a Salem dispensary? Find all the info here!
  • Fidelia Bridges Guest House
  • Gardner-Pingree House Gardner-Pingree House   Everything you need to know about the Gardner-Pingree House in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about the Gardner-Pingree House.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, ...
  • Halloween 2020 – Will It Happen in Salem Massachusetts Will we see a Salem Massachusetts Halloween in 2020? Here’s everything we know thus far about the Haunted Happenings (or lack thereof) celebration.
  • Hawthorne Hotel The Hawthorne Hotel is one of the most storied, haunted places to stay in Salem MA. Find out more about its past, rates, staying in October, and more!
  • How Salem Became Halloween Central – Part One Salem Massachusetts is the place to be for Halloween in the United States. But how did that happened? I begin to answer that in Part One of this series.
  • How Salem Became Halloween Central – Part Three The conclusion to our series on how Salem became Halloween-central! In this Salem Halloween video, we begin in the 1970’s and wind our way to the present.
  • How Salem Became Halloween Central – Part Two It’s the Rise of the Witch City. I examine the pivotal impact the 1970’s had on Halloween in Salem. Were real witches responsible for what Salem is today?
  • Howard Street Cemetery
  • Maria’s Sweet Somethings Maria’s Sweet Somethings   Maria’s Sweet Somethings in Salem Massachusetts is a staple in the tourist landscape of the town. This is owed in large part to its central location and unique, tourist-friendly design.   The Sweets There are two entrances to Maria’s Sweet Somethings. Visitors coming from the adjacent Old Town Hall or nearby Essex Street often use the rear ...
  • Mercy Tavern Mercy Tavern   Everything you need to know about Mercy Tavern in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of ...
  • Omen Salem Psychic Parlor & Witchcraft Emporium Omen Psychic Parlor is one of many Salem Massachusetts witch shops. Does anything set this one apart? Is it worth your visit? Let’s find out.
  • Paranormal Salem – 5 Haunted Destinations You MUST Visit Is Salem Mass haunted? Find out yourself! In this video, ToSalem gives you five supposedly haunted destinations you can still visit in the Witch City today!
  • Proctor’s Ledge Memorial Proctor’s Ledge Memorial   Everything you need to know about the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch ...
  • Pyramid Books Salem Pyramid Books Salem is a bit of an odd duck as these sorts of shops go. Beneath its somewhat random flow, there might just be something worth checking out.
  • Salem Ma Restaurants – Halloween 2018 Picks Something that’s been on my mind is: Where am I gonna eat in Salem this Halloween? So here are a few of the Salem Ma restaurants I’m planning on hitting up!
  • Salem Massachusetts – Where Do I Go First? Salem Massachusetts – Where Do I Go First?   Salem Massachusetts is a hot bed of fascinating activity no matter what time of year you visit. There’s so much to do that it can be overwhelming for first time visitors. This is especially true during the Halloween season when 500,000 people pour into a town that’s only ...
  • Salem Regional Visitor Center Salem Regional Visitor Center   Location The Salem Regional Visitor Center is located at 2 New Liberty Street in Salem Massachusetts. Due to its central location, it’s often the first stop for many seasonal tourists. During the Halloween season, there are a whole row of restrooms outside, but much nicer ones are inside the building. The Salem Regional Visitor ...
  • Salem Tarot Card Reading – Where Do I Go? Looking for the perfect place to get your Salem tarot card reading? Take our quiz to find the perfect spot for your witchy good time!
  • Salem Trolley Tour The Salem Trolley Tour is perhaps the best way to see Salem if you’re in a hurry or new to The Witch City. In just one hour, The Salem Trolley Tour visits nearly twenty spots in town. Some notable places guests visit include: The Salem Witch Museum, Salem’s gorgeous Pickering Wharf, The House of the ...
  • Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites is one of the more popular popular places to stay in Salem, especially in October. Is it a good spot for your stay?
  • Salem Wax Museum Salem Wax Museum   The Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers is perhaps the most well-known in town. It owes its notoriety to a few key aspects. Firstly, The Salem Wax Museum was the original wax museum, according to Salem’s own tourist site. The attraction has also maintained its family-run roots in its two-decade long history.   What ...
  • Should You Visit Salem MA | Is Salem Massachusetts Worth Visiting? Salem, Massachusetts is way more than witches and Halloween. Here are the best reasons why you should visit Salem MA, even if you’ve been multiple times.
  • The Clipper Ship Inn
  • The Hotel Salem The Hotel Salem is a boutique 3-star hotel right in the middle of downtown Salem Massachusetts. Does it live up to its glamorous hype? Find out here.
  • The House of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables   Everything you need to know about The House of the Seven Gables in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about The House of the Seven Gables.       Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything ...
  • The Lobster Shanty The Lobster Shanty   Both Salemites and tourists recognize The Lobster Shanty as a quintessential Salem Massachusetts restaurant. It’s both one of the best and widest reviewed restaurants in the Salem scene. Let’s dive into everything you need to know before making the trip to The Lobster Shanty.     Central Location Definitely a part of what The Lobster Shanty owes ...
  • The Merchant
  • The Real Tituba – Part One Who was Tituba? She’s been presented as the victim, anecdotal player, and trickster of the Salem Witch Trials. But the truth is far more interesting!
  • The Salem Inn If you want a slice of the Witch City, but also want to spend the night in a peaceful and serene location, you definitely have to check out The Salem Inn.
  • The Salem Witch Museum – What’s the Story? The Salem Witch Museum is one of the most famous buildings in the Witch City. Let’s explore the history of this landmark from 1718 all the way to today.
  • The Salem Witch Trials – 5 Insane Theories on Its Causes What actually caused the Salem Witch Trials? We’re going to answer that question with our five-part series on some of the crazier theories our there.
  • The Salem Witch Trials | Bridget Bishop Bridget Bishop has been relegated to the set of familiar names connected to The Salem Witch Trials, but few know her story. Today, I’d like to change that.
  • The Witch House The Witch House is one of the most stark, memorable buildings in Salem. It’s also one of the only remaining structures with a direct connection to The Salem Witch Trials.
  • Top 5 Things to Do in Salem Massachusetts Top 5 Things to Do in Salem Massachusetts   Whether you’ve been to the Witch City or not, this list is sure to set you up with some fantastic attractions, museums, and more to wet your spooky appetite. Believe it or not, Salem isn’t only about witches. This video will expose you to some of those tried and ...
  • Vampfangs Vampfangs offers clothes, mementos, incense and, yes, fangs right in downtown Salem Massachusetts. Here’s what you’ll find inside.
  • What is Alchemy? What is alchemy? Many people are familiar with the concept of turning lead into gold. But that is only really the surface of Alchemy.
  • Wicked Good Books Wicked Good Books   Everything you need to know about Wicked Good Books in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...
  • Witchcraft in West Virginia The history of witchcraft in West Virginia is fascinating. In this article we explore it from the early days of the state all the way to the modern era.
  • Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Places to Stay

Restaurants

  • Bit Bar Salem Bit Bar Salem is a non-witchy, isolated establishment offering retro arcade fun and a varied drink menu. Is it worth the trip during your Salem visit?
  • Maria’s Sweet Somethings Maria’s Sweet Somethings   Maria’s Sweet Somethings in Salem Massachusetts is a staple in the tourist landscape of the town. This is owed in large part to its central location and unique, tourist-friendly design.   The Sweets There are two entrances to Maria’s Sweet Somethings. Visitors coming from the adjacent Old Town Hall or nearby Essex Street often use the rear ...
  • Mercy Tavern Mercy Tavern   Everything you need to know about Mercy Tavern in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of ...
  • Paranormal Salem – 5 Haunted Destinations You MUST Visit Is Salem Mass haunted? Find out yourself! In this video, ToSalem gives you five supposedly haunted destinations you can still visit in the Witch City today!
  • Salem Ma Restaurants – Halloween 2018 Picks Something that’s been on my mind is: Where am I gonna eat in Salem this Halloween? So here are a few of the Salem Ma restaurants I’m planning on hitting up!
  • The Lobster Shanty The Lobster Shanty   Both Salemites and tourists recognize The Lobster Shanty as a quintessential Salem Massachusetts restaurant. It’s both one of the best and widest reviewed restaurants in the Salem scene. Let’s dive into everything you need to know before making the trip to The Lobster Shanty.     Central Location Definitely a part of what The Lobster Shanty owes ...

Tours

  • Gardner-Pingree House Gardner-Pingree House   Everything you need to know about the Gardner-Pingree House in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about the Gardner-Pingree House.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, ...
  • Paranormal Salem – 5 Haunted Destinations You MUST Visit Is Salem Mass haunted? Find out yourself! In this video, ToSalem gives you five supposedly haunted destinations you can still visit in the Witch City today!
  • Salem Trolley Tour The Salem Trolley Tour is perhaps the best way to see Salem if you’re in a hurry or new to The Witch City. In just one hour, The Salem Trolley Tour visits nearly twenty spots in town. Some notable places guests visit include: The Salem Witch Museum, Salem’s gorgeous Pickering Wharf, The House of the ...

Shopping

  • Artemisia Botanicals Salem’s widest variety of herbs can be found at Artemisia Botanicals. Here you’ll find all the info on the store’s history, tarot readings, and reviews.
  • Bunghole Liquors Bunghole Liquors   Everything you need to know about Bunghole Liquors in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about Bunghole Liquors.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch ...
  • Crow Haven Corner
  • Does the Salem Dispensary Sell to Tourists? Witches aren’t the only thing in Salem, Massachusetts. Marijuana is legal there, but can tourists purchase at a Salem dispensary? Find all the info here!
  • Omen Salem Psychic Parlor & Witchcraft Emporium Omen Psychic Parlor is one of many Salem Massachusetts witch shops. Does anything set this one apart? Is it worth your visit? Let’s find out.
  • Paranormal Salem – 5 Haunted Destinations You MUST Visit Is Salem Mass haunted? Find out yourself! In this video, ToSalem gives you five supposedly haunted destinations you can still visit in the Witch City today!
  • Pyramid Books Salem Pyramid Books Salem is a bit of an odd duck as these sorts of shops go. Beneath its somewhat random flow, there might just be something worth checking out.
  • Vampfangs Vampfangs offers clothes, mementos, incense and, yes, fangs right in downtown Salem Massachusetts. Here’s what you’ll find inside.
  • Wicked Good Books Wicked Good Books   Everything you need to know about Wicked Good Books in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...

Psychics, Readings, & Healing

  • 1692 Salem Courthouse 1692 Salem Courthouse   Everything you need to know about the Salem Courthouse of 1692 in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...
  • 1692 Salem Jail 1692 Salem Jail   Everything you need to know about the Salem Jail of 1692 in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.       Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...
  • Artemisia Botanicals Salem’s widest variety of herbs can be found at Artemisia Botanicals. Here you’ll find all the info on the store’s history, tarot readings, and reviews.
  • Bit Bar Salem Bit Bar Salem is a non-witchy, isolated establishment offering retro arcade fun and a varied drink menu. Is it worth the trip during your Salem visit?
  • Bunghole Liquors Bunghole Liquors   Everything you need to know about Bunghole Liquors in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about Bunghole Liquors.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch ...
  • Burying Point Cemetery
  • Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery   Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery is a Salem Massachusetts attraction that has enjoyed considerable fame in its decade-long operation. This is at least partially due to the museum’s featured attractions: horror movie monsters! If you’ve visited any of Salem’s attractions, you’ll likely feel a breath of fresh air at the change in tone. It’s ...
  • Crow Haven Corner
  • Does the Salem Dispensary Sell to Tourists? Witches aren’t the only thing in Salem, Massachusetts. Marijuana is legal there, but can tourists purchase at a Salem dispensary? Find all the info here!
  • Fidelia Bridges Guest House
  • Gardner-Pingree House Gardner-Pingree House   Everything you need to know about the Gardner-Pingree House in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about the Gardner-Pingree House.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, ...
  • Halloween 2020 – Will It Happen in Salem Massachusetts Will we see a Salem Massachusetts Halloween in 2020? Here’s everything we know thus far about the Haunted Happenings (or lack thereof) celebration.
  • Hawthorne Hotel The Hawthorne Hotel is one of the most storied, haunted places to stay in Salem MA. Find out more about its past, rates, staying in October, and more!
  • How Salem Became Halloween Central – Part One Salem Massachusetts is the place to be for Halloween in the United States. But how did that happened? I begin to answer that in Part One of this series.
  • How Salem Became Halloween Central – Part Three The conclusion to our series on how Salem became Halloween-central! In this Salem Halloween video, we begin in the 1970’s and wind our way to the present.
  • How Salem Became Halloween Central – Part Two It’s the Rise of the Witch City. I examine the pivotal impact the 1970’s had on Halloween in Salem. Were real witches responsible for what Salem is today?
  • Howard Street Cemetery
  • Maria’s Sweet Somethings Maria’s Sweet Somethings   Maria’s Sweet Somethings in Salem Massachusetts is a staple in the tourist landscape of the town. This is owed in large part to its central location and unique, tourist-friendly design.   The Sweets There are two entrances to Maria’s Sweet Somethings. Visitors coming from the adjacent Old Town Hall or nearby Essex Street often use the rear ...
  • Mercy Tavern Mercy Tavern   Everything you need to know about Mercy Tavern in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch of ...
  • Omen Salem Psychic Parlor & Witchcraft Emporium Omen Psychic Parlor is one of many Salem Massachusetts witch shops. Does anything set this one apart? Is it worth your visit? Let’s find out.
  • Paranormal Salem – 5 Haunted Destinations You MUST Visit Is Salem Mass haunted? Find out yourself! In this video, ToSalem gives you five supposedly haunted destinations you can still visit in the Witch City today!
  • Proctor’s Ledge Memorial Proctor’s Ledge Memorial   Everything you need to know about the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial in a minute-long video! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a bunch ...
  • Pyramid Books Salem Pyramid Books Salem is a bit of an odd duck as these sorts of shops go. Beneath its somewhat random flow, there might just be something worth checking out.
  • Salem Ma Restaurants – Halloween 2018 Picks Something that’s been on my mind is: Where am I gonna eat in Salem this Halloween? So here are a few of the Salem Ma restaurants I’m planning on hitting up!
  • Salem Massachusetts – Where Do I Go First? Salem Massachusetts – Where Do I Go First?   Salem Massachusetts is a hot bed of fascinating activity no matter what time of year you visit. There’s so much to do that it can be overwhelming for first time visitors. This is especially true during the Halloween season when 500,000 people pour into a town that’s only ...
  • Salem Regional Visitor Center Salem Regional Visitor Center   Location The Salem Regional Visitor Center is located at 2 New Liberty Street in Salem Massachusetts. Due to its central location, it’s often the first stop for many seasonal tourists. During the Halloween season, there are a whole row of restrooms outside, but much nicer ones are inside the building. The Salem Regional Visitor ...
  • Salem Tarot Card Reading – Where Do I Go? Looking for the perfect place to get your Salem tarot card reading? Take our quiz to find the perfect spot for your witchy good time!
  • Salem Trolley Tour The Salem Trolley Tour is perhaps the best way to see Salem if you’re in a hurry or new to The Witch City. In just one hour, The Salem Trolley Tour visits nearly twenty spots in town. Some notable places guests visit include: The Salem Witch Museum, Salem’s gorgeous Pickering Wharf, The House of the ...
  • Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites is one of the more popular popular places to stay in Salem, especially in October. Is it a good spot for your stay?
  • Salem Wax Museum Salem Wax Museum   The Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers is perhaps the most well-known in town. It owes its notoriety to a few key aspects. Firstly, The Salem Wax Museum was the original wax museum, according to Salem’s own tourist site. The attraction has also maintained its family-run roots in its two-decade long history.   What ...
  • Should You Visit Salem MA | Is Salem Massachusetts Worth Visiting? Salem, Massachusetts is way more than witches and Halloween. Here are the best reasons why you should visit Salem MA, even if you’ve been multiple times.
  • The Clipper Ship Inn
  • The Hotel Salem The Hotel Salem is a boutique 3-star hotel right in the middle of downtown Salem Massachusetts. Does it live up to its glamorous hype? Find out here.
  • The House of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables   Everything you need to know about The House of the Seven Gables in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information about The House of the Seven Gables.       Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything ...
  • The Lobster Shanty The Lobster Shanty   Both Salemites and tourists recognize The Lobster Shanty as a quintessential Salem Massachusetts restaurant. It’s both one of the best and widest reviewed restaurants in the Salem scene. Let’s dive into everything you need to know before making the trip to The Lobster Shanty.     Central Location Definitely a part of what The Lobster Shanty owes ...
  • The Merchant
  • The Real Tituba – Part One Who was Tituba? She’s been presented as the victim, anecdotal player, and trickster of the Salem Witch Trials. But the truth is far more interesting!
  • The Salem Inn If you want a slice of the Witch City, but also want to spend the night in a peaceful and serene location, you definitely have to check out The Salem Inn.
  • The Salem Witch Museum – What’s the Story? The Salem Witch Museum is one of the most famous buildings in the Witch City. Let’s explore the history of this landmark from 1718 all the way to today.
  • The Salem Witch Trials – 5 Insane Theories on Its Causes What actually caused the Salem Witch Trials? We’re going to answer that question with our five-part series on some of the crazier theories our there.
  • The Salem Witch Trials | Bridget Bishop Bridget Bishop has been relegated to the set of familiar names connected to The Salem Witch Trials, but few know her story. Today, I’d like to change that.
  • The Witch House The Witch House is one of the most stark, memorable buildings in Salem. It’s also one of the only remaining structures with a direct connection to The Salem Witch Trials.
  • Top 5 Things to Do in Salem Massachusetts Top 5 Things to Do in Salem Massachusetts   Whether you’ve been to the Witch City or not, this list is sure to set you up with some fantastic attractions, museums, and more to wet your spooky appetite. Believe it or not, Salem isn’t only about witches. This video will expose you to some of those tried and ...
  • Vampfangs Vampfangs offers clothes, mementos, incense and, yes, fangs right in downtown Salem Massachusetts. Here’s what you’ll find inside.
  • What is Alchemy? What is alchemy? Many people are familiar with the concept of turning lead into gold. But that is only really the surface of Alchemy.
  • Wicked Good Books Wicked Good Books   Everything you need to know about Wicked Good Books in a minute and a half! Keep scrolling past the video for a full transcript and much more information.     Welcome to the Salem Spotlight, a series in which I tell you everything you need to know about attractions, restaurants, hotels, witch shops, tours, and a ...
  • Witchcraft in West Virginia The history of witchcraft in West Virginia is fascinating. In this article we explore it from the early days of the state all the way to the modern era.
  • Wylie Inn and Conference Center