With summer officially here and beach weather upon us, spending the day by the water is ideal. In Salem, you can shop, dine and stay right by the water and still be close to everything else Salem has to offer you. With amazing views, great food and shopping, what more could you ask for?
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites is an award winning hotel located right by the water. Enjoy dining at the Regatta Pub, the indoor pool and exercise room and be within walking distance of Salem’s historic attractions.
If you favor staying at a bed & breakfast, but still want to stay right by the water, Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast has you covered. Just steps from Salem Harbor and the House of the Seven Gables, this b&b offers private bathrooms, breakfast and a roof deck with ocean views to make your stay memorable.
Pickering Wharf offers up 20 unique shops and 6 fabulous restaurants with the ocean as its neighbor. Take a stroll through the wharf and shop, dine and unwind for a fantastic time. On the first Friday of each month, there are exclusive specials and treats making a great way to spend your day.
Right beside Pickering Wharf is the Salem Maritime National Historic Site where you can tour the tall ship Friendship of Salem, the U.S. Custom House or The Narbonne and the Derby Houses. For self-guided tours, an audio tour and map is available to tour Salem’s historic waterfront at your own leisure.
Visit the seaside gardens at The House of the Seven Gables for a spectacular view of the water while surrounding yourself in an enchanting garden. While you’re there be sure to not only take the tour, but to visit the other houses, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace and the gift shop.
Winter Island is the former site of Air Station Salem Coast Guard Base. This historic area offers various attractions from camping, picnic areas, Fort Pickering Lighthouse, Salem Harbor and a public beach. Perfect for spending the day right at the water.
Salem Willows is a terrific spot to kick back and have fun by the water, especially with kids. With an arcade, public beach, a public pier and salt water taffy, popcorn and pizza, the Willows offers a historic and fun for all ages spot to enjoy the water.
With live music on the weekends and amazing views of the water, The Black Lobster is serving up a modern twist fresh seafood menu with an ocean view patio deck.
Salem’s waterfront also offers cruises and more events on the water. For more places and activities to explore in Salem, visit Salem.org.