February School Vacation Week in Salem, Massachusetts

February Vacation is a Perfect Time to Visit Salem! Spend a day downtown exploring our museums and attractions, or make your trip into an overnight stay with a special offer for the whole family. Here are a few ideas for how to spend a day or an overnight in Salem this month:

Vacation Week Activities

Constructing History at the Gables

School Vacation Week Salem, MA

Join us for February School Vacation week with a tour of The House of the Seven Gables and our special hands-on history program. Explore how houses were built in the past and experiment with different construction techniques using popular building toys. This fun event is included with regular admission to The House of the Seven Gables and is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., February 16-24, 2019. For prices and information, visit 7Gables.org

Interconnected: School Vacation Week at PEM

School Vacation Week Salem, MA

Come join the Peabody Essex Museum for a week of exploration into our relationship with nature and discover new ways to become a steward of the earth. Runs February 18-22, 2019. For more information on the special happenings for each day, please visit pem.org/whats-on.

Junior Ranger Activities at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

School Vacation Week Salem, MA

Pick up your Junior Ranger booklet at Waite and Peirce, our park store (193 Derby St.). Explore Salem Maritime National Historic Site using your Junior Ranger booklet! The program contains questions and activities with the guidance of two helpful Junior Rangers, Basil and Shelly. Return your Junior Ranger booklet to Waite and Peirce and tell our staff what you’ve learned. Learn more at NPS.gov/SaMa.

Photo Shoots at Witch Pix

School Vacation Week Salem, MA

Be the star of your own photo shoot with handmade costumes and backdrops at Witch Pix! Show your student ID during School Vacation Week to receive an additional free 5×7 photo with any package! Walk ins welcome, appointments encouraged. Learn more and book online here.

Kid-Friendly Dining


School Vacation Week Salem, MA

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Find kid-friendly dining throughout downtown Salem, with something for every member of the family! Find pizza at Flying Saucer Pizza Company and Essex’s NY Pizza & Deli, or spend some time after lunch playing classic video games at Bit Bar. Check the list below for more family-friendly dining ideas, or view a complete list of Salem’s restaurants here.

Make it an Overnight

School Vacation Week Salem, MA

Make your trip into an overnight stay with accommodations right in downtown Salem! Stay at the Salem Inn, which features family suites complete with kitchenettes, or the Salem Waterfront Hotel which includes an onsite restaurant at the Regatta Pub and an indoor swimming pool. View a complete list of Salem’s accommodations here, and check out special offers below.

Special Offers from Salem Accommodations

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