Explore Boston

Boston, an 18-mile drive from Salem or a 30-minute train ride, is the perfect day-trip destination! Boston is one of the most walkable cities in the country, so we recommend that you park your car or take the train to explore all that this charming city has to offer, including following the Freedom Trail, taking the family on a whale watching tour or visiting the New England Aquarium. End the day with a game at the icon Fenway Park and see the "Green Monster" in person.

Freedom trail

  • Explore America’s revolutionary and colonial history right in the heart of Boston
  • The trail stretches 2.5 miles and encompasses 16 historic sites
  • Paid, guided tours are also available

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Whale watching

  • New England Aquariums’ 3-hour whale watching tour.
  • Explore Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a feeding grounds for whales, dolphins and more.
  • Frequently sighted: humpbacks, finbacks and pilot whales.

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Fenway Park

  • Watch our beloved Red Sox play a home game
  • Year-round tours of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” are available

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Drive up the North Shore

The birthplace of the American Navy and picturesque Marblehead are only a stone throw’s away from Salem. Drive along the North Shore of Massachusetts and enjoy antiquing, picturesque waters, beautiful lighthouses and delicious seafood eats.

Explore salem

Salem, renowned for the Witch Hysteria of 1692, is a wonderful old city rich in history and American architecture. A visit to Salem can include museum exploration, historic house tours, fine dining, harbor cruises and unique shopping.

Halloween in Salem

There’s nothing quite like Salem in October. From the first of the month through Halloween, the city is full of costumes and special events. Whether you’re coming to have your cards read, visit the memorial for the witch trial victims, take a walking tour or visit a haunted house, there’s something for everyone during Halloween in Salem.