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One Day Trip to Salem from Boston

Getting to Salem from Boston by Train:

The quickest and most convenient way to get from Boston to Salem is by taking the commuter rail from North Station. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes and trains run frequently throughout the day. You can purchase tickets at the counter located at North Station or using the MBTA app. A one-way ticket costs only $8, or you can opt for a round trip for just $16.

Once you arrive at Salem Station, you’re just a short walk away from all the historic and cultural attractions the city has to offer.

The food place that we tried in Salem was called Red Sandwich Shop.

The shop is a popular eatery that offers a delicious selection of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. The shop has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for a quick lunch or a casual bite with friends. The menu features a range of classic and creative sandwiches, made with fresh ingredients and served on a variety of breads. The salads are equally fresh and flavorful, and the baked goods, including cookies, pastries, and muffins, are baked daily for a sweet treat. When we went they were only serving breakfast items and who does not love breakfast options at any time of the day! We all enjoyed steak, eggs, and toast. The portions were quite big and gave that southern diner feel.

We also stopped at a bakery and coffee shop called Lulus Bakery and Pantry.

The charming bakery offers a wide selection of baked goods, pantry staples, and specialty food items. The bakery is well-known for its freshly baked breads, pastries, cakes, and other baked goods that are made from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. The aroma of freshly baked bread fills the air as soon as you walk through the door, making it hard to resist grabbing a warm and crusty baguette or a flaky croissant. Therefore, my husband quickly ordered himself a cornbread! In addition to baked goods, Lulus Bakery and Pantry also offers a range of pantry staples, including jams, honey, sauces, and more, as well as specialty food items like handmade pasta and artisan cheeses. With a focus on quality, local ingredients, and traditional baking methods, Lulus Bakery and Pantry is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for fresh and delicious baked goods in Salem. The workers are warm and friendly. They help you making decisions on selections and hot beverages or cold. The pumpkin cheesecake was exceptional along with their hot chocolate. This place is a must visit!

Things to do in Salem:

  • The Witch Trials Memorial: Commemorates the people who were accused and executed during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

  • Salem Witch Museum: A museum that recounts the history of the witch trials, including the events leading up to the trials and the aftermath.

  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site: A collection of historic buildings, wharves, and warehouses that offer a glimpse into Salem's maritime history.

  • The House of the Seven Gables: A historic house that was once the home of a wealthy Salem merchant and is now a museum.

  • The Peabody Essex Museum: One of the oldest and largest museums in the country, featuring an extensive collection of American art and culture.

  • Ye Olde Pepper Company: Salem’s oldest candy shop that dates back to 1806.

  • Waite and Peirce: Known for its wide selection of nautical books, charts, and gifts, as well as its traditional maritime hardware, such as ropes, cleats, and blocks

There are many other things that you can do in Salem, however, we went during Christmas and many of the places were closed. The best time I have heard to visit Salem in during the month of Halloween. The town goes all out dressing up and decorating for the holiday.

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