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Salem Travel Guide

When anyone mentions the city of Salem, the first thing that springs to mind is generlaly the Salem Witch Trials. Of course, this historic place in Massachusetts is mysterious and this is why it attracts over one million tourists every year. Yet, there is more than just ghost and witch tours in Salem. In fact, this coastal city is the birthplace of the National Guard and has a rich maritime heritage that it is waiting to share with visitors.

Things to Do in Salem

One of the top things to do is visit the Salem Witch Museum, which tells the story of the witch trails in 1692 and the Witch Dungeon Museum even has a witch trial re-enactment for you to experience history. The House of the Seven Gables is a historic home that has become famous because of the Gothic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This house was his inspiration and now it is a museum where you can wander around one of the oldest wood mansions from the 17th century. To learn more about Salem’s maritime history, the Peabody Essex Museum showcases art, as well as the largest collection of Asian export art in the world.

Best Places to Stay in Salem

To be in the heart of Salem, you can choose one of the inns or hotels that are located downtown. This will allow you to enjoy the atmosphere of this historic town and accommodation is comfortable for your stay.

Best Time to Visit Salem

One of the best times to visit Salem in all of its glory is during October and over Halloween. In honour of this frightful time of year, there is lots of fun at the Haunted Happenings Festival and special witch tours and events. The Salem Arts Festival is also held in June every year, celebrating art and culture, while the Maritime Festival is enjoyed during the month of August.

Price and Availability in Salem

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Salem tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Salem tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Salem is in September, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Salem is in the high season in July. Salem has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Salem

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Salem. The hottest month in Salem is May, when temperatures peak at 100 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 24 ˚F. The wettest month in Salem is December with 7.95 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.35 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Salem

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of the best providers - Airbnb, Agoda, Priceline and many more. AllTheRooms has 316 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Salem, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Salem is only $10 a night. The average price of an accommodation is $337 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Salem can pick from 146 places to stay that include WiFi. 60 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 8 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Salem by car, be sure to choose from 155 accommodations that provide parking. 8 vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 42 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

179 of our accommodations in Salem have been reviewed and rated. 48% are rated great. 97 accommodations allow instant booking.

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