Salem’s Best Self-Guided Tour
Salem’s Best Pizza
Salem’s Best Asian Food
Salem’s Best Sushi
Salem’s Best Nachos
Sea Level Oyster Bar | 94 Wharf Street, Salem, MA, 01970 | 978-741-0555 | www.sealeveloysterbar.com
The Derby Restaurant | 189 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970 | 978-740-2337 | www.thederbysalem.com
Salem’s Best Brunch
Ledger Restaurant & Bar | 125 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970 | 978-594-1908 | www.ledgersalem.com
A meal that everyone loves is Brunch. It’s a wonderful creation that is early enough to enjoy delicious egg dishes or waffles while late enough in the day to indulge in an adult beverage, guilt-free. Salem has many tasty brunch spots however; I have narrowed it down to my top two. The first being Ledger Restaurant & Bar, a former 1818 bank transformed into a unique downtown Salem hot spot. Their menus are unique, seasonal, and fantastic and their brunch is no different. Their brunch cocktails are a perfect introduction to a memorable meal. Filled with a combination of breakfast and lunch options, there is something for everyone. Their Eggs Benedict is served on a giant English muffin, doused in hollandaise sauce and is sure to keep you full all day. If you’re not much of a breakfast food person, their classic Ledger Burger is a must-try. Served with a secret house sauce and homemade crispy potatoes, this is the best burger I have experienced in Salem, thus far.
Red's Sandwich Shop | 15 Central Street, Salem, MA, 01970 | 978-745-3527 | www.redssandwichshop.com
Salem’s Best Seafood
Salem’s Best Vegan/Vegetarian
Salem’s Best Psychic Reading
If you need a break from food and want to get the true Salem experience, head across the street from Life Alive for a psychic reading at Hex: Old World Witchery. This was one of my first Salem activities when visiting the area and was one I’ll never forget. Whether you’re a believer or not, it’s worth exploring.
Salem’s Best Beer selection
Salem’s Best Pasta
Antique Table | 26 Congress Street, Salem, MA, 01970 | 978-594-1538 | www.antiquetablerestaurants.com
Salem’s Best Cocktails
Salem’s Best Cheese
The Cheese Shop of Salem | 45 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA, 01970 | 978-498-4820 | www.thecheeseshopofsalem.com
Salem’s Best Picnic Spot
Winter Island Park | 50 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA, 01970 |
978-745-9430 | www.salem.com/winter-island-park
While at The Cheese Shop, grab your favorite bottle of wine, cheese and crackers, and head to Winter Island Park for a picnic. Winter Island is a versatile place, popular year-round, regardless of the season. The summer months can be spent at Waikiki Beach or launching your paddleboard from the main beach. The lighthouse makes for a scenic backdrop for any activity and the sunset skies will not disappoint.
Salem’s Best Photo Op
Hocus Pocus House | 4 Ocean Avenue, Salem, MA, 01970
Although Salem isn’t all about witches and costumes, it is an extremely fun and cultural city to experience, especially during the month of October. Simply walking the streets and admiring the extravagant costumes makes the trip worthwhile. If you’re visiting, don’t forget to dress up and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
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