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Pickering Wharf, Salem

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Salem
The waterfront neighborhood of Pickering Wharf represents a variety of charming stores, cafes, and restaurants. You can search for souvenirs at its antique stores, independent boutiques, galleries, and gift shops before stopping for a drink or bite to eat overlooking the water. Those who don't like to shop can simply enjoy observing the activity of the harbor and its collection of boats. Don't miss an impressive replica of the Friendship Schooner, a 1800s trading ship that is docked here. To visit Pickering Wharf and other attractions in Salem, use our Salem road trip website .
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  • I visited the Wharf while staying in Salem in mid-October, we stayed nearby and walked around the Wharf. The ship was not there (being repaired elsewhere) but the views are nice and there are lots of ...  more »
  • Having come in for the day on a Bus Trip for the very busy Halloween weekend, this was our drop off and pick up point. Nice location to explore, esp close the House of the Seven Gables just down Derby...  more »
  • We walked around here while exploring Salem. It is in the middle of the seaport area. Very easy to access and close to places to eat, shop and explore.  more »

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Where to stay in Salem

There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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