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Pickering Wharf, Salem

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Marina Pier / Boardwalk
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. Plan to see Pickering Wharf and other attractions that appeal to you using our Salem itinerary maker.
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  • Salem has lots to do but also head to the water. The history and sites are plentyful. The area is beautiful to see and walking is easy. We stopped for a picnic and it was great. After walking all day ...  more »
  • Easy spot to get to, lots of room, take the dogs, head all the way to the end of the pier for a breeze.  more »
  • We walked around the area. There are a bunch of shops and a few restaurants. The hours were strange. We arrived at 11 a.m. on a Wednesday in the summer and most of the shops and restaurants were close...  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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