You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Salem without its masks

Night and day, city offers sights, scenes, arts, history, and food

SALEM — You won’t need long to discover why people on the North Shore relish this city year-round (not just in October). In one weekend my family and I ate well, shopped, enjoyed frighteningly good coffee, and browsed great art. Our 5-year-old’s obsession with trains meant we could have turned back for home after our short trip up on the commuter rail, but even he enjoyed much of what Old Salem has to offer. Whether you go by train or car, be sure to get a room downtown. A number of self-guided walking tours are available for downloading at

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week