Shopping/Dining/Arts & Culture

While Salem boasts of a wealth of museums, historic sites, tours, attractions, festivals and events that can be discovered at Destination Salem, the city is also home to a wide variety of restaurants and retailers, as well as a lively artist community.

Dining includes outdoor cafes, ethnic eateries and fine dining establishments. For more information about dining, visit Destination Salem Food & Drink and  Salem Chamber of Commerce Restaurants, Food & Beverages

For shoppers, there are malls and department stores, an open market, a waterfront village, as well as a downtown retail district. For more information about shopping, visit Destination Salem Shopping and  Salem Chamber of Commerce Shopping & Specialty Retail.

For those seeking art and culture, please visit our Arts & Culture page, which will provide a glimpse into the diverse and vibrant community of Salem. World famous collections are displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum and you can learn about the extraordinary people and amazing stories behind Salem at the Salem Museum. The work of local artisans can be found displayed in many unique downtown shops, including Artists' Row. Additionally, art markets, workshops, shows, private events, and more take place throughout the year at historical Old Town HallCinemaSalem and the Salem State Center for the Arts provide entertainment and learning opportunities to residents and visitors alike.  There is also The Salem Arts Association, Inc., a volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization that seeks to bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem. Visitors can also experience art by walking through the PUNTO Urban Art Museum, located just outside of the downtown area.