- Our list of the best things to do in Salem, Massachusetts, features the top 756 nearby activities — including 348 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Salem, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Salem, MA , followed by 726 popular activities in nearby cities, including Boston, Lowell, Cambridge, Gloucester, Brookline, Somerville, Beverly, Concord, Watertown, Lynn, Newburyport, Newton, Hingham, Waltham, Lexington, Marblehead, Rockport, Danvers, Ipswich, Haverhill, Medford, North Andover, Arlington, Quincy, Scituate, Hull, Amesbury, Saugus, Dedham, Malden, Milton, Braintree, Methuen, Lincoln, Woburn, Needham, Andover, Lawrence, Revere, Billerica, Burlington, Peabody, Chelsea, Wellesley, Everett, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Melrose, Weymouth, Essex, Seabrook, Chatham, Salem and Dracut
64% 202 votes
150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA 1420 MoreLess Info
Situated in the extensive lodge complex, the Great Wolf Lodge - Water Park has family fun water rides and attractions for any level of swimmer. Popular activities include a multi-level interactive splash treehouse, a six-story drop funnel, and a group raft tunnel waterslide.
94% 64 votes
Province Lands Road and Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA MoreLess Info
Enjoy views of the Provincetown shore while getting some exercise with a walk along Provincetown Causeway. This roughly one-mile stretch begins near a park that commemorates the Pilgrim's first landing, and trekkers are better able to see lighthouses not reachable by car.
98% 205 votes
Blackstone River State Park, Cumberland, RI MoreLess Info
Currently stretching over 10 miles, the Blackstone River Bikeway, is slated to extend a total of 48 miles from Rhode Island to Massachusetts. The flat, paved trail is perfect for biking, jogging, or blading while watching the birds and wildlife along the river.
The Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, Rhode Island features music, dance and folk arts entertainment for Cumberland and the nearby surrounding area. The community performing arts center regularly features musical concerts and children's theatre.
40 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01609 MoreLess Info
As the former home of a wealthy 18th century family, Salisbury Mansion offers visitors a historic building with classic Georgian architecture. Visitors can join a group tour of the home and learn about the life of the Salisbury family.
96% 25 votes
185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 MoreLess Info
Over three million items are on 20 miles of shelves at American Antiquarian society, including books, newspapers, sheet music and more. Notably, the library holds the largest collection of printed materials through 1876. Free public tours are offered every Wednesday afternoon.
Local history is on display at Worcester Historical Museum. Among the notable collections of artifacts, paintings and sculptures is weaponry from the colonial era through World War II. Ages 18 and under receive free admission.