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hidden cities • 2 days, 1 night

Dark Arts, Modern Visions: A Self-Led Exploration of Salem

Salem, Massachusetts
hidden cities • 2 days, 1 night

Dark Arts, Modern Visions: A Self-Led Exploration of Salem

Salem, Massachusetts
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  • Group Size 6 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Easy
  • Travel Style
    Communities Up Close
from $365 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

Experience two days of tricks and treats as you wind your way through the fabled streets and contemporary emporiums of “witch city.” While Salem is still strongly associated with an American historical horror, this self-guided itinerary will bypass some of the cobwebby witch kitsch, focusing instead on the modern spirit of the city, along with the creatives shaping it. Your explorations will be well-rewarded; you’ll have the chance to go on a trick-or-treat-style hunt for surprises from some of Salem’s most enchanting purveyors. And while you’ll be navigating your own journey, we’ll take care of the logistics and serve up recommendations to ensure your time in Salem is full of unusual experiences, extraordinary people, and otherworldly encounters.

Highlights
  • Locally made, one-of-a-kind "treats"
  • Visits to unusual museums
  • Afternoon sail around the city
  • Self-led, independent, local travel
  • Curated itinerary and recommendations

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Pricing

The cost of this trip is $365 per person, based on a minimum of two participants.

Itinerary

If there’s something in the area of particular interest to you, let us know—we’d love to tailor the experience however possible. Please keep in mind that such arrangements will be subject to additional cost and availability.

As local businesses will be responding to evolving health and safety protocol, plans can be subject to change, sometimes without advance notice.

Arrival/Departure

We recommend you arrive in Salem on Friday evening or by Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. to make the most of your weekend. Your self-guided itinerary concludes in the evening on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day and being on their feet for extended periods of time. Travelers should also be comfortable being in a boat and on water for the afternoon sail on Sunday.

Included
  • Souvenirs from select Salem businesses.
  • Breakfast on your second day.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events listed in your itinerary.
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue.
Excluded
  • Accommodations.
  • Transportation to and around Salem.
  • All meals and drinks outside of Sunday's breakfast.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
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Trip FAQ

Atlas Obscura’s self-led trips offer private groups of independent travelers the opportunity to benefit from Atlas Obscura's unique approach to travel, robust network of extraordinary people and places, meticulous planning, and sense of adventure and wonder. You’re your own guide for much of adventure, using Atlas Obscura's pre-planned itinerary to find your way. You’ll be responsible for most of your own meals as well as your own accommodations, though Atlas Obscura will make recommendations that are subject to availability. Our team will arrange several special activities for your trip, and provide additional recommendations highlighting our favorite spots around the city so that you can explore whatever sparks your curiosity.

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