Things To Do In Salem

17th Century Salem Experience for 2 or Up To 5 at The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House (Up to 51% Off)

The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House

Salem

$28.50 $15

Home that housed the Corwin family, who were heavily involved in the Salem Witch Trials; Pioneer Village recreates colonial life

One- or Three-Month Membership at Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem (Up to 54% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem

Downtown Salem

$50 $25

Burn fat, tone muscle and vanquish stress with unlimited Zumba and yoga classes

5 or 10 Yoga, TRX, Spin, and Fitness Classes at Yoga Sakti (Up to 53% Off)

Yoga Sakti

Salem Neck

$130 $65

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Instructors lead a variety of fitness classes, which range from restorative yoga to sessions that combine TRX and spinning

30 Days of Unlimited Gym Access from DiHard Fitness (45% Off)

Dihard Fitness

Salem

$75 $41

Spin, box, TRX, barbell, and sandbags all in the same hour; fun, fast-paced classes that cover head to toe

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Kenpo Karate Classes with Uniform at D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio (64% Off)

D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio

South Peabody

$80 $29

Donning uniforms, students gather around a second-degree black belt to learn Kenpo karate, a discipline that emphasizes quick movements

$20 for Five Pop-In Playtimes at Pump It Up ($40 Value)

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

$40 $20

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

Personalized Diet Plan, Weight-Gain Plan, or Six-Point Body-Fat Test at Gym Warriors (Up to 74% Off)

Gym Warriors

Peabody Town Center

$380 $99

Powerlifting experts and personal trainers analyze body fat or design personalized weight plans for clients of all fitness levels

One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes for a Kid or Adult at K.I.C.K. Karate (Up to 84% Off)

K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

$150 $28

Instructor with 20+ years experience teaches students of all ages the basics of martial arts, such as discipline and health benefits

10 or 15 Fitness Classes with a Lifestyle Evaluation at Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness

Beverly

$175 $55

Certified instructors teach classes ranging from Pilates, barre, and P90X to bootcamp

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Boot Camp with Kelly (45% Off)

Boot Camp With Kelly

Danvers

$110 $61

Lead a healthier lifestyle; come join us early mornings or evenings for a great workout

10 or 15 Fitness Classes or Club Passes at Beverly Athletic Club (Up to 75% Off)

Beverly Athletic Club

Beverly

$200 $55

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Family-friendly fitness center hosts group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, mat Pilates, Bodypump, and RPM indoor cycling

Yoga and Pilates Classes at North Shore Yoga (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

North Shore Yoga

Beverly

$85 $29

Prenatal or postpartum yoga helps build mother-child bond; 10 styles of yoga & Pilates classes help improve strength, flexibility & balance

Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

$50 $25

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

Five Karate Classes or One or Three Months of Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

Basic Firearm-Safety Training with Certification at MAGPRO Inc (Up to 55% Off)

MAGPRO Inc

Multiple Locations

$95 $45

Four-hour class includes firearm-handling exercises, complete review of state and federal firearm laws, and a Massachusetts certification

Night or Day Outing for Four at Marini Farm Corn Maze (50% Off)

Marini Farm Corn Maze

Ipswich

$43.80 $22

This year, the 10-acre working-cornfield theme is Spookley the Square Pumpkin; come during daytime or bring flashlights for evening visits

VIP Combo Package with Optional Zombie Paintball Package for Two to Hysteria at Connors Farm (50% Off)

Hysteria

Danvers

$89.98 $44.99

Survive demented farmers, twisted clowns, and the dark turns of a corn maze; fire paintballs at zombies while riding in the back of a truck

$175 for Three Lessons with PGA Member for One or Two at Parformance Golf ($400 Value)

Parformance Golf

Danvers

$400 $175

PGA member Tim Kilcoyne can teach one or two students how to find their swing

Twilight or Full-Day Visit with Arcade Gaming at CoCo Key Water Park (Up to 50% Off)

CoCo Key Water Park

Danvers

$40 $19.99

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Slides, a lazy river, and an arcade for kids fill a 65,000-sq.-ft. indoor water park; indoor/outdoor whirlpools for adults

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Connection (Up to 62% Off)

The Music Connection

Danvers

$60 $29

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

$40 for $90 Groupon — Fenix BJJ Danvers

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danvers

$90 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

$36 $18

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

5 or 10 Drop-In Visits at Mall Tots at Play (Up to 55% Off)

Mall Tots at Play

Liberty Tree Mall

$50 $25

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20,000 square foot indoor playground is dedicated to kids 6 and under and features bounce houses, slides, and crawl tunnels

One-Month Membership with Eight or Unlimited Group Classes at North Shore Performance Training (Up to 75% Off)

North Shore Performance Training

Danvers

$190 $49

Train like an athlete by using TRX equipment, kettlebells, and free weights with guidance from professional coaches

$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

$99 $54

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

Bowling, Billiards, and Bocce Ball at Kings Lynnfield (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

$40 $19.99

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Fun center offers 16 lanes, two pool tables, bocce court, and shuffleboard table amongst 50 HDTVs, two bars, and a restaurant

VIP Visit for Two to Spookyworld's Nightmare New England at Mel's Funway Park (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Spookyworld

Litchfield NH

$79.98 $48

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Five outdoor haunted attractions plus live entertainment, a DJ, carnival concessions and more on the banks of the Merrimack River

One, Three, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at ConFITence (Up to 59% Off)

ConFITence

Lynnfield

$70 $29

Personal trainers motivate their clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle, and give them the guidance they need to maintain those results

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

$220 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Martial Arts Classes at Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

$125 $20

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

$234 $29

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Fitness Together Melrose (Up to 57% Off)

Fitness Together Melrose

Melrose

$75 $35

Work to build strength and endurance in small groups, allowing you to receive more customized attention from a skilled trainer

10 or 15 Cross Training Classes at Strength Discovery (Up to 69% Off)

Strength Discovery

Revere

$150 $69

Small group training classes at a studio focus on devising personal workout plans based around each individual's unique physical needs

One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Greater Boston Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Revere CrossFit (50% Off)

Revere Crossfit

Revere

$219 $110

From the merchant: At Revere CrossFit you will not find any machine; instead you will find kettlebells, barbells, and medicine balls.

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Fit Revolution (Up to 70% Off)

Fit Revolution

North Reading

$70 $29

Burn calories during Body Pump, Cardio Sport, and other aerobic workouts, or adjust bike tension in cycling sessions

American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$58 for One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy ($159 Value)

Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 64% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

$45 $19

Large, indoor playground erupts with laughter as children bounce, scramble through an obstacle course, and race on scooters

Yoga or Tai Chi at Tai Chi Wellness Center (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Tai Chi Wellness Center

North Reading

$70 $25

Learn balance control, body relaxation, body coordination, and mind calming during yoga and tai-chi classes

$52 for $95 Worth of Fitness Classes at IMPACT Boston

IMPACT Boston

Malden

$95 $52

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $29

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

Four Ballroom or Latin-Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio (68% Off)

Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Fundamentals Course with One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit RBP (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

$209 $99

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

Five Yoga Classes at Chelsea Yoga (50% Off)

Chelsea Yoga

Chelsea

$50 $25

Introductory-level yoga classes help beginners and new students start their practice

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 63% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $77

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

Firearms-Safety Course for One or Two at Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training (50% Off)

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, Step, Muscle, or Aerobics Classes at Winchester Aerobics (Up to 60% Off)

Winchester Aerobics

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Exercisers can get in shape with choice of group fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, or aerobics

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

Firearms-Certification Class with Simulator Session for One or Two at Massachusetts Gun Safety (Up to 53% Off)

Massachusetts Gun Safety

Multiple Locations

$95 $47

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Expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport, and a shooting simulator allows students to practice

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

10 Kids' Martial-Arts Classes or Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at New England Small Circle JuJitsu (Up to 83% Off)

New England Small Circle JuJitsu

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

$75 for $150 Toward 10 Boot Camp Training Classes at Gridiron Training LLC.

Gridiron Training

Woburn

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes from Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

6 or 10 Fitness Classes at FT Extreme Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

FT Extreme Fitness

Woburn

$120 $39

Work up a sweat in intense fitness classes at a martial-arts school in business since 1982, headed by a certified personal trainer.

Beer-, Wine-, and Cheese-Making Products or Beer-Making Kit and More for One at Beer & Wine Hobby (50% Off)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Woburn

$178.90 $89

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Craft a home brew with beer-making equipment and an ingredient kit, learn how in a brewing class, use a voucher for any product in the shop

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

$99 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lando ($209 Value)

CrossFit Lando

Woburn

$209 $99

Trainers design a new workout each day based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness

Basic Firearms Training or a Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two at Down Range Firearms Training (Up to 66% Off)

Down Range Firearms Training

Downtown Woburn

$100 $39

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Via classroom and simulator time, certified instructors train students and satisfy the application requirements for a concealed-carry permit

1-Month Membership or 6-Week Intro Fencing Class at Moe Wen Fencing Club (Up to 62% Off). Five Options Available.

Moe Wen Fencing Club

Winter Hill

$130 $65

Instructors teach students of all ages basic blade work, footwork, and tactical skills with a saber or foil

ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

Learn to Snorkel, Intro to Scuba, Scuba Skills Update, or Scuba Refresher Class at United Divers (Up to 51% Off)

United Divers

East Somerville

$75 $38

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Learn to snorkel or scuba dive during three-hour course or brush up on scuba skills during three- or six-hour class

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

Rock-Climbing Packages at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Ward Two

$83 $29

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Climbers become acquainted with techniques and safety procedures to effectively scale gym's walls; day passes include full access and gear

Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (50% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

$250 $125

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

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In 1799, Salem’s weathered seafarers founded the East India Marine Society and began to assemble “natural and artificial curiosities” brought back from their journeys to Asia, Africa, and other distant lands. Over the following centuries, the collection grew, and while it did, the Society evolved through various shapes until it became the Peabody Essex Museum. Today, more than 1.8 million of these works invite visitors to explore the world in a facility that underwent a $200 million transformation in 2003.

The majority of works now rest in a Moshe Safdie–designed glass-and-brick building, focused around a sunny atrium whose various architectural silhouettes echo local forms. This new building joins the East India Marine Hall, built by the seafarers’ society in 1825 and dedicated in a ceremony attended by President John Adams. Today, that National Historic Landmark hosts society-member portraits and a number of the hall’s original objects; in other galleries, paintings and sculptures by Japanese, Indian, and Chinese artists hang on the walls or perch in glass cases like pies with personal-space issues. Guests can also tour Yin Yu Tang, the only complete Qing Dynasty house outside of China and a 200-year-old structure with intricate carvings.

In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum will add exciting new displays to its rotating special exhibitions, from Faberge treasures to impressionistic masterpieces from the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Manet, as well as modern African-American art and contemporary art from India. After marveling at the skill and diversity of the artwork, visitors can drop by the Atrium Café or the Garden Restaurant for a bite to eat.

East India Square, 161 Essex St
Salem,
MA
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Captain William Webb bellowed to his crewmen, "Ready cannons, bring her to starboard!" as they rounded on the English ship Concord. He wasn't born a soldier, but the English had press-ganged some of his closest friends into slavery on their warships, stolen his family's livelihood, and set his home of Salem, Massachusetts, on the path to financial ruin. Like many other merchants, fishermen, and ship owners, Webb and his crew outfitted whatever boats they could find to fight the English during the War of 1812, and the 70-foot Fame was no exception. The original Fame went on 11 more journeys before being wrecked in 1814 and now lives on as a luxurious home for the retired actors of The Little Mermaid.

The Fame seen around Salem today is a direct replica of that heroic ship, built exactly as the original was in the early 19th century. Passengers on the ship's daily public sails relive the experience of navigating the Atlantic in an traditional, wooden, gaff-rigged schooner. The boat also plays host to weeklong camps, during which kids learn how to sail, tie essential knots, and read charts and maps before camping out for an evening of dumping tea in the ocean.

Pickering Wharf Marina
Salem,
MA
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One might leave Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, which was named this year's best new restaurant north of Boston by Boston Magazine, with some sense of the broad scope of Mexican cuisine, geography, and culture. That epiphany might come from the selection of 180 tequilas, which slip down in shots, release bell peals of clicking ice in glasses, or blend with lime in thick margaritas rimmed with salt. The tantalizing menu also parades traditional Mexican ingredients, though they are tangled into surprising configurations.

Red chandeliers glow, bringing to life the colors of chipotle peppers on plates at plush black booth seating, all beneath red wallpaper. In the tequila lounge, ample couches create a circle around red, candlelit tables for resting a glass of sangria or a mojito muddled with strawberries or cucumber. A row of inset shadowboxes displays the colorful lucha libre masks typically used in overblown battles and attempts to go out in public without being recognized as Kevin Bacon.

94 Lafayette St
Salem,
MA
US

Jocelyn’s Restaurant's menus offer up healthy, reverently crafted Lebanese and American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Playful palates can begin a meal with bouncing kibbee balls, volleying seasoned ground beef, crushed wheat, and pine nuts and spiking hunger in the face ($8). Sea-sourced entrees include baked haddock topped with tahini, cilantro, garlic, and pine nuts ($18) and grilled shrimp skewers transfixing six jumbo shrimp with garlic-paprika spice ($21). Jocelyn's falafel plate satisfies stomachs with creamy ground chickpeas, seasoned and fried fava beans with tahini sauce, and promises of meat-free dreams ($15). The mixed mediterranean grill compiles one beef skewer, one chicken skewer, and two kafta skewers—a kebab comprising a mixture of lean ground beef and lamb—nicely charred over an open flame ($24).

355 S Broadway
Salem,
NH
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Recipients of Northshore magazine’s 2010 Best of North Shore award for Best Movie Theater, CinemaSalem fills four screens with first-run, art, and documentary films. Evening flicks after 6 p.m. offer stargazing opportunities for adults ($9.50) and kids ($7.50); 3-D films levy an additional $2 to compensate the hardworking technician who throws props and actors at the audience. Take in a morning movie before 12:30 p.m. ($6), or escape incessant summer sun by ducking into a matinee ($8 for adults, $7.50 for children). While you watch, crunch popcorn or traipse to the café for movie-minded concoctions such as the Vanilla Sky, a froth of espresso, vanilla, and clouds of foam ($3.50–$4), or the Holy Grail ($4.50), a peanut-butter-and-banana milkshake.

1 E India Square Mall
Salem,
MA
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Rockafellas delights diners by dishing up a menu of fresh steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizzas in a casual, historic setting. Stop by for lunch to try a fresh lobster roll ($17) or a Missing Staircase, a shredded-chicken panini named for the building's grand foyer staircase ($8), which was demolished after the simultaneous invention of fireman's poles and jetpacks. Evening eaters can placate their palates with entrees such as the 12-ounce, brown-sugar-smothered grilled harvest pork chop, which comes plated with cranberry chutney ($21), or the fresh crab-stuffed haddock, served buttered and lightly seasoned ($17).

231 Essex St
Salem,
MA
US

Salem Scene