Activities in South Peabody

Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

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

Boston TV- and Movie-Site Tour for One, Two, Three, or Four from On Location Tours (49% Off)

On Location Tours

Boston Common

$41 $21

Explore Boston's neighborhoods on tours that point out filming locations of famous films and TV shows such as Ted and American Hustle

$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

$15 for a Haunted Ghost Ship Cruise on Friday, October 31, from HalloweenCruises.com ($30 Value)

HalloweenCruises.com

Downtown

$30 $15

Guests dance to DJ'd music on Halloween party cruise that searches out phantoms in Boston Harbor

$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

Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Skee-Ball, Shuffleboard, and More at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from CityView Trolley Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

Sunset Harbor Cruise for Two from Boston Green Cruises (Up to 50% Off). Morning and Afternoon Also Available.

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

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

Grave Undertakings Walking Tour for Two or Four from Boston By Foot (50% Off)

Boston By Foot

King's Chapel Cemetery

$30 $15

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Narrated tours trek through three of the city's burying grounds to explain the death customs and symbolism of Puritan New England

Scary Stories Walking Tour for Two or Four at Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

Downtown Salem

$60 $36

The PG-13 Scary Stories of Salem walking tour terrifies participants with ghostly tales of evil spirits and otherworldly creatures

Two 60-Minute Open Jumps or Admission to Saturday Night SkyJam at Sky Zone Boston (Up to 40% Off) 

Sky Zone Boston

Boston

$30 $18

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Wall-to-wall trampolines and foam pits send visitors soaring through the air; Saturday night SkyJams include jump time and pizza

Upper Deck Trolley Tours for Adults or Children from Boston Super Tours (Up to 27% Off)

Boston Super Tours

Redeem Online: Departure for Super Duck Tours Only

$29.52 $22

Hop on and off a trolley tour that stops at Boston's most iconic landmarks

Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

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

$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

Boston Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Boston Haunts

Irish Famine Memorial

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of downtown Boston, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

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

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

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

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

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

One- or Two-Hour Historic Harbor Boat Tour for Up to Six from Captain Mike's Boston Coastal (Up to 55% Off)

Captain Mike's Boston Coastal Yacht Charters

Boston Harbor Hotel

$250 $125

Captain Mike takes sightseers on a one- or two-hour ride along Boston's scenic skyline on a comfortable, fully-equipped 30-foot sailboat

Private or Group Lessons from Jim Fenner Golf Professional (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available. 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corn-Maze Adventure for 2, 4, or 10 with a Free Hayride at Schartner Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Schartner Farms

Schartner Farm LLC

$20 $10

After solving the corn maze, visitors can have a picnic or tour the countryside on a complimentary hayride

$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

$55 for a Artisan Cheese-Making Class for Two with a Take-Home Cheese Kit at Beer & Wine Hobby ($109.99 Value)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Beer and Wine Hobby

$109.99 $55

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Instructors demonstrate how to make homemade mozzarella from whole milk and other fresh ingredients in 30 minutes; includes take-home kit

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

Visit for Two or Four to Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Up to 50% Off)

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

$24 $12

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Visitors explore a 132-acre indoor and outdoor live museum, gazing at colorful flowers and plants

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

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

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

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

$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

Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 8 to Boston Bridal Bash from Boston Event Guide on Sunday, November 2 (Up to 67% Off)

Boston Event Guide

Sheraton Boston Hotel

$30 $15

Meet the best of Boston's wedding-planning experts at the Sheraton Boston Hotel; entry includes a chance to win prizes valued at $7,500+

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.

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

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

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

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

The Dan Band at Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, September 20, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Dan Band

Wilbur Theatre

$27 $13.50

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All-male band that has appeared in films such as Old School belts out covers of women-sung songs such as "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

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

"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

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

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

$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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Annual Costume Crawl for Two or Four on Saturday, October 25, from Beantown Pub Crawls (50% Off)

Beantown Pub Crawls

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Donning a Halloween costume, crawlers visit 15+ bars and restaurants to receive drink and food specials and prizes

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Life In Synergy (Up to 50% Off)

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

$100 $60

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Customized workouts and personal training help clients work toward health goals via low-impact workourts and honing in on problem areas

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

Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference at Hynes Convention Center on September 23–24 (Up to 50% Off)

Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange

Hynes Convention Center

$50 $25

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Audio software developers, musicians, and manufacturers explore the future of music and sound technology in panels and demonstrations

$35 for Admission to iFest at Seaport World Trade Center on September 26 (up to $60 value)

iFest

Seaport World Center

$60 $35

Irish festival connects locals to the Emerald Isle with performances by Riverdance and cooking demos from Kevin Dundon, Barbara Lynch & more

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

Two or Four Personal-Training Sessions for One or One Semiprivate Session for Two at FrantzWorld Gym (Up to 55% Off)

FrantzWorld Gym

Boston

$50 $25

Personal trainers tailor 60-minute workouts to each participant’s fitness goals, whether they’re exercising solo or with a friend

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

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

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

$27 for $60 Worth of Capoeira — Sinha Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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

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

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You'll get five adult group lessons, which convene in the evenings several times a week (click here to see the Boston schedule and here to see the North schedule). Schedule a ballet, jazz, or tap class to pick up where you left off twinkling your childhood toes, or start learning ballroom dance; it's easier to stay motivated and appreciate classical dance techniques as an adult, when waning Cinderella-fascination is compensated for by the twin feet of patience and discipline.

36 Walnut St
Peabody,
MA
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At the Lynn YMCA, members can workout in the gym and then record a song about it. Thanks to recent upgrades made possible by the Boston Celtics Foundation, professional-grade music equipment aids aspiring artists in their musical endeavors. Elsewhere at the Lynn Y, the usual amenities abound, including a six-lane, 25-yard lap swimming pool, an indoor track, a basketball gym, and two racquetball courts. The expansive gym has men-only and women-only workout areas, as well as a coed Nautilus Center stocked with free weights and cardio equipment. Lynn Y also boasts an air-conditioned aerobics studio that holds more than 30 classes each week.

259 Lynnfield St
Peabody,
MA
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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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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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Despite many obvious differences, new yogis and fighter pilots share a common fear: turning upside-down for the first time. At Yoga Sakti, however, instructors have installed a yoga wall that acts as a fail-safe for students who want to practice their inversions. A system of straps and props support pupils as they attempt advanced postures or strive to overcome physical difficulties, such as back problems. An aid for beginners and experts alike, the wall also acts as a symbol of the large studio's welcoming, encouraging atmosphere.

When they aren't manning the wall, yoga instructors lead classes in a wide variety of styles, from heated Vinyasa sequences to mellow gentle-stretch sessions or even mellower Nap in Your Parked Car seminars. Variety is a major theme running through the gym's curriculum: TRX routines bookend spin classes and ballet-barre workouts or combine with kettlebell swings to form one of several combo classes. For a more meditative visit, guests can explore the onsite wellness center, where massage, acupuncture, and hypnosis therapy aim to calm the mind.

29 Bridge St
Salem,
MA
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