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Hike, Bike, or Walk in Salem, Massachusetts

There’s just something special about fall in New England. The vibrant leaves put on a spectacular show, the air is cool and crisp, and the ocean has never smelled so wonderful. After a long, hot, and very dry summer, many in the northeast want to enjoy the outdoors before Mother Nature changes her mind and…

Where To Grab a Slice in Salem, MA 

Salem is well known for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692, its maritime history, and as the birthplace of the National Guard. Salem is more than a destination rich in history, but is also a city that embraces people from all walks of life and a wide array of cuisine from every continent.  While yes,…

Salem’s Best Burgers 

Well-done, loaded, covered in condiments, topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, jalapenos, or served with a side of fries? No matter how you like your burger, you’ll find lots of options at some of the best burger joints in Salem, Massachusetts.  Great burgers are about as legendary as Fenway Park and the Tobin Bridge in…

4 Must-Visit Museums in Salem, Massachusetts

If there’s one thing Salem knows, it’s museums. Throughout our city, you can find numerous museums all offering unique, educational, and engaging experiences. From pirates to witches to art and historic architecture, Salem has it all. So if you’re interested in “museum-hopping,” here’s our picks for must-stop locations. 1. Real Pirates Salem Address: 285 Derby…

The 4 Greatest Hollywood Pirates

There’s something about pirates that captured the imaginations of generations. Perhaps it’s the swashbuckling tales of adventure and freedom on the seven seas that makes pirates so alluring. 1. Captain Long John Silver – Treasure Island To us, Captain Long John Silver is the great Hollywood/literary pirate of all time. First introduced in Robert Louis…

6 Family-Friendly Attractions In Salem, MA

In case you haven’t heard, Salem, Massachusetts is a wonderful place to bring the whole family. The various tours, places to eat, outdoor activities, and historic museums make the city an engaging and educational destination for visitors of all ages.  Below, you’ll find just a few of the many family-friendly places to visit during your…

7 Best Beer & Cocktail Spots In Salem, MA

We all know how much pirates enjoy their drinks – especially rum! If visiting Real Pirates has you thirsting for a few adult beverages, we don’t blame you. Below, you’ll find a few key spots in Salem within walking distance to grab a few drinks with your friends and family (those 21+, of course!). 1….

7 Delicious Restaurants To Try In Salem, Massachusetts

Visiting the various attractions spread out across Salem, MA will surely work up an appetite. Luckily, there is an incredible selection of great restaurants all throughout the area. And most of these restaurants are within walking distance of Real Pirates! Continue reading to find our picks for the best places to eat in Salem, MA….

Pirates And Privateers: Sailing The Schooner Fame

There is an abundance of maritime history in Salem, Massachusetts. The Schooner Fame and Real Pirates offer the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with privateer and pirate history, especially when it comes to North Shore maritime history. We spoke with Captain Michael Rutstein of the Schooner Fame in Salem, MA to learn…

5 Best Places To Stay in Salem, MA Near Real Pirates

With so much to do and explore in town, you might want to plan overnight accommodations.  Luckily, there are many comfortable and unique places to stay in Salem, MA. Many of which are within walking distance of Salem’s best attractions and fun things to do.  So, if you’re visiting Real Pirates and the many other…

5 Maritime History Museums On The North Shore

The North Shore is steeped in maritime history. While visiting Real Pirates in Salem, MA, you might want to visit a few more maritime museums in the area. Most of which can be found right here in Salem.  Real Pirates Salem  Address: 285 Derby Street, Salem, MA What’s maritime history without adventure? Real Pirates in…

A Brief History of Pirates in Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is most known for its witch history. But, did you know that the North Shore has also seen its fair share of plundering pirates and privateers? The Golden Age of Piracy had a tremendous impact on maritime history. Evidence of pirate activity can be found all across the world, including right here in…