In an effort to deepen the connection with our great community and city, The Merchant is excited to bring you its first ever Salem charity event on May 30, 2019!
Still one of the new restaurants in Salem, Counter has undergone a refresh to provide a new menu reflecting the distinctive feel of 1950s lunch counters!
We've got recommendations for the best lunch in Salem for the next time you're on a lark to this witchy North Shore town.
Salem Food Tours are walking tours, showcasing Salem's food and drink scene with stops at some of Salem's best restaurants, breweries, and more.
Learn the basics of our North Shore town and spend an afternoon following the Salem Heritage Trail, Salem's walking history tour.
You'll learn about the history of the area, see a lighthouse, and experience the draw of the North Shore's coastal beauty during any one of these nature walks in Salem!
When you're craving a sweet treat, a caffeinated pick-me-up, or a late night snack, head to one of our three favorite bakeries in Salem.
Salem Fall Restaurant Week is a 5-day celebration of the Northshore’s top cuisine and this year, Counter will be offering a special menu!
October is like the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras in our city so we thought it was only fitting to create a great list of things to do in Salem in October!
From casual brewery to seafood on the waterfront, we've got recommendations for the best outdoor dining in Salem for your next visit to this charming city.
After a busy day spent exploring Salem, it's time to put your feet up and enjoy a drink. Check out a few of our favorite spots for the best happy hour in Salem!
When you're looking for a hearty meal before a day spent exploring the city, check out these spots for some of the best brunch in Salem.
It's no secret that Salem has a rich history. Enjoy some of these tours and classes in Salem to learn more about the towns witchy history.
Looking for a casual bite? Or maybe you're want to try something new? Whatever the mood, we've got you covered with our list of the best Salem restaurants.
Set in the heart of downtown Salem, Counter is serving up creative cocktails and a dining experience rooted in fresh, simple, modern food.
Winter in New England, albeit long, can be a lovely time of year and we've got a list of winter activities in Salem to ensure that you have a great visit!
With plenty of holiday events in Salem during December, our great city boasts the same festive spirit and New England charm from Halloween to New Years!
With many of the participating restaurants just a short walk from our hotels, explore the food and drink scene in Salem during Salem Fall Restaurant Week!
Fall is our favorite time of year and we've put together insider's guide to visiting Salem in October so that you can enjoy your visit to the fullest!
Lark Hotels is excited to debut Counter and The Roof! Coming this fall, these two distinct dining experiences will be open to the public at The Hotel Salem.
Whether you're looking to grab a late-night slice or load up on some carbs before exploring Salem, we've got some great places for you to check out.
Biking in Salem is one of the best ways to explore the city and we've made a list of stops that'll help make the most of your bike tour.
Take a peek into history! History buffs or fans of architecture and gardens will love these three historic house tours in Salem.
One of the best ways to explore Salem is by foot. Combine the history and culture of the area with some fresh air by checking out these outdoor activities.
The North Shore of Boston's proximity to the country's best fishing grounds means an abundance of great seafood restaurants offering everything from lobsters, to fried clams to steamed mussels.
Whether you're on the hunt for a witchy memento or a thank-you gift for the pet sitter, these three shops will provide that perfect keepsake.
With the Salem Film Festival returning in early March, we've got a list of some of Salem’s best hang out spots to check out in between screenings.
Typically, when you hear about "spirits" in Salem, liquors like rum and gin aren't what first come to mind.
While Salem has a thriving restaurant scene, breweries are a relatively new addition.
With its historic homes, cobblestone streets, and December snowfall, Salem is a great place to enjoy the holidays.
You're going to need a lot of energy to take in all Salem has to offer, from world-renown museums to tour, shops to explore, and restaurants to enjoy. Here are three of our favorite downtown Salem coffee shops.
A day spent touring the rich art, maritime, and witch trial history of Salem can certainly work up a thirst. Check out these three places that specialize in craft cocktails, from a classic waterfront seafood spot to Salem's newest arcade-themed bar.
After one bite of the Branzino at Firenze Trattoria, it's easy to understand why it has become one of the most sought after reservations in Salem.
Bambolina offers "Neo-Neapolitan" style pizza unlike anything else you'll find in Salem.
Whether your inclination is classic or modern when it comes to pastry, there is no denying the beauty and pure opulence in each of Salem's Caramel French Patisserie's creations.
Salem is well known for its history with witches, but at the end of the day, there is one cultural destination in the city that you truly can’t miss — the Peabody Essex Museum. Guest Blogger Joe Ricchio of Maine's Down East and Dispatch magazines shares his insights on a day well spent.
As a former private residence, tavern, office building, and book shop, The Merchant has taken on many personas since the first brick was laid centuries ago. And now as a boutique hotel, The Merchant is lucky to have an equally unique personality behind the front desk.
It's no secret that Salem has a spooky side, but did you know it's also got a funny bone? In late March, three top Boston comedians will bring their best jokes to Salem.
Salem may have a reputation for being spooky, but it's also pretty sweet. Especially in early February when the So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival comes to town.