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Address: Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
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Nice little shopping area on a marina

This complex was developed in 1977 and named after the oil company that owned the property previously. The stores have struggled in the past but it's now a great place to spend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with a dog, we look for outdoor activities. Walking around Pickering Wharf was ideal. Please know you're on the waterfront and it can get chilly and breezy!

Thank megan0627
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This complex was developed in 1977 and named after the oil company that owned the property previously. The stores have struggled in the past but it's now a great place to spend an hour or two window shopping, pick up a few trinkets and souvenirs, walk the pier, see a house boat, and get a bite to eat. Many good... More 

Thank vzescape
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a long Easter weekend in Salem and returned to Pickering Wharf 4 days in a row! Restaurants, shops (loved Salem Spice Company) and the wharf itself. . . .a pleasure to walk around!

Thank stefan1214
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The ship wasn't there and there wasn't a sign I could see that explained why. The area surrounding it had shops that were boring and deserted whichoat might find a good thing. I took it as no one was interested. This is one you can skip besides getting awesome pics of water.

Thank Ericka R
Boston, MA
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222 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Pickering Wharf has consistently reinvented itself over the years, always providing a fresh array of shops, restaurants and sites. Great walking areas, views of the water and boats and a nice safe, relaxed atmosphere. All types of food and budgets can be found here. Whether for a quick bit, a fried seafood lunch or a more elegant dinner, the Wharf... More 

Thank Joel137
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is an area filled with eclectic little shops and multiple restaurants and pubs. We visited in early April so some of the shops were just preparing for their season. The boat tours that you can book are not available until the summer so keep that in mind when planning your trip. It is also quite brisk in April so... More 

Thank Karen W
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were in Salem during March, so the big ship wasn't there to see. The wharf is a nice place to take an after dinner walk, but nothing incredible. Makes for some nice pictures though!

Thank alissa216
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I highly recommend upon visiting Salem to stop at the ward. Many shops and great places to eat overlooking the warm area.

Thank reddeviler
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Victoria Station - excellent lunch and the wait staff was unusually attentive and extraordinarily cheerful.

Thank Hadessah O
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

A bunch of shops and restaurants. A nice place to poke around, even for locals. Crowded and fun during the summer.

Thank BHthegood

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