Best of Boston

2015 Best Town Center, North


With its prime waterfront location and cute boutiques (hello, J Mode and Roost and Company), Salem has become so much more than ground zero for the witch-tourism industry. The town’s many culinary offerings, including new seafood restaurant Sea Level Oyster Bar and a soon-to-open specialty cheese shop, keep gastronomes satisfied. The Peabody Essex Museum, meanwhile, is a must-visit for culture vultures.