About Salisbury

Salisbury, Massachusetts is a charming small town just waiting to be explored. There's plenty to do and see, so you’ll never be short of things to do when you visit.

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About Salisbury

The first people to inhabit the area around Salisbury, Massachusetts were the Pennacook tribe of Native Americans. They lived in the Merrimack Valley area and use the river for transportation. In summer, they camped at the wetlands and used the area as their fishing and hunting grounds.

The first European colonists arrived in New England in 1631 and settled in what's now called Salisbury in 1639.

In the middle of the 19th century, Salisbury Beach started to become a popular holiday resort, and it still is today. Americans and foreigners alike come along to enjoy a day out on the sands.

Fresh seafood and fish is a staple in almost all restaurants in Salisbury—you should really try the lobsters! But it's not just American cuisine here. You can find Thai, Chinese and Italian food, too.

The main reasons for visiting Salisbury are its beaches. You can have a wonderfully relaxing vacation before you face the hustle and bustle of your hometown. Take the time to do some exploring as in Salisbury, you never know what you will find around the corner.

What to do in Salisbury

Visit Pettengill Farm and see the wonderful array of plants there. It’s perfect if you’re traveling as a family—the kids will love the animals.

A few times a year, the town is host to the Vintage Bazaar. If you like the sound of live music, food, re-purposed trash and other treasures, make sure your trip coincides with it! If you're looking for a more traditional Farmer's market, head to Salisbury in the winter.

Make Salisbury your base and you can make trips to Boston, Cambridge, Portsmouth and Salem (infamous for its witch trials). Kids will love this! It's a great opportunity to get them interested in history.

Salisbury Beach State Reservation stretches nearly four miles, giving opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating and camping. There are boardwalks over the sand dunes and there's a new playground and pavilion area for the young ones. It makes for a great day out. Take a picnic!

If you love beaches and the ocean, go to Salisbury for a relaxing small-town vacation.

Top travel tips for Salisbury

The nearest airport to Salisbury is the Boston Logan International Airport. The MBTA commuter rail stops at Newburyport, a town that is very close to Salisbury.

Fancy something different? Head up to Salisbury by boat on the Merrimack River and moor it during your stay.

There's no need to rent a car—you can easily walk around Salisbury to take in the sights.

If you have kids, take them to Captain's Corner for a round of mini golf. You could also take them go-karting at the Salisbury Kartland amusement park.

For the ultimate in relaxing beach vacations, visit Salisbury MA. It's good for all ages. Why not go through the vacation rentals in Salisbury here on FlipKey and book the ideal rental for you? A Salisbury beach vacation is just the escape you need!