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Nice place to Explore but better in October

The Essex Street Pedestrian Mall is a nice place to visit but better in October or when they have... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
Seemed a little empty

Going in November, there weren't a lot of stores in this mall. We had pizza at Essex Pizza which... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Megan M
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Salem, MA
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Essex Street Pedestrian Mall is a nice place to visit but better in October or when they have their open markets or other events going on. Most of the stores feature the typical salem-witch theme type stuff but the kids love to see all...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Going in November, there weren't a lot of stores in this mall. We had pizza at Essex Pizza which was good, and did the Escape Room in the mall which was excellent. It was a good place to wander in from out of the cold...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Salem in the middle of October on a Saturday! Essex Street was on my must list! I am so happy we came! They had their "open market" going on, which is around a hundred arts and crafts vendors set up along the shopping...More

Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We've been here a few times and every time we seemed to find new things. We simply love this little place... however going closer to Halloween is simply crazy. The amount of people in such a small place is crazy busy. Shopping in some stores...More

Thank Leamer
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The wife and I wandered down the street as we wandered through Salem. I very good way to see a lot of things and not worry about automobile traffic!

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A little bit of everything with a street fair atmosphere. Performers, shops, booths and food. We visited on a very busy weekend and it was crazy crowded - but it was a great trip, I’m just glad we didn’t have a stroller!

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to dine & shop all in one location. Beautiful streets of brick, no vehicles (except for your delivery dudes), & a variety of stores. It wasn't overly crowded (not October yet). Filled with friendly people & lots of dogs. (Wonder how many dogs...More

Thank Kellee K
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The area is at present under reconstruction by the museum and a hotel, which takes away from the area at the moment. However what is left you can enjoy and you can imagine it will be back to full glory when the work is completed.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was a nice pedestrian walkway (no cars) with lots of shopping and restaurants. Too much focus on witches but it is Salem.

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Visited in August during the week and it wasn't very crowded at all. It's great that it is a closed off street and you can walk from side to side without worrying about traffic. Lots of different stores with a good variety of products. They...More

Thank vman09
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18 August 2017|
Response from Tripplanner-89 | Reviewed this property |
Very big on Witches, Halloween, some New Age and very touristy. This is the place one should visit, with out a doubt.
12 August 2017|
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Response from megan0627 | Reviewed this property |
There's lots of places to buy touristy things. I apologize I didn't go into many shops because we had our dog. I can say having been there in both October and May that you'll probably have better luck the closer to mid... More