Salem is a small city located just north of Boston, Massachusetts. History haunts this land, for Salem is notoriously famous for the witch trials that took place in 1692; a period during which a large number of innocent people, mostly women, were accused of witchcraft and were burned alive. Nowadays, you can visit the Witch House that housed these trials, as well as the Salem Witch Museum. Other top Salem attractions include the Peabody Essex Museum (loads of beautiful art exhibits from all over the world), the replica tall ship Friendship of Salem, the Misery Islands, the Pioneer Village, etc. Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 250 discount hotels in and nearby Salem with the cost per room per night starting from as little as $50.