Dinner (with the exception of the Saturday Night Banquet dinner is “on your own”)
The Hawthorne Hotel has two good restaurants. Tavern on the Green offers casual dining and a good bar. Nat’s is more elegant. Both offer excellent food.
There are many restaurants near the hotel within two or three blocks of the hotel. If you stand at the front entrance to the hotel, you are at the corner of Essex St. and Hawthorne Blvd (Rte. 1A). Follow Essex St. toward the Peabody-Essex Museum and you will find several restaurants. If you follow Hawthorne Blvd. toward Derby St. you will come to Pickering Wharf, which has more good restaurants. If you turn right on Derby St., you’ll find other good eateries. Across the street from the side entrance of the hotel onto Essex St. there is Ristorante Bella Verona and Jolie Tea Room.
Parking At and Near the Hotel
Before or after the conference, you can have fun in Salem.
Salem, Massachusetts, USA, has long been a destination for visitors from around the world. Located 16 miles from Boston on the historic North Shore, Salem can be reached from Boston in approximately 30 to 40 minute by automobile.
First settled in 1626, though most noted for the infamous Witch Trials of 1692, Salem’s rich history includes it’s American literature, its grand Colonial and Federal architecture, and its maritime heritage.
The Hawthorne Hotel is located next to Salem Common in the heart of the historic district. The Peabody Essex Museum, the House of Seven Gables, the National Maritime Historical Site, Pickering Wharf, quaint shops, and a number of fine restaurants and cafes are all within a short walk. The Salem Visitors Center, run by the National Park Service and containing a wealth of information for travelers, is located approximately one block from the hotel. The National Park Service website is NPS.gov/sama. The Office for Tourism and Cultural Affairs offers a helpful Online Guide at Salem.org/guide;
See you at the conference 🙂