BY CAR: From Boston, take Route 1A north through Lynn and Swampscott; in Swampscott, take Lynn Shore Drive to Route 129, and follow it into Marblehead. Except at rush hour, allow at least 45 minutes. Parking is tough, especially in Old Town—grab the first spot you see. From Marblehead, take Route 114 west into downtown Salem.
BY BUS: MBTA (tel. 800/392-6100 or tel. 617/222-3200) bus no. 441/442 runs from Haymarket (Orange or Green Line) in Boston to downtown Marblehead on weekdays; on weekends service is from Wonderland station at the end of the Blue Line. During weekday rush hours, bus no. 448/449 connects Marblehead to Boston’s Downtown Crossing. The trip takes about an hour.
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, 62 Pleasant St. (tel. 781/631-2868), is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am to 5pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 6pm. The information booth on Pleasant Street near Spring Street is generally open mid-May through October, weekdays noon to 5pm, weekends 10am to 6pm.
Marblehead’s downtown area is fairly compact and moderately hilly, but its narrow streets make driving difficult—your best option is to park the car and hoof it.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.