Looking Forward to Spring? Take a Kayak Tour

Tidal Kayak Tour

If you're looking for things to do in the Salem area why not consider taking a kayak tour? Spring is here and a kayak tour of the marshes of Cape Cod is a fantastic family day that kids and adults will adore. Great Marsh Kayak Tours offer a variety tours including a sunset tour to view the spectacular sunset of Cape Cod Bay, tidal, and marsh tours. … [Read more...]

Craving Japanese? Try the Aikia Steakhouse

Aikia Japanese Restaurant

Some of the best Salem restaurants are within minutes of our Hawthorne Commons apartment community. If you're looking for good Japanese food, combined with a one-of-a-kind experience, there's no better place to check out than Aikia Steakhouse, a Japanese hibachi restaurant just a few miles away. Aikia Steakhouse is a blend of sushi bar, hibachi … [Read more...]

Visit North Shore Yoga to Get Into Better Shape

North Shore Yoga Studio in Beverly MA

If you're looking for a gym or fitness center where you can get a great workout near our Hawthorne Commons apartment community, you've got plenty of options to choose from. If you're looking for somewhere to practice yoga in Salem, one of the best places to check out is North Shore Yoga in Beverly. North Shore Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes … [Read more...]

Get Great Modern Mediterranean Food at the Ithaki Restaurant

Mediterranean Food at Ithaki in Ipswich

There's no shortage of tasty Salem restaurants near our Hawthorne Commons apartment community, including those serving exotic eats from around the world. For tasty Mediterranean eats, be sure to check out Ithaki, which serves classic Mediterranean favorites with a modern twist. Ithaki serves primarily Greek food  in a cozy, stylish dining room. … [Read more...]

A New England Wood Fired Grill: the Wild Horse Cafe

Wild Horse Cafe in Beverly MA

When you choose to live at our luxurious Hawthorne Commons apartment community, you are making a wise decision. Not only are you surrounded by warm and friendly neighbors, you are also very close to much to see and do. This includes Salem restaurants, and there are many from which to choose. If you are looking for the best in classic American cuisine, make a … [Read more...]

How to Store Your Winter Clothes In Your Apartment

Storing winter clothes

Winter is coming to an end, and soon you'll be wearing your summer weather clothes. Putting your winter clothes away in storage will leave more space in your closet so that you can keep it more organized. If you're looking for new ways to store your winter clothes, use these apartment storage ideas for inspiration. Invest in a set of storage bins … [Read more...]

Take a Day-Trip to Winter Island Park

Winter Park in Salem MA

If you are thinking of things to do in Salem that are affordable or free, consider a day-trip to Winter Island Park. Winter Island Park is among the most popular destinations for tourists and natives alike. Below are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy at Winter Island Park. Camping. From May through the beginning of November, you can … [Read more...]

Get Delicious Baked Goods at A&J King Artisan Bakers

A&J King Artisan Bakery in Salem

A&J King Artisan Bakers is an award-winning organic bakery.  They make Artisan style breads from scratch on a daily basis and distribute to many grocery outlets throughout the Boston area. What makes A&J’s bakery one of the best bakeries in Boston? Methods A&J’s does not have a specific recipe that they use to make their bread. … [Read more...]

Take a Variety of Martial Arts Classes With Coach Jeff Burger

Take Martial Arts Classes with Coach Jeff Burger

Martial arts is a great way to learn self-defense, self-discipline and self-control. If you are looking to learn martial arts in Salem MA, we suggest taking the classes with Coach Jeff Burger. His studio is only a short drive from our Hawthorne Commons community, making it easy to get to and from your class. Coach Jeff Burger has over 20 years of … [Read more...]

Easy Tips for Opening Up the Space In Your Apartment

Make your space more spacious

You want to make the most of your apartment space. There is no better way to do that than to open it up. How do you do that without tearing down walls? You want your apartment organization to open up the space, rather than make it feel closed in. Here are some easy apartment organization tips for opening up the space in your apartment: The most … [Read more...]