You will be walking around most of the day, so comfortable shoes are a must. If you visit on Halloween, wear a costume! It's fun, and really,where else can you walk around all day dressed up like whatever you want without getting funny looks!?
Photo Equipment: Definately bring your camera, there is lots to see here. It's a very picturesque little town.
Comfortable walking shoes. You can walk to just about anywhere in Salem, but you want to be comfortable while you do it!
Photo Equipment: Digital camera ... so you can edit and post your pictures on the Internet.
Miscellaneous: Are you coming for the month of Halloween? You don't have to wear a costume, but I bet you'd have even more fun if you did!
Luggage and bags:
It depends what type of trip you're making. Salem is a regular stop on bus tours of New England, particularly during fall foliage season.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You'll need comfortable walking shoes; a lot of the downtown area has been paved into a pedestrian mall for the benefit of tourists.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing unusual here; there are plenty of chain drug stores and local hospitals in the Salem area.
Photo Equipment: You'll want to take lots of pictures of the historic buildings and architecture. The neighboring towns of Peabody and Danvers are crammed with malls along Route 1, Route 114 and Endicott Street, so you shouldn't have a problem getting camera equipment.