Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Salem

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Salem. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, sporting events and mountain views. Virginia Museum of Transportation and Harrison Museum of African-American Culture are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Salem

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Salem a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mill Mountain Zoo (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Valhalla Vineyards (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Splash Valley at Green Ridge Recreation Center (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • River's Edge Sports Complex (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • City Market Building (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Hopkins Planetarium (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Salem

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Salem is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • River's Edge Sports Complex (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Dixie Caverns (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Mill Mountain Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Carvins Cove Natural Reserve (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Carvins Cove (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Read Mountain Preserve (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)

Traveling to and around Salem

Fly into Roanoke, VA (ROA-Roanoke Regional), the closest airport, located 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Salem?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 198 holiday lettings near Salem. From 21 Cabins to 133 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Salem for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Salem?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Salem. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Salem Civic Center: 45 holiday lettings
  • Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark: 43 holiday lettings
  • Moyers Sports Complex: 56 holiday lettings
  • Dixie Caverns: 72 holiday lettings
  • Salem Memorial Football Stadium: 43 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Salem listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Salem?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 21 Cabins in Salem. Our other popular types of Salem holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 133 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 21 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Salem?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Salem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.