Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Salem getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Salem with a stay in a private vacation home. This city is well-known for its restaurants and shopping. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Salem

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Salem a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Norwich Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Priam Vineyards (9 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Banner Country Club (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Machimoodus State Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salem

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Salem. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hopemead State Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Devils Hopyard State Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Gillette Castle State Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Upper Falls Heritage Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Salmon River State Forest (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Stoddard Hill State Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Salem

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 20.2 mi (32.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Salem?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 86 vacation rentals near Salem. From 50 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salem for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Salem?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salem:

  • Mystic: 476 vacation rentals
  • Mason's Island: 26 vacation rentals
  • Saybrook Manor: 35 vacation rentals
  • Noank: 29 vacation rentals
  • Old Saybrook Center: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Salem?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Salem. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mystic Seaport: 160 vacation rentals
  • Mohegan Sun Casino: 324 vacation rentals
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park: 855 vacation rentals
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino: 503 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach Park: 308 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salem?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 50 Houses in Salem. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salem include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salem?

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