Destination guide

Salisbury-an old-school town with a cool vibe

Nestled between the beach and the bay, historic Salisbury’s been drawing travelers for almost 300 years. Founded in 1732, its quaint wood and brick-fronted buildings mean Salisbury has an old-world charm to it, while thank to its university and regular art festivals you'll find a friendly, cosmopolitan vibe. What’s more, it’s set at the head of Wicomico River, and surrounded by meandering rivers, rocky creeks and lush woodland with winding trails. Book a Salisbury vacation rental and make the most of the city’s many attractions.

Things to do

History, art and some furry friends in Salisbury

Salisbury's been around for near on 300 years, and there's few better reminders of this than Pemberton Hall. Built in 1741, it's one of Salisbury's most storied houses. If you're looking for something kid-friendly, then head on down to Salisbury Zoo, which has animals from across the Americas, and offers educational tours and classes. Or how about a place that combines art and wildlife in one place? Then look no further than the Ward Museum. Housed in a sleek building overlooking a bird sanctuary, you can explore the museum's nature-inspired galleries, and pop outside to see their many bird species.

Activities

Wind your way through cool Salisbury

With its large student population, Salisbury has a hip feel to it. In spring and summer, many visitors stroll along downtown Salisbury’s brick-lined streets, where you'll find a wide range of boutiques, art galleries and international restaurants. There’s a flea market on every weekend, and the 3rd Friday arts festival happens, (yes, you've guessed it!) on the third Friday of the month. If you also fancy getting out in the great outdoors, there’s kayaking and canoeing on the tree-lined Wicomico River, while scenic trails wind through over 260 acres of woodland in Pemberton Historical Park, just 3 miles from most of the downtown Salisbury vacation rentals.

Weather

How to be warm in cool Salisbury

Salisbury's located on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and has a subtropical climate. Its summers are hot and humid, while its winters are mild, although light blizzards are not unheard of in the area. Sun worshippers will find July and August to their liking, as temperatures soar into the mid 80s. However, these months do experience high humidity and heavy rain showers. If you're looking to stay warm and dry then you're best bet is to book your Salisbury vacation rental in either May or June.

Natural features

Turtles ahoy on the Wicomico River

The Wicomico River gives life to Salisbury and the surrounding area. The river's edge is shadowed by tall pine trees, and numerous species of wildlife live in and by the Wicomico. Why not take a slow paddle on the water, or a gentle walk along the bank? They're both great ways to catch a glimpse of spotted turtles, great blue herons and river otters, as well as salamanders and white-tailed deer. From downtown Salisbury, it's only 3 miles to Pemberton Historical Park, where you can rent kayaks and canoes to explore the treasures of the Wicomico River.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Salisbury

The nearest airport is in Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), located 16.1 mi (26 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 16.4 mi (26.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Salisbury?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 454 vacation rentals near Salisbury. From 190 Houses to 72 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salisbury for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Salisbury:

  • Hampton Beach: 206 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 406 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 286 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 86 vacation rentals
  • York Harbor: 418 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 Salisbury?

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

  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation: 991 vacation rentals
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge: 982 vacation rentals
  • Churchill Gallery: 983 vacation rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 460 vacation rentals
  • Wingaersheek Beach: 356 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salisbury 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 Salisbury?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 190 Houses in Salisbury. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salisbury include:

  • Cottages: 72 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 72 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 153 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salisbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Salisbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.