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Laid-back adventures in Salisbury

The largest city in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland, this coastal college town is a popular getaway for families, couples, art and culture lovers and all-round outdoor enthusiasts. It's easy to reach as well, as it is within a couple of hours drive of many major cities including Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. With access to a number of museums, art galleries and scenic walking trails, as well as the area's refreshingly laid back vibe, Salisbury vacation rentals make for a great way to escape the busy pace of modern life.

Things to do

Museums and culture in Salisbury

Located by Schumaker Pond in Salisbury you'll find the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, an intriguing local museum with beautiful exhibits of lovingly carved decoy birds, paintings and sculptures, as well as a gift shop. Baseball fans will also love the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame, with plenty of information on the life of the legendary Maryland player Cal Ripken Jr. The Art Institute & Gallery is also worth a visit – it has been honored as the "Best Art Gallery in Wicomico County" and features a gallery store, a pottery studio and a classroom.


Animal magic in Salisbury

If you are a shopaholic looking for some serious splurging, head to the Centre at Salisbury – the only regional mall on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It has plenty to enjoy to keep you busy and to satisfy your retail urges, including a 16-screen movie theater, countless different shops and several great places to rest up and feast. Meanwhile, you can learn about the wild animal kingdom at the 12-acre Salisbury Zoo, home to a wide range of creatures including jaguars, alligators and an Andean bear. Little ones can even stay overnight during the Bunk with the Beasts camping experience.


Spring and fall exploits in Salisbury

While the weather in Salisbury will certainly be best in the summer, you'll actually get more bang for your buck when visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Summer brings peak hotel rates and crowds, but spring and fall offer mild temperatures, cheaper prices and a more laid-back feel – allowing you to relax and get more chances to interact with the friendly locals. Consider a trip during fall, when the air turns cool and crisp the fall foliage in the surrounding forests is truly a spectacular sight to see.

Natural features

Unspoiled nature in Salisbury

If you relish being fully immersed in the grandeur of nature, there are plenty of opportunities in Salisbury to enjoy the great outdoors. Along the edge of the pond, you will find the wooded Schumaker Pond Park, an 11-acre oasis that contains walking and hiking trails, picnic tables, a fishing dock, a playground and much more. Pemberton Park is also a naturally beautiful area of Salisbury. This sprawling, protected area features miles and miles of nature trails, so it's ideal for a calming walk in the woods. Just remember to bring your comfiest shoes to make the most of it.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Salisbury

Fly into Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional), the closest airport, located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), which is 25.9 mi (41.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Salisbury?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,589 vacation rentals near Salisbury. From 1,214 Houses to 3,242 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 Salisbury for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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 University: 18 vacation rentals
  • Wicomico Youth and Civic Center: 17 vacation rentals
  • Salisbury Zoo: 17 vacation rentals
  • Wicomico County Tourist Information Center: 22 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum: 33 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 1,214 Houses in Salisbury. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salisbury include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,242 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 962 rentals available
  • Cottages: 68 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salisbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,621 vacation rentals with pool available in Salisbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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