Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Salem

The lake and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Salem. This welcoming and romantic city is known for its shopping, restaurants and hockey games. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Salem

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Salem a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Canobie Lake Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Canobie Lake Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Atkinson Country Golf Course (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Crystal Lake Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Cedarland Fun Center (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Bradford Country Club (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Salem

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Salem is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Veterans Memorial Park (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Penguin Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Pomps Pond (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Boxford State Forest (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Maudslay State Park (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Nutting Lake Conservation Land (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Salem

The nearest airport is in Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Nashua, NH (ASH-Nashua Municipal), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Salem?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 35 vacation rentals near Salem. From 17 Houses to 2 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 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:

  • Canobie Lake Park: 97 vacation rentals
  • The Mall at Rockingham Park: 109 vacation rentals
  • America's Stonehenge: 111 vacation rentals
  • Rockingham Park: 109 vacation rentals
  • Southern New Hampshire University: 72 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 17 Houses in Salem. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salem include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 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 internet/wifi in Salem?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 32 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Salem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.