Find the best place to stay — Salem

Where to stay around Salem?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 220 vacation rentals near Salem. From 95 houses to 56 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:

  • Back Bay: 533 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 637 vacation rentals
  • North End: 333 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 397 vacation rentals
  • South End: 541 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:

  • Witch House: 2,111 vacation rentals
  • House of the Seven Gables: 2,100 vacation rentals
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site: 2,104 vacation rentals
  • Salem Willows Park: 2,065 vacation rentals
  • Peabody Essex Museum: 2,108 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 95 houses in Salem. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salem include:

  • Apartments: 56 rentals available
  • Condos: 34 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 7 rentals available

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

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Salem?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 90 near the ocean rentals in Salem. You have also many other possibilities in Salem area, including:

  • Golf rentals: 69 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 43 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 37 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salem?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Salem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Things to do and see in Salem

    Salem is a historic coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts. Well-known for the Salem Witch Trials of the late 1600s, the city wholeheartedly embraces its heritage. Travelers spending time in Salem vacation rentals can mingle with locals in a bustling downtown area with more than 50 restaurants and coffee shops, spend time browsing local stores, or explore historic homes and buildings. Salem, which normally attracts more vacationers during the summer and fall due to an abundance of local activity, also hosts a variety of seasonal festivals, town parades, and neighborhood events throughout the year.

    Salem activities, natural and historic

    For travelers to Salem, things to do here include biking through the McIntire Historic District, Whalers Lane, Witch Hill, and other parts of the city. Visiting historic places like the Pickman House, Gedney House, and Hamilton Hall provides an excuse for travelers staying in Salem vacation rentals to walk around and explore the city's charming and historic features. In addition to boating and kayaking, outdoor concerts are popular in the summer, some of which are free in public areas. Activities in Salem for Halloween and autumn often generate interest from late September through early November.

    Salem attractions you'll definitely want to see

    Replicas of historic ships can be seen in Salem Harbor. The Peabody Essex Museum celebrates Asian art and culture and honors the area's rich maritime history. Also worth seeing are the kid-friendly North Shore Children's Museum and the Witch House. Pioneer Village is a unique living history museum set in a recreated Puritan village. The best Salem attractions for a day of family-friendly fun include a small amusement park in the oceanfront neighborhood of Salem Willows. For adults, wineries, breweries, and cider houses can be found in the area.

    What to expect from the weather in Salem

    Salem has nearly 200 days of sunshine per year. January is the coolest month, while July sees highs averaging around 80 degrees. If you consider Salem weather versus the rest of the nation, you'll see that the city has a comfort index rating on par with the average for most major U.S. cities. Late spring through early fall are the best times to enjoy outdoor activities, since weather conditions are usually more desirable during these months, yet for some residents and travelers, the snowfall only adds to the appeal of winters here.

    Salem's natural and geographic features

    Cradled by the Massachusetts Bay between Salem Harbor and Beverly Harbor, the city encompasses nearly 19 square miles. Much of the land in Salem includes hills, the town's most prominent geographic feature. Numerous waterways and related features are also found in the area, including the Danvers River, the North River, Juniper Cove, Collins Cove, and Winter Island. Natural boundaries divide the many neighborhoods in the town where Salem vacation rentals may be located, as is the case with South Salem, a community that primarily rests along the banks of Salem Harbor. Wildlife here is fairly diverse and includes beavers, red and gray squirrels, woodchucks, and white-tailed deer.