Destination guide

The beachside setting of Salem is ready to explore

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Salem. This city's restaurants, beaches and bird watching attract many visitors, and its welcoming and relaxing location add to the charm. Dunn's River Falls and Green Grotto Caves are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Salem

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Salem a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dolphin Cove (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Mystic Mountain (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Prospect Plantation (15.9 mi / 25.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Salem

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, September, June and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Salem

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Salem is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dunn's River Falls (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Green Grotto Caves (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Turtle Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Runaway Bay Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Cardiff Hall Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Puerto Seco Beach Park (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Salem

Fly into Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.), the closest airport, located 40.5 mi (65.2 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Salem?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 396 vacation rentals near Salem. From 123 Houses to 36 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:

  • Mammee Bay Estates: 100 vacation rentals
  • River Oaks: 29 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove: 68 vacation rentals
  • New Buckfield: 254 vacation rentals
  • Greenwich Estate: 52 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:

  • Ocho Rios Fort: 866 vacation rentals
  • Dolphin Cove: 870 vacation rentals
  • Island Village: 818 vacation rentals
  • Mahogany Beach: 803 vacation rentals
  • Mystic Mountain: 869 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 123 Houses in Salem. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salem include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 36 rentals available
  • Villas: 207 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 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 270 vacation rentals with pool available in Salem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.