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Salem, OR Vacation Rentals

Salem Travel Guide

When anyone mentions the city of Salem, the first thing that springs to mind is generlaly the Salem Witch Trials. Of course, this historic place in Massachusetts is mysterious and this is why it attracts over one million tourists every year. Yet, there is more than just ghost and witch tours in Salem. In fact, this coastal city is the birthplace of the National Guard and has a rich maritime heritage that it is waiting to share with visitors.

Things to Do in Salem

One of the top things to do is visit the Salem Witch Museum, which tells the story of the witch trails in 1692 and the Witch Dungeon Museum even has a witch trial re-enactment for you to experience history. The House of the Seven Gables is a historic home that has become famous because of the Gothic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This house was his inspiration and now it is a museum where you can wander around one of the oldest wood mansions from the 17th century. To learn more about Salem’s maritime history, the Peabody Essex Museum showcases art, as well as the largest collection of Asian export art in the world.

Best Places to Stay in Salem

To be in the heart of Salem, you can choose one of the inns or hotels that are located downtown. This will allow you to enjoy the atmosphere of this historic town and accommodation is comfortable for your stay.

Best Time to Visit Salem

One of the best times to visit Salem in all of its glory is during October and over Halloween. In honour of this frightful time of year, there is lots of fun at the Haunted Happenings Festival and special witch tours and events. The Salem Arts Festival is also held in June every year, celebrating art and culture, while the Maritime Festival is enjoyed during the month of August.

Price and Availability Index in Salem

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Salem is in October, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Salem is in the high season in July. Salem has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Salem tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Salem tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Salem

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Salem. The hottest month in Salem is June, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 21 ˚F. The wettest month in Salem is January with 7.33 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.35 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Salem

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Salem has 317 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Salem can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $22 per night. A typical accommodation in Salem costs on average $353 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Salem, then you can choose from over 155 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 64 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 11 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Salem? Then choose one of the 167 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 10 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

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In Salem AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 170 places to stay from Airbnb, 3 accommodations from VRBO and 3 places to stay from Homeaway.

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