Located in Virginia, west of Roanoke, Salem is an ideal spot for family fun, a couples getaway or even a long weekend with friends. Salem is mainly known for being called Virginia's Championship City and the home town for the Salem Red Sox the NCAA men's basketball Championship.
A must-do in town is seeing a Red Sox Baseball game -- the atmosphere is always great and it's a classic American sport to enjoy with young children and friends. Alternatively, for something calmer, go duck-watching at Lake Spring Park, which is a beautiful area of nature where locals can be spotted taking a stroll or enjoying a picnic.
Alternativey, take a self-guided walking tour of the historic downtown, which boasts picturesque buildings and plenty of stores and cafes to grab a bite. If you're feeling adventurous, Dixie Caverns is an incredible network of limestone caves that visitors can wander around and marvel at the formations. Remember to bring your camera!
The downtown area is great to be close to shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as having a large selection of vacation rental homes. Most properties include full kitchens, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a living area, and some even come with a hot tub and are pet friendly. Whatever your preferences, enjoy a home away from home in Salem.
Plan your vacation to Salem during the summertime when temperatures when temperatures reach up the mid 80s and there are plenty of outdoor activities to explore the beautiful surrounding area.
Mac and Bob's is known for having some of the best American food in the area, or for something a little healthier, Blue Apron Restaurant serves farm-to-table food and is very popular with the locals.