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Salem
Travel Guide

Salem showing a park

Visit Oregon’s capital to discover its roots and explore itsparklands. Climb to the top of the State Capitol Building to seethe city from above.

Tucked away within the Willamette Valley, Salem is a nature-lover’s delight. The humble capital of Oregon is a historic city,originally founded as an agricultural community in the first half of the 19th century. It has been the state capital since1859.

See the dozens of significant buildings in the historic downtownprecinct, including the towering State Capitol Building, cappedby a “Gold Man.” Green parks line Salem’s streets and walkingtrails traverse the city.

Check into a downtown hotel to be close to the action or enjoythe serenity provided by the outskirts of town. Explore thehistoric downtown precinct on foot to get to know the localculture.

Climb to the peak of the State Capitol Building on a sunny dayfor sweeping views across the valley. Take a photograph of the giant Oregon Pioneer statue, or the “Gold Man,” that sits at the top, as itglistens in the Oregon sun.

The downtown precinct is a great place to purchase freshproduce from Oregon’s farmers. A number of delis and marketscan be found in the area, alongside restaurants, cafés and bars.Take a picnic to Bush’s Pasture Park, the large urban park thatsprawls southward from State Capitol Plaza. Farther afield, findthe walking trails and natural beauty of Willamette MissionState Park.

Venture outside the city limits for more natural beauty. Reach Silver Falls and the Cascade Mountains within an hour by car. Oregon’s picturesque wine country is even closer. Spend a day sampling the state’s renowned pinot noir and pinot gris wines and take a bottle home to have with dinner.

Arrive in the city via Portland, less than an hour to the north, orEugene, just over an hour south. Both are major transportation hubswith international airports and interstate railway stations. Rent acar during your stay in the city so you can delve into the richnatural beauty of Oregon’s heartland, just a short drive away.

Where to stay in Salem

Best Western Woodburn
Best Western Woodburn
2.5 out of 5
2980 Tom Tennant Dr, Woodburn, OR
The price is Rs9,455 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in Woodburn, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Woodburn Company Stores and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Oregon Golf Association Golf Course. Old Aurora Colony ...
4/5Very Good! (814 reviews)
"The room was good it was a 2 queen bed and it was spacious. Location is perfect to stop to rest for the night if you are on a long drive. Clean and safe. Would highly recommend. Stayed for 1 night."

Reviewed on 11 May 2021

Best Western Woodburn
Holiday Inn Salem, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Salem, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
3301 Market St Ne, Salem, OR
The price is Rs8,971 per night from 2 Jun to 2 Jun
Located in the heart of Salem, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oregon State Capitol and Chemeketa ...
4.2/5Excellent! (311 reviews)
"I like the hotel cleanliness but the check-in host was not very friendly. Water pressure in the shower was very weak."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Holiday Inn Salem, an IHG Hotel
Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem
Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem
2.5 out of 5
4370 Commercial St Se, Salem, OR
The price is Rs7,971 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Morningside, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Santiam River, Honeywood Winery and Historic Deepwood Estate. Bush Barn Art Center and Bush's ...
4.2/5Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Clean and wonderful customer service!"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
3rd Street Flats
3rd Street Flats
3.5 out of 5
219 NE Cowls Street, McMinnville, OR
The price is Rs13,853 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Located in the heart of McMinnville, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Oregon Whole Health, Eyrie Vineyards and Linfield College. Wings and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
"The flat was clean, spacious and surpassed my expectations."

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

3rd Street Flats
Douglas on Third
Douglas on Third
3 out of 5
703 Northeast 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR
The price is Rs14,659 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Located in the heart of McMinnville, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Eyrie Vineyards and Oregon Whole Health. Linfield College and Evergreen ...
4.3/5Excellent! (70 reviews)
"Clean, private, close to Mactown's main street. Great location."

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

Douglas on Third
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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