Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. There are plenty of excellent places where you can spend a morning including the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the O. Winston Link Museum. Culture vultures will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the Mill Mountain Theater and the Shaftman Performance Hall. Pay a visit to the Art Museum of Western Virginia, to get your fix of art.
If you are looking for great family fun, make a bee-line for the various child-friendly attractions. Bring the family to a visit to the Mill Mountain Zoo, and get a glimpse of some fascinating creatures.
While you are here, stop at the nearby local attractions such as the Center in the Square, the Mill Mountain Star and Hopkins Planetarium. These are much-loved by travellers from all the corners of the globe. The St. Andrews Catholic Church offer those visiting a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
If you love to shop, you’ll love the many stores that are part of the Valley View Mall.
See local sporting heroes, the Salem High School Spartans, take to the field in the nearby Salem Memorial Football Stadium. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of maroon and silver, as local football lovers flock together to cheer on their beloved team.
For a real taste of Salem, consider booking your accommodation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Make reservations for the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, the Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall, or the Hotel Roanoke & Conf Cntr - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.