When many people think about Oregon Travel, they typically think of cities like Portland, Seaside and Bend first, before Salem Oregon. Why? The answer to this question is that it’s sometimes easy for people to think that there’s nothing to do in the Salem area so they cross it off their road trip bucket list.
The reality is that there are plenty of fun things to do in Salem, Oregon. This is why, in this blog post we will provide you with a list of some of Salem’s top attractions that you should consider visiting, the next time you’re in the area.
Where To Go In Salem, Oregon
Silver Falls – It’s one of the most photographed destinations in Oregon, and for good reason, Silver Falls State Park is a wonderful spot that offers something for everyone including beautiful waterfalls and a great hiking trail that you can send the day enjoying.
Riverfront City Park – Another excellent spot to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of Salem, OR is Riverfront City Park. Here you will find expansive grassy areas for picnics, play areas, a carousel and plenty of things to see and do.
Oregon State Capital – Although it’s still closed due to COVID-19, at the time of this writing, the State Capital is still a great place to visit because it’s a great spot for a photo, you can tour the gardens and see up close the famous pioneer statue on top of the building.
Oregon’s State Fair – Running this year from August 27 through September 6th is Oregon’s iconic state fair. Here you will get a chance to enjoy live music, excellent food and traditional carnival rides that will be fun for the whole family.
Enjoy Salem Oregon
Besides the variety of things to do in the area, Salem is also right in the middle of wine country. There are several excellent vineyards nearby including Eola-Amity Hills.
How much time should you devote to experiencing the Salem area? Most people spend a weekend, while others sometimes fall in love with the area and decide to move here.
Don’t let summer 2021 pass you by without traveling to Salem to experience one of Oregon’s most beautiful areas.