The best time to visit Downtown Salem is right now! With unique shops, entertainment venues and bicycle/pedestrian trails and bridges, Downtown Salem offers memorable experiences for everyone. A variety of coffee shops are conveniently located as you take a walking tour of the historic district. Visit Riverfront Park and the pedestrian bridge that connects Minto-Brown Island Park and Wallace Marine Park trails.

Improvements are under way in several historic buildings, streetscape and public spaces, and new construction of residential rental units—all contributing to downtown vibrancy.