COVID-19 Updates and Travel Alerts

Salem Oregon - Marion & Polk Counties

Marion and Polk counties entered Phase Two of reopening on June 19, 2020—but are on a statewide "freeze" that runs Nov. 18-Dec. 2, 2020. Leisure travel is strongly discouraged at this time, and any visit should be planned with caution and respect for our communities.

This freeze is designed to limit gatherings and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19; during the freeze, restaurants, pubs, winery tasting rooms, and breweries will only be open for take-out and delivery. Other attractions, such as zoos and gardens, will be closed. Please call ahead to ensure businesses are open, and to see which restrictions may be in place, before visiting. Get additional news and updates on COVID-19 in the Willamette Valley here.

Please visit Travel Salem for travel-related news and updates on COVID-19 in Marion and Polk counties.

Pack your suitcase – but leave your suit behind. Salem may be the legislative heart of Oregon, but you won’t need a suit and tie to experience the many award-winning wineries, farm-to-fork dining experiences, cultural treasures and outdoor adventures you’ll find here.

Named a Heritage All-Star Community in 2013, Salem offers an eclectic mix of old and new. When you visit the Salem area, you’ll find exquisite natural wonders and outdoor attractions. You can walk behind a waterfall, hike through an old growth forest, or cycle past vineyards and orchards.

Salem boasts a dynamic food and beverage scene. Dozens of boutique wineries abound in the area, along with a growing craft beer and hard cider scene. Enjoy delicious, locally sourced cuisine at an area restaurant, pick up fresh produce at a farmer’s market, or grab gourmet products from one of the community’s many artisan food producers.

When you’re ready to settle down for the night, Salem offers a wide array of lodging options - from modern hotels to charming bed and breakfasts, offering an assortment of amenities.

Travel Salem

181 High St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

503.581.4325
800.874.7012

www.TravelSalem.com

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