Salisbury is a good place to plan and overnight visit or afternoon stop. Traffic can be frustrating at times, especially if you are trying to get from the Interstate ramp toward the west side of town during the late afternoon.
Be sure to visit the old Salisbury Confederate Prison. As many Union soldiers died here as did in Andersonville, it's a somber place to be.
The downtown area is full of murals, 1920's era advertising on buildings, antebellum homes to tour, and graveyards that reach all the way back to the American Revolution. Any fan of railroad lore will have to go a bit north of downtown to Spencer and spend a couple of house at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Rowan County Museum 202 N Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144. Phone: 704-633-5946.
Housed in the old county courthouse, this small local history museum has many artifacts from pioneer and Civil War eras, WW I and WW II. Hours vary, see website for current information.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Phone(s): 866-767-2757 or 704-216-7803.
A very ambitious and well maintained county park with carousel, petting barn, a small zoo and aquarium, excursion train, gem mine... just a great place to spend the day. 70 RV and tent sites from $24 nightly and six rental cabins from $47 nightly.
Executive Inn. 2118 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28147. Phone: 704-637-6726.
Newly remodeled rooms. Restaurants and Gold's Gym nearby property. WiFi, cable TV with HBO, fridge and microwave.
Comfort Suites. 1040 E Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144. Phone: 704-630-0065
Comfort Suites franchise location at Exit 76, I-85 and US-52.
Economy Inn, 319 Bendix Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146. Phone: 704-637-8910. (No Website).
Rooms with kitchenettes or regular oversized rooms 13'x31'. This is a fully-renovated property. Riders reports regarding this motel are not complimentary, we recommend you ask to check out your before renting.
Super 8. 925 Bendix Dr, I-85 Exit 76, Salisbury, NC 28146. Phone: 704-738-8888.
Franchise location with Double and King rooms, and hot tub rooms. Breakfast, WiFi, pool.
Affordable Suites of America. 1305 Julian R, Salisbury, NC 28147. Phone(s): 704-636-7400.
Weekly and long term suite rentals.
Econo Lodge. 1328 S. Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28146. Phone(s): 704-431-4542.
Just off of I-85 at exit 75. 82 Room franchise location, newly renovated.
Hampton Inn. 1001 Klumac Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146. Phone(s): 704-637-8000 or 800-426-7866.
119 Room franchise location offering breakfast, WiFi, fitness center, meeting rooms, guest laundry, pool.
Holiday Inn. 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S, Salisbury, NC 28147. Phone(s): 704-637-3100 or 1-800-HOLIDAY.
181 Room franchise location.
Quality Inn. 825 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144. Phone(s): 704-633-5777 or 800-937-8376.
Franchise location offering WiFi, breakfast, seasonal pool, meeting rooms.
Volante Motel, 3730 US Hwy. 601, Salisbury, NC 28147. Phone: 704-636-3952. NO website.
Small, independent, brick motel from the 1950's. They really are not set up for nightly rental, but might work in a pinch. Ask to see your room before rental.
Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury, NC 28146. Phone: 704-638-6044.
Authorized sales and repair of: Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Castaways Oyster Bar. 119 N. Link Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Phone: 704-216-0130.
Seafood, steaks, and more with entrees from about $12.
Ivan's Restaurant. 2024 Old Mocksville Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144. Phone: 704-637-2000.
Casual dining for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.