Within Walking Distance of Campus

As a student at Roanoke College, you'll be able to find everything you're looking for within walking distance. Nightlife, dining, shopping: it's all right around the corner on Main Street.


Students eating at Mac and Bobs

Great food is easy to find all around the campus. From sandwiches to filet mignon, and all the pizza, late night goodies, and coffee in between, you can enjoy the best.

Mac & Bob's
Enjoy a wide range of well prepared classics. Also, Mac & Bob's is great for a night out with friends. Make sure to check out their outdoor area.

If you can't find something on Macado's seemingly endless list of sandwiches, you're not really all that hungry.

Mill Mountain Coffee
You can't have coffee without a fresh muffin or pastry. Or free wi-fi, for that matter.

El Jefe Taqueria Garaje
Authentic tacos served in a beautifully restored building, plus Sunday brunch and really nice patio.

Allsports Café
Allsports Café combines the sports you love with the area's most competitive prices, plus the best of American food, live entertainment and sports trivia games.

Salem Ice Cream Parlor
A Salem classic, sit outside while you enjoy your ice cream and spend time with your friends.


Ducks on a pond in a park

Salem is home to many great parks where you can relax during your free time or enjoy a peaceful outdoor setting to get a little studying done.

Longwood Park
Longwood Park is just down Main Street from Roanoke College. The park hosts many events, summer movie series and has large picnic shelters and a walking trail.

Lakespring Park
The gazebo offers the perfect spot for photo opps, while the pond is a popular site for feeding the ducks.


Salem Red Sox Stadium

You'll find a variety of activities and events happening in Salem.

Salem Red Sox
This minor league baseball team has its home stadium right across from Elizabeth Campus. Roanoke College students can get discounted admission and enjoy a night of popcorn and peanuts at the ballpark. 

Salem Fair
The Salem Fair is the largest fair in the state and has been recognized as one of the top 100 fairs and expositions in the country.

Farmers Market
Every Saturday you can find local farmers and bakers set up at the Farmers Market. It's the perfect place to buy fresh vegetables, baked goods and much more.

Olde Salem Days
Every fall, Salem hosts a premiere arts and crafts festival. Craft and artisan vendors, classic cars, and food vendors fill the streets of downtown Salem for a fun-filled day that also raises funds for community service projects.