Fetch your bags exit the arrivals hall at Salem, OR Airport (SLE-McNary Field), and pick up your rental car. Which one you slide into depends on where you’re headed. If you’ll be spending the majority of the time driving in downtown Salem, around 2 miles from the terminal, you’ll want something zippy. A compact car with good handling will suit those bustling city streets. But with a smorgasbord of things to see, like the gorgeous rocky coastlines of the region, you may want to make a few pit stops. A larger vehicle, like a full-size car or an SUV, will make lengthier road trips a joy.