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Des Moines Vacations

A big city with a small-town heart; that's Des Moines, the capital city of America's heartland, in a nutshell. If you want to soak up all the ambiance of this Midwestern gem, Des Moines vacation packages will take care of the logistics so you can spend your holiday enjoy this thriving city.

Major Attractions

You can't visit Iowa's capital city without visiting the distinguished capital building and its iconic 23-karat-gold leafed dome. Bring a picnic and linger on the lush, shady grounds. Another historical attraction not to miss is Terrace Hill. The opulent circa-1869 governor's residence is a shining example of Victorian architecture. Iowa is known for corn and other farm-fresh delights. Sample them at Des Moines' downtown farmer's market. Be sure to come with an appetite. After your meal, head to the Blank Park Zoo, Adventureland Amusement Park, Jasper Winery, or the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Whatever your interests, you'll find attractions to pique them in Des Moines. Should you rent a car in Des Moines? If you're staying for more than a weekend, definitely. While there are public transit options in Des Moines, most residents drive. The money you save buying one of the many affordable Des Moines hotel packages may even pay for the cost of your car rental.

Festivals and Events

Whether you stay in five-star luxury hotels or cheap hotels in Des Moines, you'll have access to a concierge--or at least local employees--who can fill you in on special events occurring during your stay. The Des Moines Art Festival in June, Iowa State Fair in August, Fall Festival, Wonder of Words Festival, and Winter Blues Festival are local favorites.

Des Moines is a smart holiday destination and Travelocity offers smart ways to stretch your vacation budget. Des Moines packages bundle airfare and hotel to save you as much as $537. With that kind of savings, you may decide to extend your Midwestern trip.

Accommodation in Des Moines

The state capital of Iowa has about 106 accommodations that you can book via Travelocity's Des Moines hotel deals page.

If you're looking for a lavish haven, you can book a room at the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown or the Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines West. On the other hand, the Marriott Des Moines or the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel offer wholesome comfort at comfortable prices.

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Top Des Moines Hotels Deals

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Sterling Hotel and Suites

Sterling Hotel and Suites

11428 Forest Ave, Clive
3.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Clive Aquatic Center, Valley West Mall, and Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Living History ...

$59

$59
Des Lux Hotel

Des Lux Hotel

800 Locust St, Des Moines
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in Court Avenue Entertainment District, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ruan Center and Science Center of Iowa. Des Moines Botanical ...

$139

$139
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn

Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtwn

418 6th Avenue, Des Moines
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Iowa Events Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, and Iowa State Capitol Building.

$123

$123
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines

5000 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Located in the suburbs, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Buccaneer Arena, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, and Des Moines Community Playhouse. ...

$109

$109
Wildwood Lodge

Wildwood Lodge

11431 Forest Ave, Clive
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Clive, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Clive Aquatic Center, Valley West Mall, and Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Living History Farms is 1.6 ...

$79

$79
La Quinta Inn & Suites Des Moines/West-Clive

La Quinta Inn & Suites Des Moines/West-Clive

1390 Nw 118th St, Clive
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in Clive, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Mercy Medical Center West Lakes and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clive Aquatic Center and Valley West Mall. Living ...

$59

$59
Days Inn And Suites Des Moines Airport

Days Inn And Suites Des Moines Airport

1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Grays Lake and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Blank Park Zoo. Fort Des Moines Museum and A. H. Blank Golf Course ...

$72

$72
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Des Moines West, IA

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Des Moines West, IA

1350 Nw 118th St, Clive
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mercy Medical Center West Lakes and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clive Aquatic Center and Valley West ...

$71

$71
Motel 6 Des Moines West

Motel 6 Des Moines West

7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines
2.5 out of 5.0
2.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated in West Des Moines, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Jordan Creek Town Center and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Clive Aquatic ...

$46

$46
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

295 64th Street, West Des Moines
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in West Des Moines, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jordan Creek Town Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Valley Stadium and Mercy Medical Center West ...

$89

$89

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