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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
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.4 out of 5 (31 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 ...

    Sterling Hotel and Suites$71

    Sterling Hotel and Suites$71
    Wildwood Lodge

    Wildwood Lodge

    11431 Forest Ave, Clive
      3.0 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 ...

      Wildwood Lodge$79

      Wildwood Lodge$79
      Adventureland Inn

      Adventureland Inn

      3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona
        2.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.4 out of 5 (8 reviews)

        Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Adventureland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iowa State Fairgrounds and Grand View Golf Course. Copper Creek ...

        Adventureland Inn$99

        Adventureland Inn$99
        Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines

        Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines

        8711 Plum Dr, Urbandale
          2.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.8 out of 5 (16 reviews)

          Located in the heart of Urbandale, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pump It Up and Buccaneer Arena. ...

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines$68

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines$68
          Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA

          Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA

          1350 Nw 118th St, Clive
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (17 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 ...

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA$78

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA$78
            Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

            Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

            1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

              Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Adventureland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Copper Creek Golf Course and Grand View Golf Course. Iowa State ...

              Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel$123

              Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel$123
              Hotel Renovo

              Hotel Renovo

              11167 Hickman Road, Urbandale
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clive Aquatic Center and Living History Farms. Valley West Mall and Mercy Medical Center West ...

                Hotel Renovo$130

                Hotel Renovo$130
                Hilton Des Moines Downtown

                Hilton Des Moines Downtown

                435 Park Street, Des Moines
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is steps from Iowa Hall of Pride, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, and Hy Vee Hall.

                  Hilton Des Moines Downtown$157

                  Hilton Des Moines Downtown$157
                  AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport

                  AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport

                  1920 Hackley Ave, Des Moines
                    2.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                    Situated in Des Moines, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Grays Lake and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Blank Park Zoo. Fort Des Moines Museum and A. H. Blank Golf Course ...

                    AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport$78

                    AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport$78
                    Motel 6 Des Moines West

                    Motel 6 Des Moines West

                    7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines
                      2.0 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. West Glen Town ...

                      Motel 6 Des Moines West$46

                      Motel 6 Des Moines West$46

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