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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.

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Des Moines?
Your travel fantasies can become reality in Des Moines from just . Vacation packages include flights and hotels, and they’ll make booking your trip nice and easy. The only thing you’ll need to focus on is getting out there and having a great time.
How long should my Des Moines vacation be?
Around 2 nights is the average amount of time travelers vacation in Des Moines. But the perfect trip length all comes down to how many treasured memories you want to create. Why not stay a little longer and explore some off-the-beaten-path gems?
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Des Moines?
You can pick up terrific Des Moines package deals with Travelocity. Pick from as many as 400 airlines and 1,000,000 properties worldwide and turn those travel fantasies into a reality.
Why should I purchase my Des Moines vacation bundle with Travelocity?
Incredible savings, loads of breathtaking destinations and 24/7 customer service you can rely on — that’s why. And with our Price Match Guarantee, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll always score the best possible deal with Travelocity.
Can I save on my Des Moines car rental if I bundle it with hotels and flights?
Combining your car, hotel and flight into a Des Moines vacation package is the best way to land the best deal. Plus, having your own wheels gives you freedom to make your way to all those big sights you’re hoping to check out. Situated 120 mi from Des Moines, Creighton University is one attraction that should be on your itinerary. Fill up the tank and make a day trip of it.
What is the best time of year to go to Des Moines?
Vacation in and you can spend more cash on experiences, rather than your hotel. This is the least expensive month to plan your stay. Prices are at their most expensive in , so avoid this time if your budget is smaller. May, July and August are the busiest months in Des Moines. You’ll need to book well before you go and be prepared to pay premium rates. November, December and January are when things are at their quietest.
Which airport is best for Des Moines?
The best airport for Des Moines is Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM). It’s located 4 mi northeast of the downtown area.
What is there to do in Des Moines?
You’ll notice a certain kind of magic as you wander the streets of Des Moines. Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds are just two renowned sights that entice visitors to this wonderful city, so put them at the top of your to-do list.
Where should I stay when visiting Des Moines?
If you’re searching for somewhere to lay your head, check out the Wildwood Lodge. It’s the top pick for many travelers.

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