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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.

How much are vacation packages to Des Moines?

With vacation packages available from as little as , there's no need to blow out the credit card to travel to Des Moines. Travelocity can help. Combine hotels, flights and tours into a convenient package and land some excellent discounts. The more you book, the greater the savings.

How long should my Des Moines vacation be?

Many travelers book their hotel for 2 nights in Des Moines. But that doesn't mean you have to follow their lead. How long you hang around really boils down to what sorts of things you want to do during your vacation. If you'd like to see every inch of this incredible place, treat yourself to another night or two (or even longer!).

Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Des Moines?

Travelocity is the only place you need to go to score a sensational Des Moines package deal. Choose from 400 partner airlines and 665,000 properties all over the globe and create a vacation package that's suited to you. With so many options, it's easy to organize your next big adventure.

Why should I book my vacation bundle via Travelocity?

Savings, support and a stress-free booking are just the beginning. Enjoy a fulfilling travel experience knowing you can rely on round-the-clock support. With the Travelocity Price Match Guarantee, you can relax knowing you're getting the best deal available.

Can I save on my car rental if I bundle it with a hotel or flight?

Bundling your car, hotel and flight into a Des Moines vacation package is an excellent way to score an amazing deal. Plus, having your own rental car gives you freedom to get to all those amazing sights you're hoping to explore. Situated 124 miles from Des Moines, Creighton University is one attraction that should have a place on your itinerary. Fasten your seat belt and make a day trip of it.

What is the best time of year to go to Des Moines?

You'll pick up the lowest hotel prices in January and pay more in June. It's generally more relaxed in October, November, December, while there'll be more like-minded travelers to hang out with during the months of July, June, August. It comes down to what prices you're willing to pay, the weather conditions and how you deal with crowds.

Which airport is best for Des Moines?

Heading to Des Moines will see you touching down at Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.). It's about 4 miles southwest of the downtown area.

What is there to do in Des Moines?

Des Moines has plenty of places to discover, like Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. These two fantastic attractions top most travelers' itineraries.

Where should I stay when visiting Des Moines?

You'll hear visitors raving about West Des Moines. If you choose to kick off your Des Moines adventures here, take a look at the Motel 6 Des Moines West (2.0 stars) and the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Des Moines West (2.5 stars). Another terrific neighborhood to stay in is Clive. Sought-after hotels here include the Wildwood Lodge (3.0 stars) and the Sterling Hotel and Suites (3.0 stars).



Top Des Moines Hotels Deals

$84
Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

Hyatt Place West Des Moines Jordan Creek

3.0 out of 5.0 295 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA
5/5
(6 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.
$77
Wildwood Lodge

Wildwood Lodge

3.0 out of 5.0 11431 Forest Ave, Clive, IA
4.7/5
(41 Reviews)
This hotel features an indoor pool and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, as well as the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like full breakfast and free self parking.
$105
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown

2.5 out of 5.0 120 Sw Water St, Des Moines, IA
4.5/5
(14 Reviews)
This hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free full breakfast each morning.

Things to do in Des Moines

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