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2021 Des Moines vacations

Surety Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West Clive
Wildwood Lodge
Cozy Rest Motel
Residence Inn by Marriott Des Moines West

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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 vacation dreams can be realized in Des Moines from just $218. Our affordable package deals include flights and hotels, so booking your trip will be easy as pie. All you’ll have to concentrate on is what amazing attraction you’ll head to first.
How long should my Des Moines vacation be?
The majority of travelers book a hotel for 2 nights in Des Moines. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re limited to that. How long you decide to stay depends on what you plan to do during your vacation. If you’d love to discover every part of this superb location, treat yourself to another night or two (or even longer!).
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Des Moines?
Picking up the perfect package deal to Des Moines is a breeze with Travelocity. With as many as 400 partner airlines and 665,000 properties around the world, the choice is yours when picking your hotels and flights.
Why should I book my Des Moines vacation bundle via Travelocity?
Because life is one incredible journey, and we’ve got all you need to help get you on your way. With our exceptional service and Price Match Guarantee, you can book your trip with confidence. And you can rest easy while you’re away knowing we’re always available to chat via our 24/7 customer support.
Can I save money on my Des Moines car rental if I bundle it with a hotel or flight?
With a Des Moines vacation package, you can combine your hotel, car and flight bookings and save some serious money. If you’re in the mood to see the best of this exciting city, why not make tracks to Creighton University? This top sight is 124 mi from Des Moines. With your own wheels, you’ll be there soon enough.
What is the best time of year to go to Des Moines?
Pack your bags in and spend more money on memorable experiences, not your hotel. This is the cheapest month to organize your stay. Prices are highest in , so avoid traveling during this time if you’re hoping to save. are the peak season months in Des Moines. You’ll need to book well in advance and be ready to pay premium rates. are the least popular months to visit.
Which airport is best for Des Moines?
The best airport is Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.). Grab your bags, make your way out of the terminal and you’ll discover yourself 4 mi from central Des Moines.
What is there to do in Des Moines?
While taking the path less traveled is no doubt rewarding, you shouldn’t ignore the well-known sights that make a destination famous. Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds are a couple of them in Des Moines.
Where should I stay when visiting Des Moines?
You’ll hear tourists recommending West Des Moines. If you’re planning to kick off your Des Moines adventures here, check out the rates 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 area to base yourself in is Clive. Top-notch hotels here include the Wildwood Lodge (3.0 stars) and the Sterling Hotel and Suites (3.0 stars).

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Travelocity.com from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.