Explore Des Moines
Des Moines, also known as ‘The City of Skywalks,’ is the capital city of the state of Iowa. As a national publishing center, the city is also the cultural center for Iowa and has many theaters and museums. Within the city you can find jazz, opera, and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. If you want to experience all this for yourself, stay at one of the many hotels in downtown Des Moines. Alternately, if you’re on a tight budget try one of the discount hotels Des Moines has to offer.
When to go to Des MoinesDes Moines lies on the Des Moines River and has a humid climate. With hot summers and cold winters, snowfall is fairly common. Popular months to book hotels in Des Moines are May and June, when highs average out at around 78°F.
How to get to Des MoinesDes Moines International Airport (DSM) is the city’s major airport and lies approximately three miles from the city’s Business District. There are a number of good Des Moines Airport hotels but you can also take a taxi to bed and breakfast hotels, or hire a car and drive to a Des Moines hotel. While in the city you can catch a DART bus service to the sights, and if you’re after intercity rail travel then head to Osceola Station, around 40 miles south of the city.
Things to do in Des MoinesDes Moines is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. The State Capitol Building, with its stunning views, will impress, as will the modern State of Iowa Historical Museum. The city’s architecture can be seen in all its glory at Terrance Hill, the home of the state’s first millionaire. For family fun, Adventureland Park is also well worth checking out. While on your visit take advantage of one of the city’s hotel deals and stay close to the attractions at one of the hotels in West Des Moines.
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