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Destination guide

The lively area of Downtown Des Moines awaits your stay

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Downtown Des Moines. Renowned for its sporting events, restaurants and cycling, this city welcomes all visitors. Science Center of Iowa and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown Des Moines

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Downtown Des Moines a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Adventureland (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Waveland Municipal Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Sky Glider East (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Des Moines

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Downtown Des Moines. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Gray’s Lake Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Walnut Woods State Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Downtown Des Moines

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from the city centre.

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown Des Moines?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 89 vacation rentals near Downtown Des Moines. From 5 houses to 77 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown Des Moines are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown Des Moines?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown Des Moines. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • 801 Grand: 144 vacation rentals
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park: 144 vacation rentals
  • The Temple for Performing Arts: 144 vacation rentals
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park: 144 vacation rentals
  • Ruan Center: 144 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown Des Moines listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown Des Moines?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 5 Houses in Downtown Des Moines. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown Des Moines include:

  • Flats: 77 rentals available
  • Studios: 74 rentals available
  • House: 5 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown Des Moines?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown Des Moines. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.