Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Des Moines

Come and experience Des Moines and its live music, festivals and theatre scene. Renowned for its sporting events, restaurants and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Art Center. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Des Moines

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Des Moines a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Adventureland (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Sky Glider East (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Grand View Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Des Moines

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Des Moines is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Gray’s Lake Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Walnut Woods State Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Des Moines

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Des Moines?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 110 holiday lettings around Des Moines. From 41 houses to 58 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Des Moines? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Des Moines. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • 801 Grand: 103 holiday lettings
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds: 103 holiday lettings
  • Hoyt Sherman Place: 103 holiday lettings
  • Fort Des Moines Museum: 103 holiday lettings
  • A. H. Blank Golf Course: 103 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Des Moines?

Yes, of course. offers 41 Houses in Des Moines. Our other popular types of Des Moines holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 58 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Des Moines?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 22 holiday homes with pool available in Des Moines. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.