Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Des Moines

Enjoy the churches and other features of Des Moines. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Museum of Glass and Pike Place Market are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Des Moines

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Des Moines a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Space Needle (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Riverbend Golf Complex (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Kent Valley Ice Center (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Des Moines

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Des Moines. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Saltwater State Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Marine View Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Van Doren's Landing Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Lake Fenwick Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Hogan Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Angle Lake Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Des Moines

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Des Moines?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,850 holiday lettings around Des Moines. From 558 Houses to 50 Cabins, 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to Des Moines?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Des Moines:

  • Eastlake: 67 holiday homes
  • Westlake: 189 holiday homes
  • Broadway: 675 holiday homes
  • Fremont: 329 holiday homes
  • Lower Queen Anne: 1,023 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Des Moines?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Des Moines. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Highline Community College: 2,254 holiday lettings
  • Des Moines Marina: 2,440 holiday lettings
  • Denny Park: 2,609 holiday lettings
  • Seattle Center: 1,674 holiday lettings
  • Overlake Golf and Country Club: 2,574 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Des Moines listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 558 Houses in Des Moines. Our other popular types of Des Moines holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 50 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats 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 176 holiday homes with pool available in Des Moines. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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