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Des Moines Vacations

Pack those stellar shades. We have Des Moines vacation deals for you!

If there’s one thing you should spend in this busy world, it’s your vacation days. We know it’s easy to hang onto them, but Hotwire votes for putting them to use. It’s time to let an adventure lead you away from the daily grind. Stock up on what really matters on your trip to Des Moines – great memories and a tall tale or two.

Hotwire can help you find your travel bliss with Des Moines vacation packages. Bundling your hotel, car and flight means more unexpected fun with the money you saved. We’ll cover the bases; now it’s time for you to get up and go!

Pack everything you want – then take half of it out

We mean it. It’s far too easy to over-pack. We recommend picking your essentials and washing them along the way. Then you’ll have room for that goofy souvenir you know you want – or for some new outfits from that cute boutique you discover.

Bring comfortable walking shoes on your trip to Des Moines

No one should have to endure walking tours in dress shoes or high heels. No one.

Bring photocopies of your passport or license

You flew home from a great Des Moines vacation but your most important documents stayed behind. We’ve heard that story before and recommend keeping an extra copy on hand – just in case. Hey, at least it wasn’t a family member.

Don’t underestimate the power of earplugs

Among crying babies, rowdy crowds and honking horns, take our word for it. One pair can save you from the zombie-like state of a sleepless night.

Always carry some cash

You’ll be ready for anything from an evil ATM to lost credit cards. Holding a little extra cash in your wallet and carry-on means you can breathe easy if anything unexpected pops up.

Explore like a local

Guidebooks and maps are great for getting an overview of the place, but to really dig in, go where the locals go. Pick up a newspaper or city magazine to see what restaurants and neighborhoods are hot. Check events listings and go see a band or attend a street festival. Or ask your friends for recommendations. You’d be surprised who in your circle knows Des Moines well.

Top Hotel Deals

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Sterling Hotel and Suites

Sterling Hotel and Suites

11428 Forest Ave, Clive
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Clive Aquatic Center, Valley West Mall, and Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Living History ...

    Sterling Hotel and Suites$71

    Sterling Hotel and Suites$71
    Wildwood Lodge

    Wildwood Lodge

    11431 Forest Ave, Clive
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Situated in Clive, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Clive Aquatic Center, Valley West Mall, and Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Living History Farms is 1.6 ...

      Wildwood Lodge$79

      Wildwood Lodge$79
      Adventureland Inn

      Adventureland Inn

      3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona
        2.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Adventureland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iowa State Fairgrounds and Grand View Golf Course. Copper Creek ...

        Adventureland Inn$99

        Adventureland Inn$99
        Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines

        Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines

        8711 Plum Dr, Urbandale
          2.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in the heart of Urbandale, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pump It Up and Buccaneer Arena. ...

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines$68

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Urbandale/Des Moines$68
          Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines

          Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines

          2701 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines
            2.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Valley West Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buccaneer Arena and Clive Aquatic Center. ...

            Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines$63

            Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines$63
            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA

            1350 Nw 118th St, Clive
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mercy Medical Center West Lakes and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clive Aquatic Center and Valley West ...

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA$71

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Des Moines West, IA$71
              Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

              Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel

              1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Adventureland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Copper Creek Golf Course and Grand View Golf Course. Iowa State ...

                Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel$123

                Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel$123
                Hotel Renovo

                Hotel Renovo

                11167 Hickman Road, Urbandale
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clive Aquatic Center and Living History Farms. Valley West Mall and Mercy Medical Center West ...

                  Hotel Renovo$130

                  Hotel Renovo$130
                  Hilton Des Moines Downtown

                  Hilton Des Moines Downtown

                  435 Park Street, Des Moines
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Located in Downtown Des Moines, this hotel is steps from Iowa Hall of Pride, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, and Hy Vee Hall.

                    Hilton Des Moines Downtown$157

                    Hilton Des Moines Downtown$157
                    AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport

                    AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport

                    1920 Hackley Ave, Des Moines
                      2.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Situated in Des Moines, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Grays Lake and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Blank Park Zoo. Fort Des Moines Museum and A. H. Blank Golf Course ...

                      AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport$78

                      AmericInn Hotel and Suites Des Moines Airport$78

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