Holidays to Des Moines

United States
Not only is Des Moines the capital of Iowa, but it is also an incredibly important piece of U.S. presidential politics. Home of the Iowa caucuses, Des Moines often becomes the headquarters for many presidential candidates. The city is also a cultural haven: the Civic Center hosts broadway shows and …

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How to get to Des Moines

Here's what you need to know about getting to Des Moines. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Des Moines takes 9 hours, 36 minutes.

When to go to Des Moines

Typical Holiday Price

£1098 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Des Moines varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Des Moines.

Where to stay in Des Moines

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Des Moines, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Des Moines

cwwycoff1 | FlickrBlank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo
richardswearinger | FlickrJohn and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
jimbowen0306 | FlickrIowa State Capitol
Iowa State Capitol
Phil Roeder | FlickrDes Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center
Martin Terber | FlickrBlazing Saddle Inc
Blazing Saddle Inc
Steve Baumgartner | Trip by SkyscannerDes Moines Botanical Center
Des Moines Botanical Center
Eric D. | FoursquarePrincipal Park
Principal Park
Justin Brockie | FlickrIowa Cubs Baseball
Iowa Cubs Baseball

Reviews of Des Moines

Tracy S
Tracy SLos Angeles

Des Moines is a highly underrated city. The city has done an amazing job refurbishing the downtown area into a hot bed of amazing cuisine, architecture, arts, restaurants and entertainment. Foodies will love all the world class dining options and the funky little dives that have some of the best food you'll ever try. Des Moines is no longer a fly over city. The New York Times named it the hippest city in the United States. Stop in and see what the buzz is about!

Keith Smith
Keith SmithCarlisle

Down town is cool. beautiful capitol building, can see the dome from my bedroom window. Blank Park zoo and its penguins are awesome, Jordan creek for coffee, shopping, bumming around a semi decent mall. botanical gardens and science center, state historical society, governers mansion, many historic victorian homes and right nect door to my house. gotta love des moines.

Leisa Rush
Leisa RushMuncie

Des Moines is a fantastic place to visit. Has alot of things to do there. And if you like to camp you can have a wonderful there too. Lots of wild life to see.

Keith Cooper III
Keith Cooper IIICorvallis

Pig farms corn fields as far as you can see and hemp growing every ware not much to do there

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