Nestled between Mississippi and Missouri, Iowa is a delightful US travel destination. The state capital of Des Moines makes a perfect spot for an alternative weekend break in a historic, culturally rich city, while a wider exploration of the state enables travelers to enjoy incredible natural scenery and national parks.
Des Moines offers plenty of excellent shopping, dining and nightlife options. The city is also home to a host of stunning parks and green open spaces. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers a fragrant stroll through beautiful flower gardens with influences from around the world. Pappajohn Sculpture Park is a nice place to enjoy a picnic or a walk amid unique and quirky contemporary art installations and sculptures that are scattered through its grounds. Outside of Des Moines, Iowa has a lot of wonderful natural attractions. Hiking enthusiasts will love trekking through the Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Effigy Mounds National Monument. The latter of the two contains a lot of archaeological exhibits and museums about Native American history in the area.
Des Moines is a great place to base yourself in Iowa, but feel free to visit any of the bucolic towns scattered throughout the state en route to discovering the underrated beauty of Iowa.
Iowa can be enjoyed all year round, though Spring, Summer and Fall are the best options for hiking and being outdoors.
At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Glamping Hub, VRBO and more. AllTheRooms has 5388 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Iowa, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Iowa is available at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Iowa costs on average $130 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 171 accommodations in Iowa that have WiFi. We have 55 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 16 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Iowa? Then choose one of the 204 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 23 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 72 pet-friendly accommodations available.
AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 5 providers in Iowa, including 144 places to stay from Airbnb, 41 accommodations from Glamping Hub and 27 places to stay from VRBO
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