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.
Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Glamping Hub, VRBO and many more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 5,455 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Iowa, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. If you are wanting to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Iowa is only $10 per night. In general, an accommodation in Iowa will cost you $122 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 186 accommodations in Iowa that have WiFi. 60 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 19 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Iowa, you'll want to pick from 218 places to stay that provide parking. 24 vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 75 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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