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 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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Des Moines?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,824 holiday rentals around Des Moines. From 550 Houses to 49 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Des Moines is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Des Moines:

  • Lower Queen Anne: 1,027 holiday homes
  • Belltown: 894 holiday homes
  • Seattle Waterfront: 833 holiday homes
  • First Hill: 782 holiday homes
  • North Beacon Hill: 75 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Des Moines Marina: 2,400 holiday rentals
  • Saltwater State Park: 2,121 holiday rentals
  • Marine Science and Technology Center: 1,848 holiday rentals
  • Highline Community College: 2,228 holiday rentals
  • Lake View Cemetery - Bruce Lee's Grave: 2,588 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Des Moines listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 550 Houses in Des Moines. Our other popular types of Des Moines holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 49 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 49 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 49 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments 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 174 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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