Located only three hours from Kansas City, Iowa’s capital city Des Moines has all the makings of a perfect weekend getaway. Breweries, the arts and a burgeoning food scene abound in Des Moines, so head northeast to this charming destination!
Des Moines boasts several world-class museums, including the Des Moines Art Center and the Science Center of Iowa. If the weather’s nice, swing by the outdoor Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Plus, don’t miss the art on the streets — just stroll around downtown Des Moines to see a large variety of murals and outdoor art installations.
RELAX WITH A COLD ONE
Residents of the greater Des Moines area love their local beers — so live like a local and try a new one! This list from Catch Des Moines includes some great recommendations — whether you’re more of an IPA fan or a lager lover.
TRY LOCAL FOODS
The Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market is routinely ranked as one of the top farmers’ markets in the country. Join the thousands of visitors each Saturday May through October to enjoy locally-grown produce and other food, live music and local artists.
CYCLE THROUGH THE SIGHTS
One of the best ways to take in Des Moines is through a bike tour. Use Des Moines BCycle to rent a bike and spin around town on your own or explore on two feet. Take a look at some routes to hit all the must-sees!
When you’re in the area, say hello to our fellow HomeServices of America sister company, Iowa Realty!