Des Moines Vacations

A magnet for visitors to the dynamic city of Seattle, Des Moines has a great deal to offer visitors. The center of Seattle is only 14 miles (23 kilometers) away and Seattle - Tacoma International Airport is 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the south of Des Moines.

Many of Seattle’s attractions are within easy driving distance of Des Moines, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Des Moines Marina and the iconic Tyee Valley Golf Course. Two other recommended attractions within a short distance of Des Moines are the Silver Dollar Casino and the Kent Valley Ice Center.

Seattle is celebrated as home to the legendary Space Needle. This must-see attraction is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the middle of town.

Of course, the center of Seattle has plenty of great places to see. So, grab your companions and head to the Pike Place Market.

Des Moines has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Take the time to see the many remarkable museums such as the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent.

If the weather is good, do what the locals do and head outside to the nearby parks and reserves. To spend some time in a little nature don’t miss the Russell Road Park in Kent.

There's no reason not to work on your game. Visit the Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent to enjoy the fastest greens, trickiest bunkers and friendliest clubhouse.

When it’s time to rest your weary head after a busy day discovering the delights of Des Moines, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport - SEATAC, the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac and the Best Western Airport Executel, SeaTac are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.


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