Still trying to figure out where to take your family this summer? Consider planning a trip to Des Moines this year. From romantic dinners for two to family picnics at the lake, the city is bustling with activities for the whole family to enjoy.No trip to Des Moines is complete without a visit to the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater. Whether you want to catch a show or just to hang out and feed the ducks, you are sure to have a wonderful time enjoying the outdoor breeze. The amphitheater is available for hosting both public and private events; it is often the site for weddings, concerts and class reunions. There is always something fun going on at the Amphitheater. For more information about upcoming events or to book your own private event, visit the City of Des Moines, Parks and Recreation site.
Besides taking a leisurely stroll or bike ride out to the Amphitheater, there are a myriad of other activities all over town that the whole family can enjoy. Plan a fun family picnic at Gray’s Lake Park, where you can enjoy a bike ride around the park or take a paddle boat out for a spin on the lake. Check in at one of the local cafes downtown and treat yourself to a steaming cup of joe or a relaxing cup of herbal tea; there are several trendy cafes from which to choose. Treat yourself to some retail therapy at any of the many shopping venues around town. Make reservations for a romantic dinner for two at one of the local fine dining establishments in the nearby downtown area. With so much to do, your social calendar is sure to fill up quick each day.
Are you ready to book your rooms but not sure where to go? The Valley West Inn, located in the heart of downtown, is the perfect place to hang your hat. Centrally located to shopping centers, dining spots and the lake, the Valley West Inn keeps you right in the thick of things during your stay. Featuring spacious rooms, tons of amenities and a dedication to service, you are going to appreciate your stay here. For more information or to book your rooms, visit the main Valley West Inn website.
Des Moines is the place to visit this summer. With plenty of fun activities for you and your family, this is one trip you are not soon to forget!