Des Moines is a great place to experience a wide range of fun and exciting activities. Check out the local scene by engaging in a variety of different activities and offerings that the city has to offer right in the downtown area. From fun afternoon watching a ball game to picnicking by the lake, there is no shortage of activities to keep you and your family entertained while you are in town.
Nothing quite beats a fun-filled afternoon in the sun catching an Iowa Cubs game at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. With tickets available for just $7, this is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your family while supporting local athletes. The new season begins in early April and lasts through early September, plenty of time to catch a game or two of Iowa’s beloved I-Cubs. Tickets for these games sell out fast, so make sure to reserve your tickets early; ticket and schedule information is available at www.valleywestinn.com/local-sporting-events.cfm.
Downtown Des Moines has plenty of sights and activities to keep you entertained all day long without ever having to leave the area. Enjoy some shopping at the Valley West Mall or any one of the many cute boutiques nearby. Drop into one of the trendy neighborhood cafes for a mid-day cup of joe to jump start the second half of your day. There are plenty of fine dining establishments for you to satisfy your every craving, or drop into one of the neighborhood bars to throw a few back among friends. Check out the guide located at www.valleywestinn.com/des-moines-guide.cfm for a full list of places to visit.
If you want to stay in the downtown area while in Des Moines, consider staying at the Valley West Inn. This state-of-the-art hotel is the perfect place to hang your hat at the end of a busy day out on the town. Choose from nightly, weekly or extended stay options at reasonable prices that are sure to please. Centrally located in the heart of Des Moines, you are conveniently within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and other venues. The Valley West Inn is just 8 miles from Principal Park, the home stadium of the Iowa Cubs. For more information or to book a room, visit the hotel’s website, www.valleywestinn.com.
Make this year the year you finally make it to Des Moines. You and your family are sure to love everything the city has to offer. With so much to do and see, you are going to wonder why you did not come sooner.