Private jet charter and flights to Des Moines
While not an obvious choice for a buzzing city break, Des Moines doesn’t disappoint with its exciting mix of cultural attractions, hip restaurants and trendy boutiques. With countryside cycling routes and world-class wineries offering a chilled-out interlude just beyond the main metropolis, there’s plenty here to suit city slickers and outdoor adventurers alike. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service to Des Moines.
Downtown Des Moines often feels surprisingly quiet given how busy it is, thanks to a four-mile network of skywalks that connect many of the buildings. The city’s main cultural attractions include the magnificent golden-domed Iowa State Capital Building, where you can climb almost 300 steps for panoramic views; and the Des Moines Art Center, which houses pieces by the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Shopaholics can peruse a selection of independent boutiques, furniture and design stores in trendy East Village, which is scenically located on the banks of the Des Moines River.
The city offers an eclectic culinary offering, from southern comfort foods and whisky bars to modern fine dining. If you’re visiting from May to October, start the day with a breakfast burrito at the Downtown Des Moines Farmer’s Market. For a more sophisticated meal later in the day, try 801 Chophouse, the city’s premier steakhouse, followed by retro cocktails at vintage-styled Hello, Marjorie or an open-air summer concert at the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater.
If you want to retreat slightly from the buzzing urban hub, hire a bike and cycle along the Great Western Trail, a 16.5-mile route that weaves past the scenic Waterworks Park and on through open countryside and shady woodland with beautiful views of the North River. Additional green spaces surrounding the city include Gray’s Lake Park and Walnut Woods State Park, where you can enjoy outdoor activities like birdwatching, canoeing and fishing.
Several excellent wineries are located a short drive from the city – arrange a tasting and stroll around the scenic grounds at favourites including Covered Bridges Winery, Jasper Winery and Summerset Winery. Along the way it’s well worth visiting some of the region’s famous covered bridges, which inspired Robert James Waller’s best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County.
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