What's sweeter than hot cocoa on a cold Iowa day? A hot cocoa bomb! Simply pour hot milk over the chocolatey orb and watch as the shell melts into nectar and marshmallows and other goodies appear. Kids and adults alike...
As the kids return to school and cooler air makes for cozy couch nests, you might be looking for a new book to help you relax, teach you a little something, or just distract you from reality. If only you...
The Wellmark Family Series returns to the Des Moines Civic Center for another amazing season featuring four all-new productions. Each one-hour performance is designed to bring young minds on incredible adventures, while educating audiences of all ages and making...
Des Moines is ever booming with new business. From shops to restaurants and even a new place to hang out with your best four-legged friend. Add "checking out a new business" to your fall bucket list today! 10+ New Things...
Kids grow fast. Most budgets don't. That's why Just Between Friends created a marketplace for local families to sell their gently used children's items for a fraction of retail all in one place. Join them Sept 9 to 11 at the...
Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support some of our favorite local businesses! We are thrilled to partner with Iowa Pork Producers Association to bring you this EPIC giveaway, valued at more than $500! Savor the final days...
We have updated our annual Des Moines Birthday Party Guide to be your go-to resource to help you plan the best birthday parties in Des Moines.
There is always a new business or activity to try in Des Moines! From tasty new restaurants to places to play and everything in between. Here are a few of the new places to check out this summer. 7 New...
    National Donut Day is June 3, 2022. Where will YOU celebrate? Donuts are always a win! Loved by kids and adults alike, good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert. Birthdays, showers, and other celebrations can be donut-themed and even...
Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog's Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.

In + Around Des Moines

Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools

Don't wait for your next big trip to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines has many hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks....