Insider's Guide

Greater Des Moines is full of unexpected delights. Find out what visitors rave about and locals can't get enough of. We're excited to let you in on our little secret.


Author: Brianne Sanchez

Brianne is an Iowan by choice. She moved to Des Moines in 2007, sight unseen, for a job at a weekly magazine for young professionals. It was a great way to get to experience the city and meet a great crew of amazing people. She lives in Des Moines’ Drake neighborhood, which is a quick bike ride northwest of downtown. She’s a new mom, dog owner, wife and is totally committed to building an even better community. Brianne blogs about the occasional Des Moines date idea (and a whole lot more) at