They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. In which case, our collective hearts are about to burst as we anticipate traveling again. In the meantime, we’ve collected a few virtual vacations to help you map out your next getaway. After all, the planning and anticipation are some of the best parts of any vacation.

May 3-9 is National Tourism Week, so we’re highlighting some of our favorite Midwest neighbors, all within a few hours' drive. Take a virtual getaway to Omaha, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Sioux Falls and check out their unique experiences. And take a virtual spin through our new video series, #SofaSeeing, that will get you excited about experiencing Greater Des Moines again. Plan now and travel later. We’ll all be happy to welcome you with our famous heartland hospitality.  

Visit Omaha

Catch Des Moines - Visit Omaha - Waterfall

Visit KC

Catch Des Moines - Visit KC Field With Trees

Meet Minneapolis

Catch Des Moines - Meet Minneapolis City Skyline

Experience Sioux Falls

Catch Des Moines - Experience Sioux Falls Statues

In Partnership With

Catch Des Moines - National Travel & Tourism Week Logos