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Delight in Exciting Activities during Your Weekend Getaway in Iowa

Situated between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the midwestern state of Iowa takes pride in its numerous plains and hills. Explore the state's museums before trying out Iowa's diverse and delicious cuisine on a dinner and movie date.

City Breaks in Iowa: Top Accommodations

Cabin Clear Lake
Mar 1 - Mar 8
-46%
$768
$414 per night
Cabin ∙ 15 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Cabin in Clear Lake with Free Parking

5.0
Outstanding (19 ratings)
Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
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Cabin Lansing
Feb 24 - Mar 2
$75 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cabin in Lansing with Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (125 ratings)
Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa
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House Lansing
Sep 21 - Sep 28
$193 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Lansing with Yard, Patio & Grill + Amazing Views

5.0
Outstanding (32 ratings)
Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Iowa

The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Iowa

Weekend getaways in Iowa are wonderful at any time of the year. Each season allows you to explore the state's cities, zoos, and parks.

  • 1. Des Moines

    Head to the city's 49-acre Blank Park Zoo, whose indoor and outdoor exhibits house red pandas, emperor scorpions, grey crowned cranes, reticulated giraffes, and more. There's also Raccoon River Park in Des Moines, where you can relax at the picnic shelters, fish, and swim.

  • 2. Iowa City

    Check out the Amana Colonies to shop and dine in traditional German villages. The Old Capitol Museum beckons history lovers with its variety of exhibits. Afterward, consider going to the Devonian Fossil Gorge to see the ocean floor remains, which date back to 375 million years ago.

  • 3. Ames

    In Ames, visit the Reiman Gardens to view the beautiful seasonal flowerbeds and sculptures. The 17-acre park also has a gift shop, where you can buy souvenirs and gifts for people at home. From there, visit Prairie Moon Winery to learn about winemaking.

  • 4. Waterloo

    In this Black Hawk County city, families will want to cool off at the Lost Island waterpark, where you can zoom down slides and bask in the sun. There's also a mini-golf course. Shopping enthusiasts can head to Crossroads Mall, which covers more than 50 miles.

  • 5. Cedar Rapids

    Iowa's second-largest city, Cedar Rapids is home to the Prairie Park Fishery, where you can try your hand at angling or ice-skate during winter. Check out the Indian Creek Nature Center’s hiking trails, fishing, and skiing.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Iowa

House Lansing
May 4 - May 11
$163 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Family Friendly House in Lansing with Patio, Yard & Grill + River View

5.0
Outstanding (186 ratings)
Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa
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Condo Arnolds Park
Feb 24 - Mar 2
-68%
$553
$175 per night
Condo ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Lovely Condo in Arnolds Park with Outdoor Pool + Unobstructed Views

5.0
Outstanding (54 ratings)
Arnolds Park, Center Grove, Iowa
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Cottage Clear Lake
Jan 4 - Jan 11
$170 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cottage in Clear Lake with Yard & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (20 ratings)
Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Iowa

Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Iowa

The Hawkeye State may be famous for its vast cornfields and beautiful blue skies, but there's so much more. Indulge in thrilling indoor and outdoor activities for young and old.

  • 1. Enjoy comedy at the Talent Factory

    During your weekend getaway in Iowa, visit this performing arts center in Nevada for comedy shows, live music, and events featuring hypnotists, illusionists, and psychics. It was ranked as Iowa’s fourth-best comedy venue in its first five years of operation. Head to nearby Mi Casita, a Mexican restaurant, to dine on tasty fajitas.

  • 2. Visit the Des Moines Art Center

    Head here to see a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and other modern art. You'll find the works of great artists such as Jasper Johns, Claude Monet, Deborah Butterfield, Eva Hesse, and Takashi Murakami. Stop at the eatery for a bite after touring the center.

  • 3. Catch a movie at the Cinemark Theater

    Settle into this Altoona theater's comfortable seats on a rainy day. You can order your tickets online.

  • 4. Dine at St. Burch Tavern

    If you're in Iowa City, stop here for delectable seafood, steak, and other American dishes, washed down with a cold beer. Larger groups of eight or more should make reservations.

  • 5. Tour Pella

    At Pella's Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake, you can fish and boat while enjoying fantastic sunset views. Play a few holes at Bos Landen Golf Club, ranked among the United States' 75 most affordable golf courses.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Iowa

House Dubuque
Mar 2 - Mar 9
$101 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Dubuque + Beautiful View

5.0
Outstanding (13 ratings)
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
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House Clear Lake
Feb 24 - Mar 2
$133 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Clear Lake with Yard, Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (19 ratings)
Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
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Cabin West Branch
Jan 18 - Jan 25
$427 per night
Cabin ∙ 22 guests ∙ 8 bedrooms

Beautiful Cabin in West Branch with Grill, Yard & Patio + Amazing Views

5.0
Outstanding (39 ratings)
West Branch, Springdale, Iowa
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Iowa

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Iowa

Before visiting Iowa, pack everything you need to make your trip a success. By preparing ahead, you'll have more time to enjoy your weekend getaway.

  • 1. Driver's license

    If you're planning on renting a car in Iowa, you'll need a driver's license. Driving yourself between attractions saves time and lets you travel off the beaten track.

  • 2. Clothing

    Pack according to what season you're heading to Iowa. For instance, shorts, T-shirts, and sundresses are great for summer visits. Should you go in winter, heavier coats, scarves, and gloves will be useful.

  • 3. Hiking gear

    Great hiking awaits in Iowa, especially in Maquoketa and Decorah. Remember to bring a backpack, sturdy shoes, and a first aid kit.

  • 4. Fishing equipment

    Big Spirit Lake and Lake Rathbun offer excellent fishing. Anglers will want to bring nets, hooks, and rods.

  • 5. Sunblock

    Pack sunscreen, especially when if you're going to Iowa in summer. Make sure it has an SPF of at least 30.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Iowa

Cabin Clear Lake
Oct 5 - Oct 12
$138 per night
Cabin ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cabin in Clear Lake with Patio & Grill + Beautiful View

4.9
Outstanding (89 ratings)
Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
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Cabin Waterville
Apr 27 - May 4
$127 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cabin in Waterville with Grill, Yard & Patio

4.8
Outstanding (17 ratings)
Waterville, Paint Creek, Iowa
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House Arnolds Park
Feb 24 - Mar 2
-40%
$495
$295 per night
House ∙ 15 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

Charming House in Arnolds Park with Large Patio + Sunrise Views

5.0
Outstanding (203 ratings)
Arnolds Park, Center Grove, Iowa
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Iowa

📏 Average home size 180 m²
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Apartment rental
🌡️ Hottest months 88 °F in July and August
❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 18 rainy days in January and February

Frequently Asked Questions

How many accommodations are available to book for a weekend getaway in Iowa?

You can find more than 14,571 homes for rent in Iowa with nightly prices starting from $58 per night.

What kinds of vacation rentals can i book for Weekend Getaway in Iowa?

There is a lot of House rental and Apartment rental that are great for Weekend Getaway in Iowa.

Weekend Getaway in Iowa: How much does a stay cost?

On average, you can get a great vacation home for somewhere between $188 and $281 and find discounts up to 74%!

Can I find a vacation rental for a large group for Weekend Getaway in Iowa?

The size of a House rental is 180 m² and can fit 8 people on average which is ideal for large groups.

What is the average price of a weekend getaway in Iowa?

The price of a vacation home in Iowa for the weekend can range from $58 and can go up to $281 per night.

Do many vacation rentals in Iowa offer a pool?

Definitely, over 54% accommodations in Iowa offer a pool.

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