Top Ten Places to take wedding photos in Des Moines

Des Moines has plenty of beautiful places to have as a background for your wedding pictures. The following offer a variety of locations to get just the right type of look you’re seeking for your photos. 1.The Iowa State Fairgrounds– The inspiration for the original “State Fair”which later become a popular movie,the state fair offers well…

Top Ten Summer Events in Des Moines

Summer is a busy time to see new and different events in Des Moines. The following events are favorites with both locals and visitors. The Iowa State Fair–August 8-18- This is the biggest event in Des Moines in the summer bringing in up to 100,000 each day of the 11 day fair in early August. The…

Top Nine Lunch Spots in Des Moines

Lunch is the meal that typically gets skipped or delayed- especially during the work week- the following places will make you want to take time out of your busy schedule to sit down for a good meal. South Union Bread Café– located downtown right next door to Centro, this is the place that provides the…

Top Eight Brunch Spots in Des Moines

Brunch is the meal that somehow makes eating a combination of breakfast and lunch an ok activity on the weekend and bonus points if they serve alcoholic drinks to make the meal all the more indulgent. The following are the best places to get brunch in and around Des Moines. Americana–  located on Locust Street, Americana…

6 Reasons to go to 80/35 this year

80/35 is a yearly 2 day music festival held downtown Des Moines at the Western Gateway Park and it will be held on July 6th and 7th this year. With both free and paid stages, you’ll easily find something you’ll enjoy. The following are reasons for those who have never been to 80/35 to consider…

Top Ten 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Des Moines and it’s surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of options to see great firework displays to celebrate our country’s independence. The following are the best way to celebrate the 4th of July without having to drive too far out of town to do so though check the dates on each one since they’re not all…

Top Ten stands at the Des Moines Farmers Market

The Des Moines Farmer’s Market has made numerous national best of lists. The following are the best stands to hit while you’re there.   Farm Boy’s Hearty Food Company– even if you get to the Market early, there will most likely be a line. They offer very cheap coffee as well as breakfast bowls and…

Top Ten Coffee Shops in Des Moines

Coffee, the drink that helps many of us get through the daily grind of life. The following are the best spots in Des Moines to get your caffeine fix. Smokey Row Coffee Co.-located in multiple locations in Iowa, the Des Moines location offers an excellent location just off the interstate to make grabbing a cup of…

Top Ten Ice Cream spots in Des Moines

Des Moines has a lot of options when it comes to ice cream besides the national chains. When it comes to ice cream, the following are worth the calories. Fiss’ Ice Cream – This is in Carlisle but they are well worth the extra drive. I have stuck with Peanut Butter cup each time I’ve…