|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£230|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£231|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£271|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£204|
Rolling hills, endless fields and mighty rivers are the usual images evoked by Iowa holidays. However, on top of its peaceful landscape, this rich and diverse state sits in the middle of the USA both historically and geographically. The area offers holiday-makers a wealth of culture, urban life and excitement that all lend weight to the local mantra that 'nobody finds fun more amusing than Iowa.'
Situated in Central (UTC -6/-5) timezone at the mid-western 'crossroads' of the USA, Iowa is extremely well connected by overland routes; with efficient train, road and bus connections going and coming from all directions. Iowa holidays are easily reached from the UK by direct flights to nearby Chicago and then travelling overland. Car rental is widely available and highly recommended on Iowa holidays, as very well maintained highways and roads offer the ability to explore Iowa's vast landscapes, cities and charming country towns at a leisurely pace.
Iowa is widely known for its agriculture and rural communities; locals are extremely friendly by reputation, and dropping into a diner for an early breakfast while on the road is a great chance to chat with Iowans and get a real sense of their lifestyle. However, for holiday-makers who don't have the freedom of roaming Iowa's roads, there are dozens of specific highlights on Iowa holidays.
Des Moines is the cultural hub of Iowa, and its State Fair is the largest in the USA and an absolute must if visiting around this period. The rest of the time the city offers a huge range of restaurants displaying Iowa's ethnic diversity, a world-class arts festival and ample bars to sample delicious wine from Iowa's famous vineyards. Further afield, a journey to Iowa's Great Lakes at Okoboji is a spectacular stop for theme park adventure and natural lakeside serenity alike.