9 Simple Pleasures to Enjoy in Iowa on Your Christmas Vacation


Iowa offers a variety of surprises and charms for both relaxing getaways and adventurous holidays, with a web story showcasing 9 simple pleasures to enjoy during Christmas vacation.

Experience the magic of the Festival of the Trees and the Enchanted Forest Walk in the Villages of Van Buren, a cluster of quaint towns along the Des Moines River

Villages of Van Buren


Hop on the Mount Pleasant Christmas Train and take a trip to the North Pole, where Santa awaits your wish list

Mount Pleasant


Admire the stunning architecture and the decorated Christmas trees in Anamosa, a small town with a big personality



Visit the famous covered bridges of Madison County and see them covered in snow. Don’t miss the John Wayne Birthplace Museum and the Iowa Quilt Museum



Enjoy the vibrant city life and the festive atmosphere in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. 

Des Moines


Explore the Norwegian heritage and the natural beauty of Decorah, a charming town in the northeast of Iowa.



Experience the history and the culture of Dubuque, the oldest city in Iowa.



Step back in time and visit the Amana Colonies, a group of seven villages that preserve the traditions of the German immigrants who settled there in the 19th century.

Amana Colonies


Have some fun in the snow and on the ice in Okoboji, a popular destination for winter sports and activities.



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