Experience Des Moines for lovers
September 10, 2010 6:58 AM   Subscribe

I want to get a wedding gift for a friend in the Clive/Des Moines, IA area. I'd love to give her and her new hubby an experience present (gift certificate to a restaurant or for a couples massage or for theater, etc.) of around $150.00. I don't live in Iowa and have never been there. What recommendations do you have for romantic restaurants, relaxing spas and wellness centers, innovative cultural institutions, quality theater? Other experience ideas appreciated.
posted by Pineapplicious to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
I don't live in the area, but you could try looking on yelp or even google for reviews from locals. Anything with a high score and lots of reviews is probably a safe bet!
posted by CPAGirl at 7:34 AM on September 10, 2010

My husband and I had a really lovely, very tasty dinner at Django, in the Hotel Fort Des Moines, when we were there for a wedding last year. Surprisingly good cocktails, too.
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse at 9:00 AM on September 10, 2010

My wife and I have really like staying at the Butler House on Grand http://www.butlerhouseongrand.com/ It is right across from the Des Moines Art Center, and it is a really neat old mansion. Your friends could then decide to go out to eat somewhere or lounge around at their leisure. Great breakfast too.
posted by hobu at 9:00 AM on September 10, 2010

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