Along with the return of students, comes an influx of families to assist with moving, orientation, and helping to get the young adults in their family settled into a new area. Beyond the initial school set-up there are several events and activities throughout the school year in which families may want to be involved, including college athletics.
According to the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges, almost 70% of students that attend Drake University in Des Moines are from out of state. That leaves many families to find accommodations when they come to visit. Most are seeking a Des Moines hotel that is close to Drake University, comfortable, and offers easy access to sightseeing and shopping opportunities, as many incorporate a mini-vacation into the purpose for the visit.
“The greater Des Moines area holds many educational and athletic opportunities which are attractive to many people. Plus, we are centrally located within the country, making Des Moines an easily accessible city from any direction,” said Rossie Williamson, Sales Director for Ramada Tropics Resort.
“We accommodate many families that have a son or daughter attending school, often with younger children in tow, to attend a football, soccer, or volleyball game. They appreciate a hotel that offers a great location for them to relax and let the younger ones play at Buccaneer Bay in between college related activities or checking out local attractions,”
The Des Moines hotel, which has 166 newly-renovated rooms, is also close to downtown Des Moines (7 miles), the Iowa Event Center (10 miles), the Des Moines Botanical Gardens (12 miles) and Des Moines International Airport (20 miles).
Ramada Tropics offers fun for the whole family with an 18,000-square-
The popular Castaways Bar & Grill is located at the Des Moines hotel, serving meals the entire family will enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu includes seafood entrees, specialty pizzas and a variety of sandwiches.
To learn more about attractions that are conveniently located near this Des Moines hotel, contact Ramada Tropics Resort at 1.515.278.0271 or visit
About Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
With 166 newly-renovated rooms and suites, the Ramada Tropics features an 18,000 square foot indoor water park, with three pools, two water slides, a pirate ship, hot tub, and poolside Tiki bar. The hotel also features a conference center, Castaways Bar and Grill and a fun, friendly atmosphere for business travel and family vacations. Visit Ramada Tropics online at http://www.ramadatropicsresort.com.