We're coming in for an April weekend (not during Drake Relays) and so far have this list of possibilities:
Massages somewhere, probably Massage Heights or Massage Envy because they are near our West Des Moines hotel and because they offer a $39. special.
Maybe an OmniMax movie at the Science Center.
The Botanic Garden sounds nice but not sure if my crowd will be interested.
Fleur Cinema for evening entertainment.
Gray's Lake, although I can't find a website and don't know much about it. Someone mentioned to us that it's a pretty place to walk around. Can you rent a sailboat or anything like that? If I am not mistaken, La Mie Bakery isn't too far off course and might make a nice coffee break stop to or fro.
The Flying Mango for dinner
Gateway Market & Cafe lunch
Maybe Village Market for picnic supplies if the weather demands it.
I have a pretty long list of places to eat but am not as sure of things to do. Any ideas for parents traveling with 1 or 2 older teens?