Traveling with teens is a different kind of challenge including a lot more opinions. Make everyone feel heard by giving them something special to do before you fly out on vacation.

Dine: Silence those picky eaters with a trip to the Des Moines Dog House. Eat them plain, dress them up at the toppings bar or try the Waterland Dog. For the adventurous type order the empanadas with homemade green salsa.  If pizza is more of a favorite, head to via Marina for wood-fired pizza. The margherita pizza is legendary.

Sip: Grab an Oreo milkshake or tropical smoothies from the Cheesecake Factory and if anyone is still hungry the 250+ dishes menu will keep the peace.

Play: Give the kids something to brag to their friends about with a flight at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. Don’t forget to request the add-on high flight – it is so worth the extra $20!

Explore: Round One is another attraction with lots of options for entertainment. Bowling, arcade games and even karaoke will ensure the only arguing you hear is about who won.  

Shop: Need to let off a little steam with some retail therapy? Westfield Southcenter mall has over 200 stores and you’re still looking for that special something, swing by Southcenter Square for even more shops.

Stay: Wingate by Wyndham provides a free breakfast of waffles, eggs, muffins and more to ensure your family is well fed as they head out the door.