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Get outside the big city and travel to Ankeny, Iowa, for tons of outdoor amusement and entertainment. Located north of Des Moines, Ankeny is an up-and-coming cultural hub, home to wineries, recreation complexes and a rocking summer festival. For more than a decade, the annual Ankeny Summerfest has hosted days of family fun, including the Adult Game Day, a boat regatta, the Entertainment Garden, an annual parade and much more. This festival is a must-attend event every July. For active families, the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex is one of the largest draws in Ankeny, boasting lighted baseball, soccer, softball and football fields, as well as plenty of outdoor activities. Toss in a line to catch a fish in one of the ponds or stroll along a comfortable walking path while the kids enjoy on-site play structures or the aquatic center. For your four-legged friends, stop into the Ankeny Dog Park, a spacious gated area for dogs to romp and play with other pups. When the day is done, unwind with a glass of vino at the WineStyles Tasting Station or a brew from the Hessen Haus. Whatever brings you to Ankeny, let Suiteness help plan your perfect getaway.