A time to get away from the struggles and realities of the daily grind. Time to unwind, experience fun and exciting new things, taste incredible food and grow closer with loved ones. For most, vacation is a sacred time, something you look forward to and work hard to earn. That’s why when it comes to deciding on the perfect destination, it’s very important you choose the right one for you.
We’re exploring the top five reasons people just like yourself are making Branson their destination of choice for their much needed getaway. Branson is the best backdrop for memory-making, and you might be surprised at what all you’ll find!
1. Live Entertainment
First on our list is the shows! Branson, Missouri has long been known for its plethora of live entertainment, even holding the title for the Live Entertainment Capital of the United States! With over 100 shows to choose from, Branson has a show for everyone in your group. From the incredible magic of Reza, to the side-splitting comedy at Grand Country, to the talented dancers and impression artists at Legends in Concert and even some acrobatics, you won’t be at a loss in the entertainment department!
After you’ve hit the shows on the famous 76 “Strip”, you can find thrilling adventure around nearly every corner! Maybe you’d like to feel the wind whip through your hair as you zip through the beautiful canopy of a zipline tour, or catch the view from the top of the famous Branson Ferris Wheel. Speaking of wheels, you might want to take the wheel of the high-rise go karts at The Track, or even experience the high-speed intensity of racing down the side of a mountain at the Runaway Mountain Coaster (pro tip: it’s even cooler at night!) Whatever your thrill, Branson has got it, and then some! Check out all the amazing attractions Branson has to offer!
3. Beautiful Lakes and Scenery
Branson is located right in the middle of the beautiful Ozark Mountains and is surrounded by three amazing lakes. Table Rock Lake boasts more coastline than the state of California with all it’s fingerling alcoves. It’s a great lake for fishing, but more importantly, boating and tubing. Families and anglers alike can enjoy not just one beautiful lake, but three! The river-like Taneycomo, ideal for kayaking and trout fishing in the cooler water and nearby Bull Shoals lake, a local favorite for swimming and tubing, are both popular options as well! In addition to the lakes, Branson is also home to many beautiful and challenging hiking trails that make it the ideal getaway for outdoorsy types. See more on all the outdoor adventures Branson has to offer!
When it comes to good food, Branson is not playing around. A few of our favorites include breakfast at either Billy Gail’s or Clocker’s Cafe, lunch at Sugar Leaf Bakery or The Pickin’ Porch Grill and dinner at either Big D’s or Gettin’ Basted BBQ. There are so many more great options to choose from. One thing’s for sure – you won’t go home hungry!
Are you a shop-til-you-drop kind of vacationer? Do you love stumbling upon unique finds in cute local shops or grabbing your favorite brands on sale at the outlet malls? If thee answer is yes, then Branson is right up your alley. With many unique and wonderful shopping options, such as the beautiful lakeside outdoor shopping center The Branson Landing, or the beloved outlets of Tanger Outlet Mall, or even the nostalgic finds in Historic Downtown Branson, or even the many craft malls in town, you’ll be sure to find something to treasure in Branson. Check out more info on shopping options here.
We can’t wait to see you in Branson!