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At Skycap News, we try not to toot our own horn. But we do want to remind people of what we do here at Skycap News from time to time. We are all about travel and helping the traveling find the very best travel locations that they will enjoy.
Whether you are planning a family outing, a romantic getaway for two, or other outing, Skycap is there to give you the information you need. We survey different locations and tell you about the amenities there as well as provide you with the best places to stay, dine, and shop while in the area.
Branson: The Missouri Jewel Awaits You
Today we are talking about a place just north of the Ozarks called Branson, Missouri. It’s one of the most talked-about places on the map when it comes to family fun, rides, shows, and entertainment. Today, we will run down some of the most frequent reasons people go to Branson and give you a few great places to check out when you are in the area.
Places to Stay
First of all, there are plenty of places to stay in Branson from the simple to the elegant. Some of the lodging locations are standard hotels while others are Bed & Breakfasts or condos. You’ll find it all in Branson. Go to https://www.branson.com/lodging to see a list with descriptions of many of the most popular lodging locations in Branson.
For those seeking a departure from corporate travel as well as “wow factor,” the “Premier Wilderness Resort” also know as Big Cedar Lodge is a “must see and/or stay. Bass Pro Shops founder, Johnny Morris preserves nature and has nearly every detail covered for even the most seasoned upscale traveler. Also of note is the Chateau on the Lake Resort. Travelers searching for chain hotels (and associated perks) can choose from two Hilton properties which offers full service. The Hilton Convention Center and Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing offer amenities corporate travelers appreciate and the breakfast in Level 2 Steakhouse at the convention center hotel is always on point as well!
If you are a fan of IHG® Rewards Club, then there are two different Holiday Inn Express locations ready to welcome you and your family. The first is located on well traveled 76 Central and the second not far away on Green Mountain Drive. Both of these hotels provide slightly lower priced lodging and some of the friendliest overnight stays around. The Skycap News team has stayed in each of these properties unannounced at different times of the year. That’s another feather in Branson’s cap, as it allows a different experience depending on the time of year.
Things to See
There is no shortage of things in see in this town. You’ll find some of the very best shows and tourist attractions around in the city of Branson and that includes:
- Live concerts and shows
- Dinner theatres
- Magic shows
- Circus acts
- The Titanic Museum exhibit
The Explorebranson.com site shows you many of the things you can plan to see when in Branson so make sure and make plenty of time to explore Branson while there. You may see one of your favorite country or pop artists or explore an exhibit that is just waiting for you like the Titanic exhibit or Silver Dollar City.
For the musically adventurous, be sure and check out “Janice Martin’s Aerial & Musical Variety Show.” Janice Martin is the ultimate musical multi-tasker and a gifted pianist, violinist and vocalist. Oh, did we fail to mention she is also the World’s Only Acrobatic Aerial Violinist? Her amazing show is an absolute “Must See!
Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City is one of the most popular attractions in the Branson area and includes all sorts of exciting adventures for your family. Kids love the water park and caves and adults can watch a glass-blowing crafts show or take in some of the delicious treats and goodies, all homemade for you to enjoy. Silver Dollar City is one place that people always want to go back to because there is simply not enough time to enjoy everything that is there in one trip! So plan to go back.
Map of Branson
This map shows you an upclose view of some of the most popular Branson attractions that you may want to mark down and look into before traveling to the area. Some of them are listed below:
- Fantastic Caverns
- Tanger Outlets
- Titanic Museum
- Table Rock Dam
- Shepherd of the Hills
- College of the Ozarks
Dining and Shopping Opportunities in Branson
If you are wanting to find delicious food cooked to order or some unique boutiques (didn’t mean that to rhyme!). . . then you should check out Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks above or dine at some of these popular Branson restaurants below.
Branson Landing: Shopping and Dining at its finest
Branson Landing is both a shopping and dining experience all in one. You’ll find the Black Oak Grill at the north end of the Branson Landing in Suite 601 across from Belk’s Department Store, as well as Charley’s Philly Steaks, Joe’s Crab Shack, and Famous Dave’s BBQ all in one location. For the lover of “Modern Mexican” cuisine, don’t forget the “can’t miss” table side guacamole at Cantina Laredo!
As far as shopping goes, there are tons of great places to shop while there, all in the same central location at Branson Landing. Check out this site map to see a layout of all of the various stores you can visit while in Branson. You’ll be amazed.
If that isn’t enough, there is also the Tanger Outlets located across from the Titanic Museum. Take a tour through the Titanic and see it up close as you hear the story of the fateful voyage of the Titanic. Then go across the street to shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall. You are sure to find lots of treasures there too to take home with you!
When people ask me this question, I always answer with, “Why not?” They have a little bit of everything for everyone including fun rides for kids, concerts, dining and shopping ventures, specialty shows and shops, pretty much everything except a dancing elephant (oh wait, I think they have that too!)
But seriously, folks, Branson is a cornucopia of activity that you won’t want to miss. We do advise you to book dining reservations around two hours in advance during their busy season to avoid long waits. But, even if you have to wait a few minutes, we’re sure it will be worth your time!
Oh the Places You’ll Go!
There’s a book by Dr. Seuss called, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” We’re not trying to sell books here at Skycap News but it is a great book to illustrate all that you may encounter while on vacation. At Branson, you’ll find many different adventures, meet friends, enjoy a live concert, dine at the finest restaurants, and shop ‘til you drop!
So if you’re planning a trip to Branson, bookmark this article and visit the links we provided. It’s a good idea, by the way, to book early when planning a trip to Branson trip. Why? Because everyone wants to go there! It’s a busy place but there’s room for you too if you book early.
It’s not too early to think about what you want to do and see this coming summer 2017. Skycap News will be there, providing all of the best travel tips and advice we know how to make your trip as smooth sailing as possible, even if you’re not boarding the Titanic!