Ahhh . . . summer is finally here! Looking for some fun in the sun but not sure where to begin? Don’t sweat it! Nothing beats spending your sunny days of freedom in the lively city of Branson, Missouri. If you’ve never been, you’re in for quite a treat! One of the best things about summer in Branson is that this unique city offers amenities for whatever type of vacationer you are. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation by the lake, or anything in between, our list of the best things about summer in Branson will help make your summer vacation planning a breeze!
Best Things About Summer in Branson
Table Rock Lake
Table Rock Lake is the perfect vacation spot to make summertime memories with your friends and family. Spend a day out on the lake boating, fishing, swimming, and sunbathing, or hike across some of the many magnificent trails, including the popular Table Rock Lake Shore Trail. It spans 2.25 miles along the beautiful, breezy shore. If you’re hungry, park your boat and dine right on the water at Floating Café or Danna’s BBQ and Burger Shop, enjoying delicious food and a great view.
Who doesn’t love shopping in the warm summer breeze? One of the best things about summer in Branson is the Branson Landing. This outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment site features over 100 stores and restaurants, dazzling fountains, and a boardwalk that stretches 1.5 miles down the Lake Taneycomo waterfront. And if that isn’t enough, the Branson Landing hosts a free summer concert series showcasing live bands, musicians, and a sensational fountain show. So lay a blanket out on the lawn after a full day of shopping, and enjoy a spectacular show guaranteed to give you and your family the perfect ending to a perfect day!
If there is one thing Branson is known for, it’s live entertainment. Since Branson offers over 100 shows, you may have a hard time choosing which ones to see. No need to stress! Below we’ve listed some of the most popular shows in town, guaranteed to bring that wow factor.
- Legends in Concert: If you’re in a group of all ages looking to boogie the night away, then this show is for you! Legends in Concert, held in the iconic Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater, features a talented group of tribute performers who give jaw-dropping performances that’d make even their originals do a double take. The current lineup includes Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, Bruno Mars, and more. The lineup changes throughout the season, so if you see one of your favorites above, get your tickets today!
- Puttin’ on the Ritz: If you appreciate classic films and musicals, this dazzling show is one you won’t want to miss. Combining classic film footage with tremendous singing, dancing, and glamorous costumes – all set to the biggest hits from composers George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter – Puttin’ on the Ritz is a must-see show that will have you singing and dancing all night long.
- Acrobats of China: The Acrobats of China will take your breath away. This talented troupe of acrobats performs daring feats and jaw-dropping acts guaranteed to amaze the whole audience. Some of the things you might see include a human re-creation of ancient clay sculptures, hoop diving, human juggling, and silk acrobatics. Incorporating history, culture, and art into each performance, the Acrobats of China is an amazing show that may leave you speechless. If you plan on seeing this show soon, be sure to come a little early to enjoy a traditional Tea Ceremony. This feature is only available for a limited time, so get your tickets soon!
Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City is an amusement park like no other. Upon entering, you will immediately be taken by the charm of the 1880s theme. Silver Dollar City offers 30 rides and attractions as well as live shows, festivals, shops, restaurants and even the beautiful Marvel Cave, which you can tour year-round. The atmosphere and staff are very welcoming, so no matter where you’re from, you will feel right at home. Currently, Silver Dollar City is hosting their Star-Spangled Summer Festival with extra-special shows and events that the whole family will enjoy. The festival runs until July 16, so act fast if you don’t want to miss it!
If you’re looking to spend a day in the water relishing the warm weather, White Water can’t be beat! This water park has rides for all ages, including a daring 240-foot slide, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, and the lazy Aloha River that carries you through tropical island landscapes. Whether you’re looking for thrills or a little R&R, White Water is the perfect place to cool off.
If you want an outdoor adventure, why not go ziplining? Branson offers many zipline attractions that glide you above the beautiful landscapes of the Ozarks. Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours offers plenty of options that suit a variety of time and weight requirements. So whether you have a few hours or just 30 minutes, these zipline tours are guaranteed to help you make the most of whatever time you have. Want more information? Ask Safari Dan for help!
These are just some of the best things about summer in Branson. If you’re ready to plan your vacation and you need help securing lodging, contact Branson Vacation Rentals to book a beautiful cabin or condo. As a family business, we strive to make your home away from home as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Our rentals offer any-day check-in, free Wi-Fi, beautiful wooded views, and many of our properties welcome pets! For booking information, please call 417-832-9991 or visit our website. Let Branson Vacation Rentals set you up in style!