Relaxing Outdoors

Branson has been called a hotspot for active relaxation.  If being outdoors and enjoying a slower pace of life on your vacation sounds like heaven here are a few suggestions on how to do just that!

Of course, first on our list would be to relax poolside at any of our five properties.  Each Branson’s Best hotel or motel have a pool that is as beautiful as it is relaxing!  Poolside at one of our Branson hotels or motels is a great place to start the day, take a break in the middle of the day or cap off your evening…really they are perfect anytime.


Boating on our lakes can be done with speed or at a slower place…that’s up to you!  Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals Lake are both great for water sports like wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing and swimming.  The clean comfortable waters of both Table Rock and Bull Shoals make them a perfect place to cool off during the mid-west summer heat.  Jet Skies are also popular on these lakes. There are several marinas along both lakes to rent boats, jet skies and other water sport accessories.  Click here for more about boating in the Ozarks.


Visitors to the Branson/ Tri Lakes Area will discover some of the best freshwater fishing in North America. Trout, Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Blue Gills - it's as simple as dropping a line for a trophy catch on any of our three thriving lakes. Branson is often referred to as the Tri-Lakes…for our three lakes, Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals.  Each lake features its own fishing experience. There are several marinas around the lakes that offer rental boats and fishing equipment, so no worries if you left your pole at home!  Also, if you need to pick-up any items we suggest stopping by Bass Pro Shop’s White River Landing at the Branson Landing.  Bass Pro can help take care of all your outdoor needs. Fishing tournaments sponsored by America's top sports organizations as well as local chapters are regular events throughout the year.  For more about fishing click here.

Hiking / Parks

Branson being the outdoor paradise that it is offers many trails for hiking and biking.  If you are looking for a leisurely walk through the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Henning Conservation Area may be just the place for you.  Located off Highway 76 heading west towards Silver Dollar City, it’s a beautiful trail that you can see nature unfolding right before your very eyes!  A relatively new trail system has opened up that takes you along the shore of Table Rock Lake around the Dewey Short Visitors’ Center and meanders toward the Showboat Branson Belle.  There are several trails nestled in the city limits of Branson that give you beautiful views of everything from Lake Taneycomo to waterfalls.  The City of Branson’s Parks & Recreation website has a list of all city trails.  The City of Branson has many parks perfect for a picnic or basking in the Ozarks sunshine.  City park facilities range in amenities from playgrounds to tennis courts.  For a list of city parks click here.  There are also several parks along Table Rock Lake.  One area great to have a picnic along the lake is located at the Dewey Short Visitors Center. For more about hiking trails and parks around Branson click here.

Golfing in Branson

Golf in Branson, Missouri is truly a thing of beauty. From rolling hills to lake views and lush greens this all possible from one of Branson's many golf courses.  Not only are the shows and lakes attracting visitors to Branson, Missouri but also many beautiful and challenging golf courses, snugly fit into the hills and valleys of the Ozarks. Your time will be well spent playing through courses designed by the likes of Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus. Whether you're a scratch player or a novice, Branson, Missouri has 10 golf courses to keep you occupied.  For more about Branson golf click here.