For many people, a vacation is a chance to finally slow down and relax. While leading busy lives, we all need to take some time to rejuvenate. We think Branson is the perfect place to enjoy a vacation with someone special, great friends, or family. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and filled with new memories.
A spa experience is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate your spirit. Spas found in the Branson area offer a wide variety of services including luxurious body treatments and wraps, aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, facials, nail care, and salon services. Whether you are interested in a single treatment or full-day package, you’ll find options suited for whatever the occasion.
Another fun and relaxing activity is a visit to one of Branson’s local wineries or distilleries. You can find two located in the heart of Branson. Curling Vine Winery features wines from the well-known Held family, famous for Stone Hill Wine. During their free tour, you’ll hear about their wine making process, see bottling displays, and end in a tasting room where you can try some of their wines and juices. Just down the road from Curling Vine you’ll find Mount Pleasant Winery. Mount Pleasant offers tasting rooms where you can try their various wines or bottle your own dessert wine. For a fun added activity, sign up for a Wine 101 Class. You will impress your next dinner guests by learning how to pair food and wine.
A favorite for many of our guests can be found a short drive away, just outside of Branson. Lindwedel Wine Garden is located atop a hill offering stunning panoramic views as you slowly sip a glass of one of their local wines. Cheese or bread trays are available to try along with your choice of wine. It’s the perfect location to take a deep breath and enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks.
Located north of Branson, Bear Creek’s Hideaway Wine Cellar is off the beaten path, nestled in a beautiful wooded setting. Here they feature whimsical local Missouri wines under their own label, perfect for tasting or purchasing as a gift. At Copper Run Distillery all products are hand-crafted, starting with raw ingredients and ending with labeling and bottling. Visitors can take a tour, taste, and purchase the bottled moonshine, whiskey, and rum. One more unique stop is found at Branson Landing. Smith Creek Moonshine features 13 unique moonshine flavors, a tasting bar, pit-smoked BBQ restaurant, and retail store.
Shopping is another way many of us relax. We recommend planning a visit to Historic Downtown Branson. In this area you’ll find lots of quaint stores, many housed in Branson’s oldest and most beautiful buildings. You can walk from store to store or hop aboard the free trolley. Branson Landing is located at the foot of Main Street along Lake Taneycomo. Affectionately known as The Landing, this area is a beautiful shopping and entertainment district where you’ll find name brand and unique stores, a variety of great restaurants, and nightlife entertainment.
Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex offers plenty of BIG fun including live shows, IMAX adventures, Hollywood’s biggest hit movies, dining, and shopping, all at one convenient location. Shoppers love to browse the specialty shops for items such as ladies fashion, jewelry, quilts, clocks, souvenirs, and more.
If you’re a bargain hunter, head over to Tanger Outlets. Dozens upon dozens of name brand stores and factory outlets can be shopped here. The lay out of the center makes finding the stores you’re looking for easy. Before you begin shopping, you’ll want to stop by Shopper Services to pick up a coupon book filled with extra savings on top of the already low outlet prices. Grand Village Shops offers unique shopping in a quaint cobblestone setting. When you need a break, Mel’s Hard Luck Diner and Sugar Leaf Bakery & Cafe are ready to serve you.
In the early days of the Ozarks, residents of this area where known for their skills as craftsmen, and that still rings true today. You can find locally made products and wares at places like the Branson Mill and Branson Craft Mall. Both locations have crafters demonstrating their skills as they make their creations. Just because you’re shopping doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. Lunch or snacks are conveniently served at the Pickin’ Porch Deli within the Branson Craft Mall, and shoppers can grab a bite at the local favorite, Vasken’s Deli, located near Branson Mill.
For most people, music and stress relief go hand in hand. It has a magical way of soothing our souls and helping us feel good. From the first downbeat of your favorite song, you’re transported to another place and can’t help but to sing along. With the dozens of live shows that fill the stages in Branson, you can surround yourself with music that is sure to bring a smile and make you forget your worries.
When it comes to relieving stress, laughter is good medicine. What better way to relax than to see a show that will brighten your day and bring smiles and laughter to the whole family. Buckets ‘N’ Boards is a high-energy show full of unexpected comedy, precise percussion, silly songs, and amazing tap dancing. You’ll love the unique musical talent and upbeat personalities of this popular Branson duo. Jim Stafford, one of Branson’s most beloved entertainers, blends humor and heart-warming stories of the human spirit with masterful performances on the classical guitar. Comedy Jamboree pairs music and dancing with funny guys Applejack, Stretch McCord, and Andy Parks for an outcome that will have you laughing until your sides hurt. Whether Mike Walker is singing his own music or doing impressions of your favorite stars, you will be totally entertained. Close your eyes and you won’t know if it’s the original singer or Mike impersonating over 50 different characters in his show, Mike Walker Lasting Impressions.
Most all shows in Branson incorporate some humor and comedy, but some comedians bring such a unique style to the stage that they’ve grown a following of their own. Audiences love the humorous antics and crazy characters of Matt Gumm featured in Clay Cooper’s Country Express, Terry Wayne Sanders in Patsy Cline & Friends, Jarrett Dougherty in Down Home Country, and Jamie Haage in Grand Jubilee.
Branson not only offers a variety of music shows that will brighten your day, but also unique experiences like a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. This is the perfect way to relax and enjoy an amazing show, delicious 3-course meal, and breathtaking views on Table Rock Lake.
In Branson there is no shortage of shows that will keep your feet tapping, hands clapping, and face smiling. The Duttons, known for their instrumental virtuosity, entertain audiences with genius talent, endless variety, and high energy fun. From bluegrass to contemporary rock to country, comedy, and dance, they really do it all.
The Knudsen brothers that make up the show SIX is one of the most popular and unique families performing in Branson. Every sound you hear on stage during the show comes from their voices alone. You’ll be in awe as it sounds like they have a full band…but it’s only SIX brothers with a tremendously unique talent.
The Hughes family is the largest performing family in the world and you can catch the entire gang in their show at the Hughes Brothers Theatre – The Hughes Music Show. Over 50 family members sing, dance and show off their musical talents.
If you’re in need of some relaxation and rejuvenating from your busy day-to-day life, then start planning your trip to Branson. Our Branson reservation experts can make trip planning a breeze. With one call, your lodging reservations can be completed and your show and attraction vouchers will be waiting for you at check-in.