Branson travel itineraries have great possibilities for a fun-filled experience, and planning a trip to the Las Vegas of the South means deciding among the amazing shows and attractions found throughout the city. From Silver Dollar City to Lake Taneycomo, this town in southeastern Missouri is a popular destination location, and the excitement of its nightlife and scenic setting among the pristine lakes and Ozark Mountains keeps Branson tourism strong. There are also plenty of hotels available for everyone from budget travelers to anyone on a luxury vacation.
Deciding when to go to Branson depends on what type of activity or attraction you are interested in seeing. During the fall, the weather is cool and crisp—and usually much more pleasant than the humid summers, unless you’re spending time at the lake—and the fall foliage creates a rainbow of color across the Ozark Mountains.
The many live shows that take place in Branson beginning in the spring are still available to see and the annual Veterans Week celebration takes place for seven days in November. Thousands of military families and personnel come to the city to celebrate with a parade and scheduled activities. Also in November, the National Harvest Festival annual Autumn Family Feast, and the annual Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival are great ways to experience Branson tourism featuring local food, family entertainment, bluegrass music, and handcrafted arts and crafts.
Branson travel during the fall and into winter provides travelers to the city an opportunity to experience holiday shows and the Branson Festival of Lights featuring elaborate, sparkling light displays illuminating the city for the Christmas holidays. Temperatures are cooler adding just the right touch to the holiday atmosphere.
During the spring, the comfortable seasonal temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for adding outdoor activities to your Branson travel itinerary. The area comes alive with new growth, flowers, and budding dogwoods creating a rainbow of colorful landscapes. You can go hiking biking, fishing, horseback riding, and boating or play a round of golf at one of Branson’s premier courses.
During the summer months, Branson tourism is a good choice if you prefer warmer weather and water park attractions—it may be hot during the day, but it’s a great time to be out on the water. Rent a jet ski, wave runner, or pontoon boat for an afternoon on Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake, or Bull Shoals Lake. If fishing is at the top your list, there are more than 200 types of fish, including bass, trout, and walleye just waiting for you to cast a fishing line. Temperatures average the high 80s during the summer months and high humidity.
If you’re wondering when to go to Branson to visit during the off-peak season, January and February are your best bet. During these two months, temperatures average in the mid 40s. Although many businesses and shows close during this time, plenty of shops, restaurants, museums, and theaters with entertaining shows are open for still open for business. Traveling to Branson during this time may find special package deals offering discounts on flights and hotel accommodations during the winter off-season.
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