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Branson - The Best of the New and the Old

Jul 11, 2008
Many visitors to Branson struggle to pick just one reason why they love the town so much and return year after year. For some, it's the chance to see over 100 shows that feature the best performers in some of the country's most beautiful concert halls. For others, it's a way to escape the stress of an everyday routine at home and enjoy the beauty and relaxing air of the Ozark Mountains. Many find that the reasons are too numerous to list.

Perhaps the most unique trait that Branson possesses is the ability to combine an old town feel with the luxuries and amenities of a modern city. Rather than becoming a tourist trap, Branson balances contemporary entertainment and accommodations with a welcoming environment that millions of visitors find to be the best vacation environment in America.

Shopping

It's no secret that Branson is a haven for shoppers. With hundreds of outlet stores, many visitors come to Branson looking for old-fashioned prices on the newest designer clothing trends. At Branson Landing, shops are located on the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo, combining an ultimate shopping experience with a scenic view. In the downtown area of Branson, shoppers can enjoy perusing handmade items from area artisans. Many items are locally produced such as stained glass or jewelry created by a silversmith in Branson.

Accommodations

While Branson's old town feel includes cabin rentals and campground sites for vacationers, the town is no slouch when it comes to modern vacation luxury. With towering luxury hotels that offer waterfront and mountain views, you and your family can choose from a variety of options when looking for the perfect place to stay in Branson.

Dining

Branson has hundreds of restaurants that satisfy every set of traveling taste buds. If you and your family want a favorite meal from a chain restaurant, you will have no problem finding it. If you desire different options - such as local eateries or fine dining opportunities - you won't need to search for very long. It's all right here in Branson.

Branson Live

Perhaps the best examples of the merging of new and old in Branson are the hundreds of live performance productions each year. While many performances elsewhere in America carry incredibly high ticket prices and mediocre talent, Branson ticket prices rarely top $60. These tickets aren't for just any show, either. The level of talent in Branson rivals the acting, singing and dancing that can be found on Broadway in New York City. Most importantly, performances in Branson are all family friendly, so you and the kids can enjoy a night out on the town.

Wherever your vacation in Branson takes you, you will be able to experience the feeling of a small town while enjoying the modern amenities of a big city first-hand through the incredible people that work, live and vacation in Southwest Missouri. We must warn you, however, once you visit Branson, you may never want to leave!
About the Author
Dave Wertz is a current resident of Branson, Missouri has wide knowledge of the tourism industry, thanks to his experience in marketing Branson cabins. He is a marketing director for Thousand Hills Golf Resort, offering Branson vacation packages and tickets to Branson attractions . If you want to learn about Branson vacations or just find a great restaurant in town, contact Dave Wertz.
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