You’ve been working hard all year, the cold weather is finally gone and you’re itching to take a mini vacation. Why not plan a girls-only day or weekend with all the women in your family or a group of close girlfriends? With an endless number of fun and unique things to do, Branson is the perfect getaway for you and all your ladies. Conveniently, we’ve got a full list chocked full of ideas to get the party started. So grab you suitcase, fancy shoes or swimsuit and head down to Branson for some much needed fun and relaxation.
Looking for some new recipes to try out in the kitchen? Or maybe you just need some inspiration. Well, Midwest Living and Silver Dollar City have teamed up to offer you a full menu of cooking classes inside the most cozy and welcoming, timber-framed kitchen showroom you could possibly imagine. Watch demonstrations and learn how to can your own preserves, bake a tart and delicious juneberry pie or learn how to make the kids’ favorite baseball stadium snacks at home. Take your pick from nine different classes available at the Midwest Living Culinary and Craft School. The best part? You and your girls will get to taste test all the goodies and you’ll receive a copy of Midwest Living to take home with you. For more information, visit http://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/attractions/classes.aspx.
What better keepsake than an old-time saloon photo with you and all your favorites. Get dressed up as southern belles, saloon girls or flappers from the roaring ’20s and pose for the camera for some sassy homemade post cards and scrapbook entries. Branson’s strip has several locations to get your old fashioned photo taken, but try Three Sister’s Old Time Photo and Wedding Parlor, Miss Julie’s Old Time Photo or Foxy’s Old Time Photo to create and capture the most fun memories.
If you ladies are looking for a little outdoor adventure, Branson is home to three amazing lakes: Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Taneycomo. For some boating, swimming and floating action, hit the waters of Table Rock Lake. If your group would rather take a hike with beautiful views of the lake without getting wet, spend some time at Bull Shoals Lake, just 20 minutes from downtown Branson where you could easily grab lunch after. Lake Taneycomo features the amazing Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery, where you can watch the trout production process for an educational and entertaining visit. A day on the lake in Branson comes with endless options!
The shopping in Branson is some of the best with several different outlet malls, The Branson Landing, the Branson Craft Mall, the Branson Mill Craft Village, Dick’s Five and Dime and the Amish Country Store … just to name a few. Additional scores of locally owned specialty shops line the Highway 76 and populate the streets of Historic Downtown Branson — needless to say, you’ve got options.
You are in Branson, so it’s basically mandatory that you see at least one show. Although, with all the great ones available it will be difficult to choose! Check out Paul Harris & The Cleverlys if your group appreciates country charm and hilarious antics. Maybe try the Adventures of Marco Polo for a unique theatrical experience. Grab a seat close to the stage at Legends in Concert with fingers crossed that Elvis will pick you to dance with onstage. Or stop by ‘Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat’ for dinner and a show at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Shed away all the stress of your workweek with your favorites and indulge yourself for a weekend that you’ll never forget. If the budget allows, book a girls weekend at Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Centre. Relax in the beautiful French-country décor rooms and enjoy the luxurious amenities provided. Spend an entire day with your group, being pampered at Spa Chateau with full body massages, facial treatments, manicures, pedicures and more.