This Sunday is Grandparent’s Day so let yours know how much you appreciate all they do for you by planning a special day in Branson just for them. Or, if you happen to be a grandparent, then treat yourself to a day out and about in Branson in celebration of your special role!
With so many great options for shows, attractions and dining, choosing is always difficult, but here are a few options that will make for a fantastic Grandparent’s Day.
Start the day off with a breakfast stop at the Branson Café. This wonderful restaurant has been in the area for more than 100 years now and there’s a reason for that — it’s delicious! This place features tasty, all day breakfast options, generous portions of homestyle cooking and some of the biggest cinnamon rolls you’ve ever seen in your life. The Branson Café is in downtown Branson at 120 W. Main St., next door to Mr. B’s Ice Cream Parlor on the corner.
Branson is one of the best areas to get some major shopping done. Pick up some new, cozy sweaters for fall or take advantage of the end of summer sales at your favorite outlet stores at the Tanger Outlets. Hit all the great deals at J. Crew, Gap, LOFT and so many more. The Tanger Outlets are at 300 Tanger Blvd., Branson. Just turn off the strip at The Track Family Fun Parks on the strip.
Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline
After your shopping excursion, head to the Landing and zip across Lake Taneycomo with Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline. I know this seems like an attraction for the younger crowds, but this zipride is really for all ages. The seated ride is ideal for both young and old and makes for a thrilling, scenic view of the lake and the city of Branson. According to the zipline’s Facebook page, it looks like the current record stands at 97 years young, so come break the record if you can! For tickets, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyParakeetPetesWaterfrontZiplineatBransonLandingTickets.cfm. Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is at the Branson Landing.
Backstage Café and Wine Bar
Treat yourselves to a gourmet meal at The Branson Hotel’s new Backstage Café and Wine Bar. An extensive wine list featuring wines from around the world, exquisite meal options and fantastic live music from talented guest musicians makes for a simply delightful dinner. Open seven days a week, this restaurant is located inside the Branson Hotel at 214 W. Main St., Branson.
Shoji has been delighting Branson visitors for 26 years now and his incredible talents as a violinist never get old. His show is the perfect way to close out your special day in Branson and this year’s show features several new additions including a Japanese segment showcasing traditional Taiko drums and the Odaiko drum, the largest drum played onstage daily, weighing in at 2,500 pounds. You’ll also enjoy all the new costumes, lights and music that adds a whole new twist to the show. For tickets to the Shoji Tabuchi show, visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buyShojiTabuchiShowTickets.cfm. The Shoji Tabuchi Theatre is at 3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy., Branson, across the road from the Pierce Arrow Theater.
Make your grandparents feel like royalty this year on Grandparent’s Day and treat them to an all-encompassing day trip to Branson that they’ll never forget.