Learn about Branson’s 5 Seasons
In Branson, we haven’t limited ourselves to just four seasons—we believe there are five to enjoy: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and last but not least, the Christmas season! Below are some of the highlights of Branson year-round:
Winter: If you’re looking for a break from extreme weather, Branson is the perfect destination during January and February. With daytime temperatures typically in the 50’s, you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, boating, fishing, and even golf. Best of all, prices are better this time of year at the resorts, and post-Christmas shopping couldn’t be better.
Spring: Not much beats spring in the Ozarks, where the flowers bloom and wildlife abounds from March through May. It’s not just nature that gets a fresh start at this time of year — Branson’s shows and attractions introduce new acts and exhibits as well. Take in a show one day and go water-skiing on Lake Taneycomo the next. Springtime also serves as the backdrop for several exciting events that draw visitors from around the country. From national sporting events, such as the NAIA College Basketball Championship and FLW Bass Tournament, to the international folk music and cuisine of WorldFest at Silver Dollar City, there are plenty of options for your Branson spring break.
Summer: Visit us in the summer and you’ll see why the Associated Press calls Branson “one of the top family vacation destinations in the country.” In the Branson/Lakes Area, there are three pristine lakes within close proximity to Branson: Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals. Choose high-end resort accommodations, or camp out and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks from June through September. Your entire family—from grandparents to the little ones—will experience a summer to remember in Branson with the wide variety of live shows, theme parks, and outdoor activities.
Fall: Branson displays all the beauty of a Midwestern autumn with a brilliant showing that lasts from mid-September all the way through November. Schedule a fall foliage tour to see the Ozarks in all its glory by car, boat, plane, or helicopter. In fact, CNN Travel named the Lake Taneycomo Tour as “one of the top eight spectacular foliage cruises in the United States!” Don’t miss the craft and music festivals and patriotic events that showcase what it means to be an American. Military veterans from across the country gather in Branson for its Veterans Homecoming celebration, which includes more than 50 special events to honor our heroes and culminates in the November 11th Veterans Day Parade.
Christmas: Truly its own season in Branson, Christmas is celebrated to the hilt during the entire month of December. The Ozark Mountain Christmas is a holiday tradition dating back 24 years, and the town has become a vacation destination for folks looking to enjoy all the fun and fantasy of the holidays. Everything in Branson evokes the Christmas spirit, from special holiday shows, the Branson Area Festival of Lights, and even the area theme parks.
Regardless of what time of year you plan your next trip to Branson, you’ll have plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy together with your family.
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