Branson is the perfect spot for family fun and relaxing getaways any time of year, but sometimes it's just too cold for all the popular outdoor adventures, including golf, go-karts, shopping and boating. But there's still plenty of fun to be had – and plenty ways to keep warm while you're on your Branson vacation – whether you're in town for a week or a day.
Unsure what to do? Here are five exciting ways to spend a winter's day in the Live Music Show Capital of the World:
Take in a Show
What better way to spend a cold winter's day in Branson than taking in one of Branson's famous shows. Whether you seek any sort of music, magic, comedy or adventure, you'll find it in the Ozarks. Choose from a plethora of family-friendly and jaw-dropping acts, including the Baldknobbers, Legends in Concert, the world-famous Liverpool Legends, the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai or the Dixie Stampede, just to name a few.
Cozy up with your loved one or just a good book in one of Branson's cozy and romantic cabins nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains. You can relax in rustic comfort for a night or an extended stay, and leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you seek simplistic surroundings and a warm fire, a more luxurious escape with a whirlpool steps away from your bed or even a treehouse adventure, you'll find it in Branson.
Missouri isn't known as the Cave State for nothing. Beneath the Ozarks are enormous cave systems with fascinating formations and ecosystems. Several of these caves are open to the public, and the weather several hundred feet below the surface is consistently warm, with temperatures near 60 degrees year round.
Several cave tours are available to Branson visitors. Those in town between March and December can visit Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City, a wet limestone cave complete with almost 600 stairs that lead almost 500 feet below the largest cave entrance room in the United States. Head just down the road to Branson West to experience Talking Rocks Cavern, once called "Missouri's Most Beautiful Cave." Open year round, Talking Rocks Cavern offers a breathtaking landscape of glistening crystals. One of the most popular features of Top of the Rock, the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail winds for more than two miles through a stretch of property featuring waterfalls, rock formations and rolling hills before dropping four stories into a mesmerizing cave with a beautiful waterfall. While there, have a drink at the Bat Bar!
Winery and Distillery Tastings and Tours
Wine and spirits have never been more popular, and Branson features a variety of venues that allow visitors to experience the tastes of the Ozarks. Whether you prefer to visit one of Branson's three wineries and taste the fruits of the vineyard or a traditional Ozarks' distillery serving up tastes of genuine whiskey, bourbon or moonshine, either option will keep you plenty warm from the inside out.