6 fun Branson summer vacation activities

6 fun Branson summer vacation activities

Planning a Branson summer vacation can be tough when it comes to narrowing down all of the possible activities for your trip. There’s only so many days you’ll be here so which activities will actually add joy? We’ll share our favorites below!

Fun Branson summer vacation activities

  1. White Water Branson – White Water and its 2 million gallons of fun opens May 25 for the 2024 season. They have the 500,000-gallon Surf’s Up Wave Pool, the Aloha River allows you to float peacefully, or you can splash with little ones in Coconut Cove. If you’re a thrill-seeker, take a 70 degree, 40 foot plunge on KaPau Plummet or brave the side by side freefall drop slides at Kalani Towers.
  2. Andy’s Frozen Custard – The famous Andy’s Frozen Custard is a treat you cannot pass on during your visit to Branson! At Branson’s location on the Strip, you can enjoy concretes, jackhammers, sundaes, freezes, shakes, malts, banana splits, cups, or cones. You’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth and cool you off during the summer months in Branson. Are you a self-described ice cream fanatic? Try your hand at completing Branson’s Frozen Treat Trail and earn some fabulous prizes for doing so! What’s a Branson summer vacation without frozen custard?
  3. Branson Landing’s Annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks – If you’ll be in Branson during the week of 4th of July, you’ll want to swing by Branson Landing’s Annual Liberty Light Up Concert and Fireworks show! They’ll be celebrating on July 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The concert will run from 6:30 p.m. until about 9:20 p.m. and will be followed by a choreographed fireworks show over Lake Taneycomo.
  4. Summit Nightlife – Looking for something just for the adults? Summit is Branson’s only nightclub. They’re a mountain-top themed venue and the perfect place to hang out. They have seven different venues in one location to best fit the Branson summer vacation vibes you’re looking for!
  5. Talking Rocks Cavern – Cool down underground and learn more about why they call Missouri the Cave State with a tour of Talking Rocks Cavern. Knowledgeable cave guides tell you the story of the cave’s discovery and teach you all there is to know about the living crystal formations. There’s plenty to do above ground as well including mini golf, mining for gemstones (and you get to keep what you find!), learn about fossils in the gift shop, hike to the Lookout Tower, SpeleoBox Crawl Maze, and more!
  6. 37 North Expeditions – Whether your jam is hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, backpacking, or wellness, there’s a weekly adventure that’s perfect for you at 37 North Expeditions. They even have hikes with goats! Imagine being able to tell your friends that your Branson summer vacation featured a gorgeous hike with goats…How many people do you know that can say that?

Summer is a perfect time to visit Branson with all of the events, mild weather, beautiful scenery, and plentiful outdoor adventure possibilities. And whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or little ones Grand Oaks Hotel in Branson is the perfect spot to rest at the end of each day. We offer luxury you can afford and all of the room types you might possibly need. We even have several indoor/outdoor pools for you to cool off after all of your exploring. Traveling with a large group? Be sure to call ahead for special group rates to affordably fit everyone in the same hotel!

Grand Oaks is the perfect hotel for your Branson summer vacation no matter if you’re traveling with kids, family, or just you and a significant other.

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