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The beauty of the great outdoors in Branson is something you never get bored with. We wake up every morning of every season and the first thing we do is look out our windows to discover what treats Mother Nature has left for us today! The sun rising over the horizon, turning the skies into a kaleidoscope of color, the stark beauty of snowcapped mountains in the window, the flamboyant display of trees dressed in their autumn finest; the scene is constantly changing but the breathtaking beauty remains the same. During your Branson getaway, you’ll find yourself wanting to spend as much time as possible outside, and this guide to our favorite Branson outdoor activities will help you do so!


Don’t Be Frightened by Murder Rock Trail

The best way to enjoy the splendor of the Branson landscape is by strapping on a backpack filled with snacks and water, putting on your best walking shoes, and taking a hike along the many trails, and Murder Rock Trail is one of the best. Following along the trail that early pioneers once used, its name came about from the robbers who used to hide behind the rocks that border the trail and ambush, rob, and occasionally murder the travelers who were simply trying to find a better life. Today, the Murder Rock Trail is just a trail that offers breathtaking views and a good way to stretch your muscles. The trailhead can be found at Branson Creek Boulevard, just a few hundred yards away from the parking lot at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course.


Bike Riding with the Family

There are many beautiful places in the area for bike riding, and Table Rock State Park is our favorite example. Offering wide trails that are stable enough for younger riders to feel comfortable, it’s not a mountain biker’s rugged paradise, but it is an area that families will fall in love with! Views of the lake, the mountains, and of course the tree-lined paths that are both peaceful and exhilarating will be remembered long after you’ve returned home to real life and the bonds between family members that have loosened will be tightened up once more!


Vigilante Extreme Zip Rider, 6020 West, MO-76

This is one outdoor adventure that is sure to appeal to the daredevils in your traveling party. Billed as the highest zipline in Missouri, participants will launch off Inspiration Tower, 170 feet up in the air, and fly above the landscape while reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour! This experience is not for the faint of heart, nor is it one to be considered for the really young, really old, or those with physical limitations, but at $29.95 per person, it’s a fantastic adventure that will fit easily into tight vacation budgets.


From the Extreme to the Sublime

Sometimes your favorite and most memorable outdoor adventures will be the ones you have on the porch of your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escape as you grill up the catch of the day, sipping an ice-cold beer or a smooth chardonnay and chatting with the family as the sun sets in the background. These are the moments you won’t want to ever forget. Reserve your vacation rental today!

As you begin your Branson getaway, there’s more than a few things on your bucket list that you might hope to accomplish. From taking in a show to hiking the Ozarks to enjoying a taste of the town that will titillate your taste buds, this vacation is something you’ve been looking forward to for more awhile. And because we want to make sure that every minute of your stay is filled with fun and delicious food, this guide to the top Branson coffee shops is designed to make your mouth water!


Branson Café, 120 W Main Street

When your first name is Branson, you have to figure that the food served there is going to be something special, and you’d be right! Branson Cafe serves your favorite comfort foods in a nostalgic dining space and open every day but Sundays from 6 AM until 5PM, the friendly atmosphere and delectable food may end up being your home away from home during your Branson stay.


Branson Boardgame Café, 103 S Business, Highway 65

When you visit Branson, one of the first things you may notice is how family oriented we can be. While we offer many sophisticated nightlife options, we understand that at the heart of it all is family, and the Branson Boardgame Café is a perfect example. Offering simple foods that are reasonably priced and delicious in a brightly colored space, it’s the boardgames that decorate the shelves that surround you that make it stand out. Allowing patrons to turn off the electronics and tune into each other as they enjoy sandwiches and a boardgame, they offer over 800 games and puzzles for your enjoyment!


Mackenzie’s Ice Cream & Café, 111 S Commercial Street

A café of ice cream—does life get any better than this? We don’t think so, and when you get a taste of their ice cream flights or one of their tropical shaved ices, chances are you will find yourself coming back more than once during your stay! Open every day of the week from 11 AM until 9 PM and offering mouthwatering treats that will make your palate smile, there’s never a bad time to visit Mackenzie’s during your stay in Branson!


Feeding Your Soul

A good vacation requires more than just good food to become the best vacation, and when you stay with Sunset Nightly Rentals, you get the best of all worlds! Our homes and cabins are comfortable, stylish, and designed for families—contact us today to book your rental!

As comforting as the same-old, same-old can be when you are traveling, you want something new, exciting, and yes, unusual, if at all possible! You may visit the same places that all the tourists that have gone before you visit, but you also want to step outside the box and explore the sights and attractions that have not yet become as popular. There’s no place better to do so than right here in Branson! This guide to three unusual activities and attractions will ensure that every minute of your stay is filled with Branson fun and merriment—and of course, it’s just the beginning of the wonders you can expect!


Bull Sharks Need Love Too

The ocean is more than a couple of hundred miles away from Branson, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect to have any shark encounters. Branson’s Wild World at 2020 W 76 Country Boulevard is a combination theme park and aquarium featuring sharks and other undersea creatures. The opportunity to feed the bull sharks is an experience that all daredevils will love, and because it’s done under perfectly safe circumstances, even the non-thrill seekers will enjoy getting up close and personal to this Branson fun!


Experience a Nostalgic Visit to the 5 & 10 Store

There once was a time when the local 5 & Dime was the hangout for the community; romances started, gossip was spread, and the bargains ensured we’d come back again the next day and the day after that and the day after that! Today, online shopping and convenience stores have pushed the 5 & Dime off the horizon, except in Branson! Dicks 5 & 10 store at 103 W Main Street is one of the last remaining stores in the nation, and a visit here is an adventure you will never forget! Offering everything from penny candy to home décor since 1961, not much has changed at Dick’s, something we are grateful for every day!


Road Trip to Columbia

Road trips are our favorite thing in the whole world, and when you take the 3.5-hour drive to Columbia, you get the added benefit of enjoying the scenery along the way! Home to the McBaine Bur Oak, a 400-year-old oak tree that will win your heart (especially when you visit at sunset in the summer), Thomas Jefferson’s ORIGINAL tombstone, Boathenge (Stonehenge with boats instead of stones!) and the World’s Largest Fork, there’s something unique and special hidden around every corner!


Your Visit to the Unusual and Branson Fun

Your visit is guaranteed to be everything you dreamed it could be when you choose to stay with us in one of our Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escapes. Unusually beautiful, uniquely stylish, and remarkably perfect for families, the next move is up to you. Reserve yours today!

As the honking of the horn of a yellow school bus symbolizes the beginning of yet another school year, the pressure that accompanies the new year rises even higher. The lazy days of summer end abruptly and give way to early wakeups, before school meetings, after school activities, and homework, homework, and more homework! Fall is a season jam-packed with must-dos and the annual fall break can not come about soon enough—especially when you plan a Branson vacation!


Grand Country Fun Spot, 1945 W 76 Country Boulevard

The best way to forget any leftover stress? Play hard at the Grand Country Fun Spot right here in Branson! Offering indoor go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, as well as a full size arcade, bumper cars, and mini bowling; it’s impossible to feel anything but happiness when you and your family spend a few hours playing and laughing!


The Harbinger of Fall, Pumpkin Pie

Surprisingly, the best harbinger of fall is the taste of pumpkin. When the calendar turns to September, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice everything scents the air, and enjoying a sweet treat with the family will give you the fall adventure you will never forget, especially when you taste the pumpkin pies offered at Cakes & Cream Diner, found at 2805 W 76 Country Boulevard. Trust us when we say this family bonding experience may just tempt you to enjoy every meal of your stay here—just so you can enjoy the pie!


Branson Scenic Railway

The beauty of Branson in the fall can be appreciated by everyone in your family, and there’s no better way to do so than by taking the 40-mile scenic tour offered by the railway! Featuring breathtaking views of the Branson countryside, even the youngest members of your family will enjoy the ride; infants and toddlers are often lulled into a peaceful slumber by the rocking motion of the train, allowing mothers to fully appreciate the scenery rushing by!


Branson Ferris Wheel

Another fun way to enjoy the beauty of the Branson landscape is with a ride on the Branson Ferris Wheel! Transported from Navy Pier in Chicago a few years back, children of all ages love the views from 150 feet up and the low costs ($12 for adults, $8 for children) make it a perfect fit for tight vacation budgets! Lasting 15 minutes from start to finish, it’s also the perfect activity to fit in between shows or before dinner when the sun begins to set over the horizon!


Branson Nightly Rentals for the Family

Our fall escapes are designed for the way today’s families live, and a vacation in one of our spacious, beautiful rental homes will be one your family remembers for years; reserve your stay today!