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When it comes to family fun, Branson is the place to be. This vibrant vacation destination in the heart of Missouri makes spending quality time together a priority with each and every visit. From scenic lakeside views to endless options for entertainment, Branson is a city that beckons travelers to come and kick back, relax and make the most of a fun and inviting atmosphere. There’s no reason to stress about the itinerary if you’re not sure where to begin. Booking a Branson tour is the best way to get a glimpse of all the city has to offer. Here are a few Branson tours that are sure to be inspiring for guests of all ages.


Main Street Lake Cruise

Branson is a city that has built its reputation around its lakefront location. Make the most of the scenery and waves while you’re here by booking a spot on a Main Street Lake cruise. Guests can customize their experience by booking a day or evening cruise which explores the best of Lake Taneycomo over the course of 2 hours. Riverboats and luxury yachts leave from Branson Landing daily providing amazing water views and opportunities to enjoy a light show as well. Lunch and dinner are included in the cruise and a cash bar is available for those who are looking to take in the scenery with a preferred beverage in hand. Tickets for this tour begin at $38 per person.


Adventure Ziplines of Branson

Head over to Adventure Ziplines of Branson when you’re looking for a 7-line thrill quite unlike any other. This heart-pounding stop takes you into the trees and far above the ground as you zip along courses that maximize the fun and the view. All the gear you’ll need can be found on-site and helpful and friendly guides are on-hand to get your ready for your grand adventure in the sky. Spend an hour or two or make it a day excursion. Views of the Ozark Mountains make this a place that’s well worth a visit as well and those traveling with little ones will love that this zipline tour can accommodate children 3 years of age and up. Tickets for this experience begin at $54 per person.


Discover Branson History Tour

Sit back, relax and step back in time when you participate in a Discover Branson History Tour while you’re in town. Tours begin at $52 per person and this excursion includes an array of historical sightseeing opportunities onboard a luxury, air-conditioned travel bus alongside 13 other guests. A knowledgeable and notoriously funny tour guide is waiting to point out incredible landmarks and fill in the ride with stories, legends, and humor that have long defined the history of Branson. Table Rock Dam and College of the Ozarks are just the beginning when you book your place on this educational and inspiring sightseeing tour!


Book a Branson Getaway

Enjoy every moment of your fantastic Branson getaway by booking a stay with Sunset Nightly Rentals. Our team is here to take care of all your vacation accommodation details whether you’re looking for a cabin, villa, private home or lakeside residence. Contact us today for more information on our portfolio of amazing Branson properties.

Some of us have what we call “itchy feet syndrome,” and no, we’re not talking about a rash; we’re talking about that constant need to travel more, explore longer, and drive further. A vacation isn’t about relaxing and chilling, but instead determining what is out there and seeing it all. Sometimes, this includes taking a mini-vacation within a vacation. Never satisfied with just staying in one place, a road trip is always a possibility, and if you’re this kind of traveler, this list of Branson Day Trips will be just what the doctor ordered!


Let’s Go to Springfield

Located about an hour north of Branson, this moderately sized city has a ton of fun things to see and experience, including the Fantastic Caverns that you can explore from the comfort of a tram, the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, and the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is world renowned for honoring the athletes who have made our state proud, and if there is a sports buff in your family, be sure to include this place on your list of things to see.


Mansfield is Made for Readers

Anyone who loves to read has read or heard about the famous Laura Ingalls Wilder, but did you know that she lived out her days right here in Mansfield, Missouri? Located about an hour east of Branson, this bucolic town is famous for everything Laura, including the Rocky Ridge Farm, the home where her daughter Rose first became a writer herself, and the grave where she and Almanzo were laid to rest. Today, her former home is a museum, so visitors can actually view many of the things she talked about in her writings.



Feel like heading west? Gas up your rental vehicle and head to Carthage, home to The Fountain of Angels and its unbelievably wonderful water show! Colorful lights add to the dancing display of water and music, giving a magical performance you won’t soon forget. The performance only takes place from March to December, so plan your Branson trip accordingly. After the show, head on over to the Carthage Family Restaurant for a hearty meal; road trips can make you very hungry!


Leave the Lights On!

After a long day of exploring the surreal beauty of the Missouri countryside, the sight of the lights you left on in your Sunset Nightly Rentals home will be a beautiful one. Symbolizing comfort, safety, and most importantly home, your Missouri vacation only gets better from here—reserve yours today!