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August in Branson - Grab a Summer Getaway Before School Starts!

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August in Branson - Grab a Summer Getaway Before School Starts!

It’s August and many of us are thinking about a “last hurrah” getaway before the kids head back to school... there’s no better place for a getaway than Branson!  Everything you love about summer is still going strong - boating, skiing, cruising, paddleboarding, enjoying the Showboat Branson Belle, and zipping around on personal watercraft are all incredible way to have fun when the weather is toasty and the deep waters of gorgeous Table Rock Lake are refreshingly cool, not to mention the famously chilly waters of Lake Taneycomo, perfect for kayaking and taking a scenic cruise on Main Street Marina’s Landing Princess or Lake Queen.  August is also a great time to explore Branson for back-to-school sales, find a taste-bud-satisfying meal, especially at a restaurant you won’t find back home, and check out the great outdoors on one of the area’s many trails!

Need some ideas on what to include in your August itinerary in Branson?  Check out these wonderful summer activities, and follow the links to previous posts and listings we’ve included where you’ll find more helpful information.

Don’t miss out on lake fun:  You can rent a boat that’s perfect for fishing, another that’s ideal for skiing, and then there are those fun family boats, like a luxury tritoon and a premier slide boat.  And if you’re headed to Branson for a getaway for just the two of you, you’ll love cruising around the lake on a Yamaha Waverunner! (Follow the links to learn more and get your vessel of choice booked for an August visit.)

Location:  380 State Park Marina Road on Table Rock Lake - next to Table Rock Lake State Park

Shop to your heart’s content:  Pretty much every type of shopping can be found in Branson - Tanger Outlets has all your favorite brands at budget-friendly prices -- Branson Landing has familiar mall stores in a charming, upscale setting along Lake Taneycomo -- another nice selection of outlet stores can be found at The Shoppes at Branson Meadows, and The Grand Village Shops feature a fascinating collection of boutiques in an enchanting village-like setting.  The following posts have more details on these popular places and more, including location information: “Your Branson Shopping Center List of Stores & More!” -- “Branson’s Biggest Shopping - 5 Big Places for Retail Therapy!

Location:  Follow the links to helpful posts above.

Take in a show, or two, or three or...:  August is a popular month for some shows to take a little time off, but most still have plenty of  performances at various times of the month, while others maintain their regular season schedule throughout August.  The links will take you to more information, as well as their show schedule: ABBA Tribute - Thank You for the Music -- Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai -- Dolly & Friends A Tribute -- Doug Gabriel -- Pierce Arrow Decades -- The Blackwoods are just a few of the shows you’re sure to love in August!

Location:  Follow the links to show listings on our website.

Enjoy a memorable meal:  Love Mexican food?  Branson has you covered.  Can’t get enough of barbecue?  Wow, do we ever have some fantastic barbecue!  How about the can’t-go-wrong foods like pizza and burgers?  You’re in luck in Branson! We’ve also got lots of international cuisine options, as well as sweet treats and breakfast yummies galore. Just like before, just follow the links for some helpful posts on all of these foods.  You’ll also find a comprehensive list of restaurants on our sister site,

Location:  Links to posts will give you locations and other details.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Branson in the late summer, and we haven’t even touched on things like White Water, Branson’s huge waterpark with daring slide rides...Silver Dollar City, the multi-award-winning theme park with world-class coasters like Outlaw Run and Time Traveler...scores of ziplines...endless fun at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead & Adventure ParkFritz’s Adventure, fascinating museums, most with interactive displays, and the list goes on, and on, and on...see you in Branson!