Monthly Archives: November 2014

Have An Exciting Vacation In Branson, Missouri with the Family This Year

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The following is a guest post by Joseff, who is an online publisher for Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson, MO. He loves to share tips about the best places to visit in Branson Missouri and outdoor activities like golf, travel and vacations. Hope you all enjoy it! 

Traveling with the family to new places is a nice way to strengthen everyone’s bond. As the family discovers things for the first time, each family member gains new experiences and insights.

These experiences become memories that he or she can share with the rest for a long time. This is why traveling is a good bonding moment for the entire family and it is highly recommended that you plan a trip for your family too.

The Best Place for a Family Getaway

When planning a family getaway, you need to pick a place that is a popular destination for the family. This means, you need to choose a family-friendly destination because this place has everything your family needs including great accommodation, delectable cuisine, amazing attractions, and full of family bonding activities. That is why for this kind of trip, I highly recommend Branson Lodging for your vacation in Branson, Missouri.

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Branson Family Hotels and Resorts

A family getaway begins with a decent accommodation. Branson has hotels, lodges, and resorts that are perfect for the entire family. You can choose from budget-friendly lodges to hotels and resorts with five star ratings.

These establishments have amenities for the entire family. Some of the family friendly hotels and resorts worth noting include Marriot’s Willow Ridge Lodge, Big Cedar Lodge, Savannah House Hotel, and Twelve Oaks Inn.

Branson Attractions

A family getaway is not complete without visiting popular attractions. Branson has several of these amazing attractions for the entire family.

One of Branson’s top attractions is Silver Dollar City. It is a popular theme park filled with awesome rides and spectacular shows that the whole family can enjoy. Wildfire Roller Coaster, Outlaw Run, and Powder Keg are rides perfect for thrill-seekers in your family. There are also historical adventures in SDC such as a tour inside the Marvel Cave, an educational tour at the Hillcreek Pottery, and a look back at the life of Valley Wood Carvers.

Apart from these attractions, the family can also enjoy musical shows prepared by SDC’s in-house performers. This holiday season, these performers are set to play a series of Christmas shows.

Branson’s Family Friendly Entertainment

Branson is known around the world as a true entertainment capital. There are hundreds of theaters operating in the area especially along 76 Country Boulevard. One of the forerunner theaters is the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. It features world class acts from various performers like singers, illusionists, comedians, and actors.

Another show that will surely give your family a wonderful time is Acrobats of China. The show features stunning circus feats performed by professional acrobats and circus performers. The shows are truly jaw dropping and the production is mesmerizing. This is one show that your family will talk about for a very long time.

Branson Cuisine

Apart from wonderful attractions, Branson is also famous for its delectable cuisine. So for your family getaway, you should definitely try various dishes served by famous restaurants and cafes in Branson.

For the whole family, a perfect dining experience would be Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. The restaurant serves authentic southern cuisine. And while the whole family is enjoying their food, performers provide entertainment which involves animals and themes. Performers even include guests in one of their acts.

This is also a good opportunity for the whole family to enjoy meals from around the world. Branson has several restaurants specializing in world cuisine. If you are craving Indian food, India Clay Oven Restaurant serves excellent Indian cuisine. But if you want traditional meals, head to restaurants that serve authentic southern food like Danna’s Barbecue and Burger Shop, Black Oak Grill, and Farmhouse Restaurant.

There are plenty of reasons why you should bring the entire family to Branson (I haven’t even scratched the surface yet personally). It is up to you and your family to discover other great things in Branson, so book a trip now and enjoy a getaway with the entire family in Branson. 

The Wonders of Vancouver’s West Side

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While most that visit Vancouver hang out on the downtown peninsula, there is so more more to the city that they are missing out on.  Case in point: Vancouver’s West Side (not to be confused with the west end, which refers to the westerly portion of downtown that’s one of the most densely populated parts of Canada, or West Vancouver, which is the uber rich enclave on the North Shore near the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal).

This place is home to the ultra hip neighborhood of Kitsilano, two beaches where young Vancouverites go to see and be seen during the summer time, and the campus of UBC, where smart kids from across British Columbia, Canada, and the world come to further their studies.

Above all else though, the views and the surroundings of this part of town are truly out of this world…

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Walking along the shore of Burrard Inlet, a portion of land between the end of backyards of houses residing on Point Grey Road (of one Vancouver’s most elite addresses) and the ocean makes for a very scenic trail.

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While Kits and Jericho Beach are far more popular among the scenesters on the West side of Vancouver, no beach has the size and serenity that the Spanish Banks do. Located just before the UBC Endowment lands, there is no shortage of places to lay out a towel, play a game of beersbie with your friends, or just drink in the timeless view of the North Shore Mountains and ruminate how friggin lucky you are to live here (and if you don’t, you’re starting to work out in your head how you could make it so).

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Honestly, how can you go wrong with a view like this at any time of year?

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While summer and early Fall is an excellent time to be in Vancouver, I’ll heartily put in my vote for dropping by during mid Spring.  From Late April into May, cherry blossoms blow up all over the city, and with the streets of Kitsilano being lined with these beauties, your head will be swimming in a dream world of floral awesomeness.

The only proper way to head a day here into continue up the street from the waterfront to West 4th Ave and have a drink on one of many, many patios that exists there and nearby (Vancouver has such a competitive food and beverage industry that ridiculous deals exist everywhere here, so don’t be stingy … enjoy your time in this heartstoppingly beautiful place!

Ever been to Vancouver in the spring?  Love the west side of Van City and have an awesome recommendation for a place to eat and/or drink? Tell us all about it below!