Whether you’re visiting the Ozarks for a thrilling family vacation, a well-deserved romantic getaway, or a long-overdue family reunion, the perfect place for a quiet afternoon of shopping, dining, and local history is Downtown Branson. With so many attractions, restaurants, and lakes to choose from, sometimes you just need a peaceful stroll through a historic district with family and friends. Luckily for you, StoneBridge Resort’s sizable, affordable accommodations are only an 11-mile drive from Downtown Branson. But don’t forget that we’re only minutes from Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake, and several other family-friendly attractions!
Ride Sparkey: Free Downtown Branson Trolley
One of the most popular things to do in Branson, MO, for couples is to “Ride Sparkey,” Downtown Branson’s free trolley. “Sparkey” makes 13 stops in Downtown Branson, including both the north and south side of beautiful Branson Landing, home to a wide array of dining, shopping, and live entertainment. These frequent stops allow passengers to see and do just about everything that Downtown Branson has to offer.
Start your journey in Downtown Branson with some well-deserved shopping. Branson Landing has a wide variety of popular stores, including Bass Pro Shops, Belk, H&M, As Seen On TV, and Cardinals Clubhouse. The Landing also has an arcade, a mirror maze, lake cruises, and so much more! Nearby Dick’s 5 & 10 is arguably the most-frequented Downtown Branson gift shop thanks to its wide variety of souvenirs, candy, toys, games, and books.
Lunchtime Dining in Branson, MO
There are several fantastic restaurants and cafes in Downtown Branson where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. Farmhouse, the cozy, down-home cooking outpost near Dick’s 5 & 10, is the perfect pit stop for farm-raised catfish, chicken fried steak, or country ham. The inexpensive Clockers Cafe serves breakfast all day, including their tasty eggs benedict, three-meat skillet, and buttermilk pancakes. Downtown Branson has several new options coming this year as well with the additions of Jimmy Buffet’s Landshark Bar and Grill and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.
Branson Scenic Railway
Many tourists hop aboard the Branson Scenic Railway for an old-fashioned 40-mile trip through the beautiful Ozarks’ foothills and tunnels. The Scenic Railway is a mega-hit during Christmastime as families flock to Downtown Branson for a journey on The Polar Express Train Ride, with tickets typically going on sale in early April (over seven months in advance!). Otherwise, the nightly dinner train ride is a must for couples.
Resorts in Branson, MO
After each rousing day of Silver Dollar City thrills, Downtown Branson shopping, and Table Rock Lake fun, retreat to StoneBridge Resort for an evening of relaxation. Unlike most hotels in Branson, MO, several of our modern yet affordable lodges have soothing whirlpool tubs, warm gas fireplaces, and screened-in decks. So, give us a call today at 1-417-332-1373 to book a well-deserved getaway to the always entertaining Branson!