This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.
Before my husband and I had kids, we took typical "couple" vacations. Trips to Hawaii, to Napa for wine tasting, long drives to restaurants where we would sit and enjoy peaceful dining and beautiful views. And then we had two kids in less than two years, and our requirements for vacations changed a bit. Now we are always trying to figure out an affordable, kid-friendly place to visit, something that would be fun for Daniel and I as well as our kids.
I wish we lived closer to Branson, Missouri, because it looks like a really fun place to go with the family. I've only been to Missouri briefly, and that was when I was younger, but I've heard great things from friends who have been to Branson. It really looks like a good time for everyone. I'd love to go visit the Silver Dollar City theme park- to look at the crafts and eat the food while my husband and daredevil toddler enjoy the rides. And in the heart of Branson, there's a shopping center called Branson Landing which looks like something we'd really enjoy as well. I married the one man on the planet who loves to shop, so we'd definitely end up there on a trip to Branson!
During the holidays, Branson has a lot to offer beyond the shopping and the regular activities at the theme park. You can see Santa Claus at the Town Square, see all the great holiday light displays, and participate in all the Branson Ozark Mountain Christmas has to offer.
For visitors to Branson, there are two great hotels in the city that you should consider staying at. These are the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. Both hotels are located at Branson Landing, right in the heart of all the city excitement. I've stayed at lots of Hilton family hotels in the past, and they've always been clean and nicely decorated and staffed with friendly people. I looked at the pictures for these two hotels, and they look gorgeous!
Both hotels,Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel , are offering some wonderful packages for your family visit to Branson. You can choose from the It's a Wonderful Life package, which offers a hotel stay, spa treatment and full breakfast for two, or the Santa Claus is coming package, which includes a hotel stay, two children's gifts, a full breakfast for four, a picture with Santa, and milk and cookies! The hotels also have some nice packages if you want to stay over New Year's Eve. The holiday package prices are good through December 31, 2009 and start at just $209 per night. If you come after the holidays, they have some great specials for next year as well, so check it out!