Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Live near Branson? Check out this great weekend getaway!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary at the end of February and so have been looking for great getaway ideas.  When I saw this cool weekend idea in Branson, Missouri, it made me wish we didn't live on the other side of the country! I've never been to Branson myself, but have heard great things about it, and think it looks like a lot of fun for everyone. 

On the 26th and 27th of February, the Hilton Branson Convention Center will be hosting an Italian Culinary Weekend.  On Friday night there will be a reception with antipasto and hors d'ouevres paired with Italian wines. This will be followed by a hands-on cooking demonstration on Saturday, which will highlight some of the items that were served the night before, and some of the items that will be served at a 5-course dinner on Saturday night. Yum! 

Packages for this Italian Culinary Weekend weekend start at $429.00 for two people (double occupancy, excluding tax and gratuity) and include deluxe king or double queen accommodations for Friday and Saturday night, the Friday night reception, Saturday cooking school, Saturday five-course dinner and a take-home goodie bag of items to use for your home cooking. Just make reservations prior to February 23, 2010.

And during the times when you're not cooking or eating, there are lots of other things to see and do including great shopping nearby, as well as a river walk and other great restaurants. My husband and I would definitely be found at the shopping center- we love to browse through stores and see all the fun things that there are to buy. But there are lots of other great activities in the area as well. On Saturday, you could start your day with a round of golf at a nearby golf course, or visit a lake or museum. And Sunday, after a weekend of great eating, burn off some of the calories by visiting the theme park or go to one of the live entertainment theaters. There's something to keep you busy every minute!

If you can't make it to Branson at the end of February, the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel have lots of other great packages including Bed and Breakfast Packages and Romance Packages. Both hotels have all the amenities you'd expect at a Hilton hotel and look like great places to stay.  Go check them out! 
Visit my sponsor: Experience the taste of Italy in Branson, MO!