Monday, June 8, 2015

Silver Dollar City Hotels For Ozark Theme Park Vacations

By Elaine Guthrie

One of the prime attractions for visitors exploring the Ozarks is the Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, MO. It's a retro Ozark-themed park that blends in nicely into the slow-paced family friendly draw of the area. From March through December when the park is open, it's hard to find Silver Dollar City hotels that are not sold out.

The choice of a place to stay obviously depends on different factors. Everything from price to amenities, location, and the number of people who will be staying in a room has to be taken into consideration. In this case, visitors also need to factor in their plans for the duration of the stay.

So visitors driving through town will likely opt for lodging that is close to the park, and along the way on US-65. However, travelers flying into Branson for a weekend or a longer stay exploring the Ozarks might choose to stay within the city. This will make it convenient for them to visit all the nearby tourist attractions.

For instance, many people who come for the theme park also end up enjoying Ride the Ducks, White Water and other water park attractions that are nearby. Another similarly enjoyable tourist experience is the show and cruise onboard the Showboat Branson Belle. It's not hard to map these attractions and then find a hotel nearby.

Another way to understand the lay of the land is to look at lodging on either side of the park, which is on MO Route 76 in the middle of Branson and West Branson. In other words, all the top hotels, inns and motels are in two groups on either side of this park. Just pick one, and make sure it is within a few minutes of all the area attractions.

Apart from the location, families on a budget may also be looking for an affordable place to stay. A chain hotel is likely to be a safe choice, offering decent lodging at a low nightly rate, along with all the amenities that a family with children will need. This means everything from free parking to an outdoor heated pool or hot tub, laundry and room service.

Expect in-room amenities like cable, refrigerator, microwave and high-speed Internet or Wi-Fi. Most establishments also provide a complimentary breakfast and free tea or coffee for guests. Some will also offer shuttles for visitors heading to the theme park.

One more option is to book a package deal. This might again lead to some savings, but requires a lot of advance planning and fixed travel dates. The package will include attraction tickets to the theme park, and a discounted stay in any hotel in the area that the visitor prefers. Whatever the choice of hotels in Silver Dollar City, it's a given that this holiday is going to be highly memorable and a lot of fun.

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