Best Ideas for Date Night in Branson, Missouri | 2020

Everyone needs a break. A break from work, a break from the kids, a break from running errand after errand like the responsible adult you are supposed to be. Vacations are ideal, but not always an option for you and your special someone. That’s why date nights are ideal for couples who are in need of some alone time and don’t require extensive planning, money or time off.

Not convinced? Research pulled from multiple studies shows exactly what one date night a week can do for couples:

  • Help build resilience to carry relationship status through trying times
  • Promotes couple to focus on their connection completely
  • Prompts in-depth communication with no distractions
  • Helps restore a sense of identity
  • Presents alone time that every couple needs to rekindle relationship

Here are a few of the Best Ideas for Date Night in Branson, Missouri:

Dine-In Restaurant

Restaurants all across the Branson, Missouri area offer a wide range of food, atmospheres and locations perfect for a night out with that special someone. There are loud and colorful places like Mellow Mushroom located at the Branson Landing. They have delicious pizza & drinks wrapped up in a fun and happening atmosphere with plenty of shopping nearby. If looking for more of a quiet and seclusive spot, there’s first class restaurants like the Level 2 Steakhouse offering fine cuisine, drinks & delicious appetizers in a clean, modern setting.

Some suggestions:

  • Level 2 Steakhouse
  • Olive Garden
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Chateau Grille
  • The Keeter Center
  • Thai Thai Cuisine
  • India Clay Oven
  • Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve

Movie Night

We’re in a pandemic. We get it. Luckily, there are some safe and effective ways for you and your honey boo to have movie nights here locally in Branson while still maintaining social distancing. One of the first places we would like to recommend is the quaint drive-in movie theater located in the back-parking lot of Cakes N’ Cremes Diner. All you have to do is pull up into an empty space, tune-in your radio and sit back and enjoy movies played on the outdoor screen five days a week. The movies played are typically older, but just as enjoyable. Car hops will come right up to your window and take your order if you’re hungry for a burger, hot dog, or traditional chocolate malt.

Other options for movie night:

  • IMAX Entertainment Complex
  • Branson Meadows
  • At Home Movie Night(Rent movie from Redbox or watch something on a streaming service).


Why visit a winery? The question should be more along the lines of ‘Why Not’? There’s nothing more romantic than a visit and tour to a local winery. Couples can immerse themselves into the world of wine and learn all about it’s history, it’s importance, and the process of its production. Make a day of visiting wineries at a relaxed pace so you better enjoy the people you meet and the wine you taste.

Local Wineries:

  • Ozark Hills Winery(Coming Oct.1st)
  • Mount Pleasant Winery
  • Lindwedel Winery
  • Bear Creek Wine Company & Small Batch Brewery

Scenic Walk

Couples that walk together, stay together. Or maybe the saying goes better if couples make the effort to spend time together. Hiking enhances closeness, quality time, and an open opportunity for talking. Communication is keen here. So, get out and enjoy the best nature has to offer in the Branson, MO area as you and your loved one are surrounded by beautiful trees, pristine lakes and the stunning Ozark mountains.

Local Hiking Trails

  • Waterfall Hiking Trail
  • White River Valley Trail System
  • Table Rock Lakeshore Trail
  • Lakeside Forest wilderness Area
  • Sunset Park
  • Table Rock State Park

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Ideal Shopping Areas

The first important shopping adventure between you and your loved one might have consisted of looking at Engagement rings together. Whether you are planning to do something before or after that event, or you just want another idea for date night, setting a day aside for shopping is an ideal way spend quality time together. Shopping centers around the area typically have everything a guest could ask for including specialty shops, places to eat, activities to do and scenic areas. The Grand Village in Branson is at the top of our list for its adorable Sugar Leaf Bakery & Cafe, outdoor seating areas over cobblestone streets, Reflections Art Gallery, Mel’s Hard Luck Diner and Gift Shop and more!

Local Shopping

  • Grand Village Shops
  • Branson Landing
  • Tanger Outlets
  • The Victorian Village Shops

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Take a classic date and add some fun to the mix when you and your other half decide to go putt putt around town at a miniature golf course! There are both indoor and outdoor attractions in the area offering the perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment like Corral Reef Mini Golf and Dinosaur Canyon. Yet another great idea for date night in Branson, Missouri!

  • Mini Golf Courses
  • Corral Reef Mini Golf
  • Dinosaur Canyon
  • Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
  • Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf
  • Lost Treasure Golf
  • Brookside Miniature Golf
  • Indoor Mini Golf

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Don’t put off your special date night any longer! Set time aside and make an effort to spend quality time with the one you love at none other than Branson, Missouri.

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