Top Midwest Family Resorts Within a Day’s Drive
January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
Buy Kwik-way (KWW571-0001-00) 571-HS Hand – With the changing dynamics of the U.S. economy families find their budgets shrinking with little left over income for extravagant vacations that require airfare, eating out three times a day, and extended time off work. The family vacation is quickly becoming a well-planned, budget-friendly event in which many families are choosing to drive to their destinations. Families in the Midwest have an extra advantage over those who live on the coasts; they live within a day’s drive to over half the U.S. Still, families living in the Midwest can take advantage of many family friend vacation resorts in their own backyards.
In no particular order, the following resorts are considered not only some of the best family resorts in the Midwest, but in the U.S. each offering unique family amenities, accommodations, and services within a short drive of any Midwestern family.
Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake Ozark, Missouri makes the list of the top family vacation resorts in the Midwest with its sprawling 420-acre wooded property situated on a peninsula in the magnificent Lake of the Ozarks. Tan-Tar-A Resort offers countless water activities, a 27-hole championship golf course, an indoor state-of-the-art waterpark, a bowling alley and three outdoor swimming pools.
A couple of hours south of Tan-Tar-A Resort, Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri provides a spectacular Ozark Mountains setting and rustic mountain lodge architecture reminiscent of the grand Adirondack lodges. Big Cedar Lodge offers luxurious, modern, rustic guest accommodations that feature stunning views of Table Rock Lake and the unspoiled Ozark Mountains. Guests of Big Cedar Lodge in Branson enjoy world class services, amenities, and accommodations just minutes from Branson, Missouri which has been called the live entertainment capital of the world.