Have golfers in your group? This is the road trip that they have been waiting for. Not only will the fall feels completely captivate you on your drive up to the Ozarks, but you will be privy to some of the most spectacular courses in the area at Big Cedar Lodge thanks to Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, who is dedicated to making this one of the most esteemed golfing regions in the country. And while there are plenty of famous names to boost this resort’s resume, all eyes are currently on Payne Valley which was designed by Tiger Woods.
Golfing not your cup of tee? (Sorry, we had to.) The area also happens to be nestled in to one of the most picturesque areas of the state that includes hiking, biking, boating and fishing. Have kids and in need of a thrill outside of Big Cedar? Nearby Branson is home to the famous Branson Belle dinner cruise and Springfield has a 350,000 square foot Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium that has 800 species of animals to explore.
Where to stay: You guessed it, Big Cedar Lodge! You truly cannot go wrong with this incredible property that offers endless amenities for everyone from your toddler to your grandmother. Whether you are golfing, enjoying nature or checking in to the spa, this Ozark Mountain masterpiece is a 4,600-acre wilderness wonderland. Check out their holiday programming here.