Branson, MO Vacation Packing Advice
Just about everywhere you go in Branson, you'll be able to dress for comfort, and not worry about a dress code. (Believe it or not, there is not one show, attraction, activity or lodging venue within the extensive listings on BransonShows.com that has a dress code!) So when you're packing, the only thing you'll need to keep in mind--beyond your own preferences--is the weather!
The great thing about the fluctuating Branson weather is the changing of the seasons. There may not be a more beautiful place in the country to see the multi-hued foliage of Fall, or the budding blossoms of Spring. You can enjoy these color changes on the Branson Belle. Of course, winters can be downright cold. And even the locals will complain of hot, humid summers (although not as much as our 'northern transplants' do!). Whether you plan on spending most of your time outdoors at Silver Dollar City, or relaxing inside at a show like Acrobats of China, the weather is something to keep in mind while packing your vacation wardrobe.
You'll need a winter coat, hat, gloves and warm sweaters when visiting in Branson's coldest months. December - March, have average high temperatures that range from 41 - 51 degrees (all temps are in Fahrenheit) and average lows that range from 20 - 30 degrees. April, May, September and October all have moderate, "light jacket" weather, with average highs anywhere between 60 - 85 degrees and average lows from 40 - 52 degrees. November can be a bit more chilly, but still 'nice'--highs range from 50 - 63 degrees and lows average around 30 - 40 degrees. Pack plenty of short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and a pair of sunglasses for June, July and August. Average high temperatures range from 81 - 91 degrees, and lows can be anywhere from 58 - 67 degrees.
- The more you can roll your clothes, vs. folding, the less wrinkles you'll have!
- Either pack plenty of neutral colors--for mix and match--or pack in 'sets' (matching shirt, bottoms, socks, even shoes, jewelry and underclothes) to ease 'what to wear worries' after you arrive.
- To eliminate creases from hangers, fold a small to medium towel over the hanger before hanging your garments.
- Use zip-lock bags for make-up, toiletries, and laundry detergent to save space and protect your clothes from accidental leaks.
- Feed necklaces through plastic straws and clasp them closed to prevent tangling. (You can cut straws to half the length of your necklace for a perfect fit.)
- Pack extra-large zip-lock bags, zippered bags saved from new linens, or heavy-duty garbage bags for wet or dirty laundry.
- Keep a dryer sheet in your suitcase for fresh-smelling clothes.
- Pack rolled belts and socks in shoes to save room.