We are looking for a place that isn't too long of a drive, that have extended good weather, is friendly, and has a lot to do when we are "laked-out".
Does Lake of the Ozarks fit the bill?
We like to boat, jet ski, hike, walk, tour, eat, find a live band in the evenings, relax, sit by the pool and read a book, find a good restaurant, go to the spa, golf, ride the Harley, go on ATV rides, learn tennis, learn Pilates (me) and crossfit, and explore.
Do you have any of these things? Should we keep looking at Branson? It seems like you have a lot of the same things without the cheesy shows (just my opinion that they are cheesy).