Franklin, TN, USA

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Franklin, TN, USA

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Bustling Franklin offers family fun aplenty

Franklin, Tennessee – a mid-size city based just south of Nashville – is perfect for a fun family getaway or a peaceful romantic break. Its charming tree-lined Main Street – brimming with friendly home-cooking Southern restaurants – hosts several markets and fairs across the year, while the city proper is dotted with historic 19th-century house-museums and other Civil War-era relics. There’s a wealth of Franklin vacation rentals on offer, spanning from 5-star condos to quaint townhouses with spacious porches, so you’re sure to find the prefect accommodation for whatever type of Tennessee adventure you’re going on.

Fun farms and park walks in friendly Franklin

Start your Franklin day by taking a walking tour along the city’s historic Main Street in downtown, and get a real grasp of the area’s Civil War heritage. After, stretch your legs in the lush Winstead Hill Park, a tree-blanketed green space with a footpath that meanders through meadowland up to the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy crystal-clear views over Franklin’s shimmering downtown skyline. If you’re traveling with tiny tikes, take them to Gentry’s Farm, an idyllic family-focused farm with tire swings, hay rides, petting animals, and – in the fall – a pumpkin patch.

Civil War heritage in historic Franklin

History buffs will find there’s no end of Civil War-era attractions in Franklin, from grand former plantations to cannon-studded Confederate cemeteries – not to mention the Victorian Franklin vacation rentals. Carnton is a key Franklin cultural attraction – an early 19th-century plantation house with a looming white-painted Greek Revival porch. After you explore Carnton’s period museum, stroll around the cedar-specked grounds. Later, see the mid 19th-century Lotz House in central Franklin, and take a guided tour of its immense, elegantly crafted interiors, and learn about the dramatic role it played in the 1864 Battle of Franklin.

Sun-washed summers and snow-kissed winters

Franklin enjoys a humid subtropical climate. Its winters are relatively short – with some snowfall – and its spring and fall seasons are long, with bright and balmy days. However, spring and fall can bring dramatic thunderstorms – so if you’re booking a Franklin vacation rental during these seasons, remember to pack your rain gear. In summer, Franklin gets hot and humid, with temperatures sometimes soaring to 100 degrees in July and August. As such, May and September, on either side of the hottest months, are vacation sweet spots – pleasantly warm and sun-drenched, with long golden afternoons and lazy blue-sky mornings.

Green space and abundant birdlife

Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County, based in the bulls-eye center of the southern state of Tennessee. The mighty, deep-blue Harpeth River runs through the county’s rich farmland, past the dazzling-green tobacco crops, and right through downtown Franklin. Franklin itself is cut through with a charming, old-fashioned Main Street, lined with restaurants, bars, theaters, and specialty stores. Franklin’s abundance of tranquil public parks display a catalogue of verdant tree species – including Witch Hazel, Hawthorn, and Black walnut – which provide homes for goldfinches, robins, and woodpeckers.