This is how to plan your Franklin vacation

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It’s January again! It’s gray, gloomy, and even snowy. Don’t let the weather depress you! Daydreaming about Visiting Franklin, TN on a budget, Tennessee is a great way to beat winter blues. Get our 2021 Visitor Guide if you love what you see!

Be inspired by ILLUSTRATIONS

Visit Franklin has a new look! The new look inspired the creation of our Visitor Guide. The Visitor Guide is a beautiful collection of illustrations created by Kayla Stark, our dear friend.

GET A PRIMER ON THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN

Get to know our history before you go to Franklin, Tennessee. The Battle of Franklin is featured on pages 20 and 21. This will prepare you for your visit to Carnton, Carter House, or Lotz House.

You can find live music everywhere

You will find it everywhere you go! Every page of the guide will have a different icon system that highlights attractions, live music and admission fees. You can also stay within your budget by using our pricing key in the Visitor Guide’s dining section.

PLANS YOUR ROUTE

The new map on pages 18 and 19 of the visitor guide highlights some of the most important features of each community in Williamson County. From scenic hikes at Bowie Nature Park, Fairview, to tasty food at Nolensville Food Mill, you can plan your route!

FIND THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOU TO RELAX YOUR HEAD

You’ll find the perfect accommodation for you and your budget with beautiful vacation rentals like Pot N’ Kettle cottages or modern hotels like Hilton Franklin Cool Springs. You can even bring Fido along to Franklin. Check out My Second Home, or any of the many pet-friendly hotels like Aloft Nashville Franklin.

Discover your favorite restaurant

We listened to you! The Visitor Guide now features restaurants by cuisine type as well as neighborhoods. Next time you are out on the streets of Franklin and looking for a place where you can enjoy barbeque, turn to page 3. This guide will show you Barbeque restaurants in Franklin. You’re looking for somewhere to have a pint on the patio? Look at page 5 & 6, where you’ll find the Franklin bars. And, let’s just say that it’s always a beautiful day to have a Guinness at McCreary’s Irish Pub & Eatery!

GET CREATIVE WITH THE ARTS

Franklin and Williamson County in Tennessee have become a creative hub. We’ve therefore added an Arts section to our guide. Leiper’s Creek Gallery features a mix between traditional and contemporary art, while The Copper Fox sells handmade goods. Original works by David Arms can be found at David Arms Gallery. The Franklin Theatre is the best place to find live entertainment and theater!

Shop for Days!

Franklin is known for being a shopping paradise. For a complete list of shopping options in Williamson County, see our Shop section on pages 30 and 31. Tin Cottage and CoolSprings Galleria are both located in Cool Springs.