With an up-and-coming music scene, plenty of outdoor attractions including camping and hiking, and easy access to several major cities, Franklin has something for every type of traveler. Most of the trendy boutiques and restaurants serving up delicious southern food can be found along Main Street, but there's plenty to do across town as well so be sure to explore the entire area.
Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Franklin:
-Visit the Gem Mines: There are multiple gem mines throughout town where you can get a first-hand look at native ruby and sapphire stones.
-Cullasaja Falls: This 200 foot waterfall is part of the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway and provides breathtaking views from the top.
-Macon County Veterans Memorial Park: Charming walking trails, a playground, and a memorial site are just some of the many attractions at this popular local park.
-Go Hiking: There are several hiking trails available in the mountains surrounding Franklin, including a few along the famed Appalachian Trail.
No matter what time of year you visit, there will likely be something going on in Franklin. Check out the local stones at the world famous jewelry and gem show known as Macon County Gemboree in June, join the crowds on Main Street for the street parades and costumes during the Fourth of July celebrations, or celebrate the trees coming into bloom at the Macon County Cherry Blossom Festival in March.
Get the most out of your time in Franklin by staying in a vacation rental. Whether you're looking for a condo just steps from the mountains or a secluded cabin for a romantic getaway, there's a vacation rental available in Franklin that will meet all of your needs.
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