Ready To Explore - Franklin, Tennessee


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Located just 17 miles south of Nashville, Franklin, Tennessee is no "small potatoes" town. It's the seventh-largest city in the state, with vibrant historic districts, a thriving music scene, and original annual events. Franklin is easily accessible by car from Interstate 65 and State Route 840. By air, Nashville International Airport is only 24 miles away with more than 450 commercial flights daily. According to BestPlaces.net, "July is the hottest month for Franklin with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Tennessee. In Franklin, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Franklin are May, September, and October."


Designated a ‘Great American Main Street’ by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Franklin’s 16-block historic Main Street is home to 15 spots for live music daily, along with award-winning antique shops, gift shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and more. Main Street is also exceptionally pet-friendly, with many businesses welcoming pets and/or leaving treats and water bowls outside. This is all a part of Franklin's efforts as the pilot city for the Mars Petcare Better Cities For Pets national initiative.



Beyond year-round events like Franklin Art Scene (First Friday of each month), Open Mic Night at Puckett’s, and The StillHouse Sessions at Leiper’s Fork Distillery, Franklin hosts a series of popular annual events, including the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. Launched in 2015 with performances by the likes of Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, and Steven Tyler, the event was named the best-curated festival in the country by Rolling Stone.