Franklin is a beautiful small town nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. In the town center you’ll find friendly people -- with a population of only 4,000, everyone seems to be a on a first-name basis -- a slower pace of life, and rich indigenous history. On the outskirts of town, Franklin lays claim to a vast expanse of wilderness that includes hiking trails, biking trails, white water rafting, hunting, fishing, and waterfalls. It’s also known as the “Gem Capital of the World,” so for any geology enthusiasts out there, this is a must-visit.
As its nickname suggests, one of the most iconic things in Franklin is the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum. It’s not just limited to pretty rocks, here you’ll find old native american artifacts, dinosaur fossils, and more. As far as entertainment goes, visit the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful building that hosts drama, live music, and dance shows. The streets of downtown Franklin are dotted with a wide variety of shops ranging from outdoor outfitters to jewelry and home goods. However, arguably the best thing about franklin is it’s natural reserves. As part of the greater Nantahala National Forest, Franklin is within a stone’s-throw from beautiful lookout points, Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, and Whiteside Mountain.
While springtime in Franklin is often touted as the best season, the summer heat isn’t too bad, so feel free to visit any time between March and October. Mother’s day weekend in May is often a time for gem and flower festivals.
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If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 349 accommodations in Franklin that have WiFi. We have 26 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 9 accommodations that have gyms. If you are driving to Franklin, you'll want to pick from 375 places to stay that provide parking. 11 hotels and vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi
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