10 Things You Need to See in Franklin's 2018 Visitor Guide

It's that time of year again! The newest edition of the Franklin Visitor Guide is now available in the Visitor Center and at attractions throughout Tennessee! If you're planning a trip to Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee in 2018, this is your must-have piece of information! From dining to family-friendly attractions, you'll find it all in the 2018 Visitor guide!

The Visit Franklin team had so much fun creating this new and improved guide to all things Williamson County, and we want to share some of our favorite elements of the guide. When you pick up your copy, be sure to check out these 10 things. 

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1. New & Improved Design

This year, we took a whole new approach to the Visitor Guide with a goal to make it more user-friendly. We've color-coded each section for easy transitions, and have included things like pricing keys and icon systems so you know just what to expect at each attraction listed in the guide.

2. 100+ Delicious Restaurants

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is eating - it's vacation, after all, and calories don't count outside of your zip code. This year's visitor guide features over 100 delicious restaurants throughout Williamson County, like the brand new 1892 in Leiper's Fork, local cafes and markets like Herban Market, and tried-and-true favorites like Gray's on Main, Scout's Pub, and more!

Masters & makers is a scenic trail that covers wineries, distilleries and breweries throughout Williamson County, Tennessee

3. Masters & Makers Trail

In 2017, we launched the Masters & Makers Trail, which features one winery, two distilleries, and two breweries in Williamson County, Tennessee. Check out the visitor guide for information on the trail, and get more info on great stops along the way, like Arrington Vineyards, H Clark Distillery, and Leiper's Fork Distillery.

4. Tons of Family-Friendly Fun

There has been a ton of growth in Williamson County over the past few years, and with all that growth has come great family-friendly attractions. Franklin has something for every member of the family - from the adventure seeker to the artist.  Adventure Seekers can't miss SOAR Adventure Tower and Extreme Escape Games, while the artist in your family will feel right at home at Third Coast Clay.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a music festival in Franklin, TN

5. Events to Plan Your Entire Year

We know how much visitors to Franklin and Williamson County love the great festivals that happen throughout the year here in Tennessee. From music festivals like Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival to wine festivals like Wine Down Main Street, they're all featured in a two-page spread of events in this year's guide. Plus, don't miss the great Farmers Markets happening in Williamson County, like the Thompson's Station Farmers Market at Homestead Manor.

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6. New Historic Attractions

With over 100,000 visitors touring the civil war sites in Franklin, Tennessee every year, we found it only fitting to feature them all in this year's visitor guide. From Carnton to Carter House to Lotz House, you'll find all the information you need about visiting these historic civil war sites. Plus, don't miss the newly opened McLemore House African American House Museum.

7. Live Music Everywhere

If you've been to Franklin, you'll know that there is live music around every corner on every day of the week. If you haven't been but are planning your trip for 2018, you're in for quite the treat! Great local music venues like McCreary's Irish Pub, Puckett's of Leiper's Fork and the Franklin Theatre are all featured in the Live Music section of the visitor guide.

There are lots of art galleries in Franklin, TN

8. New Arts Section

Here in Williamson County, we're surrounded by art! With great galleries like The Copper Fox, David Arms Gallery, Leiper's Creek Gallery, and Gallery 202, we found it only fitting to feature them in the guide! We've also featured great spaces to see live performances, like Studio Tenn

9. FREE Tote Bag at the Visitor Center

Who doesn't love a free souvenir? In this year's guide, you'll find a coupon for a free tote bag from the Visitor Center. Just look for the Visitor Center ad at the bottom of the arts section of the guide to redeem your coupon.

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10. Beautiful Accommodations to Perfect Your Trip

We know, we know - after reading this blog post, you're totally ready to visit us here in Franklin, Tennessee! Well before you do, don't forget to take a look at the accommodations section of the Visitor Guide. From quaint vacation rentals like those from Pot N' Kettle Cottages to beautiful hotels like Embassy Suites Nashville South Cool Springs, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Hilton Garden Inn Brentwood, and Home2 Suites Nashville Franklin/Cool Springs, you'll find the perfect place to stay during your 2018 trip to Franklin, Tennessee!

Ready to plan your trip? Click here to request your 2018 Visitor guide!

We can't wait to welcome you to Franklin, Tennessee in 2018! What are you most excited about? Comment below to let us know.

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