Franklin Named Among Top Cities to Visit in 2018 by TripAdvisor

FRANKLIN, Tenn.  – Franklin, Tennessee is among TripAdvisor’s “Top 30 USA Cities to Visit in 2018” which was released earlier this week. TripAdvisor notes the charm of Franklin’s Main Street with its many shops and restaurants, along with a wealth of cultural options throughout all of Franklin ranging from the First Friday Art Crawls to brewery tours and festivals.

“It is wonderful to be recognized on national lists because as travelers are looking for new destinations, lists like this are often their starting point,” said Ellie Westman Chin, President & CEO of Visit Franklin. “The charm of Franklin and the incredible shops, restaurants, and venues that comprise the city are in a class all to themselves, and it is wonderful to see that recognized.”

The latest accolade from TripAdvisor puts Franklin on yet another list of best places to travel. In 2017 the travel website also included Franklin among its, “Most Charming Southern Vacations You Need to Experience,” “20 Best Romantic Vacations in America,” and “Most Charming Southern Vacations in the US.”

Last year Franklin was also named among “35 of the World’s Best Places to Travel in 2017” by Matador Network and lauded as one of the “Best Places to See Fall Foliage” in the United States by both Travel + Leisure and


 The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. The WCCVB stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at

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With a passion for new experiences, taking the back roads, and seeing everything possible, Matt serves as Visit Franklin's Senior Director of Public Relations connecting the many unique stories in the Franklin community with great journalists and storytellers worldwide. When not pitching a story idea to travel writers, you’ll likely find him working as a photographer on the sidelines of college and professional sports events across the Southeast.