The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
Here are four reasons to add Franklin to your fall and winter travel plans:
This year marks the city’s 38th annual Pumpkinfest, held Oct. 28, where more than 65,000 people gather to enjoy autumn-inspired food, kids’ activities, music, hayrides, storytelling and a costume contest. The focal point of the festival is, you guessed it, the mighty pumpkin.
The Harpeth is the city’s first downtown hotel and immerses guests in a blend of upscale, modern amenities and historical details. Returning this year, the hotel’s Elf-themed pop-up bar World’s Best Cup of Coffee is sure to be a hit with locals and visitors alike. Stay up to date on details of its return here.
On Dec. 1, start the holidays right with this Christmas tree lighting event in the city’s historical square. The evening also includes pictures with Santa, local choirs and, if you’re lucky, the first snow of December.
The city transforms into the Victorian era of Charles Dickens using the city’s existing Victorian architecture as a backdrop. Held Dec. 9–10, this fun event sees characters, musicians and dancers fill the streets with an infectious energy.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.