Aldo Leopold once wrote, “I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” You, too, crave a getaway to wide-open spaces, overgrown forests, and rushing waterways. Get in touch with your inner child as you run a little amok in Franklin, Virginia, where historic downtown streets turn to rich soil brought to life with strawberry patches and sprawling pastures. Nestled near wildlife reserves and the breezy Chesapeake Bay, hotels in Franklin, VA bring you closer to rolling farmland and the rustic trade routes that built this region from the banks of Blackwater River up.
It’s true, traveler: There isn’t much to “do” in Franklin but go exploring. Slide behind the wheel of one of our Franklin rental cars and take the long way to the bay along the river. The north side of town opens up to historic estates and working farms—stop when the scent of fresh berries and U-pick signs direct you away from your path. While away the hours with the sun on your skin and dirt under your fingernails—you’ll feel like a kid again. You might even want to take an afternoon nap in your Franklin hotel…
Once you reach the Chesapeake Bay, stand in awe of the natural wonder crashing against the coast. Settle yourself in at a seaside restaurant and sample the world-renowned Virginia oysters. Slurping them back may remind you of your childhood antics, but sipping a glass of the regional chardonnay will make you glad you’re an adult with fine wine, to paraphrase Leopold.
Surround yourself in the Virginia wilderness while relaxing in the comfort of top hotels near Franklin, VA. With over 271,000 hotels worldwide, Travelocity will help you book your next adventure. You can even book hotels in Richmond to add some city flair to your vacation. If you miss the open fields, you can always take a stroll through Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.