Destination guide

Travel to tranquil Franklin

Experience the unique character of Franklin with a stay in a vacation home rental. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the sledding, basketball games and hiking. Detroit Zoo and Motown Historical Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Franklin

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Franklin a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Detroit Zoo (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Oakland Hills Country Club (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Waterford Oaks Waterpark (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Paradise Park (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Red Oaks Waterpark (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Oasis Golf Center (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Franklin

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Franklin is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Union Lake (8.9 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Maybury State Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Franklin

Fly into Pontiac, MI (PTK-Oakland County Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 17.4 mi (28.1 km) away.

Where to stay near Franklin?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 105 house rentals near Franklin. From 73 Houses to 25 Studios, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Franklin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Franklin?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Franklin:

  • Downtown: 26 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Detroit: 26 vacation rentals
  • Lafayette Park: 25 vacation rentals
  • Sports Center: 26 vacation rentals
  • Brush Park: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Franklin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 73 Houses in Franklin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Franklin include:

  • Studios: 25 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 27 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 3 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Franklin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 91 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Franklin.