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From Franklin, it's only 30 miles west to the center of Hartford.
To expand your horizons even further, visit the nearby Old Mystic. Here, you can experience Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea and United States Coast Guard Academy. This locality is just 18 miles to the southeast.
Fit in some relaxation time while admiring the scenery at a local beach. 67 Steps Beach, 35 miles to the south, and Oakland Beach, 40 miles to the east, are two great options.
Spend some time discovering the beauty of the region's nature reserves. A couple of close by locations are Haddam Meadows State Park (20 miles away) and Cockaponset State Forest (20 miles away).
Land in a natural wonderland just moments away at Upper Falls Heritage Park.
Rentschler Field is the home grounds of the Connecticut Huskies. This place is in Hartford, 25 miles west of Franklin. To get behind the hometown team, wear blue, white and red.
There's nothing like skiing on fresh trails. Drive to Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park or Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort when the mercury drops.
Mohegan Sun Country Club At Pautipaug and Dodd Stadium are in Baltic, a nearby locality 4 miles away. Why don't you check them out? Lebanon is another great option. It's an easy 5 miles out of Franklin. Take a look around town and swing by Lebanon Historical Society Museum and Visitors Center and The Trumbull House.
Uncasville is 10 miles to the south of Franklin. This regional center is known for Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Stoddard Hill State Park and Spirit of Broadway Theater. Norwich Arts Center and Slater Memorial Museum are some more places that ought to be on every traveler's schedule.
Hartford - Brainard Airport is your most convenient airport at about 30 miles to the west, so just make sure you get there well before your boarding time.
As there is just a handful of Expedia hotels in Franklin and its immediate surroundings, you ought to book early if you are intent on staying for a few days.
Located in quiet Uncasville, just off highway CT-2A, Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun is a 7-minute drive from Mohegan Sun Casino. Guests can reach the Slater Memorial Museum in 15 minutes by car, and Mystic Seaport, a large maritime museum, in around 25 minutes.
Located in the heart of scenic Connecticut, between Boston, New York City, Providence, and Hartford, Mohegan Sun is a 15-minute drive from the wineries, golf courses, museums, and picturesque waterfront of Mystic Country.
Situated in North Stonington, this spa hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Jonathan Edwards Winery and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lantern Hill Trailhead and Stonington Vineyard. Tanger Outlet Foxwoods and Lake of Isles are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Mashantucket, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Lantern Hill Trailhead, and Foxwoods Resort Casino. Lake of Isles and Tanger Outlet Foxwoods are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Montville, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kids Quest, Mohegan Sun Casino, and Mohegan Sun Arena. Norwich Golf Course is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
Offering a stylish getaway for gamers, music fans, and spa-goers, this high-rise hotel is linked by indoor moving walkways to the giant Foxwoods Resort Casino complex in southeastern Connecticut. Mystic Seaport is 9 miles south.
The Hilltop Inn is in North Stonington, just 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the Foxwoods Resort Casino, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from historic Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium, and 13.5 miles (21.7 kilometers) from the Mohegan Sun casino.
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Leffingwell House Historic Museum, Upper Falls Heritage Park, and Senator Thomas J Dodd Memorial Stadium. Slater Memorial Museum is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.