I'm headed to a conference at the Gaylord Palms in June and want to visit family in Franklin while also checking out downtown. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express across from GP last year for another conference, and while it was a good experience, I am not sure that I want to stay in that area again since there really isn't much to do at night and I don't want to stay at the GP because the rates and fees are ridiculous. Does anyone have any good suggestions on places to stay in between? Any up and coming neighborhoods that may have a neat B&B within walking distance of some pubs and such? I'm okay with chains but prefer something a little more off-beat if it's out there. Thanks for the help!