What's Your Perfect Franklin Getaway?

Planning a trip to Franklin? The real question is, which local spots should you add to your list? From picturesque countryside to iconic Main Street, find your perfect itinerary in Franklin.
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Which of these do you think is essential for a great vacation?
What travel souvenir are you most likely to pick up?
When it comes to an outdoor adventure, I’d choose….
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What’s your ideal lodging?
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What is one thing you always bring on vacation?
History Buff
You are a student of history with an appreciation of all things Southern. We recommend:
Arts & Culture Connoisseur
For you, exploring local art and culture is essential to a great vacation. Here's what we recommend:

  • Explore the charming village of Leiper's Fork just outside of downtown Franklin. You'll love browsing Leiper's Creek Gallery, David Arms, and local shops that feature incredible artwork, jewelry, and more.
  • For a truly memorable Southern dining experience, make reservations at 1892 to enjoy farm-fresh meals seasonally curated by chef Dylan Morrison.
  • Tour Carton, Carter House, and Lotz House to see incredible craftsmanship and art. Each of these historic homes were involved in the Battle of Franklin, and feature fantastic hour-long tours.
  • Want more places to explore? Add Gallery 202, a Studio Tenn performance, or pick up a first edition from Landmark Booksellers.
Experience Enthusiast
You're always ready for an adventure! Add these amazing experiences to your trip itinerary:
  • First up, head to Franklin's iconic Main Street for a truly Southern experience. Browse the local shops, grab a latte, and walk by beautiful historic homes.
  • Try Southern staples like hot chicken and classic sides from Bishop's Meat & 3 or smoked brisket from the world-famous Martin's BBQ.
  • Drive just a few miles beyond Main Street to the Natchez Trace Parkway and check out the iconic Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. If you're in the mood for a hike, try the Garrison Creek hike along the historic Natchez Trace Trail.
  • Want more Franklin experiences? Book a haunted tour with Franklin on Foot, explore local distilleries on the Masters & Makers trail, or visit the alpacas at Mistletoe Farms!
Southern Foodie
Take an adventure, Southern-style! From hot chicken to chess pie, you'll love the amazing Southern chefs and restaurants that call Franklin home.