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The Best of Franklin, Tennessee

If you choose only one day trip from Nashville, Franklin lies about 20 miles from Music City and has something for everyone—history, charming shops, and excellent restaurants.
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1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064, USA
A historic plantation, Carnton played a crucial role in the Battle of Franklin in 1864. During the pivotal clash, the house served as a large field hospital for some of the more than 1,750 Confederate soldiers who ultimately lost their lives over...
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110 4th Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064, USA
Everything’s made from scratch at this homespun lunch spot in downtown Franklin with weathered hardwood floors and blue and white checked tablecloths with options like homemade pimento cheese and chicken salad. But be sure to save room for pies by...
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343 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064, USA
Follow the green door to this boutique, a standout among many in downtown Franklin, for special pieces that make a sophisticated but fun statement like paint splattered fedoras or suede and tastefully jeweled wedges with a rock and roll edge....
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2506, 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
The exterior of this Midtown lodging won’t win any design awards—the building previously housed an insurance company—but that’s what makes the art-filled, wood-accented lobby such a pleasant surprise upon arrival. With its plush leather sofas and...