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I'm from here, so maybe it's bias!

Old charm with a upscale attitude. I witnessed the transformation of a sleepy little southern town... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Franklin, Tennessee
A Great Downtown Visit!

There are so many things to do in downtown Franklin. The historic square has lots of photo ops and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown Franklin is the perfect sleepy Southern town. Visitors can easily spend a day browsing antique shops and boutiques and dining at one of its many ecelctic restaurants...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Old charm with a upscale attitude. I witnessed the transformation of a sleepy little southern town to a vibrant little southern town. Plenty of history, mystery, and panache, Franklin is hard to not like. You'll usually catch plenty of smiles, food options, sweet treats, boutiques,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many things to do in downtown Franklin. The historic square has lots of photo ops and the shops and restaurants are plentiful. We always love spending time here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming Downtown Franklin is West of I65 and is rich in history. Home to lots of great little sundry shops and boutiques. Also great stores too. There are coffee shops, bakery’s and ice cream parlors on a few corners. You can’t leave hungry. Some really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank starwarsmamma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family walked through the streets by day and again by night. By day, we appreciated the architecture, especially the brick walls, the tin ceilings, the quaint signage, and the spacious town square. By night, we admired the lighting, the decor, the music, and some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to have lunch and do a little shopping. Higher end shops and boutiques with elegant unique items. We liked the town so much we decided to stay the night and visit it again in the morning. We found a great Airbnb...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robin747474
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this area. Very interesting shops abound, good restaurants, nice just to stroll, walk the dog, window shop or shop your feet off. Just a nice place to be.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time strolling the streets. Some of my favorites are white mercantile and Puckett’s grocery. The small book store down the block was s nice surprise. Everyone had fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live here and still never tire of the walk-around in Franklin. Franklin still holds its old town charm. There are ice cream shops and little boutiques, churches, coffee shops where you can sit with your best friend, the Franklin theatre, great restaurants, and you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bodasa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such charm and quaint appeal. Every drive around the square gave a view of the tree installation awaiting decorations. Too bad we couldn’t stay longer. Franklin has a great small town feel of home. Love it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SeriousSDTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming down to franklin. free parking. upscale boutiques and antiques. ice cream. restaurants. walking distance to all shops.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are and boy is it a cute town to walk around. We really enjoyed this small historic part of town.
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Brighton, Michigan
Weekend Trip Report (5 Replies)
Landed Thurs night, got rental car (very convenient) & drove downtown (BTW: who are all these people who don't know how to drive?!? Advice: be extra careful driving around;)). Library lot was full, so self parked in the (expensive) hotel lot. Joined friends at Puckett's ... they had enough food left over for me to enjoy a full meal (good comfort food) and the bad playing was very good. one in our group wanted line dancing, so went to Wildhorse. Had to pay $6 cover and band playing was not...More
October 29, 2015|
Response fromDownola|
Great review - you were definitely able to squeeze in some great sights beyond the main tourist zone. Happy to see you enjoyed the Natchez Trace - it is absolutely wonderful and if you ever have the chance, I highly recommend making the full 400+ mile trip down to Natchez, MS.
Cumberland, Maryland
Nashville or Franklin? (4 Replies)
I will be in the Nashville area the last week of May. I definitely want to see all the music sites in Nashville, but I'm also interested in dining, shopping, history, etc. My question is, would I be better off staying in downtown Nashville, or should I stay in downtown Franklin and just drive into Nashville for the Ryman, Opry, Hall of Fame, etc? Are most things cheaper in Franklin? I'd also like the hotel to be within walking distance of shops, dining, etc.
February 15, 2011|
Response fromAndee110|
We haven't been to Franklin, but we really enjoyed staying DT when we visited Nashville.
arlington MA
want hotel/Inn in downtown Franklin (4 Replies)
We like to stay in a non-franchise hotels in the heart of a small town.I have not been able to locate one like that in Franklin. Does it exist, or must I do something out on the highway which would not be as satisfying. Please help me out. Pat M
August 13, 2012|
Response fromReagansmom13|
The only overnight accomodations I know of within walking distance to downtown is Magnolia House B&B. It is very close to Lotz House and Carter House. Probably a 15 minute stroll to the shops surrounding the square and Main St and Carnton Plantation.