Great Escapes: Our Guide to Franklin, Tennessee

Planning a getaway? Check out Franklin, TN, a quaint town that can cater to adventurers, foodies, and hygge-seekers alike.

The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge outside of Franklin, TN

The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge

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City Editor Sam here. If I could sum up Franklin Tennessee in one feeling it would be Hygge a cozy quality that makes a person feel content + comfortable. It’s always my go-to destination if I’m craving a getaway during the fall.

This quaint Tennessee town explodes with color thanks to its many trees changing into bright autumn hues. Take my word for it, there’s nothing more fall-feeling than sipping a hot coffee when a crisp breeze hits and crunchy leaves scatter across the historic downtown district. 🍁

Why go?

Merridee’s in Downtown Franklin TN

A pastry from Merridee’s Breadbasket in downtown Franklin.

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Local Living:

  • Food: Pastries. There’s nothing better than homemade comfort breads + sweet treats. Visit Merridee’s Breadbasket located in the historic district of Franklin (110 4th Ave S.) , which has been featured on Food Network’s “Best of Baker’s Show” + in Southern Living Magazine. All pastries, brownies, pies, and breads are made from scratch.
  • Festivals:
    • If you’re planning on going in the fall, you don’t want to miss one of town’s largest fall festivalsPumpkinfestwhich ususally happens on the last week before Halloween. Experience a full day of autumn-inspired family activities, live music, costume contests, vendors, foods, and drinks with ~70,000 people.
    • If you decide to visit in late fall, attend the Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square, happening this year on Fri., Dec. 2, 6:30-8 p.m. This year’s tree lighting will feature Matthew West the five-time Grammy nominee + Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner.

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