After spending a couple hours at Arrington Vineyards on a Sunday afternoon, we determined that our next visit will include a picnic basket and blanket. It’s such a relaxing place, you could spend an entire afternoon just lounging around and enjoying the scenery & special events — along with a great bottle of wine (or two) made right on the premises!
Franklin Fun Stuff
Looking for some fun things to do in Franklin, Tennessee? Local residents share their favorite things and bucket-list items for locals and visitors alike. See where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
One of the best city parks in Franklin TN for kids is Pinkerton Park. It’s located on Highway 96, just past the railroad tracks on the east side of downtown Franklin. See why we think it’s the best for kids, plus photos and fun things to do there.
Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
We went to Mangia Nashville and have never enjoyed great Italian food and fun times quite like this before. See why Mangia Nashville is one of the locals’ best-kept secrets and a place NOT to be missed!
Looking for fun things to do in Nashville? We’ve compiled a list of all the best things that you absolutely MUST put on your list when you visit Music City – from where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
See which neighborhoods have the nicest neighbors & the best Halloween candy. The locals’ favorite spots in Nashville to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
We went to Sopapilla’s Franklin for lunch today. And if I had my way, we’d go back there for dinner tonight. It was that good! Here’s why I really like the New Mexican cuisine at Sopapilla’s in Franklin, TN. Psst – they’re about to open a Sopapilla’s in Hendersonville, Tennessee too.
My family is from Florida. It’s hard for us to find good seafood in Nashville Tennessee! See why Bonefish Grill in Franklin, TN is our favorite seafood restaurant in Middle Tennessee!
Are you a bargain shopper? I am. I recently went into Franklin to find the best places to bargain shop. Here are my top 4 Franklin Tennessee shopping spots if you’re looking for bargains.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Franklin on Foot southern food tour. If you have never been on a food tour and you like trying new foods, meeting new people, and exploring cities, then I highly recommend this tour!
We already have a favorite dog park in Franklin… it’s Maggie’s Bark Park. Our second favorite is Warner Dog Park.But still, I was excited when I heard there was another new dog park in town! It’s called the K9 Korral Dog Park at Harlinsdale Farm. So the dog and I both jumped in the car and we went to check it out…
The Franklin Main Street Brew Fest in downtown Franklin, TN is a chance to experience music, food, and beer — over 40 varieties — in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The event takes you on a tour of Main Street as you go from shop to shop, sampling beers. If beer isn’t your thing, you should go for the music, food, and atmosphere that the celebration creates!
Every time you drive down Columbia Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee you are passing a story that played out in 1864. Here are little-known facts and details about the Battle of Franklin, plus photos we took while visiting many of the historic sights associated with the Battle of Franklin.
Here’s my list of rainy day activities — for kids and adults — in Franklin, Tennessee.
Children, pets, and families are welcome to attend this pet-friendly event where photos will be taken with Santa and your favorite pet!
I have never stood in line at the mall to get my son’s picture taken with Santa and I never will. I have been spoiled by the staff at A Private Gathering in Franklin. They take Santa pictures, family portraits, baby pictures, and more!
The Boiler Room Theatre is located at the Franklin Factory — inside the building which housed the boiler of the old stove manufacturing factory.The theater itself is small, with only 120 seats
It’s a good time, and also a sure way to get my husband out on a date night 7 times a year!
If you are looking for something to help entertain your active child on a rainy day, look no further. The Rainbow Play Systems Party Room is a nice replacement for playing in the soggy backyard.
March 2 through April 11, 2009, head to Carmike Cinemas Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin, TN for the Independent Film Festival. One film will be featured each of the 6 weeks of the film festival and all movies are only $5. Funky AND a bargain!
Do you live near Franklin, Tennessee… and love it? Do you like to write? If you would like to write articles about fun things to see & do in and around Franklin (and Nashville) — and you’d like to share your photos and stories about fun things to do in the area — then you […]
I have watched rodeos on TV and have always been amazed at how those cowboys are able to stay on their crazy horses for so long. To see it in person at the Franklin Rodeo was even more astounding. My son and his friend had an especially good time at the Franklin Rodeo.
Where I grew up in Florida, there were no parks like Aspen Grove Park to speak of where you could walk, run or bike. And, certainly, there were no bubbling streams and golf courses along the path. It’s easy to take for granted some of these parks right in our backyard. So don’t. Take advantage of them and see for yourself… we live in a beautiful place!
Art from all mediums and genres will be displayed on March 20, 2008 from 6 – 10pm at the Franklin Factory. Proceeds from the art sales will be donated to The Minnie Pearl Scholarship program.
Looking for something fun to do in Franklin, TN today?… Tomorrow?… Next weekend?… Or next month?… Start here to find upcoming events taking place in Franklin Tennessee and the Nashville area.
Tis the season for checking out Franklin, Tennessee’s holiday light displays. One interesting way to see all of the Christmas lights is to hop on the Franklin Trolley and let them chauffeur you through the town to gaze at all of the glittering decorations. Here’s the scoop…
The Drachenburg Folklore Festival is a Renaissance / Fantasy / Folkloric styled event that will be held in Jamison Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee on November 4, 2007.
My aim here is simply to give new residents or visitors in the Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee area an honest review and some idea of what they can expect to find upon their first visit to the Warner Dog Park or Maggie’s Park Park — aka The Franklin Dog Park.
Here’s what you can expect to see when you go to the Franklin Dog Park — also known as Maggie’s Bark Park — in Williamson County. Or, if you go to the Warner Dog Park — part of the Percy Warner Parks system between Brentwood and Bellevue in Nashville. Lots of photos!
They’ve announced that they’ve fixed a number of the ‘problems’ that crept into the past two year’s Williamson County Fairs. This year’s Fair looks like a sure hit. Two thumbs up!
The following parks and trails in Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee are currently being built. Here are details, maps, and park renderings to get a better of idea of what and when these new parks will be opening.
Franklin Tennessee is a city filled with parks! There are city parks. And there are county parks. When you add them all up, there are PLENTY of places to enjoy the great outdoors in one of the many parks located in Franklin, TN. In all, there are nearly 30 parks within the confines of the city.
See when and where the Easter Egg Hunts are taking place for children in Williamson County Tennessee this year.
The latest buzz in Franklin these days is what the new Listening Room Cafe will be like! Most are excited to see another live music venue coming to downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Word is, the doors will open in February ’07.
The following list of activities are just for kids! Most of these are in Williamson County, TN, but a few extend into other parts of Nashville. If you’re planning a children’s event, say for your child’s birthday, then you may want to consider these fun places in and around Franklin, Tennessee…
Thinking of visiting Franklin Tennessee in the near future? Here are some great tips for tourists and some ideas of fun things to see & do in and around Franklin, Tennessee.
Here’s a great way to save some money when shopping the first weekend in August each year. So long as you live in Tennessee! It’s the annual Sales Tax Holiday which features three tax-free days of shopping statewide.
Photos, map, and directions to the new Jim Warren Skateboard Park in Williamson County, Tennessee – Franklin, TN.
Here are our favorite places in Franklin and Nashville to hear live music in an intimate setting where you can get up close and personal with the singers & songwriters.
Franklin, Tennessee offers FREE ‘movies in the park’ called Movies by Moonlight. They’re FREE ‘concerts in the park’ — music for all tastes & ages — and even FREE movies at the theater — big hit movies that kids will love. Here’s the scoop…
At the Franklin Skate Park, as these pictures show, we’re in the ‘slow’ phase of the construction process right now. While there haven’t been many visual changes in the past few months, you can see in these photos that the skateboard park in Franklin, Tennessee is coming along quite nicely!
The Jim Warren Skate Plaza is one of the best things to happen to the town of Franklin Tennessee in a long time! Construction on the new skate park began this week… check out the pictures, plans for the skate park, and details about the park’s future.
Here are all the places in Franklin, Tennessee where you can enjoy a Sunday Brunch this Easter Sunday.
Following is a list of hotels in and around Nashville, Tennessee that allow pets. Most of these have no restrictions as to the size or breed. And only a few charge an additional fee for this pet-friendly option.
All the best places to go horseback riding in the Nashville area… from The Natchez Trace to Percy Warner Park and dozens of horse riding stables in between.
Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? There are a number of fun things to do in the Nashville area… You might enjoy viewing these Christmas lights displays. Or, consider visiting these holiday attractions in middle Tennessee.
Haunted Tennessee walking tours in the Nashville and Franklin areas… plus some interesting haunted places within the state of Tennessee you might not have known about.
Here’s our personal review of the Williamson County Fair in Franklin, Tennessee near Nashville — the highlights, and the low-lights. Including photos of some celebrities like George Jones, Sheriff Ricky Headley, Taylor Ware, and Leah Hulan.
There hasn’t been a Fair in Williamson County, Tennessee in over 50 years… here’s what we’re looking forward to most…
Soon after we moved to Franklin, Tennessee Jim started playing men’s softball in the area. He played on 2 teams: One was a team that we affectionately say was made up of a bunch of misfits. We called them the Bad News Bears until they got an official sponsor (Ideal Boltz Electric Company) and became […]
It is said that hundreds of out-of-town cowboys have made their way to Franklin, Tennessee for the annual Franklin Rodeo. Here’s a humorous look at all the hype surrounding this event.