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…