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Loved this little town!

Definitely worth a visit to have lunch and do a little shopping. Higher end shops and boutiques... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Miami, Florida
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Delightful area

Love this area. Very interesting shops abound, good restaurants, nice just to stroll, walk the... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
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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
+1 615-591-8500
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 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
1  Thank Robin747474
Reviewed 1 January 2019

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
1  Thank foreverart
Reviewed 29 December 2018 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
1  Thank frozentundratrav2016
Reviewed 28 December 2018 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 27 December 2018 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 27 December 2018

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
Thank nurseboost911
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Love going to franklin! There is great shopping great place to eat is Puckett’s! Good place to get ice cream and candy! Also they have a old treater that shows good movies ! A lot of stores are pet friendly so you can have your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Have been downtown while visiting before and love the small, quaint feel. So glad this event got delayed because we could attend when it was moved to Sunday evening. Great event for families, certainly very crowded!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 61tmd
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Downtown Franklin is a great place to shop, eat or just go for a stroll. There are several great restaurants from casual to fancy. There are some great antique stores and the architecture and monument are educational. It is a must see.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank vincentr149
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

This isn't a quaint town out in rural Tennessee, but basically a suburb of Nashville. Still, the old downtown core has the feel of a quaint small town. It is several blocks of shops and restaurants. Some have complained about chain stores but we didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jim B
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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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