Located just south of Nashville, the charming town of Franklin is a lovely place to spend a day. Architecture and history buffs will enjoy strolling past carefully maintained Victorian homes and buildings. With an array of antique shops, gift shops, bookstores, art galleries, and boutiques to peruse, shoppers will certainly not get bored. Of course, you’re sure to get hungry while visiting historic Franklin. Thank goodness there are some great spots to grab a bite to eat.
On the first Friday of each month, Franklin hosts an art crawl. Over thirty galleries and studios open their doors to art lovers. Peruse paintings, sculptures, jewelry and blown glass (among other treasures). The art crawl itself is free, but for $5 visitors can ride all evening on a trolley from studio to studio. Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers at various galleries as you get to know Franklin’s vibrant art scene.
Gray’s on Main
332 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
If you’re in the mood for southern fare with a contemporary twist, head to Gray’s. Guest favorites include the lobster mac, rabbit pasta, and double bone bourbon chop. Wash it all down with a beer, well-paired wine, or craft cocktail.
110 Fourth Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064
This Franklin institution is the place to go for a hearty breakfast, satisfying lunch, and, of course, delicious pastries. All of the sweets and breads are baked in-house and served with a smile. If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, you can order a variety of breakfast dishes including omelets, biscuits and gravy, and biscuit sandwiches. A popular lunch menu item is Merridee’s specialty chicken salad.
Haven Sanctuary of Style
343 Main St. Franklin TN 37064
At Haven, personal stylist Claudia Robertson Fowler curates an impeccable collection of clothing and accessories from a variety of designers. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of jeans, a new summer dress or unique gems, Haven is sure to have it.
Town’s End General Store
405 W. Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
This delightful shop features “uncommon modern nostalgia and vintage treasures” – goods for your home and yourself, as well as an array of lovely gifts. Cynthia Townsend brings together select vintage items, soaps, jewelry, clothing, and gourmet foods to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in her eponymous general store.
Photo: Charles Curtis
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