How to spend 24 Instagram-worthy hours in Franklin
Franklin, Tennessee is a photographer and Instagrammer’s dream!
It has just about everything your insta feed needs to become the envy of all your friends. With scenic countryside views, unique villages like Leiper’s Fork, and of course that Great American Main Street great shots are waiting around every corner you turn.
If you only have one day, here are the must-see, must-do, and must eat spots around Franklin sure to give you those insta-worthy photos.
A beautiful mix of classic architecture, local shops, and iconic neon signs… really, what’s not to love?
Speaking of iconic signs; there is none more iconic than this one. If you visit and the Franklin Theatre doesn’t end up on your Instagram feed, did you even really visit?
Who doesn’t love a beautiful hillside that overlooks scenic country views, mixed with great wine and great music? Be sure to hang out until sunset at Arrington Vineyards, when the sun drops behind the hills it just does magical things to the sky.
Natchez Trace Bridge
This architectural wonder provides great views from down below or from atop its deck that stands 145 feet high! If you don’t believe me, just let these 50 stunning views prove it.
Order a signature drink
No proper Instagram feed is complete without a few signature drinks dotting its timeline. Head over to 55 South for a selection that is as photogenic as it is tasty.
Every bit of this charming village screams iconic photo. From simple views of pure relaxation to fine art or S’mores cooking over a fire pit. You’ll find this hidden little slice of Heaven when you get off the main road.
Countryside and hot air balloons
Keep an eye to the sky around Franklin, Tennessee. Hot air balloons are known to dot the sky!
The music is pretty stellar everywhere you go around Franklin, but mix it with the down home atmosphere of Puckett’s in Leiper’s Fork and that iconic American flag behind the stage and you are assured of getting the perfect shot.
Wait for the sunset
Sunset is a magical time around Franklin, but especially by the lake at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Those reflections, need we say anymore?
Find the stars
Daytime is great, but at night is when the stars come out to shine! Get outside the lights of Main Street and gaze upward. Scenes like this one await.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
Franklin is one of the top 10 places in the world for people with a sweet tooth according to TravelChannel.com, but it’s just not the taste that has people flocking in.
Take in the beauty of Carnton as you immerse yourself in its history. The classic plantation style home provides incredible views in all directions.
Take the two-lane road
Get off the main road and take the two-lane. Not only is it good for the soul to have a good backroads ride, with the windows down and music turned up, but it also lets you find incredible scenes like this one.