The Best Advice Your Guys Getaway to Franklin Needs
If you've been paying attention to any of the buzz Nashville, Tennessee has been getting lately; you'll know it's become the "IT" city for weekend getaways, reunions, and bachelorette parties galore. Coincidentally, it's also been great for those inbound travelers who end up deciding to book their stay just a few minutes down the road in Franklin. You may not immediately associate Franklin with a guys getaway, bachelor party, or weekend fraternity reunion but you'd be surprised at what a great destination Franklin has grown into welcoming men from all across the spectrum.
So for those of you planning a guys getaway soon, we've surveyed a few of our best and brightest to impart their wisdom just for you!
Battlefield & Burgers
Obviously, there's a ton to see and do all around Franklin, Tennessee but perhaps the biggest thing we're known for is the historic battlefield preservation that's taken place creating some of the very best battlefield tours in the country. It's certainly a don't miss experience when planning a trip. Pairing it with some gourmet burgers as Steve suggests below easily competes for the best day ever hashtag on Insta.
"Take the Battlefield tours (Carnton and Carter House) then grab burgers at any of our great burger spots like Puckett’s, O Be Joyful, 55 South or the Halfway Market. Battlefields and Burgers!" - Steve Chandler
Hit the Harpeth
If you're more the outdoor adventurer type, then you'll enjoy the video above and resonate with local river expert, Ken Leggett. Ken's known for his antics on the river and gives solid wisdom here mentioning Kimbro's after a day spent on the Harpeth. Between the atmosphere and live music, you'll see why Kimbro's is one of Franklin's best juke joints.
"Hit the Harpeth. Eat well! End with a show and drinks at Kimbros." - Ken Leggett
Hot Chicken Challenge
One more thing Nashville has become known for is its hot chicken. Naturally, there's some great hot chicken around Franklin too, but if you're planning a getaway towards the end of summer in August, then you'd be wise to heed the words of one, Frank Franklin, star of the nearly famous Frankly Franklin with Frank Franklin. The new series produced by Visit Franklin Films takes visitors' frequently asked questions and answers them on the late-night public access show. Be sure to check it out!
"Drink lots of water, because, the new hot chicken ride (that will be at the fair at the Ag Center) is said to bring everyone and their horses to tears." - Frank Franklin
Perhaps the guys you're planning on meeting up with here in Franklin are wanting more of a handcrafted type of experience. Then a few of the spots you'll want to experience are Wild Ginger, 1892 in Leiper's Fork, and Circa in Thompsons Station. Pair each of those experiences with a handcrafted beverage or two at Gray's on Main and you're discovering some of the very best Franklin has to offer!
"Come hungry (and thirsty), Franklin has amazingly diverse culinary delights that pair perfectly with our hand-crafted beverages." - Scott Moore, Creative Art Director, Life is Brewing
World Class Cocktails
The bourbon, whiskey, and gin game around Franklin are strong for sure. If anyone knows, it's Chris Thomas, founder of Made South and the creator behind legendary events like the Southern Whiskey Society and the Great Slider Showdown. Between the spots on Main Street like Grays, Cork & Cow, 55 South, and the brand new O Be Joyful, you're sure to discover something new along with the classics you enjoy at home.
"Don't miss the cocktails. We have some world-class cocktail spots like Gray's, Cork & Cow, and even Burger Up. (Or take a tour of Leiper's Fork Distillery and H Clark Distillery.)" - Chris Thomas
So there you have it. Wisdom from a few of our locals for your guys getaway.
Certainly, let us know what else you'd add or any other questions you have about Franklin in general!
We love answers your questions and so does Frank Franklin btw!