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.

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Main Street

A beautiful mix of classic architecture, local shops, and iconic neon signs… really, what’s not to love?

Franklin Theatre

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?

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Arrington Vineyard

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.

Leiper’s Fork

Every bit of this charming village screams iconic photos. 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 on the sky around Franklin, Tennessee. Hot air balloons are known to dot the sky!

Live Music

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.


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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, 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.

Matthew Maxey