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The Perfect Weekend Getaway in Franklin, TN!

Located just 20 miles south of Nashville, Franklin, Tennessee used to just be thought of as a suburb of the much larger Music City, but in the past decade, Franklin has made a name for itself as a worthy destination all on its own. We had the opportunity to work with Visit Franklin to put together the perfect weekend getaway. The idea is that you would get in town on a Friday afternoon/evening and stay through Sunday afternoon/evening. This itinerary is packed with romance, dining, activities, nightlife, and more. We want to give a huge "Thank You" to Visit Franklin for helping us put this together and for all of the excellent information!

*Check out our "Tennessee: Weekend in Franklin" travel vlog for a closer look at our time in Franklin!

If you want a FREE Printable for our Franklin Itinerary scroll to the bottom!

Let’s get to it...

Day 1:

4:00 pm: Charcuterie and wine tasting at Arrington Vineyards (6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN)

Co-owned by Country Music artist Kix Brooks, Arrington Vineyards sits on a beautiful 95 acre property which includes 16 acres of vineyards, five tasting rooms, gorgeous views, shaded picnic areas, live music on weekends (April to November), and plenty of free parking. They proudly produce and bottle all twenty-one of their award-winning wines onsite and have become known as "Nashville's Wine Country".

We brought our own charcuterie (which is totally welcomed) but they also offer cheese, meat, and fruit platters on site if you don’t want to hassle with bringing your own. Once we were there we ordered their wine flight (which included 4 wines - Scarlett, Honeysuckle, Riesling, and Blackberry) as well as their Frose Rose (wine slushy). We aren’t necessarily “wine people”, but we really enjoyed both the flight and Frose Rose, but the sweet, Blackberry wine was our favorite!

6:30 pm: Check-in at The Harpeth Hotel (130 2nd Ave N, Franklin, TN)

Opened in October 2019, this 119 room, 4-star lifestyle Curio by Hilton property is the PERFECT place to call “home” for your getaway in Franklin. Considering that it’s walking distance to all of the downtown attractions as well as having the 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails and McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions located on property, it doesn’t get much more convenient. On top of that, the property is just beautiful! If you can, we definitely recommend booking a room with a balcony! We loved sitting out there in the evenings watching the sunset.

7:30 pm: Dinner at 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails inside Harpeth Hotel (130 2nd Ave N, Franklin, TN)

Located inside The Harpeth Hotel, 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails