We’re a small-town-city around here, and love to welcome visitors with the genuine, southern hospitality deeply rooted at the heart of our local community. We’re here to eliminate the guesswork- so we’ve researched, ventured, tasted, and tried to make the most out of YOUR stay.

What to do in Franklin

When visiting Franklin, you’re more than a guest – you’re family. 

Southall Inn: Unwind and enjoy a weekend getaway in Franklin at the Southall Inn. The luxurious resort offers a full-service spa, yoga, hiking, and more. 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Franklin Cool Springs: Reliable and closeby, one of our most popular recommendations! Tip: Hit up the in-house Liberty Bar during your stay!

Around here, amazing food and that famous southern hospitality come together for a dining experience like no other.

Gray’s on Main: Located in one of the most historic buildings in downtown Franklin, this rustic-chic cafe has perfected Southern classics with a modern flair.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille: Experience refined dining at this award-winning steakhouse.

North Italia: Made from scratch: experience a new kind of Italian.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza+Craft Bar: Relax and reconnect over wood fired pizza and a selection of 24 brews on tap.

Cork & Cow: High-end steakhouse experience with an approachable, yet adventurous menu. They pride themselves on their award-winning beverage program.

55 South: Inventive Southern comfort eats along with specialty drinks & weekend brunch.

Mellow Mushroom: Local’s favorite pizza.

We’re brimming with unique cafes perfect for both coffee enthusiasts and casual sippers. Discover cozy spots crafting your favorite brews, from lattes to matchas. 

The Flower Kitchen:  Lattes and bouquets-need we say more?

High Brow Coffee: Tip: pair your cup of Joe with a housemade buttermilk biscuit.

Frothy Monkey: You can’t go wrong with a monkey mocha, trust us.

The Coffee House at Second and Bridge: Browse their shelf selection of local goods while you wait for your order.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: Because everybody needs to know where the closest ice cream spot is! 

Shopping Lululemon: In the mood to shop? In the market for a treat-yourself purchase? Head just up the street to browse Lululemon.

The Factory Franklin: From fairs to concerts, The Factory is a hub of entertainment. 

Don’t miss the Franklin Farmers Market every Saturday and live shows at the new Mockingbird Theater! 

Brentwood: Visit our neighboring town of Brentwood for shopping!

What to do in Nashville

Embrace Music City’s warm hospitality as you search for accommodations. Whether you’re charmed by historic inns or captivated by modern boutique hotels, there’s a home away from home for you. We’ve handpicked our local favorites, aiming for an experience that makes you want to return again and again.

The Omni: An upscale city retreat. Connected to the Country Hall of Fame and Museum.

1 Hotel: Luxury, eco-friendly retreat with stunning plant centric design. Within close walking distance of South Broadway and many Nashville attractions.

The Four Seasons: Stakes its claim to downtown with a prime SoBro location, complete with expansive riverfront views and easy walking distance to Broadway and downtown attractions.

The Hermitage Hotel: In the heart of Nashville, this hotel has been the backdrop to 106 years of Nashville history. The hotel offers a timeless stay that brings guests back year after year; “Meet me at The Hermitage” isn’t a century-old saying for nothing!  

The Westin: Affordable rooms and priceless views-a perfect match.

Fairlane Hotel: Tip: try the NYC style bagel shop located in the lobby.

We’ve explored the streets, enjoyed countless bites, and curated a list of top restaurants that capture Nashville’s food scene perfectly. Whether you’re craving generations-perfected, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue or the delightful heat of Tennessee hot chicken, we’ve got you covered! Let us guide you through your dining choices, so you can fully enjoy your time in the Music City.

Rolf & Daughters: Enjoy an intimate farm to table modern Italian inspired meal. Local tip: get the bread and seaweed butter!

Folk: Join the lively atmosphere and try their seasonal rotating dishes featuring local ingredients to die for.

Café Roze: An unexpected gem open from brunch to late night. Think New York meets Nashville – good drinks and good vibes!

Hearts: Bringing Aussie vibes to Nashville with a locally renowned brunch-dinner menu and insta-worthy outdoor seating.

Five Daughters Bakery: You can’t visit Nashville without trying a ‘cronut’-a croissant donut hybrid. GF/paleo options as well!

Emmy Squared Pizza: Deep dish deliciousness. Try the ‘colonial’ for a sweet and spicy experience. GF pizza is to die for!

5th & Broadway: Located on Broadway in the midst of true Nashville spirit, this collection of restaurants, shops + experiences is a guaranteed good time. Upstairs, Assembly Food Hall has something for everyone, with 30+ Nashville based eateries and bars.

Bourbon Steak: 5 star steakhouse with 5 star views of the city. Bourbon steak is lead by a Michelin star chef Bourbon Steak specializing in high quality meat and seafood. This is a Nashville must.

Frankie’s Pizza: NYC meets country – this new local hot spot has quickly become a Nashville favorite!

Hattie B’s: A Nashville staple. Do you dare try “shut the cluck up?” Fair warning: not for the faint of heart.

Butcher & Bee: A go-to brunch spot that is a hit for the whole family!

Roze Pony: Breakfast, brunch and dinner with all day coffee and cocktails? Say less.

The Buttermilk Ranch: Ranking high if not the top of our list for brunch spots, this 12 south staple has a drool-worthy pastry selection and an equally as phenomenal menu. Warning: dangerously capable of awakening that second stomach. Tip: get the beignets

The Optimist: The best seafood in Nashville. Stop by for oysters and pop by Le Loupe next door to wash it all down with a martini.

Proper Bagel: New York style bagels and a Nashville favorite. Vegan options as well!

White Limozeen inside The Graduate Hotel: Stylish, all-pink venue on the roof of the Graduate Hotel serving global bites, seafood & cocktails.

Hattie B’s: Nashville hot chicken. Need we say more?

Ophelia’s: Pizza and Italian classics in the evening, turn after hours club stop by night.

Church & Union: A chic, yet playful dining experience.

Virago: A popular sushi spot with a dark and cool vibe. The wasabi martini is a show stopper.

In Nashville, you can find a bar to match any mood. From classic speakeasies to energetic dive bars, our nightlife has it all. Sip on finely crafted cocktails while enjoying local music, or uncover cherished local spots and trendy breweries. Whether you’re after a relaxed evening or an energetic night out, our curated list ensures an unforgettable Nashville experience. Cheers!

Le Loupe: The best drinks in town. Tip: get the bananas foster

Café Roze: They set the bar for happy hour. Monday through Friday 4-6 PM!

Old Glory: This hidden bar is an unassuming oasis serving top quality drinks, live jazz, and an unbeatable atmosphere.

Broadway: Find all of the Nashville classics on Broadway. Be prepared for a crowded, rowdy time – you’ve been warned!

Explore Nashville’s vibrant coffee scene! Whether it’s reading, chatting with friends, or people-watching, there’s a spot for you. Our curated list makes exploring coffee gems easy. Grab a cup – or two!

Crema: Nashville’s go-to for a pick-me-up! 

Elegy: Popular among locals, get the ‘Honeybear’!

Honest Coffee: The perfect spot for your cup of morning joe – guaranteed to wake you up!

Step into the rhythm of Nashville. Our small-town-city offers a medley of experiences that truly capture our local essence – from Broadway’s neon lights to the honky-tonk melodies that paint our music scene. However, Nashville’s charm goes beyond music; explore museums and local treasures to uncover our history and creativity. Every corner of our growing city has a story to tell. Get read to embrace the sights, sounds and flavors, and explore everything Nashville has to offer!

Country Music Museum: Experience Nashville at its core and visit the home of the 
Country Music Hall of Fame. With world-class exhibitions, family activities and live music, there is fun for everyone! 

Shows at The Ryman: Called “the greatest theatre in the world” by Coldplay, this historical concert hall and former home of the Grand Ole Opry is hallowed ground in Nashville. Enjoy one of the hundreds of concerts here each year! 

Lawn Shows at Ascend Amphitheater: Grab cheap seats at top shows and enjoy a concert on the lawn with great food and good old country music. 

Free Local Live Music and Food Assembly Food Hall:  Free music and good food! Try the chicken and waffle taco at velvet taco. 

Gaylord Opryland Resort: Looking for a family field trip?

Nashville in all its inviting glory! We hope you find our guidance helpful when visiting our small-town-city. We can’t wait to have you here. So, soak in the hospitality, join in the music and raise a glass (or a cup of coffee), to this great place we call home.