Your room at Hyatt House Nashville / Franklin - Cool Springs puts you a half hour from Nashville, while the old-fashioned shops and centuries-old structures of downtown Franklin are minutes away. Hunt for antiques or stop for coffee inside a renovated factory complex, then grab dinner at a classic country store in the heart of the city.
There’s a strong sense of history inside GRAY’S on Main, a restaurant serving refined takes on Southern classics in an old-fashioned space that was once a drugstore (dating back to 1876). Try the Tennessee fry bread, the shrimp and crab gumbo grits, or the seasonal cocktails. Reserve a table in advance if you can.
Bring a picnic basket to this picturesque winery and sit out at bistro tables as you sip award-winning vintages and listen to live music. You can buy cheeses, chocolates, and other snacks to pair with your wine, or try a flight of red, white, or sweet wines at the tasting lodge.
This 1826 plantation, now a museum, served as a field hospital for Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Franklin in 1864. Take a 60- or 90-minute tour to see the restored house and grounds, or a walking tour across the Civil War battleground nearby.