Episode 1114

Day Trip: Franklin, Tennessee

Join us on the Nashville Daily Podcast for an exciting day trip to Franklin, Tennessee. Explore charming shops at The Factory, savor delicious coffee at Honest Roasters, and indulge in mouthwatering BBQ at Puckett’s and BB’s BBQ. Sample local whiskey at Leiper’s Fork Distilling, witness stunning sunsets at the Natchez Trace double arch bridge, and catch a show at the historic Franklin Theater. Discover the rich culture and natural beauty of Franklin, just a short drive from Nashville.

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A Perfect Day in Franklin, Tennessee: Coffee, BBQ, Whiskey, Shopping, and More!

Join us on the Nashville Daily Podcast as we embark on an unforgettable day trip to the charming town of Franklin, Tennessee. From delightful coffee to mouthwatering barbecue, historic landmarks to scenic vistas, and unique shopping experiences, this episode is packed with exciting and immersive activities.

Our day begins with a visit to Honest Roasters Coffee, a local favorite known for its expertly brewed coffee and cozy atmosphere. We indulge in aromatic blends and expertly crafted espresso drinks, setting the tone for a perfect day ahead.

With our caffeine fix in hand, we make our way to The Factory in Franklin, a historic complex that has been transformed into a vibrant center for shopping, dining, and entertainment. We explore the eclectic mix of boutique stores, artisanal workshops, and art galleries, discovering one-of-a-kind treasures and engaging with talented local artists.

After working up an appetite, we head to Puckett’s, an iconic Southern eatery located in the heart of downtown Franklin. We savor their famous barbecue dishes, reveling in the smoky flavors and perfectly cooked meats. The friendly atmosphere and live music create an authentic Tennessee dining experience.

To continue our culinary journey, we make a stop at BB’s BBQ, a hidden gem known for its mouthwatering barbecue delights. From succulent ribs to savory pulled pork, we indulge in a feast of flavors that showcase the best of Tennessee’s barbecue tradition.

As we explore further, we find ourselves at Leiper’s Fork Distilling, where we delve into the art of whiskey-making. We tour the distillery, learning about the meticulous craftsmanship behind each bottle. Sampling their handcrafted whiskeys, we appreciate the rich flavors and distinct character that make them truly exceptional.

Afterward, we venture to the Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic route that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. We make our way to the iconic double arch bridge, where we witness a mesmerizing sunset casting golden hues over the landscape. The tranquility of the moment is a perfect reminder of the natural beauty that surrounds Franklin.

To conclude our day, we head back to downtown Franklin and make our way to the historic Franklin Theater. Steeped in nostalgia and architectural beauty, this beloved venue hosts a variety of performances, from live music to theatrical productions. We immerse ourselves in the cultural richness and vibrant arts scene that make Franklin truly unique.

Join us on this remarkable journey through Franklin, Tennessee, as we indulge in delightful coffee, explore captivating shops, savor mouthwatering barbecue, sample local whiskey, admire stunning sunsets, and embrace the artistic spirit of the Franklin Theater. This episode will transport you to a world where history, culture, and natural wonders intertwine, inviting you to experience the magic of Franklin firsthand.

Tune in to the Nashville Daily Podcast and join us as we uncover the hidden gems and unforgettable moments that await you in the enchanting town of Franklin, just a short drive from Nashville.


Coffee From Honest Coffee Roasters 


Calling all coffee enthusiasts! If you find yourself strolling the charming streets of Franklin, Tennessee, and are in dire need of a perfect cup of coffee, look no further than Honest Coffee Roasters. Nestled in the heart of this historic town, Honest Coffee Roasters has become a beloved local gem and a must-visit destination for coffee lovers from near and far.

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Puckett's Franklin Day Trip



Puckett’s in Franklin, TN, is a beloved southern restaurant that exudes charm and hospitality. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Franklin, this iconic eatery offers a quintessential Southern dining experience. With its rustic decor, warm ambiance, and live music, Puckett’s captures the essence of Tennessee’s rich cultural heritage. The menu showcases mouthwatering comfort food favorites like slow-smoked barbecue, juicy burgers, and delectable southern classics. From their famous Puckett’s breakfast to the indulgent desserts, each dish is crafted with love and showcases the finest local ingredients. Puckett’s in Franklin TN is the perfect place to savor Southern flavors and create lasting memories.

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Shopping Down Main Street 


Shopping in downtown Franklin, TN is a delightful experience that combines historic charm with a vibrant retail scene. Nestled in the heart of Williamson County, this picturesque town offers a wide array of boutiques, specialty stores, and antique shops. Strolling down the Main Street, you’ll be captivated by the well-preserved architecture and welcoming atmosphere. From trendy fashion boutiques to unique home decor stores, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Additionally, the local restaurants and cafes provide a perfect opportunity to recharge and savor delicious food. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, shopping in downtown Franklin is an enchanting journey that promises both unique finds and unforgettable memories.

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Civil War History 


The Battle of Franklin was a significant engagement during the American Civil War that took place on November 30, 1864, in Franklin, Tennessee. It was a pivotal moment in the war’s Western Theater, as General John Bell Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee launched a desperate assault against Major General John Schofield’s Union forces. The battle was characterized by intense and brutal fighting, with the Confederates launching multiple charges against well-fortified Union positions. Despite inflicting heavy casualties on the Union army, the Confederates ultimately suffered a devastating defeat, with their losses greatly exceeding those of the Union. The Battle of Franklin played a crucial role in the Union’s overall success in the Western Theater and contributed to the eventual Union victory in the war.

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BBQ For Lunch 


BB’s BBQ in Franklin, TN is a mouthwatering haven for barbecue enthusiasts. With its slow-smoked meats, flavorful sauces, and hearty sides, BB’s BBQ delivers a true Southern culinary experience. From tender pulled pork to succulent ribs, each dish is prepared with passion and served with a generous helping of Southern hospitality.

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Try Some Whiskey 


Leiper’s Fork Distillery, nestled in the charming town of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, is a captivating destination for whiskey enthusiasts and history buffs alike. This small-batch craft distillery embodies the spirit of the region, offering visitors an authentic and immersive experience. Step inside their rustic tasting room, adorned with reclaimed wood and vintage decor, and embark on a journey through time. From their meticulous grain-to-glass process to their expertly crafted spirits, including bourbon, rye, and Tennessee whiskey, every sip tells a story of craftsmanship and tradition. With its warm ambiance and commitment to quality, Leiper’s Fork Distillery is a hidden gem that captures the essence of Tennessee’s rich distilling heritage.

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Watch the sunset from the Natchez Trace Double Arch Bridge. 


The Natchez Trace Parkway embarks on a historic journey from the vibrant city of Franklin, Tennessee. Meandering through picturesque landscapes, this scenic roadway pays homage to the past, tracing the footsteps of Native Americans, European settlers, and Civil War soldiers. The parkway’s 444-mile route unveils a tapestry of natural wonders, encompassing lush forests, rolling hills, and tranquil streams. Along the way, travelers can explore various points of interest, including preserved historical sites, captivating overlooks, and serene hiking trails. Imbued with a sense of tranquility, the Natchez Trace Parkway promises a captivating adventure through time and nature, leaving visitors with lasting memories of its timeless beauty.

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Franklin Theatre

Watch a movie or show at Franklin Theatre


The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee is a historic landmark that exudes charm and elegance. Built in 1937, this restored Art Deco-style theater offers a unique blend of classic and contemporary entertainment. With its intimate setting and top-notch performances, it continues to be a beloved cultural hub for the community.

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