11 Romantic Date Ideas in Franklin, Tennesse Worth Trying

There is so much fun to be had in Franklin, Tennesse, as a couple, whether on your first date or 50th. From outdoor activities to indoor delights, put these romantic date ideas just outside Nashville on your must-do list when visiting Middle Tennessee.

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Toast to Love During a Visit to Arrington Vineyard 

Couple at a picnic table cheersing with wine at Arrington Vineyard.
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Arrington Vineyard is a picturesque expanse of land co-owned by Kix Brooks of the famous country duo Brooks & Dunn. The vineyard has two main areas where you can taste wine, enjoy music, and have food. And the views around the property are spectacular.

Enjoy a Scenic Electric Bike Ride

Couple in bicycle helmets looking at each other with a red electric bike in front of them for date ideas in Franklin, TN.
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Challenge yourself to a scenic bicycle ride around Franklin into the charming city of Leiper's Fork. Our three-hour bike ride with Pedego Electric Bikes was incredibly memorable as we meandered through beautiful country roads. Though the miles may have been daunting to two non-bike riders, the electric bikes made it fun and easy, and we had a fantastic guide to calm any nerves. Learn more: 26 Date Ideas in Franklin, TN for Couples

Share some Sweets at Five Daughters Bakery

Box of two donuts from Five Daughters Bakery in Franklin, TN.
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Indulge in some sugar with your sweetie from Five Daughters Bakery inside the Factory at Franklin. The only problem you'll have here is picking a few treats from their huge selection of confectionaries! We suggest sharing a few donut flavors with your date, as we did.

Have Coffee or Cocktails at Stable Reserve

Two cocktails at Stable Reserve bar in Franklin, TN.
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The relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere at Stable Reserve in downtown Franklin is perfect for drinkers and non-drinkers. They offer non-alcoholic beverages as well as cocktails. Or, maybe you start with an afternoon coffee to see if you're a match, and then commit to the date as you move into evening cocktails if things are going well!

Have an Upscale Meals at 1799 

Meat and vegetables on a plate at 1799 restaurant in Franklin, Tennesee.
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This delectable restaurant is located inside The Harpeth Hotel and has phenomenal service and an appealing menu. Choose from various mains, sides, and scrumptious desserts to round out your meal. Don't overlook the subtle whiskey-focused design details of the restaurant. To learn more, read: The Harpeth Hotel Review in Downtown Franklin Tennessee

Get Artsy: discover murals together in Franklin, TN

Colorful flower mural in Franklin, Tennessee.
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Did you know there are beautiful murals around Franklin, like this gorgeous floral creation? See the public art around town with this fun and photo-worthy date idea.

Go on a Brunch Date at Downtown Franklin's Biscuit Love

Exterior of Biscuit Love shop, which is a Victorian home in downtown Franklin, with a black circular sign on the lawn with the restuarant name.
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This incredibly popular location in downtown Franklin doesn't just have delicious breakfast and brunch food — the building the restaurant is in is super cute, too! The cozy, casual atmosphere is made even cozier with coffee and comfort foods like biscuits and gravy, eggs, and pancakes. Learn more: 26 Date Ideas in Franklin, TN for Couples

Get Ingredients for a Home-Cooked Meal at the Franklin Farmer's Market

Covering over the outdoor Farmers' Market in Middle Tennessee at The Factory at Franklin.
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Sometimes, the most romantic gesture is a home-cooked meal for your partner. Consider shopping for ingredients as you support local farmers at the huge farmers market that takes place at the Factory at Franklin every Saturday morning all year.

Sign up for Spooks as a Duo: Ghost Tour Downtown Franklin

A stately building with columns from the floor to top of the second story during dusk with people in front of the building.
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Sign up for the one-and-a-half-hour Franklin on Foot Ghost Tour, which begins in the center of downtown. As you walk around a few square blocks, you'll learn about Confederate soldiers, socialites, and even a juicy adultery scandal from centuries ago that ended up involving the President of the United States. This unique idea is sure to impress your date!

Listen to Live Music at Fox and Locke

Performers on the stage at Leiper's Fork Fox & Locke venue.
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Nearby Franklin, TN, is Leiper's Fork, a hidden gem for live music. One such venue is Fox & Locke, which draws a huge crowd for Thursday's open mic nights. If you and your date love good music and to see rising talent, don't miss this date idea.

Head to Nearby Nashville for a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Grand Ole Opry

Green dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry for Cousin Minnie (Minnie Pearl).
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You can reach the Grand Ole Opry in less than 45 minutes from Franklin and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous music venue. It has jumpstarted many careers of country legends, and names you know and love — including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, and Kelsea Ballerini — are members. Learn more: Is the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour Worth It in Nashville?

Awesome Dates Ideas in Franklin, Tennessee

Couple in front of a historic home in Franklin, TN that was involved with the Civil War.
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Franklin is a charming city and area to entertain yourself and a partner for many dates to come. Read more about over 26 Franklin Date Ideas and start planning!

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