There is a whole lot of history to be explored in Memphis. Its name stands for Established and Beautiful and they couldn’t have chosen a better name. It is a paradise for rock-n-roll and blues fans. ‘Memphis’ is the most mentioned city in songs which stands as a testimony to the city’s close ties with music. Walk through Beale Street and you’ll fall in love with the city’s vibe.
Are you visiting the enthralling city for the first time? Want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best tourist spots and events? It is quite a hassle going through various Google links to formulate an itinerary. Check the website, ‘We are Memphis’ to get complete details about the city. Be it upcoming events or best places to dine and stay they have consolidated it all.
Top places of interest:
Experience nightlife of Beale Street: The vibe of Tennessee’s most visited attraction is hypnotic. With music spilling from every open door and mouth-watering barbeque, it is no wonder why people love the atmosphere. Grab the city’s signature drink, the Walk Me Down which has basically 7 different liquors, savor delicious food and dance the night away.
Take a tour of Graceland: This was home to Elvis Presley for over 20 years. It is the second-most visited private home in the United States of America with the White House topping the list. The tour includes interactive IPad narration, a view of his prized possessions, his burial place and is an immersive experience.
Stay at the Peabody Hotel: Situated just 15 minutes from the airport and blocks away from the Beale Street, this iconic hotel has been welcoming guests since 1925. The hotel has rave reviews of providing outstanding hotel experience and leaving its visitors with everlasting memories. Witness its famous Peabody duck march which happens twice a day in the lobby.
National Civil Rights Museum: Built partially around Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the museum has an impressive cultural and historical significance. There are exhibits covering important incidents of the Civil Rights Movement including the Little Rock Nine, Montgomery bus boycotts and Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Mud Island River Park: Mud Island is a home to several retail outlets, housing developments and parks. Its park which encompasses a museum, outdoor activities, amphitheatre and representation of the Mississippi river is a notable attraction.
Attractions exclusive for music fans:
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music: The museum had been the original site of Stax Records studio and Capitol Theatre which shut down in 1975 due to bankruptcy and is now a recreation of what once was. The museum contains over 2000 musical memorabilia, video footages and other items that project the legacy of soul music.
- Sun Studio: Step into the studio and experience the birth of rock and roll music. This was where some of the greatest musical icons including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison recorded their voices.
This lovely place apart from being famous for music, food and historical significance has a warm welcoming southern charm. With happening events all around the year, Memphis makes an ideal holiday destination.