Sitting in the eastern corner of Tennessee, and banked by the Mississippi River, Arkansas and Mississippi State, Memphis is a truly southern city claiming the birth of Rock and Roll and the Blues.
Southern food is something of a local passion and no holiday to Memphis would be complete without sampling at least some of the more than 100 BBQ restaurants that are located inside the city.
Things to do in Memphis
As well as once being the physical home of Elvis Presley, Memphis is the spiritual home of rock and roll music with the iconic Sun Studio, which launched the careers of some of the greatest music stars in the world including; Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and B.B. King.
Memphis is famous for its Mississippi riverboat and dinner cruises, also popular for weddings, which can be picked up from the downtown area. Visitors can also tour the world-famous Gibson factory and learn about the history behind the iconic guitar behind numerous legends of music. Southland Park Gaming and Racing offers a great night out for adults and is only fifteen minutes from Graceland.
When to go to Memphis
Memphis enjoys a subtropical climate with average summer highs of 32.9°C in August and winter lows of -1°C in January.
The Memphis World Championship Barbecue cooking contest
The three-star Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel is a boutique hotel located on Elvis Boulevard, near to Graceland. The Peabody Hotel, Memphis is a four-star hotel very near Beale Street and the Gibson guitar factory, perhaps one of the most iconic guitar brands it the world.
Weddings in Memphis
Memphis weddings enjoy a wonderful climate and opportunities for fantastic venues.
Touring in Memphis
The nine-night Self-Drive Land of the Kings tour begins and ends in Memphis and includes two nights Nashville. The Southern Explorer, a 12-night tour begins in New York and ends in Miami, taking in Washington DC, Memphis, New Orleans, Orlando and more.
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B.B. King’s Blues Club
The Levitt Shell
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Gibson guitar factory
National Civil Rights Museum