Memphis is a vibrant modern city, and is home to world-class music, gourmet dining, and is home to a unique southern culture giving rise to its nickname as the ‘jewel of the mid-south.’ During the spring and summer months, Memphis days may be hot, but as you’ll find when visiting there are lots of cool things to do and see.
Spanning over 200 years, Memphis as a city has survived the civil war and has gone through its fare-share of natural disasters. However, that does not deter local from living here.
When visiting Memphis, a must-do is a stop to the famous Beale Street. There you’ll still get the feel of that down home blues of B.B. King and Memphis Minnie. As you groove to the sounds of the blues up and down Beale Street, you may find yourself suddenly hungry. No problem! Beale Street is also home to world famous BBQ and soul food.
If you are looking for something more quite, take a stroll on Front Street to the Mississippi River.
Another popular activity is a visit to the Elvis Presley Mansion, where you can eat lunch or book a stay at the Heartbreak Hotel across the street from famous Elvis Presley Graceland estate. The Heartbreak Hotel offers a memorable stay for any Elvis fan.
Other attraction you may like to see while visiting Memphis are:
- Mud Island, a replica of the Mississippi River is a museum full of enlightening information of Memphis’ past. You can also take a ride on the Monorail and maybe have brunch there.
- The Pyramid is also a tourist attraction found downtown, Memphis’ very own replica of Ancient Egyptian’s Pyramids.
- For history buffs, visit the Civil Rights Museum, where you can get the full historical perspective of this famous city.
- If you are into sports, Memphis’ has it very own NBA team, The Grizzlies, who play at the FedEx Forum located in downtown.
- The Peabody Place, located in downtown Memphis is another great way to spend a day in Memphis. Shop in the malls, hang out at Jillian’s, or enjoy the IMAX theatre.
- If you have children, the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium is an amazing place to visit. They change out their special exhibitions regularly, so there’s always something new to see and learn.
- Another family favorite is the Golf and Game Family Park. They have Go Karts, Putt Putt Golf, Bumper Cars, Arcade areas and more. It’s a perfect place for your teens to let loose miniature golf,
- Stop by the Memphis Farmers’ Market, a non-profit market located at the Central Station downtown and pick up some fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, homemade cheeses, breads and farm-fresh meats – all perfect for a weekend picnic or impromptu BBQ at one of our many parks.
Remember when visiting Memphis, partake in all of its many inviting and alluring sights and sounds. You won’t be sorry, because the southern hospitality, fascinating entertainment, and incredible cuisine will never disappoint you. You’ll love it so much, you’ll want to move here!