Memphis is a country seat of Shelby Country and present in the southwestern corner of Tennessee which is a U.S. state. It has a population of 653,450 which makes it a largest city of Tennessee and located on the Chickasaw Bluff and on the south of The Confluence of the Mississippi and Wolf Rivers.
It is a 23rd largest in the United States. In 1819, it was founded by John Overton and Andrew Jackson, two wealthy Americans. Memphis Residents are known as Memphian.
The City Memphis is renowned for its cultural contributions to identity of The American South. Learn more at the official Memphis tourism portal.
Memphis has always been a major hub of river transportation. Memphis River is named as Tom Lee Park because of an African American river worker who rescued 32 people from the river.
Explore the city Memphis through its well-known cultural events like Beale Street Music Festival, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, which is the largest cooking contest in the World. Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival is celebrated by Downtown Memphis in April, in which they celebrate history, arts and culture. The Memphis Italian Festival is held at Marquette Park in June. During this festival, musical arts, local artisans and Italian Cooking Competitions are hosted and much more.
Moreover, Carnival Memphis is held in June which is an annual series of festival and parties and they pay salute to various Memphis Industries.
When it comes to music, Memphis is home to some of the founders of great American music genre. Some famed writers like Shelby Foote and John Grisham belong to Memphis and wrote several books.
This does not end there, real enjoyment can only be felt by visiting there. So plan a trip to Memphis to have some great experience of the life.
Well, as mentioned above, some great festivals and events occurred from April to June, so, to enjoy those you can visit Memphis in these months. Also October and November are also considered best months to visit. These short seasons are reliefs from the heat and cold winters.
You can have a lot of fun and the Memphis tour can be so exciting and knowledgeable. If you are thinking that what we will do there and where we will eat and what are the other places which can be explored, then don’t worry, we will provide you with the best of information here!
Where to Stay:
Your first problem is going to be solved here. We will tell you some of the best and recommended hotels in Memphis. The following hotels provide you free breakfast, pool, parking and Wi-Fi with great customer services and the budget is mid-range.
- Best Western Executive Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Hyatt Place Memphis
- Crowne Plaza Memphis East
- Quality Suites
- Hampton Inn Memphis Poplar
If you want to stay at hotel with luxurious accessories then step in to Budget Host Inn & Suites, Motel 6 Memphis-Graceland, Memory Lane Inn & Suites and Day Inn Memphis.
These hotels with roomy places will provides you the best experience and will surely meets your needs.
Where to Eat:
You have a good taste of eating? Do you enjoy eating different foods? Well, if yes then try some awesome restaurants and café’s at Memphis.
Enjoy the BBQ at Cozy Corner, Central BBQ, one and only BBQ and Corky’s BBQ. For breakfast try Brother Juniper’s and Bryant’s Breakfast. Elwood Shack’s has a great food. Fish can be tasted at Soul Fish Café. Fried chicken lovers can dine in to Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken.
Dinners can be eaten at J. Alexander and Etta Bena. You can reserve a table online at Paulette’s, BB Kings Blue Club and Blue City Café and can have your meal.
A trip to Memphis can be made more memorable by eating at these places.
Places to Party:
A one night party is a must at a new city for sure! What do you say? Memphis has various night clubs, pubs and bars to make nightlife entertaining.
The Silly Goose Spirit Lounge has late night dancing from Thursday to Saturday. Live music with best bands can be seen at Alfred’s on Beale. Rum Boogie Café is a great place to walk in at night to enjoy country band music with beers. Electric Cowboy is a dance club of Memphis with laser lights. Similarly some other clubs are Club 152, purple Haze, Rumba Rome, Wild Bills and Paula and Raiford’s Disco.
Make yourself elated during the tour to Memphis by visiting these clubs.
So, still thinking to plan a trip to Memphis? Much more to come still.
Where to Shop:
Yes, Yes! We will also guide you from where you can have a best shopping experience. You are in Memphis and no shopping? It’s not possible!
Memphis has a number of malls and shopping centers where everyone can shop and have their desired things.
Visit Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, A. Schwab, Memphis Farmer Market, The peanut Shoppe, Wolf chase Galleria, Lansky, Havana Mix Cigar Emporium, Oak Court Mall and Warehouse Antique Mall.
Books lovers can shop in to Burke’s Book Store which is one of the oldest bookstore of the country.
So guys, these shopping spots should be yours must stops.
Sees and dos:
Every city and country have history and some buildings in the city reflects those history moments in the best possible way. Memphis has also some historical buildings which are the tourist’s attractions. National Civil Rights Museum Lorraine Motel features some multimedia presentations on civil rights movement. It is a number one stop on any tourist list. Two hours’ time must be spend here. Stax Museum of American Soul Music commemorates some American Music Legends.
Number three stop of any visitor should be Graceland. Have a sightseeing tour to Peabody Ducks, Memphis Zoo, Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Beale Street.
Have some memorable time at Mud Island River Park, Shelby Farms Park and Auto Zone Park with your family.
Memphis is really a city to explore with so many places. Plan a trip to Memphis this vacation and share your views with us!