Without a doubt, Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion/museum, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Memphis. Visitors to Graceland are given the opportunity to tour Elvis’ mansion, visit his grave and even view his collection of automobiles and airplanes. The National Civil Rights Museum and the Gibson Guitar Factory showcase are popular sightseeing options.
Make sure you visit Sun Studio which is where Elvis Presley made his first record and Johnny Cash and many more music greats recorded most of their hits. It’s still a functioning recording studio to this day and there are tours of this National Landmark up to seven times a day.
Head down to Beale Street, which is probably Memphis’ most famous street and the hub for more than 25 clubs and shops. You will find everything here, from Memphis souvenirs, authentic Memphis food or party into the night listening to live music. Day or night, Beale Street is the place to be!
To experience some serious Southern comfort, Memphis is up there as one of the best cities in America. The slow-cooked, pulled-pork sandwiches served at the landmark Corky’s Bar-B-Q are a favorite with both locals and tourists. If you’re looking for a more upmarket dining experience white tablecloth dining is best in East Memphis, and for something more casual, choose among a cluster of welcoming little eateries around the square in Collierville.
One of the largest celebrations of the city is “Memphis in May”. This is a month-long series of events that promotes Memphis’ heritage and outreach of the people far beyond the city’s borders. There are four events – the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and the Sunset Symphony. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the largest pork barbecue-cooking contest in the world.
“Carnival Memphis” usually occurs during June and is similar to Mardi Gras. It is a series of parties and festivities that salutes various aspects of Memphis and its industries.
The Mississippi River runs through Memphis and riverboat cruises, canoe rentals and other water activities are widely available. Some of the original homes in The Victorian Village have now become museums and are open to the public during the day. One of the most famous – The Woodruff-Fontaine House – is now a popular choice for functions and private parties.
If you’re about to travel with your child/infant and their age changes during the holiday, you may be wondering whether they need a different plane ticket on the way home. For example, your 11-year old may turn 12 before you depart, which is the usual age for an adult plane ticket. Do you need to… Continue reading A Guide to Airline Age Policies
Universal Studios has made three exciting announcements that will excite fans. From the spooky haunted house return of “Stranger Things” at Halloween Horror Nights to the upcoming construction of a Fast & Furious-themed roller coaster and the newly revealed Villain-Con Minion Blast from Illumination, there’s plenty of excitement in store for visitors. “Stranger Things” House… Continue reading Stranger Things, Fast & Furious and Minions: Exciting Universal Studios Announcements
All set for one of the world’s greatest attractions in the world. SeaWorld Orlando is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated concert line-up for the Summer Spectacular Concert Series. Starting from the 8th of July and running through the 6th of August This series offers incredible performances by some of music’s biggest stars- all included… Continue reading Dive into the Excitement of SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular
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