ADD TO LISTMemphis's most well-known attractions include the Graceland and Sun Studio, and many people travel to Memphis to enjoy its great museums, cultural museums, and parks. It's really worth staying over for at least a day or two in Memphis if you're traveling through the United States's Tennessee region, as Memphis is one of the United States's more popular travel destinations. Take some time to explore this Memphis travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
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Walking in Memphis— a hybrid city where glitz meets gritz. Obviously the main attraction here lies with the legacy of one Elvis Aaron Presley. However, if you can block out the tacky souvenirs and bad impersonators Memphis is a city with a rich musical culture that extends beyond the great man and it echoes on every street corner and vibrates out of every bar. Traditional creole cooking is a highlight for the more adventurous traveller (seek out blackened cat-fish) and you can't leave without a stroll down the famous Beale Street. Non-musical puruits can be found in the way of a traditional river boat cruise down the muddy Mississippi, or at the ice-rink in the middle of the main shopping mall during the winter. But despite the stereotype, the creme de la creme for me was Elvis's garage. An amazing place where the King's collection of one of a kind cars and motorbikes are lovingly stored and maintained. His home Graceland is a weird place, part shrine, part museum, totally tacky it has to be seen to be believed. The collection of show costumes is entertaining— track his expanding girth by the increasing size of the waistbands! You may feel you've stepped back in time in more ways than one, apart from the gaudy 70's and obviously drug-enhanced interior decorating, the presence of die-hard fans crying at the outdoor memorial is somewhat disturbing especially considering they don't appear to have changed either their hairstyle or dress sense since the king was still alive and kicking. Ah Memphis, the city of dreams......
How can you visit Memphis and not visit Elvis' house and museum? ... no matter how disappointing... I suppose if you are a rabid fan it will be worth checking out the 70s decor (not my favourite period for decorating tips). Bourbon Street is interesting and there are plenty of shysters tap dancing around ready to con you out of money. The local tipple is called a Hurricane and apparently if you can finish one (and not be an emergency admission to hospital) then you get the second one free... the land of excessive partying! Plenty of cool venues about to see live R&B, Jazz or Soul. I heard that there is a soul famous choir that we missed out seeing and it is worth checking out... maybe next time... it is really nice to cruise around and soak up the atmosphere.
Best Western Benchmark Hotel , 164 Union Ave Memphis. Great service, clean rooms, friendly staff. They knew I was a (female) traveler on my own, and they made sure I'd stay safe. No breakfast included but there's a good breakfast opportunity next door!
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