Memphis, the jewel of the mid-south, sits on the banks of the Mississippi river, and is home of the world??ª?s greatest attractions. If you??ª?re looking for a vacation full of excitement, history, and southern charm, then Memphis, Tennessee is the place for you.
Memphis dates back over 200 years; survived the civil war; and the great earthquake, is a warm inviting city for vacationers every year. Famous for its music and barbeque, there are also other things that you can visit while staying in Memphis.
Everyone should visit Beale Street where you still get the feel of that down home blues of B.B. King and Memphis Minnie. On Beale Street you can also get world famous soul food and party the night away with the sound of constant music from an eclectic assortment of musical clubs. It would also be comforting to take a stroll down Front Street to the Mississippi River. A ride on the Memphis Queen is always a nice closure to your evening. When the night has died down you can stroll back to you hotel room at the world famous Peabody Hotel and in the morning watch the ducks waddle in to the lobby before breakfast. After breakfast, you should visit Graceland, the mansion of Elvis Presley and maybe stay or eat lunch at the Heartbreak Hotel in front of Elvis??ª?s House.
Mud Island, a replica of the Mississippi River is a museum full of enlightening information of Memphis??ª? 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??ª? very own replica of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids.
There are other socially important places to see as well. For instance a trip to Memphis wouldn??ª?t be complete without a visit to the Civil Rights Museum. There you can get the history of the Civil Rights Movement, get a historical perspective, and even see where Martin Luther King was slain. The controversial replica of the Statue of Liberty is housed in Memphis at the World Overcomers Church. It has received national attention, so don??ª?t forget to stop by and get a snapshot.
Memphis??ª? very own NBA team, The Grizzlies play at the FedEx forum downtown. Go watch them in action while you??ª?re in town. 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??ª?s, or enjoy the IMAX theatre.
You can??ª?t leave Memphis without stopping by the Memphis Zoo. Memphis??ª?s Zoo is a large fantastic zoo that also features the Panda Exhibit. After the zoo, the Pink Palace Museum and the Brooks Art Museum are a must.
Remember when visiting Memphis, partake in all of its many inviting activities. You won??ª?t be sorry, because the southern hospitality, fascinating entertainment, and incredible cuisine will never disappoint you.