If you decide to visit Memphis Tennessee you’ll find a great number of exciting things to do on your vacation! With many museums, parks, street performers, Elvis Presley’s first recording studio – Sun Studio – the Memphis Motorsport Park or the Memphis Queen Riverboat. Whatever type of entertainment you’re seeking on your vacation you’ll definitely find it here!
If you’re an Elvis Presley fan there is not a chance you’re going to want to miss touring Graceland which is second only to the White House in visitors received annually! Graceland offers 13.8 acres to explore restaurants, gift shops and don’t forget to check out the Chapel in the Wood’s while you’re visiting and if you’re interested, you could even hold your own wedding there.
Memphis offers a variety of options for museum lovers, from Brooks Museum of Art which is one of the largest and oldest museums in Tennessee or the Art Museum at University of Memphis which features one of the largest collections of Egyptian art in the South. For those who are traveling with children you won’t want to miss the Children’s Museum of Memphis offering a flight simulator, an opportunity to explore the Mississippi River or an opportunity to paint and sculpt! Children will be delighted with the variety of hands on opportunities available to them and parents will love watching their children learn how to do something new.
If you love blues music, you won’t want to miss a trip down to Beale Street, where BB King used to play guitar! Beale Street is considered the busiest street after Bourbon Street in New Orleans. While you’re traveling Beale Street don’t forget that Memphis offers their own Walk of Fame which is modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame with one distinction – it is exclusively for those composers, signers, musicians and writers who come from Memphis. This Walk of Fame will give you a great history of music in Tennessee.
If you’re a zoo lover, you won’t find a better zoo anywhere than the Memphis Zoo. Located in midtown, is home to more than 3500 animals of 500 species. This zoo has been operational since 1906 and features 2 giant pandas, owl monkeys, Loris’, possums and a Siberian tiger exhibit. Be sure to check out the open air display known as Cat Country a three acre exhibit devoted to the cat world.
Golfer’s will love spending their time at Davy Crocket Golf Course offering 18 holes of golfing at an affordably price. Walkers are welcome and lessons can be arranged if you wish
Whether you’re looking for a five star restaurant or a barbeque joint, Memphis offers it all! Enjoy the unique night life of Memphis at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium specially designed for the beer lover in you. In addition to Elvis memorabilia, you’ll also find pool tables, fine brews and a good time. For something a little more upbeat head over to the Hi-Tone Cafe where you’ll find musical acts from Mississippi ranging from Country Music to reggae style acts. Be ready to eat, drink and dance if you’re visiting here! For more traditional entertainment head on over to BB King’s one of the most famous night spots in Memphis and be entertained by a variety of blues musicians. There’s something for everyone on the Memphis night life circuit.