Sitting in the eastern corner of Tennessee, and banked by the Mississippi River, Arkansas and Mississippi State, Memphis is a truly southern city.
Southern food is something of a local passion and no holiday to Memphis would be complete without sampling at least some of the more than 100 BBQ restaurants that are located inside the city.
Things to do in Memphis
As well as once being the physical home of Elvis Presley, Memphis is the spiritual home of rock and roll music with the iconic Sun Studio, which launched the careers of some of the greatest music stars in the world including; Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and B.B. King.
Memphis is famous for its Mississippi riverboat and dinner cruises, which can be picked up from the downtown area. Visitors can also tour the world-famous Gibson factory and learn about the history behind the iconic guitar behind numerous legends of music. Southland Park Gaming and Racing offers a great night out for adults and is only fifteen minutes from Graceland.
When to go to Memphis
Memphis enjoys a subtropical climate with average summer highs of 32.9°C in August and winter lows of -1°C in January.
The Guest House at Graceland is a great place to stay for Elvis fans, located next to Graceland. If you want to be nearer to the action of Beale Street then the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtwon is a good choice. The Peabody is a magnificent hotel, with a long history and a high level of luxury.
Weddings in Memphis
Memphis weddings enjoy a wonderful climate and opportunities for fantastic venues.
Touring in Memphis
We can tailormake a fantastic flydrive itinerary for you to include Memphis and also the music cities of Nashville and New Orleans. Or you could take an escorted tour with expert guides to help you experience the best of Memphis, such as Tastes and Sounds of the South or Gone with the Wind.
Planning a holiday to Memphis?
Planning a holiday to Memphis? American Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our Memphis specialists today and make the most of your next holiday.
B.B. King’s Blues Club
The Levitt Shell
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Gibson guitar factory
National Civil Rights Museum