Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
Aerial view of Memphis, Tennessee
Steamboats along the river in Memphis, Tennessee
Malone Park, Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis' Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis holidays - Vivacious, friendly and fun

Known as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and a city of fantastic food – Memphis will grace you with true southern hospitality. With the iconic Sun Studio, over 100 BBQ restaurants, and the excellent Gibson factory, this lively city is the perfect spot for rock stars.

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Memphis Quick facts
Flying Time: 8 hrs 40 mins

Enjoy a rock 'n' roll style holiday

Sitting in the eastern corner of Tennessee, and banked by the Mississippi River, Arkansas and Mississippi State, Memphis is a truly southern city claiming the birth of Rock and Roll and the Blues.

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, also popular for weddings, 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.

Once you've exhausted the city's highlights, but still want to explore the local area in detail, there's much more to see. That's why we've put together this useful guide on the best day trips to take from Memphis. It's a five minute read and includes Tupelo, Holly Springs National Forest and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge.

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.

Holiday highlights

  • Graceland
  • B.B. King’s Blues Club
  • The Levitt Shell
  • Sun Studio
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  • Beale Street
  • Peabody Hotel
  • Gibson guitar factory
  • National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis Quick facts
Flying Time: 8 hrs 40 mins

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