Memphis, the capital of Tennessee, is a city on the Mississippi River known for music - blues, soul, and rock and roll. It is also known for Elvis Presley, a star who brings many people to Memphis. Travel to Memphis is a fun experience.
Memphis is made up of Downtown Memphis and Midtown Memphis. Downtown Memphis is the central business district and is located along the Mississippi River. Midtown Memphis has residential vintage housing, specialty stores, and high-rise buildings. You will want to visit both Midtown Memphis and Downtown Memphis for the total feel of the city. Things to do in Memphis are varied, and some of the things to see in Memphis, Tennessee may be just what you are looking for.
One of the fun things to do in Memphis is to walk on the famous Beale Street which is known as the "Home of the Blues". This renovated area in the downtown area is part of a walking tour and is an area known for the great nightlife. There are many restaurants and music clubs in this area for you to enjoy. Take in the original rhythm and blues and eat some of the great barbecue the area is famous for. Memphis music and nightlife is an experience not to be missed. The many live music clubs will give you everything you want.
Many people come to Memphis because of Elvis Presley. It was in Memphis where Elvis Presley recorded his first song at Sun Studio and you can have a tour of Sun Studio that gives you a feeling of all of the great artists of that era. Taking in Graceland is part of the whole Elvis experience. Elvis lived at Graceland and having an opportunity to visit there is like looking back in time at Elvis Presley and his life. The tour is very popular and quite an experience whether you remember Elvis or not.
A treasure of Memphis is the National Civil Rights Museum which you can visit. It focuses on the Civil Rights movement in America. This museum will both educate you and move you as you learn more about this fascinating time in our history.
If you like shopping, you will enjoy Memphis. You will find antique shops and malls everywhere from downtown to uptown. You will also find some unique shops that you will enjoy. Whether buying Elvis souvenirs, a new guitar, or something special, shopping in Memphis will be fun.
From bars and grills on Beale Street to famous Memphis barbecues and fancy steak houses, you will find a great meal around every corner. Memphis is known for having great food and a variety of restaurants.
This city has many types of recreational areas. If you want a recreational theme part, you might want to visit Libertyland. There is also a great zoo in Memphis which might be fun to visit. There are museums and art galleries so something for every taste. The famous Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Arts is located in the downtown area.
I hope you will travel to Memphis soon and take in some of the great sights and activities this city has to offer!