If you are planning to explore Memphis and experience its soul, you need to go in-depth with the city. Just as the soul transforms ideas into kingdoms, cures the world, the Memphians give their souls to the city to redefine the world. They are in the city who believes in dreaming, believing and doing.
Are you ready to give the soul to the city? Here are the things you must do at Memphis.
Memphians morning begins with music and there is no end to it. The music runs in the blood of Memphians. It is constantly been inventing and reinventing by the music producers from rich heritage descended by legacies of Elvis, Otis Redding, BB King. Graceland is considered as a pilgrimage for music lovers. But if you are short of time and budget, you can explore Sun Studio, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Stax Museum, Memphis Music Hall and Blues Hall.
There are best restaurants in Memphis to enjoy the local culture and heritage. In Downtown, you can explore the history of the city with high-end hotels to normal guest houses. East Memphis is known for its quieter and suburban surroundings. For a wide-ranging arts scene lodging option, you have to be in Midtown and for Elvis lovers, you can be at Graceland.
Memphis is known for the world’s best delicacy – smoky, mouth-watering and tender dish – barbeque. No visitors live Memphis without trying barbeque in the form of ribs, nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ spaghetti.
Go for Overton Square for local foods such as ramen, pub food, Ernestine & Hazels for burgers. Besides, barbeque, you should try fried chicken and desserts.
You can taste breweries at Memphis Brew Bus and explore cocktail adventures at Tastin’ Around Town and City Tasting Tours.
In your leisure time, you can explore this park. With 342 acres spread out, it has Rainbow Lake, golf course, Levitt Shell and the kids always enjoy Memphis Zoo.
The Shelby Farms Park has a lot more to offer as it is the country’s largest urban park. You would love to enjoy ridings on horses, kayaks, paddleboards, and canoe. You can even try urban trial and bicycle rental for moving around the park.
Though Crosstown Concourse is a 1 million sq. ft urban village, visitors can enjoy the Crosstown Art gallery, picture-perfect atriums, regular music, art and film events. With restaurants and eateries, you won’t be stomach empty.
Backbeat Tours has lots of music to offer with a musical sightseeing bus.
For hop-Off and On, you can hop in 10 stops in Memphis Hop.
Historial Haunts has haunted pub crawls and ghost tours.
History & Photoshooters:
If you are a photo shooter, go to Tom Lee Park and Beale Street Landing for iconic clicks with an iconic bridge. You can witness several things like colorful displays, the nightly light shows on Big River Crossing and Hernando de Soto every hour.
Beale Street Flippers entertain you in the nights with its sizzling live music and party hard at night. The Bass Pro Pyramid is the iconic pyramid that has hunting gear collection and the largest waterfall in the world.
If you want to know the culture of Memphians, you need to visit The Belz Museum, Brooks Museum and Dixon Gallery. The lesser-known Metal Museum shows the art & culture of metalsmiths and blacksmiths.
This is not the end of the must cheat sheet, since Memphis has lots to offer to every tourist of every age of any culture. The tourist may feel at home-like experience.