Looking for a place to enjoy the long weekend with your family? Having a tough time deciding the best location? Look no further than Memphis. It is a Mecca for music lovers, foodies would love the eateries, families would have a great time at the Memphis zoo, Children’s museum, Pink Palace museum etc and adventure lovers would enjoy the biking trails and hikes.
Since there are too many great places it may be confusing to shortlist the best ones. “We are memphis music” is a guidebook for locals and travelers about the city. Do you want information on lodging, upcoming events or Memphis history? – You can find everything there. Read more to get a better idea on planning a trip to ‘The River City’.
Ideal time to visit Memphis:
- April to June (Ideal): Peak summer hasn’t hit yet and the temperature is moderate. The entire month of May is lined with activities for families.
- July and August: These months are very humid and you’ll find your Tee stuck to your body. Due to the booming number of visitors in the summer seasons, the hotel prices go up too.
- October to November (Ideal): The climate is dry and bearable. Weather is expected to change anytime during the day and it is recommended to pack for all conditions.
- December to March: It can get quite cold during the winter. These are also the wettest months. Don’t forget to pack your umbrella.
Public transport is quite sparse and renting a car works fine. You could download the rideshare app. Bike rentals can be found in many places. You can rent a bike when you are touring the historical sites and tourist attractions situated nearby.
- Music: There are too many options to choose from including taking a stroll on the iconic Beale Street, visiting the mansion of Elvis Presley at Graceland, taking a tour of The Sun Studios, visiting the Rock n Roll museum etc. You can find live music on all days in the city dedicated to music.
- Museum: The National Civil Rights Museum traces the history of civil rights and history of lesser-known soldiers along with iconic exhibits. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music offers interactive videos, exhibits and vintage musical instruments.
- Zoo: It takes about 5 hours to walk through entire stretch of land. It houses many rare animals and is one of the 4 zoos in the nation having pandas. Head to Shelby Farms Park to watch the buffalo herd.
Food and Drinks:
The city is very famous for barbecue. Meat lovers can check out Rendezvous and vegans can try the restaurants at Broad Street and Cooper Young. There are options for casual eateries and fine dining. There are about a dozen craft breweries for beer lovers.
Where to stay?
If you want to cut down on the commute time, you can book a hotel in the downtown since most tourist attractions are situated nearby. Some may find it loud, crowded and unsafe to walk around at night. East Memphis is another good option.
There is a free shuttle travelling between Graceland, Memphis Rock n Soul Museum and Graceland. There are many attractions that don’t cost a dime. Enjoy a fun-filled family vacation at Memphis.