Memphis, a city with roots in rock 'n' roll, sits at the junction of Wolf River and the Mississippi . Victorian mansions and shotgun shacks juxtapose Memphis’ neighborhoods, providing a quirky personality to newcomers. Also known as Memphians, lots of residents are artists and musicians.
Beale Street revived its performance spaces with blues, bars, and neon lights. Touring Sun Studios is one of the best things to do in Memphis.
Levitt Shell in Overton Park, once the stage of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, now offers free performances. Local talent is also abundant in the Cooper-Young District.
Kid-friendly Memphis attractions include the Memphis Zoo, Shelby Farms, Discovery Park of America, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and the Children’s Museum of Memphis.
Barbecue connoisseurs must visit Payne’s Bar-B-Q. This converted gas station has one of the best chopped-pork sandwiches in Memphis.
One of the most famous places to visit in Memphis is Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former home. Today, it serves as a museum and a memorial to the King of rock 'n' roll.
Laurelwood Shopping Center offers high-end retailers and name-brand stores. The Shops of Saddle Creek and the Cooper-Young District offer more boutiques and local shops.