A person cannot mention this wonderful metropolis without thinking of music. If you are a fan of country music and the blues, then you will be in total bliss while touring this Southern gem. You and your tour group can tour historic Beale Street, the fabled birthplace of Rhythm and Blues. Should your tour be in May, you can join in the festivities of the Annual Beale Street Music Festival. Visit Sun Studios, where many famous musicians did their first recordings. Some big names include Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
True to their musical heritage, this city has two museums that are dedicated to music. You can spend a couple afternoons touring the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Rock ‘N Soul Museum. Find out how deeply ingrained musical talent is in this part of the country. While you are visiting, do not forget to stop into the Blues Hall of Fame. It is not a big museum; however, it has a lot of fascinating history about one of our favorite music genres.
Hail to the King
Every year, thousands of people from around the world visit this city to pay homage to the late Elvis Presley. Although Elvis was a Mississippi native, he did his first recording work at Sun Studio and decided to settle in Tennessee. Any fan of the King of Rock and Roll would feel amiss without visiting Graceland at least once in a lifetime. Elvis’ famed mansion has public tours that have attracted millions of fans over the years. You can walk in the steps of Elvis and his family in some of the iconic rooms. He and his parents are buried next to the Greek Revival style- mansion. You will also want to take a picture of the famous Elvis Presley statue downtown.
A Foodie Haven & Shopper Paradise
You came to the right place if you love food! This city has a whole style of barbeque as a namesake. Even the most discriminating tastes can find something delicious here. Enjoy a tantalizing steak and all the trimmings at the upscale Folks Folly Prime Steak House. You will need reservations; however, it will be well worth it. If you want some authentic barbeque in a casual setting, there are a plethora of quality barbeque joints that will please your palate. Bring your tour group to Central BBQ or Paynes. You will get your fill of the scrumptious delights that make the city a culinary classic. You can also shop until you drop in some of the best stores and galleries in the state.
Most people love to visit museums when they are touring a new city. No matter what type of art pleases your eye, you will probably find it in this city’s famous museums. Delve into fascinating natural history at the Pink Palace Museum. It has a lot of wonderful information and exhibits. Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art is a treasure trove of Chinese art and Judaica. Children in your tour group will have a ball at the city’s Children’s Museum. You can also glean a lot of historical information about the famed Underground Railroad at the Slave Haven/Burkle Estate Museum. You may also enjoy the National Ornamental Metal Museum and the Brooks Museum of Art.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Even though this city is a thriving metropolis with modern architecture, it also has some of the most beautiful urban settings in the Upper South. One of the great things about going to parks is that most of them are free. Sometimes, there may be a nominal charge for parking and for special program. If the hills of the Tennessee Valley are calling your name, you will be thrilled with Memphis’ parks and recreation areas.
Do you love to explore plants, flowers, and trees in their native setting? Then be sure to visit the city’s renowned Botanical Gardens, which cover nearly 100 acres. You can hike the verdant paths and see many of the lovely plants that are native to the area. It is also an ideal place to watch birds and observe myriads of colorful butterflies. This city is very proud of its conservation efforts. If you have time, you may want to explore Mud Island River Park and Dixon Gallery & Gardens.
Your luxury charter bus tour to Memphis will be a trip of a lifetime that you will be talking about for a long time. It is a city that is full of music, history, and Southern hospitality. We are waiting to book your Tennessee getaway now!
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