You think - Memphis, but have in mind - Elvis... Although this is a fantastic reason to spend your holidays in Memphis, where you can venture the halls of Graceland, gaze at Elvis's awards and memorabilia or laze in a club to the beat of his music, Memphis also offers great shopping, attractions and various eating spots.
You can go on a shopping spree at the Hickory Ridge Mall, with its eccentric atrium, stream and fountains inviting you in, then relax at the world famous B. B. King's Blues Club, where you can enjoy a traditional succulent barbecued steak whilst being soothed by the sounds of local Jazz, Soul, Blues and Rock and Roll musicians, keeping the music of such legends as B.B. King and Elvis Presley alive.
For those who want to soak up the industrial and music history of Memphis all in one swoop, a trip down the Mississippi River to Mud Island presents a tour of culturally important venues and an insight into the cotton trade on the river. Stop off at the famous World War Two bomber, the Memphis Belle, and listen to the summer sounds that protrude from its surrounding amphitheatre.
Surely, holidays in Memphis simply wouldn't be complete without a visit to the perfectly preserved home of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley - Graceland. If you visit on August the 16th, you will witness a candlelit vigil on the anniversary of his death, attended by millions. Whilst here, tour the grounds, gaze at the amazing trophy room (filled with thousands of awards accumulated over the King's career) and view eccentric items, such as jewel encrusted stage suits.
Essential shopping for fans of Memphis's musical heritage, the Rock and Soul Museum houses a permanent collection of milestone memorabilia, including several Elvis costumes, B.B. King's guitar (affectionately called "Lucille" by the legendary bluesman), and Dick Clark's American Bandstand podium.
No matter where you choose to eat in Memphis, you will find it hard to avoid their speciality - mouth-watering barbecue.
Do not forget about your rendezvous. Rendezvous - a restoraunt well known for its enormous platters of ribs, dry rubbed with a blend of traditional spices and then char-grilled. You will be hard pushed to find an eatery as welcoming and not that expensive.
For those of you that want to immerse in the soulful sound of Memphis, a voyage to B. B. King's Blues Club is highly recommended. This night-club, owned by legendary blues god B.B. King, often hosts live music; do not be surprised to drop by to find recognisable musicians playing Rock and Roll, Jazz or Blues. Should you choose to eat, the food is exemplary, with a wide range of barbecued meats, southern dishes and side platters on offer.
To summarise, Memphis greets its guests legendary music, unforgettable dining experiences and welcoming smiles whichever way you turn , so relax and enjoy your holidays in Memphis. And don't forget to book your flights to Memphis online. OneTime, Travelzoo and many other airfare providers will comfort your holidays in Memphis saving you time and helping you find great deals.