A visitor’s guide to Memphis

When planning a trip to Memphis, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. Check out this handy guide of what to do when visiting Memphis.

Where to stay

Talbot Heirs Guesthouse: Talbot Heirs Guesthouse is an ideal home-base to park when visiting the Bluff City. It’s a privately owned, smoke-free, guesthouse that’s home away from home, with some oomph. Located downtown, this offbeat inn is an easy walk to Beale Street, AutoZone Park, and the Rock n Soul Museum.

Talbot Heirs Guesthouse has eight suites, or mini apartments, with all the conveniences you could ask for. An on-site convenient market and parking garage are also available.

Where to eat

Majestic Grille: It’s no wonder Majestic Grille is among the premier Memphis tourist attractions. This quirky restaurant will send you back in time to Old Hollywood, literally. It’s located in a refurbished silent film theater that enthralled Memphis audiences for the first 30 years of the entertainment industry. These days, Beaux Arts décor honor that sophisticated time as owner and award-winning chef Patrick Reilly prepares comfort dishes and classic cocktails in an homage to the era. If that’s not enough, you may think you’ve done a little time traveling as you enjoy the silent films and classic movies playing on the silver screen.

Majestic Grille is an unconventional dining experience that’s a fun way to look back at Memphis’ history.

Where to play

The Peabody: You’ll be amazed to find lots of fun things to do at The Peabody. One of the most renowned Memphis tourist attractions, this opulent hotel has been located a half-mile from downtown since the 1940s. While the building’s architecture is simply stunning, the stars of The Peabody are the ducks. They present a daily spectacle, starting at 11 a.m., by leaving their rooftop home, sauntering down the red carpet to the soundtrack of John Phillip Sousa’s “King Cotton March,” and making their way to the Peabody Fountain to spend the day enjoying the water. The tune starts again at 5 p.m. when the ducks depart the fountain and conduct the processional in reverse. This sight is pure Instagram gold and something you won’t soon forget.

But there’s much more. You can also take a one-hour History Tour of the South’s grand hotel with the Peabody Duck Master. These daily tours give you behind-the-scenes insight of the hotel and a glimpse of just how good the Peabody Ducks have it.

We’re not done yet. You can get sustenance in style before heading out for adventure with weekend brunch. Or how about afternoon tea at Chez Phillipe, the elegant on-site restaurant? In the summer, you can also let your hair down at The Peabody Rooftop Parties.

No matter what you’re looking for, The Peabody offers ample opportunity to have an unforgettable Memphis experience.

Where to visit

National Civil Rights Museum: The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel offers a true, historical experience that educates visitors through multi-sensory and multi-media innovations, artifacts and structures, events, speakers and online resources. Here, guests will gain an understanding of the historical milestones of the civil rights movement and learn how to apply this knowledge to current events in the world today. This is a can’t miss stop on any visitor’s trip to Memphis and truly worth experiencing to understand the history of civil rights and how it continues to impact the culture of Memphis.

With such amazing opportunities, you won’t soon forget your trip to Memphis.

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