Memphis was named one of the top 5 travel destinations in the world for 2024

Memphis is one of the top five travel destinations for 2024, according to popular online guide Travel Lemming.

Travel Lemming — which is read by more than 10 million people and is known for its focus on encouraging travelers to go “off the lemming path” — announced its annual list of the “50 Best Places to Travel,” specifically highlighting “emerging destinations and hidden gems around the world.”

Memphis landed at No. 5 on the list, making the Bluff City the top destination in the United States. Eureka Springs, Arkansas, also made the list at No. 10, while small town Townsend, Tennessee, checked in at No. 43.

Memphis was named one of Travel Lemming’s top places to visit for 2024.
Travel Lemming praised Memphis and noted that “the energy you’ll find [there] is unlike anywhere else.” Hailing Memphis as a “place of pilgrimage for music lovers,” it also added that the city “knows a thing or two about Southern cuisine” and that travelers can find both on Beale Street.

MEMPHIS DINING:The 30 best restaurants in Memphis in 2023: Soul food, seafood and so much more

The annual Travel Lemming list is a collaborative project of the publication’s team of more than 35 travel writers and editors — with those experts each nominating their favorite destinations for consideration by the publication’s editorial board.

“Memphis is hardly a secret destination, but the city has had a resurgence of energy in recent years,” Travel Lemming editor Elizabeth Demolat said. “As someone who’s been visiting Memphis for over a decade, I’m excited to see big things happening for the city.”

Top places to travel in 2024

The top 10 places to travel in 2024 according to Travel Lemming are:

  1. Yucatán, Mexico
  2. Gizo, Solomon Islands
  3. Stavanger, Norway
  4. Antigua, Guatemala
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Phú Quốc, Vietnam
  7. St. John’s, Canada
  8. Kodiak, Alaska
  9. Guatapé, Colombia
  10. Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

The full Travel Lemming list of “50 Best Places to Travel in 2024 can be found at

This article was originally published at “

You Might Also Be Interested In…


Your Go-To Arts Guide: ArtsMemphis’ Event Calendar!

Need to know what’s going on in Memphis’ arts and culture communities? ArtsMemphis’ Event Calendar is one of the best […]


5 Songs in Rotation for November ’23

Memphis music is truly unstoppable. Each month welcomes more and more incredible new projects. Here are just 5 we’re highlighting […]


Memphis’ Prodigal Son Paul Taylor Makes Triumphant Return This Week

After nearly four years, longtime Memphis musician Paul Taylor is finally  returning home to play his first local show of […]