Memphis boasts an eclectic mix of historic charm and modern mentality. There’s something here for everyone! The next time you travel to Memphis, check out these top 15 things to do in Memphis, Tennessee.
Immerse yourself in the rich musical history of Memphis while cruising around in a dreamy classic car.
The legendary Sun Studio is the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll. Tour the halls where Elvis, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded some of their most famous hits.
This studio-turned-museum is where Southern soul music legends such as Isaac Hayes and Otis Redding made a name for themselves.
Known as America’s most iconic street, Beale Street is home to year-round music festivals, holiday events and parades. You can expect to find something fun no matter when you visit.
If you couldn’t already tell, Memphis is all about the music. Venues throughout the city and even humble street corners are the perfect places to hear local musicians.
Peabody Rooftop Party
Every Thursday from April through August, Rooftop Party-goers at the Peabody Hotel enjoy live music, refreshing drinks and sky-high views of the Mississippi River.
Speaking of the Peabody, why not stay there on your next visit to Memphis? It’s more than just a hotel — it’s a historic landmark with old-school charm and an endearing obsession with ducks.
Peabody duck march
Come see what the Peabody is most famous for: its daily duck march. The whole family will love this quirky attraction.
Explore bike sharing
Memphis’ new Explore Bike Share program allows visitors to soak up the sights while getting a little exercise.
Big River Crossing
Walk or bike over Big River Crossing, the longest pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River, which links Tennessee and Arkansas.
Hang out at the Crosstown Concourse, an old Sears distribution center converted into a mixed-use vertical urban village.
Broad Avenue Arts District
Visit more than 70 locally owned businesses here, where you can get a drink, buy some art and browse unique souvenir displays.
Midtown Memphis is home to Overton Square, where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content and even sign up for an art tour.
Eat good food!
Whether you love barbecue or you’re a die-hard vegan, you’ll find a restaurant to suit your tastes in Memphis.
National Civil Rights Museum
Built on the site where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, this museum takes you through five centuries of history, from the early days of slavery to the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
These are just a few of the amazing things to do in Memphis, Tennessee, so start making your plans today!
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