Skyline Bridge | Phillip Van Zandt – MCVB
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER
From cultural attractions to captivating cuisine, the Bluff City guarantees magical #travelmemphis memories.
Photography Courtesy of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Memphis has a certain soul – infused with Southern swagger – that makes every visit memorable. Recently noted as one of the top cities in the United States with a revitalized downtown, an itinerary can be complete with diverse activities + attractions or simply focus on a primary interest. As the city evolves with contemporary offerings, its roots remain as thick as its renowned role in the global cotton industry. From its cultural attractions to captivating cuisine, the Bluff City beckons discoveries.
The Peabody Lobby | courtesy of Peabody Memphis Hotel
THE PEABODY MEMPHIS
For nearly 150 years, the Peabody Memphis has graciously welcomed guests with Southern hospitality and a sense of style that reflects the city’s rich history. The iconic lobby serves as the perfect focal point to make Memphis memories, catch a cocktail and enjoy the March of the Peabody Ducks.
BASS PRO SHOPS AT THE PYRAMID
Located inside the transformed sports arena, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is considered one of the largest retail spaces in the world – with much more than just shopping. The lodging features rustic retreats with views of the Mighty Mississippi, along with dining and activities for the outdoor enthusiast. The panoramic views from the Lookout at the Pyramid make a lasting impression.
THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
From ballet to Broadway, the Orpheum Theatre offers programming that dazzles audiences. Originally constructed at the turn of the 20th century as a vaudeville theater, this intimate venue is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and continues its legacy in the Memphis arts community.
The Orpheum Theatre | Phillip Van Zandt – MCVB
CROSSROADS OF AMERICA’S MUSIC
Celebrated for its contributions to American music, Memphis touts some of the best live entertainment in the South. From Beale Street to Memphis in May and its collection of museums, it has earned its place in history – introducing three major music genres to the world: Home of the Blues – Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cradle of Soul. Elvis, B.B. King, Al Green, Isaac Hayes and Justin Timberlake consider the Bluff City home. Museums include: Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Blues Hall of Fame, Graceland and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
BBQ + MORE
Though Memphis boasts a wide variety of restaurants, the city’s culinary classic is barbecue. An undeniable American tradition, authentic BBQ styles include Kansas City, North Carolina, Texas and Memphis. Memphis joints introduced this truly regional (divine) cuisine in the late 1940s – served wet or dry, the tradition continues and does not disappoint. The local food scene offers diversity that satisfies and impresses any palate. From food trucks to James Beard Award-winning restaurants, sweet tea is a MUST!
Main Street Fountains | Phillip Van Zandt – MCVB
MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
For more than four decades, this festival continues to delight residents and visitors with some of the city’s most beloved events including:
Beale Street Music Festival • May 4 – 6
International Salute to the Czech Republic • May 7 – 13
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest • May 16 – 19
901Fest & Great American River Run • May 26