When : 30 April – 3 May 2015 (3 nights and 2 days)
How : By bus from Nashville, 212 miles, 4 hours and half.
How much : $286 / 250€
After spending 3 days in Nashville Music city, we went to the third city of our road-trip and the second in Tennessee, the iconic Memphis! We only spent two days there but we still managed to discover the best of it. Here are our top 7 things to do and see when visiting the the home of Blues and the birthplace of Rock’n’Roll!
Useful tip : If you do not have a car when travelling to Memphis (and any other city in America), do not book a hotel that is not located downtown or near in order to save a few dollars. City transports can be very long so you will waste a lot of time and will not enjoy your stay properly.
To plan your trip to Memphis : http://bit.ly/1DpUGNi
Top 7 things to do and see on a 2 days trip to Memphis:
1 – Graceland
3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116 (website)
Infos : from $36 to $77. Open Mondays to Sundays.
The most famous thing to do in memphis is to visit Elvis Presley’s house. Even if you are not a huge fan of Elvis and/or Rock’n’Roll, Graceland is certainly worth visiting while in memphis and you will have a great time!
The mansion is stunning and full of amazing and quirky furnitures that Elvis bring back from his travels.
2 – Sun Studio
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (website)
Infos : $13. Open daily from 10 AM ’til 6 PM.
Memphis is also known as the birth place of Rock’ N’ Roll and Sun Studio is where it all began. From Elvis to Jery Lee Lewis, Johnny cash and B.B King they all recorded there! The tour last for about an hour where your guide will show you a great collection of Memorabilia along with some great stories. A must seen!
3 – Beale Street
Beale St, Memphis, TN (website)
Beale street is one of the most iconic street in America and worldwide known as the home of Blues. Come spend a crazy night out or even better get there on May for the Beale Street Music Festival which is an international entertainment.
4 – The Beauty Shop Restaurant
966 cooper st. memphis, tn 38104 (website)
Infos : Open 7 days a week.
This place used to be a beauty parlor back in the 50’s and it is now a very trendy restaurant where you can eat stylish and delicious meals while seating in hair-dryer chairs.
5 – The Peabody Hotel
149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (website)
Infos : Free. Daily in the grand lobby at 11a.m (arrival of the ducks) and 5p.m (leaving).
This four-star hotel host one of the most popular Memphis’ attraction : the Peabody Ducks March which is dating back to 1933. The ducks live on the hotel rooftop and take a daily walk down by elevator to the lobby fountain and march the red carpet in between.
6 – Lorraine Motel & National Civil Rights Museum
50 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103
Infos : $15. Closed on Tuesdays. (website)
Marthin Luther king was assassinated in front of the former Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. It’s no surprise that the national civil rights museum took place next door. I was really disappointed that we didn’t have enough time to visit it but I heard that this museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience and give visitors a chance to walk through history and learn about an inspiring period of change.
7 – Stax Museum Of America Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126, États-Unis (website)
Infos : $13 / Open from Tuesday to Sunday
Discover the history of Stax Records and the soul scene in Memphis along with a great collection of memorabilia. Have fun in the express yourself room and show everyone your best moves on the dance floor!
Pictures taken by Suzy Wolf
Location : Memphis, TN.