Maybe it’s our mouth-watering barbecue. It could be our blues music, always in the air on Beale Street. Maybe it’s the mighty Mississippi, maybe it’s our museums… and, oh yeah, maybe it’s because this is where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll called home.
Vacation season is just around the corner and for many travelers, Memphis is their ultimate destination.
The Bluff City has gotten a lot of love from travel writers and vacationers lately, and it’s no wonder – Memphis has it all.
Money Magazine recently named Memphis as one of its 7 Best Domestic Destinations because it offers so much at a great value. “With the drop in airfares, a new Graceland hotel, and all that great barbecue, you won’t be singing the blues here,” the magazine says of Memphis.
If you love Memphis music – and who doesn’t? – check out The Sound and Soul of Memphis Music during Elvis Week. (psst – Elvis Week tickets are on sale now!) We’ll have some of the best musicians in Memphis celebrating the city’s unique sounds and, of course, the king himself.
The music feeds the soul, but what if you’re actually hungry? Oh, we have that covered, too:
Three Memphis barbecue restaurants, Payne’s, Cozy Corner and Central, were in the running in Thrillist’s Best Barbecue Spot in America bracket this March. Payne’s made it to the finals, but was defeated – but Memphis was the only city with three restaurants in the race.
And how will you spend your time here in Memphis? Here’s an idea:
Graceland is ground zero for everything Elvis. Experience the Jungle Room, see his plane, the Lisa Marie, check out his cars (including the famous Pink Cadillac) and check out his incredible jumpsuits and movie costumes. Our new VIP exhibit, “Elvis in Hollywood: From Teen Idol to Leading Man,” is a must-see for those who can’t get enough of Elvis’ movies. Plus, this spring Graceland is in full bloom – check out all of the gorgeous flowers and trees on the property. Did you know about the arboretum at Graceland?
Of course, you’ll need a place to stay when you travel to Memphis. Opening in October 2016 is The Guest House at Graceland.
The Guest House has been racking up plenty of accolades, and it isn’t even open just yet.
Speaking of accolades, Graceland continues to make headlines. The king’s castle was recently listed as one of 50 Most Famous Historic Houses in America by HouseBeautiful and as the must-see home in Tennessee by USA Today.
What are you waiting for? Plan your rock ‘n’ roll road trip to Memphis and Graceland now.