Visit Memphis: The City of Mountains, Lakes, and Heritage
Memphis is the largest city in the American state of Tennessee and the 19th largest in America, located in the southwestern part of the state. The city was founded in 1819, was named after the ancient capital of Egypt. Tennessee is famous for its incomparable lakes, majestic mountains, rich cultural heritage, and a huge number of historical places.
How to get there by flight?
Memphis International Airport is one of the busiest cargo airports in the world (it ships all eBay purchases and FedEx packages). Most tourists fly to Memphis on Delta aircraft. USA Travel Tickets can help you find discounted flights to Memphis.
The airport is located 20 kilometers from the city center along the I-55 highway. You can get to the city by taxi (on average - from 25 USD) or by bus (basic fare - from 1 USD).
Memphis is very hot and humid in the summer, especially in July. Thunderstorms often occur in summer, in autumn it is warm and comfortable almost until November, in winter the temperature rarely drops below 10 degrees.
Traveling by car is the best way to explore Memphis and the surrounding area. Bus services are available throughout the city, but some routes are poor in the evening, and the bus may change routes on weekends.
In the city, you can find affordable and comfortable housing for any period. Accommodation in a 3-star hotel will cost from 100 USD.
Mid-range hotels are represented by the Hampton Inn located on the legendary Beale Street. This place is suitable for those who like to be in the center of events day and night. If you prefer a quieter environment, the Doubletree Downtown is a couple of blocks away.
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Cuisine and Restaurants
Memphis is famous for two things - music and food. And besides, it is one of the cheapest cities in America to live in, which is also reflected in the price tags in restaurants. The local barbecue is known all over the world and is served both wet (with a hot spicy sauce) and dry (when the meat is rubbed with spices right before cooking). There are many places throughout the city where you can taste southern cuisine. Real culinary treasures can be found even in ordinary eateries.
The house of the blues on Beale Street has dozens of bars and clubs with live music, in the evenings the street is closed to cars and the fun spills out into the street. The National Civil Rights Museum is located in the house where Martin Luther King was fatally wounded (open from 9:00 to 17:00).
Rock 'n' Soul Museum
At the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, you get headphones at the entrance and while passing by the exhibits you listen to melodies and famous songs. And at the Pinc Place, which was the private residence of eccentric billionaire Clarence Saunders, you can see an eclectic collection, from animated dinosaur models to a planetarium.
But, of course, the most famous place is located in the vicinity of Memphis - this is Graceland - the home of the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley. On each anniversary of the singer's death, locals and fans from across America, dressed as Elvis and his wife Priscilla, gather around the mansion where he lived with lit candles. Here you can buy unique souvenirs dedicated to Elvis.
On the Mississippi River, you can ride a motor ship for short and long trips, and the best view of the river is from Tom Lee Park.
Soul, R&B, and rock 'n' roll are deeply embedded in the cultural life of Memphis, and today the city has many places to listen to high-quality music. The most famous clubs are located on Beale Street, where you can bypass dozens of clubs or listen to music performed by street performers. By purchasing a white bracelet, you ensure yourself access to all clubs.
Hi-Tone Cafe hosts popular musicians of all kinds from reggae to country. It is always lively and the audience selflessly dances to the fiery music. Mingle wood Hall is Memphis's newest music venue, where you can hear the pulse of the modern city.
The largest cultural event in the city is the Memphis in May festival, which includes a music festival, a world barbecue championship, and the Sunset Symphony Festival. Also in May, Memphis hosts the Greek Festival associated with the Annunciation of the Greek Orthodox Church, the main entertainment of the festival is tasting Greek cuisine and wines.
The Italian Festival in Park Market, which includes musical performances, fairs, and competitions for Italian food preparation, takes place in June. And in June, the whole city and thousands of tourists stroll at the Memphis Carnival - an endless string of parties, concerts, and parades throughout the city.
Memphis is a place with good food, and entertainment. Here, you can have fun with your friends, and get the best experience of your lifetime. USA Travel Tickets is available 24/7 to help you in booking flight tickets and choosing a place to stay. Contact Us Now!!
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