You must have barbecue. When visiting Memphis be sure to make plans to taste the barbecue. One of the favorites is Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous. Just be careful, the pork around here is very addictive. As they say, “one minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” I attribute a portion of my weight gain since moving here do to the ribs and pork butt.
Visit Beale Street. Beale Street in located in the heart of downtown and is a closed off pedestrian street. The street is alive with music, bars and dining. I highly encourage a visit to BB Kings. It has a great location on the corner which makes it ideal for people watching while enjoying the your meal and the live entertainment.
Visit the Peabody Hotel. Located in the heart of “Blues City” this elegant, southern charm, hotel is known for it’s ducks. The Peabody ducks are one of the main attractions and are escorted from their rooftop home to the lobby daily. It is a tradition dating back to 1933. And speaking of rooftop, visit during the summers and find live entertainment sky high on Thursday nights.
See Elvis’s home. What visit to Memphis would be complete without seeing “The King” of rock ‘n’ roll’s home, Graceland. Memphis offers a guided tour of his home with headset. It is something to see at least once. And if you are a huge Elvis fan, you will want to drop by in August when the city is filled with Elvis lookalikes to celebrate his birthday. Treat yourself to a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
My list could really go on and on as I have only scratched the surface or what Memphis has to explore. Memphis has a taste for everyone from music to museums and offers beautiful views with its perfect location upon the Mississippi River. I encourage you to make a visit to your own backyard and let me know your must to do. If your not from Memphis, I encourage you to share in the comments where you are from and what one thing we must do where you live.