Memphis Vacations & Travel Packages!
Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and the second largest metropolitan area in the state after Nashville in the United States. It is best known for the iconic mansion of Elvis Presley (Graceland), and to be the home of Blues music. The city has come a long way from being a the world's largest spot cotton market and the world's largest hardwood lumber market in 1950s to a city whose Downtown that paints an altogether new picture of liveliness and colorful ambience after work hours. During your Memphis vacations, be sure to attend at least some of the cultural events like Memphis in May, Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Memphis Italian Festival and Carnival Memphis that are celebrated during different times of the year. A great way to make your vacations cheaper, affordable and hassle-free is to book your Memphis vacation packages well in advance.
The peak season to visit Memphis is the summer season from June to September. It would hot and sunny (with occasional rainfall) at 85-92 deg F. You can use this time to enjoy Memphis Italian Festival and Elvis Week and to explore the architectural marvels of the city.
Places of Interest in Memphis
Graceland is the former home of music legend Elvis Presley and the second-most visited place in the United States after White House. You would find here a collection of Presley's private airplanes, his cars, motorcycles and some personal memorabilia. It would be best to visit here in early August as the city is celebrating the Elvis Week (or the Death Week) and several people carry out a candlelight vigil to mark this sad occasion.
The National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings built around the site of Rev. Martin Luther King’s assassination on April 4, 1968. It features an extensive historical overview of the American Civil Rights Movement with regards to the Afro-American history since 17th century.
Opened by Rock-and-Roll pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950, the Sun Studio is a famous recording studio in Memphis. It is where the professional careers of a large number of Rock-and-Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly artists like Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley had started. It is now home to a museum and the legendary studio where Elvis Presley had recorded his blockbusters ‘My Happiness’ and ‘That's When Your Heartaches Begin’ during 1960s when he was only 18.5 years old and had just graduated from the high school.