Memphis is a gorgeous city in the state of Tennessee. This colourful place has a vibrant history and a lot of exciting places to visit and explore.

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If you thought that Memphis was all about Elvis and Barbecue, read on to know what else the M city has in store for you and what all things you can do around this place.

The best things to do in Memphis

● Experience live music

Memphis is known for its vibrant live music scene. After all, this is the place that raised legendary musicians like Elvis Presley and B.B. King.

Some places in Memphis like Blues City Cafe, B.B. King's Blues Club, and Handy Park Pavilion are some of the best public venues to listen to live performances.

If you are a fan of live music, you are surely going to enjoy the city of Memphis.

● Party at Peabody's rooftop

During summers, the Peabody is the best place to start off your Memphis tour with the best rooftop parties.

Along with hot bands and cool drinks, the sky-high view of the rooftop parties is the best thing to make your evening beautiful.

Peabody rooftop parties take place every Thursday during summertime.

● Watch the Peabody ducks

Peabody gives home to the most pampered ducks in the state.

Each day, these ducks march down to this hotel lobby fountain, where they stay all day and play in the waters. While at 5 pm, they march back to the palace rooftop.

What's the best thing about the Peabody ducks parade? It's free of charge to watch.

● Ride a bike

Memphis features a very new bike-share program that lets you rent a bike and take a ride around the city.

There are several bike stations around the city. To rent a bike from one of these stations, follow these steps:

  • Download the Bicycle app.
  • Log in on the app.
  • Tap on the bike's screen to get a code.
  • Enter the code in the Bicycle app.
  • The bike is unlocked to help you explore the city.

● Hang around the Broad Avenue Arts District

The Broadway New arts district is filled with beautiful boutique shops, studios, and art galleries.

There are more than 70+ locally owned small businesses. So, it is also a great place to shop around and take home some souvenirs

● Shop around at the Crosstown Concourse

Located at the heart of the Crosstown neighborhood, this is an excellent place to dine, shop, and enjoy the beautiful art.

Initially, this place was home to a small start-up arts organization. But now, it has transformed into a vertical urban village featuring 13 restaurants, a small hotel, a cafe, a bar, a concert hall, and a lot more.

● Explore the Overton Square

Overton Square Entertainment District can help you enjoy the best night tours. At this place, you can find some great live performance venues and a few theaters to watch a movie.

Also, Overton Square is home to some of the tastiest restaurants where you can eat delicious foods to your heart's content.

● Eat some good food

If you are a foodie, Memphis is no less than a paradise for you. It boasts restaurants specific for a lot of different food cuisines. Also, this place is especially famous for its barbecue.

And if you turn out to be a vegan, you are surely going to enjoy the amazing vegan food that the vegan restaurants and joints at Memphis have to offer.

Best places to explore in Memphis

● Beale Street

Beale Street is a beautiful place to experience bike nights. Every Wednesday, hundreds of bike enthusiasts head down to Beale Street, where you can watch them do all those crazy things with their bikes.

Also, while hanging around the street, you can come across some fantastic acrobat flippers showing off their talent on the streets.

● National Civil Rights Museum

Build around the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the National civil rights Museum displays a compelling presentation of the chronicle of the national civil rights moment.

The visually engaging and emotionally charged design of the museum takes the visitors through five centuries of history.

● Sun Studio

The Sun Studio is the birthplace of rock and roll. Also, this is the place where some of the most legendary musicians like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King have recorded their major hits.

The Sun Studio does 45 minutes long tours during the 10:00 and 6:00 hours.

● Stax Museum

Built over a spread area of 17,000 square foot, the Stax Museum features some interactive exhibits, videos, and vintage musical instruments that were used to create the Stax sound.

It also displays stage costumes, records, photographs, and 3,000 other items that tell the history of American soul music.

Apart from the places and things mentioned in the lists above, there are tons of other things that you can do around this gorgeous city.

There are several other places like the Big River Crossing, Graceland, Autozone Park, and the Mississippi River Park that you can visit and explore with your travel partner.

So, finally, we come at the end of our Memphis tour guide and the things to do in the wonderful city of Memphis. Hope you enjoyed reading this article and found enough reasons to pack your bags for this gorgeous city in Tennessee.

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