3 Days in Memphis

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~ Carmen

If you have been reading the blog, you know that I recently played “tourist” in my own hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. I tried to group like-interested activities together so that each day in Memphis had a “theme”.  In this post I will give you an overall summary of how to spend all three days in Memphis. Click on the highlighted links to get details about each restaurant and activity!

You might also want to read:

The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide

The Ultimate Memphis Fried Chicken Guide


3 Days in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum

National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis Day 1- Civil Rights Focus

See the detailed itinerary and photographs here.

There is so much civil rights history that took place right here in Memphis.  From being a stop on the Underground Railroad to the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis is rich in Civil Rights history.

  1. Breakfast- Arcade Restaurant
  2. Farmer’s Market
  3. Civil Rights Museum
  4. Lunch- Gus’s Fried Chicken
  5. Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
  6. Memphis Pyramid Bass Pro Shop
  7. Beale Street
  8. Supper- Rendezvous Barbecue
  9. Redbirds Baseball or Memphis Grizzly’s Basketball

 

 

Elvis Statue on Beale Street

Elvis Statue on Beale Street


Memphis Day 2- Music Focus

See the detailed itinerary and photographs here.

Named “The Birthplace of Rock and Roll” and “The Home of the Blues”,  Memphis has a reputation of creating music that comes from the heart.  Just one walk down Beale Street, and you’ll see why musicians come from around the world to get refreshed and inspired.

  1. Breakfast- Blue Plate Cafe
  2. Sun Studios
  3. Rock n’ Soul Museum
  4. Graceland
  5. Lunch- Rockabilly’s Burger Shop
  6. Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  7. Supper & Music- Beale Street

 

Memphis Music

Jerry's Snocones

Jerry’s Snocones


Memphis Day 3- Explore Outside of Downtown

See the detailed itinerary and photographs here.

There are many areas outside of the revitalized downtown that are also experiencing a resurgence in popularity and development.  One of the biggest tourist and local draws is Midtown Memphis.  Midtown is an art haven and great place for nightly music.

  1. Breakfast- Brother Juniper’s
  2. Memphis Zoo
  3. Brooks Museum of Art
  4. Lunch- Beauty Shop Restaurant
  5. Memphis Botanic Garden
  6. Supper- Overton Square
  7. Jerry’s Snocones or Gibson’s Donuts
World Famous Memphis Zoo

World Famous Memphis Zoo

 

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning your next road trip to Memphis, Tennessee!  Want to learn more about Memphis?  Joe and I are currently eating our way through 20 of the award-winning barbecue restaurants in Memphis (see The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide).  Keep up with all of our travel, camping, and cycling tips by following us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Leave us your email (blue box at the bottom of the post) to subscribe to our weekly newsletter and never miss a post!

~ Carmen

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