Memphis, Tennessee has taken its historical roots and leapt into the 21st century. Home to such legendary artists as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and John Lee Hooker, Memphis' musical tradition is second to none, but the River City's appeal doesn't stop there. From Graceland and the allure of Beale St. to the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis' offerings are as diverse and entertaining as anywhere in the Southeastern United States. Memphis has become known the world over for its special brand of smoky barbecue, so it's no wonder one of the biggest annual events in Memphis is the World Championship Barbecue Contest held in May. Boasting a growing metropolitan population of over 1.26 million, Memphis is a city that gets attention, attracts visitors and does its best to make them never want to leave.
From the heart of downtown to Graceland’s gates, visitors to Memphis have countless lodging choices among luxury hotels, charming bed & breakfasts and quality budget options. Those looking to stay in grand style, with and a bit of good 'ole fashioned Southern hospitality, need look no further than The Peabody Memphis
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Barbecue should top of any diner's list when eating out in Memphis with Central BBQ, Charlie Vergo’s Rendezvous and Corky’s Bar-B-Q being three of the most famous and highly acclaimed barbecue joints in the River City. But, by no means should food lovers stop there. Nearly every corner of the globe is well represented in Memphis' eclectic and exploding restaurant scene.
As Memphis' population and popularity and has ticked steadily upward, so has its booming real estate market. Houses, from the small to the very large, are always on the market as are condos, lofts and other non-traditional abodes. Find information about buying and selling in popular Memphis districts such as Downtown, Uptown, The Village, Idlewild, and Chickasaw Gardens or in nearby suburbs like Germantown, Arlington and Collierville. Also, find help in locating rentals and roommates all over the Memphis area.
Nightlife in Memphis starts and finishes on Beale Street and Beale Street is all about the blues. B.B. King’s Blues Club is a great place to start and the Rum Boogie Café and Sleep Out Louie’s are popular spots for the younger crowds as well. As one might expect, Memphis boasts a thriving local music scene—that goes far beyond the blues—and a wide array of dive bars, dance clubs, casinos and gay bars.
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Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion/ museum, is naturally one of the biggest draws in Memphis, but the National Civil Rights Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory and Showcase and Victorian Village—a historic district featuring dozens of Civil War-era mansions—are also distinctive sightseeing options. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art houses one of the oldest and largest fine art collections in the Southeast, while the Dixon Gallery and Gardens focuses on impressionism and includes four outdoor gardens featuring Greco-Roman sculptures. Memphis also offers an array of scenic parks, the Memphis Zoo, Libertyland amusement park, casino gambling and over 30 public and private golf courses in the metropolitan area.
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