Memphis is undeniably an exciting place. It’s vibrant, colorful, and full of culture everywhere you turn. Memphis is the perfect place to live for individuals, couples, and families of any age or stage of life.
Civil Rights History
If history interests you at all, the National Civil Rights Museum in the South Main Art District is a must-visit on your next trip to Memphis. The museum is located at the Lorraine Hotel, the location of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. With 40 plus films and hundreds of artifacts, the museum experience is sure to be educational and emotionally moving.
Downtown, the showing of the Peabody Ducks at The Peabody Memphis hotel is a delightful family-friendly activity. The ducks are shown at 11 AM as they waddle down to the lobby fountain and then at 5 PM when they travel back home to the Royal Duck Palace located on the rooftop. It’s free to view the ducks splashing about and these North American mallards are indeed Memphis royalty.
Music and Barbeque
Beale Street is a must-stop on your adventure. The street is where Blues musicians like B.B. King found their beginnings and live music is a constant day or night. We can’t talk about Memphis and not discuss barbeque. Memphis is considered a culinary capital of the world and the BBQ is a must-try. After a splash with the Peabody Ducks, head across the street to Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous for the Memphis-style ribs. Instead of sauce, the ribs get a dry rub seasoning and President Bill Clinton is rumored to LOVE them.
South Main Art District
Do you enjoy superior espresso served Italian style? Then head back over to the South Main Art District and visit Bluff City Coffee and Bakery. At Bluff City there is no brewed coffee, only intriguing flavor combinations and tasty beverages. Local recommendation coming at you- Give the Haley’s Comet a try, it’s a unique blend of espresso, milk, chai and caramel apple. Not a fan of espresso or caffeine in general? No worries, it’s on good authority that the Raspberry Smoothie is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
If you love music, visit Otherlands Coffee Bar in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Local musicians play all over the neighborhood, but Otherlands is a great place to relax, catch up on work and listen to new talent. Monday thru Thursday 5-6PM is happy hour and coffee drinks are half off. Otherlands has a variety of beverages, not just coffee. Give the mix of lemonade and orange juice called ‘Heather’s Ale’ a try next time you stop by if you are in the mood for something a little more citrusy!