Other areas to stay in Memphis
For a real taste of Memphis, consider staying in Midtown. This area is one of Memphis’ oldest neighborhoods and to many the real deal, the authentic Memphis. It's a great place to stay, being the up and coming neighborhood with diverse cultures and ethnic influences and its main attraction, Overton Park, contains the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis College of Art. There are often live music concerts and food festivals to indulge in, staged in the park during warmer months, so it's a vibrant and fun area to be in.
In Midtown, century old mansions sit next to lively restaurants that are garnering acclaim and music venues that host local and international acts as well as nightly jam sessions. Feast on soul food like the renowned barbecued pork ribs, pulled pork and black-eyed peas. Peruse the antique stores around the antique and design district, where you’ll find a treasure trove of quirky stores selling vintage wares. A cool café culture, a lively performing arts scene and trendy cocktail bars have enticed a young hipster crowd to head here and turn this area into the “next big thing”.
Hotels in Midtown Memphis
East Memphis is more of a residential area than the main area, which is why East Memphis can make for a quieter place to stay away from the hustle and bustle. Located just 8 miles away from the main Downtown area of Memphis, East Memphis encompasses beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and boutique shopping. Most of the attractions in East Memphis are family-friendly which include Wolf River Greenway Trail, Shelby Farms Park and University of Memphis Art Museum. Don’t forget to explore the local dining scene in East Memphis. Stop by Interim for a sophisticated white tablecloth experience or have a meal at Mosa Asian Bistro and choose from Thai, Japanese, Asian or Chinese.
East Memphis is also a lovely place to shop. Stop by the Laurelwood Shopping Center which offers a combination of national retailers including Talbots and Chicos. Since East Memphis is on a prime location you can choose from luxurious accommodation like The Hiltons or Embassy Suites for home-like comfort. You can also stay at The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis which is perfect for those doing business but who want a location closer to Midtown Memphis.
Hotels in East Memphis
Graceland can make for a great city for Elvis Fans who can choose to stay in Memphis and explore the mansion at ease. Located in the Whitehaven community of Memphis approximately 3 miles west of Memphis International Airport Graceland will help you take a closer look at the singer’s life.
The tour will take you from Elvis' humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom. You will also be able to see how the singer lived with his family and friends. One must also take the time to explore Elvis’ custom jets and their new entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. You can end your tour by having a meal at the TCB Food Hall and a few drinks at Jungle Room Bar. More than 20 million people have visited Graceland since it was open for tours in 1982.
Hotels near Graceland