Erin’s Memphis Fun
My trips to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have allowed me time to explore the wonderful city of Memphis, TN. If you haven’t ever been – let me fill you in on some of my favorites!
The Peabody Hotel – This is THE historic hotel directly off of Bealle Street. The Hotel has been there since 1869, and is where the rich and famous stay when they visit Memphis. The Peabody is famous for their Peabody Ducks, which come down from their “duck house” ever morning via elevator, walk the red carpet to their fountain, where they stay most of the day. Then there’s a big ceremony (every day) where they walk back down the red carpet, into the elevator, and back up to their duck house. The Peabody is amazing in every way, from their food, to the spa, service and more – its a must see (even if you can’t afford to stay) on your Memphis tour.
Graceland – You gotta go. BUT – I will forewarn you – it’s smaller than you think. Long live Elvis
Sun Studios – Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, ELIVS, and many others recorded their legendary tunes at Sun Studios. And the cool part, you can actually stand in the room at the mic they used. This is a must see if you make it to Memphis.
Beale Street – “Walking with my feet 10 feet off of Beale” is the line in the famous “Walking In Memphis” . If you want to really FEEL music, you gotta see Beale. According to Wikipedia – On December 15, 1977, Beale Street was officially declared the Home of the Blues by an act of Congress. BB King, Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Memphis Minnie, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon and other blues and jazz legends played on Beale Street and helped develop the style known as Memphis Blues.
These are just some of my favorites! Do you have others?