Vacation-Rentals What not to miss on Memphis Vacations Memphis is a city that is rich with history and full of wonderful attractions that make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South. Elvis Presleys estate Graceland is one of the most popular places in Memphis; every year it draws numerous crowds of fans and music lovers who want to get a glimpse of how Elvis lived and spent time with his family. This columned mansion and its contents are open to the public, carefully preserved and arranged in the same way it was when Elvis lived in it and guests can take guided tours helped along by an audio recording by his daughter, Lisa Marie. Also not to miss is the Sun Studio, also known as the birthplace of Rock n Roll, it draws crowds of music lovers who wish to see where Elvis and other music legends such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B. B. King had launched their careers. Another major attraction for those on Memphis vacations is the National Civil Rights Museum; it was once the location of the Lorraine Motel where in April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The museum focuses on the history and development of the civil rights movement and through its powerful and evocative displays, chronicles the struggles of the African-American people from the time of slavery up to the present. Shop, shop, and shop on Memphis Vacations Shopping while on Memphis vacations is an exciting undertaking even by itself because the city is a beautiful mix of the old and new, the typical and the unusual that also reflects in their shops, stores, and boutiques. For those who favor modern and trendy malls, there is the Oak Court Mall, a two level center designed in Italian marble and bronze statues and features Macys and Dillards department stores and many shops such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Aveda. The Wolfchase Galleria is another, anchored by department store giants Sears, Macys, Dillards, and JC Penney, featuring shops of famous brand names such as Guess, Disney, American Eagle, and many more. Shoppers looking for more unique and interesting items and souvenirs can head over to Beale Street for them; there is the A. Schwabs Dry Goods Store where you can find voodoo paraphernalia, plastic back scratchers, plumbing supplies, mens overalls and other things you might not really need but cannot resist buying. The Cooper-Young district is another neighborhood full of shops carrying antique furniture, handmade items, and Memphis memorabilia; for those who love vintage music, check out Goner Records to find old records and tracks from artists you may not even have heard of until then. Two-Day Memphis Vacations Most travelers only have the luxury of a two day break from their usual schedules but even in this short amount of time, you can still have memorable and event filled Memphis vacations. Many tourists will not pass up the chance to see Graceland; if you are a true blue Elvis fan, you will want to go tour the mansion and his trophy and automobile collection and maybe leave a flower at his grave. Those who are just not that into him can do a drive by of his estate to peek or stand at the entrance gate and get their picture taken. You can save time by visiting two great attractions that are just across from each other, the Memphis Botanic Garden and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The Dixon Gallery is a 17-acre art museum that was once a residence and features works of Impressionist artists such as Degas, Monet, and Renoir; they also feature the Stout Collection of German porcelain items such as tableware and figurines made in the 18th century. Head over to the Memphis Botanic Garden next to explore their 23 specialty gardens such as the Japanese Garden of Tranquility, the childrens My Big Backyard garden, and the Four Seasons Garden that is a popular venue for weddings and receptions. Romantic Memphis Vacations Take a break from work or your children and plan romantic Memphis vacations to rekindle the passion. For ac.modations, the Peabody Hotel has the Touch of Romance Package that includes a one-night stay with wel.e gifts of champagne and flowers. It also includes a three-course dinner for the two of you in the hotels flagship restaurant Chez Philippe and a thirty-minute ride on a horse drawn carriage and then get to enjoy a buffet breakfast for two at its Italian restaurant Capriccio Grill. The Madison Hotel has a similar Romance Package with a one-night stay at their King Deluxe Room, wel.e treats of champagne and flowers, dine in the privacy of your own room with a three-course dinner prepared by Grill 83s executive chef and then be served breakfast in bed the next morning. Both of you can also take tours of this historic city; you can stroll down Beale Street and take your pick from the numerous bars and nightclubs there and enjoy an evening filled with great music. For more sightseeing, you can take river cruises on the Mississippi and pass by some famous attractions such as the Mud Island River Park and the Memphis Pyramid and if you choose, you can have dinner included. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: