It’s an easy Sunday, and you’ve got Elvis crooning “Can’t Help Falling in Love” from your speakers. You prop your feet on the railing of the deck, a glass of sweet tea in one hand while the other taps along to the melody. The smoky-sweet mixture of mesquite and barbecue sauce wafts from the nearby grill, awakening a king-size hunger. Indeed, you think, only fools rush in. Suddenly, you’re struck with a desire to go back to where it all began; to where Elvis first imagined himself in blue suede shoes—and to where ribs rule the day. Whether your goal is to rock-and-roll at Graceland, walk in the footsteps of B.B. King, or go on a quest for the best plate of savory pork shoulder on the planet, the Home of the Blues is the place to be. A trip to Memphis is always a good idea, we say—especially when you wander wisely. And wander you shall, but never fear; if you’re wondering where to stay in Memphis, you can just let your nose for fresh barbecue lead the way from one of the top hotels in Memphis.
With so much to see and do across the area, you’ll want to find a location for hotel rooms in Memphis that is close to all. No need to get “All Shook Up,” though. Travelocity has great deals all across the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll—all of them a short drive in a convertible Caddy to the front gates of Graceland. Here are some of the most popular Memphis neighborhoods and a great hotel or two for each one:
A trolley car ride up Main Street along the river provides you with everything you need to know about downtown Memphis. You’ll pass by open parks, amazing eateries, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center. As you look to the west, you’ll see the Mud Island Amphitheater and Mississippi River Museum resting on a garden of green, sprouting out of the muddy “Mighty Mississip.”
While technically part of downtown, Beale Street is a destination in its own right. When the work day ends, the party begins on the street that lives and breathes the blues. With live music venues like B.B. King’s Blues Club and inventive bars like the Silly Goose Spirit Lounge, the next stop on the party promenade is only a few steps away. True music historians will want to visit the Gibson Guitar flagship store, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, and the legendary Sun Studios where Elvis recorded his first of seemingly countless records.
It seems as if every tree-lined street in this beautiful neighborhood leads to the impeccably manicured Memphis Botanical Gardens where you can lose yourself in an emerald Eden. After you’ve spent some quality time with the local butterflies, head over to Corky’s Ribs & BBQ for some of the most finger-licking food you’ll ever have the pleasure to sample.
Use Travelocity for all of your Memphis lodging needs. We’ve partnered with the area’s top hotels to offer you outstanding deals on exceptional accommodations. You’ll find a great selection of rooms throughout the city at prices that won’t have you singing the blues.
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