If you thought Memphis was only known
for Elvis and barbecue, guess again. This is a place that mixes historic charm
with a modern mentality. There’s something for everyone here, even vegans. Here my top 15 favorite things to do in the city of Memphis. Welcome to M town,
Memphis, Tennessee. Hey! Hey! 1. Cruise around Memphis in style with rockabilly rides. I pretty much felt like a celebrity in his dreamy 1955
Plymouth Belvedere. Okay hello apparently this is my ride for the tour. We got so
many looks and for good reasons, I mean just look at this bad boy. This tour will
make you feel like you’re going back into time as you explore the rich
musical past of Memphis. They offer several private experiences but I did
the Red Hot & Blue tour which let me relive the early days of Elvis before
and during his rise to fame. 2. Visit the legendary Sun Studio. Now this place has
the claim of being the birthplace of rock and roll. You’ll stand in the same
place where music legends like Elvis, BB King and John Cash recorded some major
hits. They do 45-minute tours every day between the hours of 10:00 and 6:00 3. Go to the Stax Museum of American
Soul. Now if you want to experience the studio that’s pretty much synonymous
with southern soul music then Stax is where you want to go facts legends
includes Isaac Hayes and Otis Redding who sang one of my favorites song,
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. 4. Hit up Beale Street all this summer until
September you can experience Bike Nights on Beale. Every Wednesday night thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descend on the area and you can watch them cruise by
you on America’s most iconic street Honestly no matter what night you go and
Beale Street it’s always poppin 5. Experience live music. If you can’t
tell by now from this video Memphis is all about the music and remember Brad
from Rockabilly Rides? Turns out he’s also a musician so he invited me out to
hear him perform live at Blues City where he killed it. The man really knows how to
work an audience y’all. 6. The Peabody rooftop party. Beale Street isn’t the
only place to hit up at night. Summertime is rooftop party season at the Peabody
Hotel so if you like a good party with live music then the Peabody is where you need to be at on a Thursday night. 7. Stay at the
Peabody. On top of throwing the best rooftop party it’s actually one of the
most famous hotels in Memphis. It’s a luxury hotel with old-school charm and
it’s even a part of the historic hotels of America making this more than just a
hotel but an important Memphis landmark Oh and they have this really big
obsession with ducks, like really big which brings me to number eight. Watch
the Peabody ducks. You don’t have to be a hotel guest to see the number one thing
that the Peabody is famous for, its daily duck March. Meet the most pampered ducks in Tennessee. Every morning at 11 they march down to the hotel lobby fountain
where they play all day and then at 5pm they march right back on up to
their rooftop palace. 9. Rent a bike. Memphis unleashed a very new bike-share program like literally the day that I arrived here so I’m super stoked because you guys know I like to stay active when I travel and I’m super
excited to try this out so I’m gonna go ahead and get on one of these and
take it around They have bike stations all over the
city and they’re super simple to use Okay so first things first you basically
download the Bcycle app and then it’s going to ask you to login and you would tap this screen to find out the code of the bike that you want to unlock and then
you enter that code into here and it unlocks the bike and then you can start
writing it. 10. Walk to Arkansas. Did you know that Memphis is just a hop skip
and a jump away from the state of Arkansas? Yeah you can literally walk
across the big river crossing the longest pedestrian bridge across the
Mississippi River. 11. Hang out at the Crosstown Concourse. The building was
constructed in 1927 as a Sears distribution center but then shut down
in the 90s as a result of the decline in the mail-order business. Years later it
was transformed into what you see today a mixed use vertical urban village. I
came here at least twice stuff my face and also to walk around and admire the
art. 12. Walk around the Broad Avenue Arts District. Where my art lovers at? This
one’s for you. It’s filled with over 70 locally owned businesses like boutique
shops art galleries, bars, cool stuff like that. I was able to duck into this artsy
looking bar that was literally called the Liquor Store where I simply asked
for their most Instagrammable cocktail and voila it didn’t disappoint. After
grabbing a drink I walked in and out of all these cute little shops and I swear
everything just spoke to my soul like this and this oh yeah both of these two
oh yeah definitely this, although this is me 90% of the time. 13. Explore Overton
Square. Okay so welcome to Midtown Memphis food lovers and art lovers alike
are going to love this place and you guys know if you follow me
on Instagram, that t I love art and this is where it’s all at. Not only can you sign
up for an art tour here you can also eat to your heart’s content at the huge
variety of restaurants they have in the area. 14. Eat good food. While we’re on the topic of good restaurants can I just say I ate so good in Memphis. While a lot of
people come here ready to devour barbecue I ended up dining at a ton of
vegan and vegan friendly joints which I’ll be gushing about in a separate
video that will be all about the amazing vegan food scene in Memphis. And finally 15, visit the National Civil Rights Museum. Gloria from the Blog
Abroad wrote an amazing piece about her experience here and it inspired me to
visit as well. The museum will guide you through five centuries of history from
the beginning of the resistance during slavery all the way to the events of the
late 20th century that inspired people all around the world to stand up for
equality. Wanna see more of my travel guides? Be sure to subscribe to my
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for watching and I’ll catch you on the next flight.


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