Memphis Steeped in History and Culture
Memphis located in Tennessee was originally inhabited by the Chicksaw Indian tribe, but was purchased in 1795 by the Spanish governor of Louisiana to build Fort San Fernando de las Barrancas. This gave the Spanish control over the Mississippi River until 1797. The fort was then abandoned in accordance with the Pinckney’s Treaty and was dismantled in 1817.
Seventy five percent of the population was wiped out by the yellow fever in the 1870’s and now this city is bustling with culture, arts and adventures.
While visiting Memphis you must visit the National Civil Rights Museum, which is located where the former Lorraine Motel was, this is where the famous Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.
Also be sure to visit Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley and don’t forget to take a leisurely walk along the Memphis Walk of Fame.
With so many museums to choose from, you can enjoy a day out visiting the Brooks Museum of Art, The Cottage Museum or try something different and take a walk around Victorian Village. This village hasn’t been touches and still shows the beautiful Victorian Mansions that stand proud on the streets.
Memphis is still a very musical area and you can enjoy some entertainment at The Orpheum Theatre.
If you want a great day out with the whole family, there are a lot of places for you to visit this holiday. The Memphis Zoo is always a big hit with the younger children, as is the Playscape Park at the Children’s Museum of Memphis.
Have a picnic in the Memphis Botanical Gardens or go for exciting thrill rides at Tilt Amusement Park.
Getting around Memphis once you are comfortably settled in your hotel is easy, this city offers a very good public bus transport system, which can get you to where you need to go.
Memphis is the ideal location for people who enjoy arts and culture and are looking for a vacation spot to soak up all the wealth the area has to show them.
Having some of the riches cultural museums and history, Memphis has many good hotel deals available, so you can take a holiday and experience it all for yourself.
Holiday accommodation in Memphis is surprisingly affordable with the Hilton Memphis offering you a wonderful base for your exciting holiday. Close to Graceland and the Memphis Zoo, this hotel offers you a restaurant, lounge bar, gift shop and a complimentary airport shuttle.
Regency Inn and Suites Memphis Airport is a three start hotel close to Graceland and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Staying at this hotel enables you to take advantage of the restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness facility and airport shuttle, which is available at certain times of the day.
If it’s luxury you are after, then the four star The Peabody Memphis is just what you need. This hotel offers easy access to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, the Orpheum Theatre and the Sun Studio and Pyramid Arena. It has a restaurant, coffee shop and twenty four hour room service. You can also enjoy the indoor pool, health club, fitness facility, valet parking and lounge bar during your stay.
The Hampton Inn Memphis Interstate 240 at Thousand Oaks is close to the Memphis Botanical Gardens and the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. This hotel has an indoor pool and fitness facility. It also offers room service during restricted times. This is an ideal place to use as a base while holidaying in the area.
People who are looking for a cultural experience this holiday season will not be disappointed when they visit Memphis.