Memphis is a city on the banks of the Mississippi River famously associated with two American icons - civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and Elvis Presley.
The city celebrates its blues legacy in the many nightclubs and saloons and even on the streets. Elvis Presley's former Graceland estate is the clear highlight for many visitors, with more than 700,000 visiting each year.
Sun Studio is another favourite. Famous musicians from across the world have come to this studio founded by Sam Philips that helped launch the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash and others.
Top itineraries in Memphis
Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Top places to stay in Memphis
Ever since its construction in 1869, The Peabody has been a stylish landmark in central Memphis. It’s even hosted past presidents on visits to the ‘Blues City’.
Marrying the welcoming charm of the Old South with the refined style of Europe, this traditional hotel is idyllically located with terrace views over the Mississippi river.
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