Going to school an hour and a half away from Memphis kept John and I visiting for various reasons. I've heard people express hatred for Memphis, but I tend to love it. I love the music scene, being on the river, and the barbecue.
If you want to have a great and safe time, here’s what we recommend for the weekend:
The first thing we like to do in Memphis is get some barbecue. Whether it's from Rendezvous, Corky’s, or Central BBQ, you're bound to get some of the best the city has to offer. After that, you might head to Silky’s for a “bucket” to wash it down.
If Silky's piano doesn't have you on the floor, step outside and follow the blues music to any of the Beale Street bars for a taste of Memphis nightlife. When Beale Street starts to slow and you feel like dancing until the dawn, head down 2nd Street South to Raiford’s Disco for all of the boogie you can handle.
The next day you'll probably want to take it a little bit easier. We like to have a few cocktails at The Peabody Hotel and watch the ducks or go to Loflin Yard when it is patio weather. If you’re lucky, the Grizzlies will be in town and you'll be able to score affordable tickets to the game!
If you have time to spare, Graceland, The Pink Palace, and The Pyramid are well-known tourist attractions that are all worth a visit. Graceland is the beautiful home of Elvis Presley. The Pink Palace is an inspirational collection of museums complete with a planetarium. The Pyramid is an engineering marvel with a view and houses a massive Bass Pro Shop.
There are a multitude of things to do in Memphis that we didn't mention like taking a Mississippi Riverboat ride, but you'll have a blast no matter what you find yourself getting into at the Home of the Blues.