Going to school only an hour and a half away from Memphis kept us visiting for various occasions. 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 you should do in Memphis is get some barbecue. Whether that be Rendezvous, Corky’s, or Central BBQ is up to you. After that, head to Silky’s for a “bucket” to wash it down. '
Follow the blues music to any of the Beale Street bars to experience true Memphis nightlife. If you feel like dancing until the dawn when Beale Street starts to slow, 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 easier. Have a few cocktails at The Peabody Hotel and watch the ducks or go to Loflin Yard for a relaxing patio experience. If you’re lucky the Grizzlies will be in town and you'll be able to score cheap tickets to the game!
Other touristy points we’ve never actually been to are: Graceland, The Pink Palace, and The Pyramid (we’ve been to this one but we’ve never been up to the top because we’ve heard its not worth the money and it is pretty pricey).
There are a multitude of things to do in Memphis that we didn't mention like taking a Mississippi Riverboat ride, Graceland, or The Pink Palace, but you'll have a blast no matter what you find yourself getting into in Memphis."