Memphis is well-known for a lot of things. Memphis is a beautiful city and it has a rich history avenue of our nation. It is recorded that more than 11.8 million visitors come to the city every year.
What is their interest?
Memphis is often called the birthplace of Soul Music. Some of the greatest musicians in Soul music history were born or died here. For example, here are a few stars of Memphis’ Soul Music superstars:
- Otis Redding
- Wilson Pickett,
- Sam and Dave, and Al Green
Home of The Blues
Take a walk down Beale Street to hear the voices of the blues, Beale Street has been in action since 1974. Some of these great singers are still with us, and some are in our hearts.
Places To Stay
As I mentioned before, more than 11.8 million people visit Memphis every year. That is a lot of visitors, so Memphis must have a lot of nice hotels to accommodate and keep them happy. So let’s take a look at some of the best hotels downtown Memphis.
River Inn of Harbor Town
In doing research, I found that The River Inn of Harbor Town gets continual high marks. They have three lovely riverside restaurants that overlook the river. The food is amazing. Here are few luxuries that give you the special feel of Southern hospitality.
The River Inn was built with the decor in the style of European elegance. The hotel is offering three (3) restaurants/bars, Paulette’s (fine dining), Tug’s Casual Grill, and The Terrace offering small plates and handcrafted cocktails with having the best view in town of the Mississippi River.
The River Inn is located downtown, 2 miles from Beale Street, FedEx Forum. If you enjoy theater, live entertainment, or old movies, you are also 2 miles from the famous Orpheum Theater. From there you are ½ mile from the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Big Cypress Lodge
Big Cypress is located within the new Bass Pro Shops Pyramid in downtown Memphis, TN. Big Cypress Lodge offers 103 rustics, distinctively appointed rooms and suites fully immersed in the Bass Pro Shops outdoor lifestyle. Suspended among hundred-foot cypress trees planted in the Pyramid, some rooms are designed to resemble tree houses. Others are decked out like vintage duck hunting camps and decorated with Ducks Unlimited artwork. All rooms feature fireplaces, handcrafted furniture, oversized beds, oversized tubs, rain showers, and all rooms feature private porches or balconies, The Pyramid boasts a 13-lane, ocean-themed bowling alley, alligator ponds, the world’s tallest freestanding elevator, 2 unique restaurants, shopping, and much more. Overnight guests enjoy access to a fitness center. Event spaces are available for up to 350 guests.
You can spend days enjoying the exhibits and buying the hunting, fishing, and boating, the combination of this wilderness adventure combined with the luxury facility, grand dining or even a quick bite on the shockingly grand all-glass pyramid just wows the visitors. Travelers who can ride up the side of the pyramid feel other-worldly. People have said it feels like stepping on air. This is an original.
Other Amazing Historic Facts
You will never read about the beautiful and unique hotels of Memphis and not hear of The Peabody. The Peabody is still as grand today as it ever was. Cocktails served in the lobby catch the eye of guests walking the marvel polished wooden staircases and wall to wall mirrors. Famous speakers still draw large crowds and the sad stories of how the Peabody was once lost to the beautiful city. Further, the saving of the Peabody Professional ducks will live on forever. The highly trails trained deck master commands them to walk from their private elevator to the grand-fountain to put on a show for their much-loved fans
A trip to downtown Memphis just is not a trip without this event. While you are there, feel free to browse for lunch at one of the most unusual places to dine in the mid-south.
Due to the unique location of the beautiful city, wealthy families craved the area. Due to their craftiness of location, those who craved money could have smelled the dollars from a mile away.
Even now in 2020, Memphis is still growing and stretching. The years of growth are still stretched ahead. All eyes are on Memphis.