Vacation in Memphis
Presentation of Memphis
Situated in southwest Tennessee, flight and hotel packages to Memphis are popular with people from all over North America. A cheap flight to Memphis can be booked from many cities throughout the US. The destination has plenty to offer tourists no matter where they are coming from. With a population of well over half a million inhabitants, Memphis has a large amount of urban sprawl. However, most visitors stick to the city center where many of the largest hotels are to be found. Situated on a bluff that rises from the Mississippi River, the city has a modern look and feel despite much of its prosperity having been founded in the nineteenth century. Check out the many all inclusive vacations to Memphis that are on offer.
Things to know before visiting Memphis
Most people on vacation in Memphis will arrive by the large international airport which is not far from the city center so you can usually get to your hotel with ease. A flight from New York to Memphis takes only a little over three hours with a non-stop service. The corresponding time for a flight from Los Angeles to Memphis is not much more, at three and three-quarter hours. The airport is the largest cargo hub in the world, after Hong Kong. The downtown area of the city has seen much regeneration in recent years and the reputation of Memphis as a tourist destination has improved greatly, especially among Europeans who like it because of its connection to Elvis Presley. Book your vacation package to Memphis today!
What is the weather in Memphis?
Officially designated with a humid subtropical climate, Memphis is usually hot. Travel deals to Memphis are available at any time of year and it is worth bearing in mind the city is not so far south that it does not have distinct seasons, unlike some destinations in the US. Late fall and early winter are just as good times to visit as the high summer when humidity can be an issue for some travelers. Sub-zero temperatures are not common except overnight in mid-winter. On average, the rainiest months in the city are November and December and August is the driest month to come. Reserve your vacation in Memphis without delay.
What to see in Memphis?
No flight and hotel packages to Memphis would be complete if they did not include a trip to Graceland, the former home of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. Explore his car and motorbike collection as well as lots of musical memorabilia along with the 600,000 other tourists who visit the place during their vacation getaways in Memphis. Another great place for music fans is the Stax Museum. Housed on the site of the former Stax recording studio, it was the home of the record label for years. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is widely regarded as the finest gallery in the state and it is also well worth seeking out during your stay. Discover these attractions – and many more – when you have booked your next getaway to such a charming and exciting city.
What places to visit near Memphis?
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is a short drive to the north of the city. Vacation package deals to Memphis are a lot better when you get into the country and enjoy the park's many nature trails and hiking routes. Horse riding is also on offer in this 13,000-acre, well-maintained parkland. For those who are on a musical pilgrimage during their vacation in Memphis, a three-hour drive to nearby Nashville is a must. It is the home of modern recorded music in the US and a hugely popular tourist destination in its own right. A little closer to Memphis is Jackson, a smaller city that is well-known for its blues-rock scene which was pioneered by the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, among others. Discover the many deals on offer right now to Memphis.
What to eat in Memphis?
Anyone on vacation in Memphis should enjoy a barbecue during their stay. Barbecuing is a way of life for many locals and there are plenty of eateries that serve food that has been prepared over hot coals. Brother Juniper's is a popular diner for those seeking a traditional cooked American breakfast. Crispy fried green tomatoes along with a Southern-style cheese topping is a typical salad that you can find in the city. Another favorite dish among locals is pork belly served with polenta. Food tends to be hearty and you can often find a local craft beer that will be wonderful served with it. To find out all of the culinary delights the city has in store, book your last minute vacation package to Memphis right now.