Deep in the heart of the Mid-South lies the city of Memphis. The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis holds something for everyone! Memphis is one of the top destinations in the US for music lovers. Of course, the most famous Memphian was Elvis Presley. His Graceland home in south Memphis is open for tours. Elvis, Johnny Cash and BB King recorded some of their most famous albums at Memphis’s Sun Studio. Beale Street in Downtown Memphis is famous for its blues clubs. Other music attractions include the Rock ‘n Soul Museum, and the Blues Hall of Fame.
While you are downtown, drop into the Peabody Hotel, home of the World-Famous Peabody Ducks. Every day from 11 AM to 5 PM, the ducks swim in the fountain in the lobby of the hotel. They are fun to watch any time of day but try to catch the beginning or end of their “workday” as they march to John Phillip Sousa music into the elevator, to and from their rooftop home.
After all of this sightseeing, you will be hungry! Memphis is the barbecue capital of the world! You will find sensational barbecue available on almost every corner, from walkup counters to the acclaimed Corky’s and Rendezvous. Pork ribs are the local specialty. If you are eating a pulled pork sandwich, we recommend you order it “Memphis Style” which means the coleslaw is served on the sandwich rather than on the side.
Memphis and its suburbs make up a very robust apartment market. Why not take a bit of time during your visit to do some apartment mystery shops? Wherever you find yourself in the area, you will likely find apartment communities just waiting to be shopped. There are often shopping opportunities available in Memphis, as well as many surrounding towns including Collierville, Germantown, Bartlett and Cordova, TN. The adjacent states often have shops available in West Memphis, AR, and Southaven, Horn Lake and Hernando, MS. All of these areas a close by and a few shops would only take a few hours of your visit. Why not earn some spending money to defray some of the cost of your trip to Memphis? Apartment mystery shopping can also provide a glimpse into what it would be like to live in the area. You might even find your own next home in the process.
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