Memphis is a city in the western corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee
. It is described as a vibrant city that’s home to some of the world’s most melodious music, tastiest food, authentic culture and unique accommodations
, vacation rentals and condo rentals.
Memphis has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons.
July’s high temperatures range between 92.1 °F (33.4 °C) and 72.9 °F (22.7 °C), with high levels of humidity. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are frequent during some summers. Autumn is pleasantly mild and winters are mild to chilly. Lodging usually has climate control to ensure a pleasant relief from the hot summers and colder winters.
One of the largest celebrations in the city is Memphis in May.
The four main events are the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and the Sunse Symphony. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the largest pork barbecue cooking contest in the world. Carnival Memphis, formerly known as the Memphis Cotton Carnival, is an annual series of parties and festivities in the month of June
. These are very busy visitor seasons in Memphis so you’ll need to book your accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental early to avoid disappointment.
The culinary specialty of Memphis may be barbecue
(it is home to more than 100 barbecue joints) but, dining options doesn’t stop there. Memphis restaurants serve soul food, steak, sushi and everything in between. Try your hand at Southern cooking in the comfort of your Memphis accommodation or vacation rental.
Memphis offers fun for the whole family
. There’s the Children’s Museum of Memphis and the march of the famous Peabody ducks (both perfect for little ones), picnicking and bison-watching at Shelby Farms Park, and even more animals, including giant pandas, at Memphis Zoo. Everyone will enjoy taking a relaxing riverboat cruise along the Mississippi
. Accommodations and vacation rentals are well equipped and cater to all ages and budgets.
Make sure not to miss Graceland, the former home of music legend Elvis Presley
. It is one of the most visited houses in the US attracting over 600,000 domestic and international visitors a year. On November 7, 1991 Graceland was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.