Send ‘em Somewhere: Memphis, TN

There are a multitude of travel destinations in the US worth visiting. Popular states to visit include California, Florida and New York. Sometimes America’s Heartland can be neglected, so we wanted to shed some light on the historical city of Memphis, Tennessee. It’s time to think outside of the box and visit the city our grandparent’s dreamed about. The city of Memphis has something to offer for all types of visitors and great places to stay like the Peabody and the Madison. It’s steeped in musical history and features memorable locales including Beale Street and Graceland. Memphis is afforadable, fun and truly unique. Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, this city is worth a trip. Here’s why:

Memphis is home to the Grizzles, arguably the NBA’s grittiest team. After all, the team’s mantra is “Grit, Grind, Grizz.” Games in the FedEx Forum are always entertaining. The Forum also frequently hosts big-time concerts. (Ariana Grande and Foo Fighters upcoming)

Maybe it was Memphis, maybe it was Southern summer nights. Maybe it was you maybe it was me, But it sure felt right. — Pam Tillis, “Maybe it was Memphis”

Music plays a defining role in Memphis’s history. Spend a night on Beale street listening to music and soaking in the city.

Memphis has world famous BBQ and hosts the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest each May. Visit Central BBQ, Rendezvous or The Commisary in nearby Germantown.

The Barret Library, Rhodes College

Memphis is home to the prestigious and hogwarts-like Rhodes College and is the birthplace of Holiday Inn. It is also the setting of one of Tom Crusie’s early hits, The Firm.

Memphis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA team, the Redbirds. Quite possibly the nicest AAA stadium, Autozone Park is a great place to watch America’s Pastime.

If you’re not fully convinced yet, Memphis is now home to the mecca of the outdoor sporting world, a gigantic Bass Pro Shops located in a Pyramid (it’s also a hotel).

Memphis, the 901

What are you waiting for? Send ‘em to Memphis or take a trip there yourself. With you can give the gift a travel in a social fashion. After all, travel is about experiences and then sharing those memories with friends and family.

See the recent story featured in the United Hemispheres Magazine, “Three Perfect Days: Memphis”

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