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Things to do in Memphis

Memphis – Home of the late Elvis Presley

Memphis is a city in the state of Tennessee, USA. This is where the late Elvis resided in his lifetime. You can join the fun of meeting his fans from all over the world during one of the city’s most popular yearly events, the Elvis Week.

 

Things to do in Memphis

Memphis is a city that is constantly developing to meet the needs of its people.

 

Graceland

One of the most popular things to do in Memphis is to pay a visit to Graceland, where Elvis Presley himself spent his life. Every year, millions of tourist come to see the house where the king himself lived and are now buried.

 

Sports

If you are a huge sports fan, especially in basketball and football, don’t miss your chance to watch the exciting games and matches of the Memphis Tigers Basketball and the Tigers Football at the stadium.

 

Symphony Orchestra

Watching the symphony is another popular activity that tourists like to enjoy. Book yourself a ticket to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra to listen to the breathtaking performances of professional artists and musicians.

 

Markets and shopping

After that, drop by the city’s flea markets to find local goods ranging from clothing and boots to handicrafts and souvenirs.

 

Memphis Zoo

Also, you can check out the zoo when you visit this city. The Memphis Zoo is popular with wildlife animals such as Yaya The Panda.

 

When to go to Memphis

There are two seasons that are particularly good to visit Memphis: the autumn and the spring seasons. During these periods, the temperatures are slightly cooler in Memphis.

If you like music or food, plan your trip around the Beale Street Music Festival and World Champion Barbeque Cooking Contest so you can experience and take part in the events. Both are held in May, when temperatures generally range from 15 ºC t0 27 ºC (60 ºF to 80 ºF).

If you are looking forward to join the Elvis Week, take you Memphis holiday in the summer month of August, when the average temperature is about 29.4 ºC (85 ºF).

The winter period on the other hand is slightly chilly and a great time to visit the city without the tourists crowds. Average winter temperatures range from 4 ºC to 10 ºC (40 ºF to 50 ºF).

 

Things to do in Memphis

Memphis Facts

Population670 132
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Longitude-89.971111
Latitude35.1175
AirportMemphis Intl, United States (MEM)

Memphis average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
6~12 °C 8~13 °C 18 °C 23 °C 25~28 °C 30~32 °C 32~33 °C 31~33 °C 27~30 °C 22~24 °C 14~18 °C 8~12 °C

MARATHON

Memphis Marathon

The event starts near the historic Mississippi River where runners start making their way around the inner city of Memphis. The elevation on the course map has a slight climb for the first half of the race. After that it starts to level out before a 10k descent to finish the race in style. The Memphis Marathon is held annually in the month of December and features many different distances so that everyone can participate in the event. If you are an experienced runner, the marathon is probably the right choice for you but if you are more of a casual runner the 10k is a great challenge and an excellent way of seeing the city!

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GOLF

Golf in Memphis

Memphis is a great city for golf, with many courses in the surrounding area. One of them is The Links at Overton Park, an 18 hole course that has won local awards for being the best course in Memphis. Another great course can be found in the Fox Meadows neighborhood at Links at Fox Meadows. It is the longest course in Memphis, requiring you to hit nice shots on your opening drives to be able to reach the greens and avoid the water hazards. The Links at Pine Hill, The Links at Audubon, The Links at Davy Crockett and The Links at Galloway concludes the series of public golf courses that the city of Memphis has taken under its belt.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Memphis - Enjoy some splashing fun at the Memphis Jewish Community Center

In Memphis you find a water park located at the Memphis Jewish Community Center. At this place you can enjoy a day filled with lots of water related fun! The toddlers will have their excitement in the Baby Pool and those who are a little bit older will love the Splash Pad. If we go up a little more in the ages there is a Play Structure, kind of like an Island of fun, where kids between four and ten will let loose. The older ones will be happy to hear about the Mega Slides and Diving Well on the area. Those interested in some relaxation will be pleased to have a Lazy River at their service!

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