Elvis Presley got his start in this small studio just east of downtown Memphis. Today, you can tour Sun Studios, learn all about Memphis’ musical lore from local artists who serve as tour guides, and even stand at the microphone where the King of Rock & Roll himself made history while crooning, “That’s All Right.”
There is a whole lot of history to this Tennessee city, and what better way to delve into it all than by exploring the very best things to do in Memphis?
Known for its connection to blues, soul and rock 'n' roll greats, in addition to delectable BBQ served at some pretty awesome restaurants across town, Memphis is bursting with its love for all things music and food. After all, this is the home of the legendary Sun Studio (Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley both recorded albums here), of Presley's Graceland mansion and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, listed in the Guinness World Record as the "largest pork barbecue contest in the world" (it happens each May!).
Not convinced yet? A mere walk around Beale Street, which may seem like a tourist mecca but is actually a local favorite as well, will certainly turn Memphis into our of your favorite cities across the US (want to stay for a few days? Check out the top hotels in the area). Here are all the best things to do while in town.