As the home of the blues and Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee attracts music lovers from all over the world. Enjoy live performances any night of the week as you snack on smokey barbecue ribs washed down with a beer. Oh yes, this is a city that enjoys the good life; you can, too, with a stay in one of the top-quality hotels close to Downtown Memphis.
The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is the perfect place to start your visit and get an idea of just how deeply music runs through the very lifeblood of the city. The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and it showcases the history of the civil rights movement. Memphis itself lies on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, and it offers visitors the chance to take a river cruise in an old-style steamboat. Spend the evening eating, drinking, and bopping to the beat on the famous Beale Street, before making your way back to one of the hotels near Downtown Memphis.
Nine miles south of Memphis lies the colonial-style mansion called Graceland, the last home and resting place of the "King of Rock N' Roll," Elvis Presley. Take a tour of the house and grounds to see how Elvis lived, and witness his rather unique taste in interior design. There is a ton of memorabilia here, including gold records, movie posters, and some of the King's jumpsuits. No vacation packages in Memphis are complete without a trip to Graceland. Once you've left the building, you'll find plenty of cheap hotels by Downtown Memphis, where you can get some well-deserved rest.
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