Run, Don’t Walk in A Memphis Road Race

By | 2017-10-14T07:20:19+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Events, Memphis, Traveling|

Vacationing in Memphis? Trade in your cowboy boots for running shoes and take a scenic tour on foot by participating in the many 5Ks, full and half marathons held in Memphis. Along with the fabulous restaurants, honky tonks and historical attractions, Bluff City (aka Memphis) is a destination for year-round races. The home of the blues and Elvis, Memphis hosts miles of fantastic running. Runners can enjoy the sights of the city while running along the mighty Mississippi River or down historic Beale Street. A mix of urban streets and storied buildings, runners and walkers can hoof past Memphis landmarks such as the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, the Memphis Pyramid or of course Elvis Presley's Graceland during one of the many races. A Boston Marathon qualifying race, one of the biggest marathons held in Memphis is the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. With a variety of runs available to all ages, the route includes the campus of this this world-class pediatric cancer research center where patients and families cheer on runners. With thousands of participants in this marathon, this run is the largest one day fundraiser for this very deserving organization. Run with The King! Join thousands of Elvis fans, and [...]

Haunted Happenings and Halloween Events Around Memphis

By | 2017-10-12T11:26:04+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Events, Memphis, Traveling|

Experience haunted and happy happenings in Memphis, TN this October 2017. Dia de los Muertos: Parade & Festival - Oct 7, 10:30am - 2:30pm Zoo Boo - Oct 20-22, 27-29 10th Annual RiverArts Fest - Oct 27-29 Cooper-Young BeerFest - Oct 27-29 Haunted Happenings - Oct 27, 6-10pm at Woodruff-Fontaine House Spirits with the Spirits - Elmwood Cemetery - Oct 27 Day of the Dead Fiesta - The Cadre Building - Oct 27, 7pm - 11:30 pm The Witch’s Dungeon Halloween Party - The Gallery, Oct 27, 9pm- 1am Whatever Dude’s Halloween Rocktacular - Oct 27, 10pm - 1am Festival of Fun and Fright - Oct 27, 6pm-9pm Halloween Cookie Decorating at The Guest House at Graceland - Oct 28, 12-2pm Wicked Ways Haunted House (until Oct 31) Shadowlands Festival of Fear (until Oct 31) Bugs at Memphis Botanic Garden Flick-or-Treat in My Big Backyard - Memphis Botanic Garden - Oct 28, 6pm-9pm And if you are staying with us on Halloween night, kids are invited to trick or treat around the hotel starting at 6pm. List compiled with info from memphistravel.com/events

A Special Holiday Weekend of Live Concerts at Graceland

By | 2017-10-13T21:17:39+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Events|

A special weekend of fun and adventure awaits you at Graceland. During that weekend, you will get a rare opportunity of attending three live concerts, featuring some of the best names in the industry. The events will be hosted at Graceland Sound Stage at Graceland – Elvis Presley’s ultra-modern entertainment hub. You will be among thousands of people to attend the premiere event on the Graceland grounds. And why should you miss such an event? If you had other weekend plans, it is time to cancel and reschedule. There are certain things in life you cannot afford to miss. So, which festivals are you going to want to attend? Well, on Friday 15th of December, there will be a thrilling live orchestra, featuring some of the best Christmas hits ever done by Elvis. The music will be relayed on the big screen. You will get an opportunity to walk down memory lane, as you enjoy some great music from the King. The fun does not stop. On Saturday 16th December, there will be two themed concerts, combined into one. There will be an Elvis Star-Studded Rock n’ Roll Show as well as an Elvis Gospel Christmas show, combined into one main [...]

Celebrating the Fourth of July at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Activities, Events, Hotel|

Summer is the best time to visit Memphis. There is no better place to enjoy the warm weather than the River City. Memphis is also one of the best cities to be in this Fourth of July. The city will play host to various fun and exciting events to celebrate this year’s Independence Day. Memphis’ lineup of activities and events for this year’s Fourth of July include: The Elvis Presley Graceland experience What’s a visit to Memphis without getting to know more about the King of Rock and Roll? Although the tour takes place nearly all year round, you will still have a more enjoyable time going with this experience during the Fourth of July weekend. When you stay at The Guest House at Graceland, you will be closer to the iconic Graceland Mansion. You will also experience the next best thing to staying at Graceland Mansion since you will enjoy superb Southern hospitality and comfort, lavish amenities, and amazing food. The Collierville Independence Day Celebration Taking place at the H.W. Cox Park, this year’s local Independence Day celebration will feature bands, musical guests, and other entertainment. It will be filled with games, food, and other fun activities as well. [...]

Summertime is Sun-sational in Memphis: Dip into Cool Family Fun

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Activities, Events|

The Guest House at Graceland is a one-stop-shop when it comes to cool ways to while away the lazy, hazy days of June, July and August.  Claim a poolside chaise lounge, check out an Elvis classic in the air-conditioned movie theater or take a short stroll to Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The new, and fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art entertainment and exhibit complex offers an immersive experience into the life and times of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. When you’re ready to head out, visit the hotel concierge for chill ways to explore Memphis in the heat of summer.  Pick up the fixings for lunch at Shake, Rattle & Go or order a to-go picnic through room service. To get started, check out these ideas for summer in Memphis with kids it tow.   My Big Backyard The sun may be shining, but it rains every 30 minutes at My Big Backyard, a dedicated children’s garden at Memphis Botanic Garden.  Comprised of 16 unique themed areas, My Big Backyard encourages kids to explore the world of gardening. Highlights include Leaping Lawn (open space to run, jump and play), Treetop Adventure (a kid-sized birdhouse) and Pond Out Back (a mini-bog). Every half hour, a roll of thunder signals the [...]

Memphis Meetings Connect at The Guest House

By | 2017-09-04T09:43:26+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Events, Hotel, Traveling|

No longer satisfied with all-in-one conference venues, today’s meetings planners are hot for hotels and resorts that offer a sense of place. That’s good news for Memphis where revitalization and development are breathing new life into the urban landscape. From historic neighborhoods in the center of the city to once sleepy communities on the outskirts of town, Memphis is on the move. “In this day and age, it’s a destination that can really integrate all of the meetings and events facilities with the lifestyle aspect of the destination,” said Greg Oates, senior editor, Skift, when asked to describe what makes a good meeting destination. Speaking of lifestyle and sense of place, it’s almost impossible to think of Memphis without conjuring images of Elvis Presley. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll and the Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll go together like, well, peanut butter and bananas. Opened in October 2016, The Guest House at Graceland, located adjacent to Graceland, combines the services and amenities of a AAA Four-Diamond-rated hotel with just the right touch of Elvis. Priscilla Presley, The King’s long-time love, was involved throughout planning and construction to ensure the 450-room resort would reflect Elvis’ personal style. In fact, Presley had hands-on influence in [...]

You’re Invited to Our Upcoming Fan Appreciation Weekend in November

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:18+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Activities, Events|

The Guest House at Graceland is now taking reservations for our upcoming Fan Appreciation Weekend in November. Come celebrate the opening weeks of our extraordinary new hotel with fellow Elvis fans. The weekend includes special rates, live music, plenty of fun, events, and a special Elvis screening. Our Fan Appreciation Weekend will be from November 4th to 6th, 2016. If you’re interested in staying with us for the weekend festivities, please go ahead and book your stay today. We’re offering a special rate of only $149 per night (plus tax), and all fan events are included in the weekend package. The weekend will start off with Guest House Tours, a welcome reception with live piano music by Jon Felix (champagne and Hors d’oeuvres will be served), a special screening of the Elvis: Aloha Hawaii TV Special, and a Showtime Live Rock N’ Soul Show in the evening. Saturday, there will be a special fan appreciation event with DJ Argo from SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, with visits from special Elvis guests. Saturday evening will finish up with another show, The Brad Birkedahl Band. Sunday, we’ll be hosting a Fan Appreciation Brunch at the hotel at Delta’s Kitchen. This once in a lifetime [...]

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