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

Direct Flight Connections To Memphis

By | 2017-10-04T06:34:04+00:00 September 30th, 2017|News, Traveling|

Air Canada now offers direct flights connecting Memphis and Toronto. Frontier Airlines launched non-stop service between Memphis and Las Vegas in August and plans to begin non-stop flights to Orlando on Nov. 2. Next April, the carrier will begin seasonal direct service to Philadelphia. Last year Allegiant Air expanded its roster of seasonal direct flights between Memphis and Los Angeles to year-round status. And that’s just the beginning. The bottom line: When it comes to Memphis, you can get here from there. That’s good news for corporate meeting planners and business travelers with Memphis on their radar. Even better, The Guest House at Graceland is just 10 minutes from Memphis International Airport. One of the city’s most unique and flexible meeting locations, The Guest House at Graceland offers more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate groups of up to 1,350 in an unobstructed setting and to host smaller gatherings in breakout configurations ranging from 918 to 4,578 square feet. More intimate state-of-the-art facilities include an Executive Boardroom and four individual meeting rooms named for music halls of fame that claim Elvis as a member — Blues, Country, Gospel and Rock. The Guest House at Graceland also boasts [...]

16 Things To Do In Memphis

By | 2017-08-28T09:50:09+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Activities, Traveling|

Memphis, Tennessee is a wonderful city to experience music, barbecue and the great outdoors.  We've created a Memphis bucket list for you to download and explore on your own, the perfect list to explore The Bluff City. Here's some of our favorites: Graceland: No visit to Memphis is complete with a pilgrimage to the home of the King. In addition to Elvis Presley’s mansion, grounds, and museums, Graceland also features a new entertainment complex and of course resort accommodations at the Guest House. A post shared by Elvis Presley's Graceland (@visitgraceland) on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:29am PST   The National Civil Rights Museum: Housed in the Memphis hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final hours pursuing his dream of equality, the museum offers a sobering but inspiring look at the struggle for equal rights in America. A post shared by National Civil Rights Museum (@ncrmuseum) on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:39pm PST   Beale Street: The address of the American Blues, the Beale Street Historic District is home to dozens of clubs and live-music venues as well as the famous A. Schwab store. A post shared by Beale Street (@bealestreetmemphis) on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:41am [...]

Made in Memphis Gifts

By | 2017-08-28T09:49:05+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Activities, Traveling|

In a world of mass-produced gadgets and trinkets, it’s refreshing to find unique souvenirs and gifts. The longtime home to the one-and-only Elvis Presley, Memphis is also a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind shops offering handcrafted items that will leave you swooning. So grab your money, honey, and let’s shake rattle and roll. […]

From BBQ to Baked Goods, Memphis is Always in Good Taste

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Food & Beverage, Traveling|

With a culture based as much on food (Barbecue anyone?) as music (The King of Rock ’n’ Roll), Memphis is a feast for the senses. In fact, music and food are so intrinsically intertwined in Bluff City, visitors often build complete itineraries focused on experiencing the best of both. One key intersection: Some of Elvis Presley’s favorite dishes — peanut butter and banana sandwich, Tupelo Tater Casserole — are staples on the menus at The Guest House at Graceland. A post shared by The Guest House at Graceland (@guesthousegraceland) on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:02am PDT But that’s just scratching the surface when it comes to developing a taste for Memphis. Let’s take a stroll through some of the city’s most beloved dining traditions. When it comes to barbecue, Memphians have strong opinions. That’s rightfully so in a city that hosts one of the world’s premier barbecue cooking contests. Celebrating its 40th anniversary May 17–20, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was originally a component of the Memphis in May International Festival, an initiative developed by the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce to promote the city’s myriad interests. Four decades later, it’s a stand-alone $7 million non-profit, community-based organization with [...]

16 Sweet Things to Do in Memphis for March Madness

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Activities, Traveling|

In town for the NCAA tournament? These 16 Memphis attractions are a slam dunk for fun between the hoops action! Graceland: No visit to Memphis is complete with a pilgrimage to the home of the King. In addition to Elvis Presley’s mansion, grounds, and museums, Graceland also features a new entertainment complex and of course resort accommodations at the Guest House. A post shared by Elvis Presley's Graceland (@visitgraceland) on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:29am PST   The National Civil Rights Museum: Housed in the Memphis hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final hours pursuing his dream of equality, the museum offers a sobering but inspiring look at the struggle for equal rights in America. A post shared by National Civil Rights Museum (@ncrmuseum) on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:39pm PST   Beale Street: The address of the American Blues, the Beale Street Historic District is home to dozens of clubs and live-music venues as well as the famous A. Schwab store. A post shared by Beale Street (@bealestreetmemphis) on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:41am PST   Memphis Zoo: Overton Park has one of the top zoos in the U.S., with more than 3,500 animals roaming 76 [...]

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 [...]

Memphis Is For Lovers!

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:15+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Special Offers, Traveling|

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s true: Memphis is for lovers. Home to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s longtime residence, the city is forever linked with the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Generations of lovers, young and old, have celebrated romantic milestones to the soundtrack of Elvis Presley’s ballads. Love Me Tender, It’s Now or Never and Can’t Help Falling in Love are just a few of the songs likely to evoke fond memories of special moments. But there’s more to romantic Memphis than love songs. Located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and blessed with a temperate year-round climate — average temperatures hover in the mid-50s even in February — Memphis is a place where it’s possible to go for a romantic riverfront stroll in the afternoon and cozy up by a fire the same evening. We asked Memphis insider Cara Greenstein, founder of Caramelized, a lifestyle blog offering advice for adding “sweet touches to everyday experiences,” to share some of her favorite places to find romance in Memphis. First up: Cocktails at Terrace at the River Inn overlooking the Mississippi River. Offering expansive river- and city-view vistas from its fourth-floor perch in [...]

Memphis Holiday Shopping Starts at Graceland

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:15+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Activities, Traveling|

First and foremost, for the Elvis fans on your holiday shopping list, nothing beats Graceland and its neighbor, The Guest House at Graceland, when it comes to finding the perfect gift. With items ranging from clothing to jewelry to collectibles, Graceland is a mecca for shoppers in search of the just-right gift for Elvis fans. Right next door, The Guest House at Graceland is the latest addition to the neighborhood. The hotel gift shop is packed with many of the same items available at Graceland, but the gift of a stay at The Guest House of Graceland may well be the ultimate experience for Elvis superfans. The AAA Four Diamond-rated, 450-room hotel, just a short walk from Graceland, is earning rave reviews since opening in late October. Elvis aficionados will appreciate daily screenings of Elvis movie classics in The Guest House Theater and the classic Southern fare on offer at Delta’s Kitchen. Fun activities include Elvis trivia in EP’s Bar & Grill and karaoke in the Lobby Lounge. If you’re staying at The Guest House at Graceland and your evening plans involve taking in the music and club scene over on Beale Street, leave the driving to us. Hop aboard [...]

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