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The Family Vacationer


  • S1E94
  • 32:46
  • August 30th 2022

Memphis! Even a short visit will start your love affair with this distinct city. Music is such an important part of the city with blues, soul, and rock and roll being part of the fabric of Memphis. And the food.....oh my goodness. Do not leave Memphis without trying the BBQ.

Families can enjoy so many popular attractions. Graceland is a must. The Memphis Zoo, Shelby Farms Park, Mud Island Harbor, and the Botanical Gardens are just a few of the outdoor activities the city has on tap.

For music lovers, Sun studios Stax Museum of American Soul, the Rock and Soul Museum as well as BB King's Blues Club are places that you just have to see. So much musical history.

Also of note is the Lorraine Motel which was the site of Martin Luther King, Jr's assassination. The Motel is now National Civil Rights Museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

An you know we're going to talk about the food! Rendezvous and Central BBQ are places you can't miss when visiting. The Arcade, Catherine and Mary's, Francine's Fish House, Beck and Call, and Little Italy are just a few of the many wonderful restaurants in town.

Lodging? How about Big Cypress Lodge which is based in the Memphis Pyramid and located so close to Beale Street and all the fun downtown. The Peabody Hotel where you can hang out with the ducks in the lobby. Memphis also is home to just about every hotel brand you can imagine.

Sports lover? We got you. Basketball lovers can enjoy Ja Morant and the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. There's also minor league baseball and soccer, too.

So much to see and do, so much to love about Memphis. Special thank you to our special guest, Lauren Berry for sharing her knowledge and love for the city!

The Family Vacationer

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