Memphis Holidays

Home of blues, soul & rock 'n' roll

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee, stands as a beacon of cultural richness and historical significance in the American South. Reverberating with the echoes of its musical legacy, Memphis is hailed as the birthplace of blues, rock 'n' roll, and soul, captivating visitors with its legendary music scene.

Top Southern USA Holidays

Luxury Holidays to Memphis

Marvel at the Mississippi River and soak in the soul that resonates throughout the city. Memphis is the birthplace of the blues, and it shows. Explore the iconic Beale Street Entertainment District lined with music stores, pubs, clubs and neon lights, pay tribute to the King at Graceland or follow the historical civil rights movement at Memphis’s impressive display of museums and monuments. 

Smokey streets and neon lights brighten up the nightlife. There’s a buzz, a hum harmonising with the lone wail of an electric guitar. You’re in blues country now. A Memphis holiday takes you to a world of cool cats, vibrant pubs and exquisite dining options. Amble through a radiated atmosphere catapulted to fame by the likes of Aretha Franklin, BB King and Elvis Presley. A holiday to Memphis means experiencing America’s steamy underbelly. This is one of the coolest places to stay in the United States.

Things to do on your Memphis Holiday

Memphis is a treasure trove of lore, stories, music and history that could enthral you for weeks. The busiest inland port of the Mississippi hosts a number of trinkets people travel across the world to see, from the fine American and European arts at The Memphis Brooks Museum to the Gibson Guitar factory that attracts crowds of the rich and famous. For a real taste of history, visit the former sites of Native American History or try something different by attending the wonderful ballet or opera concerts at The Memphis Cook Convention Centre. This city isn’t just about the Blues.

Great Reasons to Holiday in Memphis

  • Pay your respects to the king at Elvis’s grave in Graceland.
  • Walk Beale Street, the world-famous ‘Home of the Blues.’
  • Embark on a Mississippi River tour.
  • Explore the National Civil Rights Museum with a focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Relax at the Mud Island River Park / Harbor Town with a scale-model of the Mississippi.

Interesting Facts About Memphis

  • Named after the ancient capital of Egypt on the Nile River
  • Founded: 22 May 1819 (Though an area of settlement for thousands of years.)
  • Population: 646,000
  • Located on several national roads (U.S Routes), making it easy to get around. 

Memphis Weather

Dress lightly for your holiday to Memphis, as temperatures regularly reach up to 30C. The most comfortable temperatures are in Autumn. Travelling to Memphis during winter will see a comfortable climate, with temperatures dipping as low as 6C during January.

Memphis Holidays 2024 / 2025

Book a Memphis holiday with Kenwood Travel online today, and discover the best places to stay in Memphis, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a blues fanatic or you simply want to experience a USA culture of cool. We offer a huge range of Memphis holidays hand-tailored to you. ABTA and ATOL protected, Kenwood Travel have been leaders in the UK travel industry since 1977, so let us build you a Memphis holiday of a lifetime.

Top Picks

The Central Station Memphis, Curio Collection by Hilton

4* out of 5 stars

Where Memphis rhythm meets mid-century chic - an immersive hotel where music, history, and design come together to create an unforgettable Memphis experience.

The Guest House at Graceland

4* out of 5 stars

A Graceland getaway Elvis would be proud of, featuring an outdoor pool, Beale Street shuttle and VIP suites with design overlooked by Priscilla Presley.

The Peabody Memphis

4* out of 5 stars

Epitomising exceptional service and distinctive sophistication, The Peabody is a Memphis icon. Perfectly placed to explore history, music and culture in the “Home of the Blues”.


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-5)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English
  • Location USA
  • Flying time 12 hours & 6 minutes

Things to do

Visit Graceland, the home of Elvis

Visit Graceland, the home of Elvis

A mansion standing on its own estate in Memphis, Graceland was once owned by legendary singer Elvis Presley, and is an unmissable destination for any music fan, let alone an Elvis fan. Walk the halls that he called home, seeing the beautiful mansion and gardens for yourself, even taking a tour of the aeroplane that carried him across his own musical tours. Discover the life and legacy of this iconic man for yourself and learn why the world loved his music.

National Civil Rights Museum and Lorraine Motel

National Civil Rights Museum and Lorraine Motel

Standing as the place of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the Lorraine Motel became strongly transformed by the memory of the incredible man who died here. Once the Marquette Hotel, the Lorraine Motel is now the National Civil Rights Museum, telling the history of the American Civil Rights Movement via a combination of presentations, exhibits and experiences. Truly an iconic museum, no trip to Memphis would be complete without a visit here.

Spend the night on Beale Street

Spend the night on Beale Street

One of the most iconic streets in the US, Beale Street comprises three blocks of liveliness and colour, with an atmosphere that is not to be missed. Music lovers and party animals will adore everything it has to offer, from the numerous night clubs to the the incredible diversity of musical genres that thrive in every corner. Dotted with delicious restaurants and cafés, shops, museums and more, this street is the beating heart of Memphis, and a worthy destination for anyone who holidays in the area.

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