What to Do around The Westin Memphis Beale Street
Collected by Westin AFAR
Memphis is a city with character and soul. It can be found in its beloved blues and the rock 'n' roll that was born here and the food that feeds it all. The best part? Most of the fun is in the Downtown district and reachable by foot.
567 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
From April through October, much of Downtown Memphis’ residents—not to mention those who live throughout the region—can be found at the Memphis Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings. Farmers and producers from around the Mid-South region bring...
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The birthplace of rock and roll—it’s that simple to describe what makes Sun Studio significant. In the summer of 1954, a young, unknown truck driver picked up a guitar during a session at 706 Union Avenue and made history with his recording of “...
251 Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Beale Street Landing has taken years to come to fruition, but the riverboat docking facility is a welcome sight for those wanting to photograph the beautiful Mississippi River. In the planning and construction phases for about 10 years, the...
450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The National Civil Rights Museum symbolizes one of the darkest moments in the history of Memphis while serving as one of its great tourism points of pride. The museum opened in 1991 at the site of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King...
409 S Main St 3rd floor, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Visiting Memphis on the last Friday of the month? Head to the South Main Historic Arts District, where from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the South Main Art Trolley Tour makes the neighborhood jump. The historic warehouse district's resurgence began with...
200 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
When AutoZone Park opened in the spring of 2000, it was widely considered to be the best ballpark below the Major League Baseball level. Fourteen years after that first season for the Redbirds’ home ballpark, it remains one of the best minor...
Riverwalk, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Looking for a place to walk or run with views of the Mississippi River? The Riverwalk along the top of the bluff might be the solution. The Riverwalk is a paved trail/sidewalk that begins where Riverside Drive heads downhill toward the river on...
Beale St, Memphis, TN, USA
Where the historic cobblestone landing meets Tom Lee Park, and the tip of Mud Island joins the Wolf River Harbor and the Mississippi River, you'll find Beale St Landing. This modern river dock is home of the Mother of all riverboats. Longer than a...
191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
It's said that Elvis recorded the first rock 'n' roll song nearby at Sun Studio. But to understand why Memphis was the perfect spot for Sam Phillips and Elvis to make that first rock record, a visit to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a must. The...
145 Lt. George W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Ever wonder about the instruments your favorite musicians play on stage? At the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Downtown Memphis, you can learn about the famous guitar and see where it’s made. Lasting about 45 minutes, tours take visitors into the...
62 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Quick trivia question: Where is the court in Downtown Memphis' Court Square? Well, actually, there isn't one. Court Square, between Main and Second streets, is a few blocks from the courts and other government entities in Downtown Memphis. In the...
Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The river is the city's greatest asset, but surprisingly, Memphis doesn't have many vantage points to truly enjoy the Mississippi. Tom Lee Park, at the foot of Beale Street, is one of the few spots. The long swath of open space adjacent to the...
251 Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Memphis Riverboats has been offering sightseeing and dinner cruises on the Mississippi River since 1955. The family-owned business operates the cruises from the historic Cobblestone Landing as well as the new Beale Street Landing facility nearby....
2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
As one of the top-rated zoos in the USA, the Memphis Zoo is only one of a few zoos that exhibit Giant Pandas. If you'd like to see the Pandas, they are usually up and about when it's feeding time and napping the rest of the time. There's a lot to...
Stax Museum, 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126, USA
“Well, after Graceland and Sun Studio we just didn’t save time for Stax. Guess we were a little music-museum’ed out.” -People who recently visited Memphis, offering an excuse that simply won’t fly! Memphis definitely has a great share of musical...
3905, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The Orpheum Theatre features touring Broadway musicals, the shows of big-name bands, and performances by local companies. The Orpheum has recently hosted national musicals, including Jersey Boys, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables,...
118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The Fire Museum is a fun place for the kids to play while learning about fire safety. The Downtown Memphis attraction is home to several antique fire trucks and other firefighting machines. There is also a large room filled with interactive...
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