Memphis living is easy with a Southern flair. Home of the Blues, and home to worldwide companies such as FedEx, Autozone, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and more, Memphis is a vibrant and thriving city on the Mississippi River. A moderate climate and lots of sunshine allows nearly year round outdoor activities. Almost all precipitation is rain, with a few snowflakes in the winter months.
Memphis is exciting. The FedEx Forum opened in 2004, and is host to the Memphis Grizzlies NBA basketball team, as well as the the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team, coached by former NBA star and hometown hero, Penny Hardaway. Other Forum events include major concerts like The Rolling Stones and Elton John, major boxing events, the circus, and more.
In the spring and summer months, Redbirds stadium is alive with AAA baseball.
The Orpheum Theatre has been restored and is a beautiful reminder of the gorgeous architecture throughout the city. Broadway shows, concerts and movies are hosted here.
Mud Island is a replica of the Mighty Mississippi from it’s mouth all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Take a tram over and don’t miss the museum which tells the mighty history of the rive and the Memphis area.
There’s the Memphis Cook Convention Center, the state-of-the-art Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, which seats over 2,000 and is home to the fantastic Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Beale Street is a favorite of both local and national blues artists who play in its many nightclubs, or in adjacent Handy Park. Stop by the Memphis Music and Blues Museum, Sun Studios and Stax Records. And of course, don’t miss the Lorraine Motel and a side trip a few miles south to Graceland.
Main Street is another attraction, with its trolley cars and last Friday of the Month, Trolly Tours of local artist shops and venues.