Tennessee
Memphis
Recommended
Memphis The Essential
Recommended
Known as the "home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll," this bustling Mississippi River city is a lively place with an appealing blend of Southern manners, cosmopolitan riches, and rough-and-tumble river blues. Its most internationally famous resident, the late rock-and-roll singer Elvis Presley, personified all this as he put Memphis on the map. Revitalized and bopping long into the night, Beale Street in downtown Memphis is lined with music clubs, restaurants and music shops issuing continual strains of Mississippi Blues, one of America's most distinctive musical genres.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Memphis
Graceland
Graceland
Even for those inured to the Elvis myth,
90 minutes
Mud Island River Park
Mud Island River Park
A man-made island just offshore from
360 minutes
The National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum
From the outside, this unusual museum
Beale Street Historic District
Beale Street Historic District
A four-block-long, neon-lit midway of
90 minutes
Hunt-Phelan Home
Hunt-Phelan Home
Owned by the same family for 160 years,
15 minutes
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Opened to the public in 1976, this first
90 minutes