News Item Names Memphis as Great Urban Weekend Escape

October 02, 2012

Looking for a trip filled with culture, entertainment and impeccable dining? According to, Memphis is where you should plan your next weekend escape.

"The 800-pound gorilla of Memphis tourism is Graceland," says Contributor Larry Olmsted. "For many visitors, Graceland alone is enough reason to make the trip to Memphis, and I can appreciate that because it is a really good attraction and very well run."

The article focuses on the many tourist attractions available in Memphis. Elvis fans looking for a weekend packed with entertainment, museums, and tasty Southern cuisine, can find what they are looking for in the Bluff City. The article highlights the nightlife on Beale Street and the family entertainment available at the Memphis Zoo. also looks at the many options available for music lovers to experience Memphis' rich musical history. Fans can see the origins of music greats by visiting the Stax Museum, Sun Studio, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and Graceland. There's even options for the history buff in your traveling crew! Learn about Memphis' impact on the Civil Rights Movement at the National Civil Rights Museum or visit other historic attractions available in Memphis.

"For its size, Memphis is simply jammed with must-see, must-do, and must-eat choices, and there are more than enough reasons to make a long weekend trip – as soon as possible!"

Read Forbe's "Great Urban Weekend Escapes" featuring Memphis at Ready to visit Graceland? Check out our Music By region section on for more information on music hot spots along the Mississippi River and plan your rock 'n' roll pilgrimage with our free online trip planner.