Home of the Blues, Soul & Rock ‘N’ Roll
Looking where to travel next on Southwest Airlines, a must is Memphis, Tennessee. Any trip to Memphis should start with a visit to Beale Street and Sun Studios, where artists including Elvis, Johnny Cash, B.B. King Carl Perkins and more got their start. Nearby you will find the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, now immortalized as the National Civil Rights Museum. In the outskirts of town, the 120 acres of Graceland are dedicated to the life and career of an American legend, Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll complete with his home, museum featuring his gold records, jeweled jumpsuits, classic cars and airplanes lets you experience Elvis like never before.
Also known as the Barbecue Capital of the World, arrive hungry, as there are over 100 barbecue joints in town, the most famous of which is Central BBQ. Known for the Smoke in their Sauce, they use a blend of locally grown hickory and pecan woods to create the unique aromas and flavors.
In the heart of downtown, you will find “The South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody Memphis is legendary for its gracious hospitality, and rich history including their world-famous ducks who march through the lobby at daily 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Peabody Memphis also houses the famous Lansky Bros clothier to Elvis and B.B. King.
You can move your soul, enjoy barbeque, and discover the beauty and history of the South in Memphis, making it a perfect ESCAPADITA.