Tennessee, Memphis Guide (B): Route 61: Memphis

Route 61: Memphis
From Clarksdale we went to Memphis. It was the city I was less excited to visit. Well, it was rather the destinations of whome I had lower expectations, and yet, it was the city that struck me the most. Not so much for its tourist attractions, but by its history and by the omnipresence of Elvis throughout. I've never been a fan of Elvis, and I didn't came here because it was his city, but his presence transformed Memphis into my favorite city.

De Clarksdale fuimos a Memphis. Creo que era una de las ciudades que menos ilusión me hacía visitar. Bueno, más bien era uno de los destinos de los que menos expectativas tenía y, sin embargo, fue la ciudad que más me impactó. No tanto por sus atracciones turísticas, sino por su historia y por la omnipresencia de Elvis en toda ella. Nunca he sido fan de Elvis, ni viajé hasta aquí porque fuera su ciudad, pero su presencia convirtió Memphis en mi ciudad favorita del recorrido.

What to see:

Beale St, this is where the blues bloomed from a wild Mississippi Delta seed into American popular music. Memphis royalty is honored here, from B.B. King to Elvis Presley. It is the Bourbon st of Memphis, full of neons, people and party.

South Main St, is a short walk from Beale St but it is totally different. Definitely one of my favorites parts of Memphis. Here you will find thrift stores like vinyl stores and great places to eat like the mythical Arcade, where Elvis used to have breakfast or Double J.

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Sights Map

Guide Name: Route 61: Memphis
Guide Location: USA » Memphis
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Beale St   South Main St   Arcade   Double J   Sun Studio   Graceland   The National Civil Rights Museum   Overton Square   Water Tower Pavilion   Burke’s Book Store   Red Roof Inn   Cracker Barrel Old Country Store  
Author: Midori Mori
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