In Grind City, there's no shortage of tried and true activities to attract newcomers from all around. There's Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum, Sun Studio, and Beale Street… and it’s pretty common knowledge that one can eat some the best barbeque in the world while gallivanting around town.
And while we've told you all about our amazing restaurants and brunches, cocktail bars, and America's greatest burger dive, there's still so much more to explore. So let's eschew the obvious, embrace the unknown, and really get into the things that make Memphis one of the best cities in the South.
Downtown/West Memphis, Arkansas
There are many ways to enjoy the Mighty Mississippi, and it should be at the top of everyone’s list. Big River Crossing gives visitors the opportunity to cross the river from Memphis, TN to West Memphis, AR on foot or by bike and take in staggering views along the way. The four wheeling crowd should cross the new bridge just before sunset, meander along some country roads in West Memphis, AR (take the Mound City exit) and then return to catch the Memphis skyline at dusk. Picnics on the bluff in Harbor Town are always a great choice as well. Restaurants offering stellar views include River Terrace and the Gray Canary.