Few cities can lay claim to contributing as much to the collective identity of the South as Memphis. Marriott hotel guests will no doubt be enthralled by the fact that this metropolis is still infinitely capable of exuding Southern charm, from its rich musical heritage (and increasingly vibrant live music scene) to the array of family-owned restaurants that serve what’s arguably the country’s best barbecue.
As you prepare to set out from your hotel in Memphis, make your first stop Beale Street, where you can pay homage to the earliest foundations of rock and roll music and catch up-and-coming musicians in a single afternoon. Continue your musical pilgrimage by visiting sites like Graceland and the Smithsonian Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, or deviate from the path to explore more solemn destinations like the Lorraine Motel and the adjoining Civil Rights Museum.
Marriott hotels in Memphis are a stone’s throw away from some of the best Southern fare anywhere. Charlie Vergos, Corky’s Bar-B-Q and Central BBQ, just to name a few, are all tried-and-true sources of Memphis’s famous pulled pork. Finally, top off a day of adventure and good eats with a carriage ride through downtown and along the Mississippi.