Memphis, TN, Travel Guide

Adam Richman heads to Tennessee for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, where the competitors have taken their love of pig to extreme heights with ingenious smokers, elaborate ...

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The Arcade

The Arcade is a Memphis institution and one of Adam’s favorite spots. Order an Elvis -- their peanut butter and banana sandwich.

540 S Main St
Memphis, TN 38103

 
Eat
Gus’s Fried Chicken

Gus’s is a Memphis must. Just steps from the Memphis in May festival, it serves great food for a good price. The chicken is one-of-a-kind, but don’t miss the delicious sides.

310 S Front St
Memphis, TN 38103

 
See & Do
Memphis In May

A meat lover’s dream. Memphis in May is a month-long celebration, with the international barbecue festival as the main event. Be sure to stop by Willingham’s, the only booth that both competes and sells their creations to the public.

56 S Front St
Memphis, TN 38103

 
See & Do
Pink Palace Museum

You can find just about anything at this museum, from a replica of the first Piggly Wiggly to dinosaur fossils. There’s also a planetarium, IMAX theater and nature center.

3050 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111

 
Sleep
River Inn of Harbor Town

Stay in style at this romantic hotel located right on the banks of the Mississippi River. With Southern-style architectural touches throughout the premises, this hotel won’t disappoint -- especially with their complimentary gourmet breakfast.

50 Harbor Town Sq
Memphis, TN 38103

 
Sleep
Sleep Inn

Nestled in the heart of Court Square, the Sleep Inn is close to the waterfront, right on the trolley line and only a 5-minute walk to Beale Street. Be sure to grab brunch at Blue Plate Café, just across Court Square.

40 N Front St
Memphis, TN 38103

 

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