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|Memphis city centre|
|Memphis International Airport (MEM): 8 mi from city centre|
Planning a trip to Tennessee? Start your holiday with flights to Memphis, the state's most vibrant city. Flights touch down at Memphis International Airport (MEM), the world's busiest cargo airport. Us Airways, United and American Airlines all have hubs here.
Memphis can get extremely hot during the summer months. If you're not used to high heat and humidity, it's best to avoid booking a holiday in Memphis in July or August. Flights to Memphis should be booked at least six months in advance for the best fares.
Direct flights to Memphis take just under 13 hours from London.
Memphis is famous for a lot of things but it's big ticket attraction is Graceland, where Elvis Presley lived in his later years. Memphis is the birthplace of the blues and today it's one of the state's liveliest cities.
Graceland: This is by far the most popular attraction in Memphis. Take a tour of the house, check out the King's car collection, get up close to his costumes and gold records. At just about any time of the year you will spot plenty of Elvis fans dressed up like the King of Rock and Roll paying homage.
Beale Street: This is where blues music got its start. There are dozens of bars and clubs and most all offer live music. At night the street is closed to traffic so you can bar hop your way along the strip.
Mississippi River: This strong and mighty river runs right on through Memphis and is an important part of the city. For views of the river head to Tom Lee Park or take a river cruise.
Find more information on Memphis Travel.
Memphis doesn't have loads of choice when it comes to hotels and you'll find it quite tricky to find a hotel room in Memphis in either January or August (Elvis' birth and death months). You'll find the usual choices though: Doubletree, Holiday Inn, Motel 6, Marriott, Ramada, etc.