Home of the Blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Otis Redding and B.B. King all got their start in Memphis in the 1950s/60s. During the 1960s, the city was at the center of civil rights issues. The Lorraine Motel is where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the day after giving his prophetic I've Been to the Mountaintop speech.
A town full of spirit and life, Memphis is a fabulous locale for your next vacation. Here are my top ten choices for the best places to experience in the largest city on the Mississippi River.