You Will Love Living in Downtown Memphis
Looking for an area to live that is in the heart of it all? Downtown Memphis is not just the thriving center of business in the city, but it is also the cultural epicenter of the Mid-South.
With the sounds of music in the air, the smells of barbecue smoking, and the feel of the wind coursing off the Mississippi River, downtown Memphis has a unique feel that you can't find anywhere else. Steeped in history, downtown Memphis is home to many landmarks, museums, and sights that can only be experienced in this city.
Along with the history and culture Memphis is known for, downtown is also home to many modern amenities and recent additions. Restaurants and bars line the streets, gorgeous parks and trails sit alongside the River, and sporting venues – such as Autozone Park for Redbirds baseball games and the FedEx Forum for Grizzlies NBA games – make for a downtown that is as diverse as it is entertaining.
Fun Things To Do Downtown
If you like a good ghost tour, you will love Historical Haunts. Memphis could be considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the US. There are a number of guided tours you can choose from, including the Haunted Memphis Bus Tour, Haunted Pub Crawl, 2 in 1 Walking Tour and Ghost Hunt, Woodruff-Fontaine Ghost Tour, and more.
National Civil Rights Musem
See the history behind the movement. The National Civil Rights Museum is home to over 40 new films, 260 artifacts, and an interactive media tour that guides you through five centuries of history pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement. The museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day of the week, except for Tuesdays. You can visit the museum for free on Mondays after 3 p.m. with a valid Tennessee ID.
Memphis Farmers Market
The Memphis Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. April through October and is located at the Central Station Pavilion. There are a large number of local farmers and artisans, showcasing locally sourced food items, produce, and kitchen and garden arts and crafts. There is fun for the entire family with live music, weekly themed events, and programs.
Although Graceland isn't technically Downtown, it's only 8 miles away- a quick 15 minute drive! Graceland is where Elvis Presley called home. See Elvis' beautiful mansion, carefully manicured gardens, entertainment complex, and his personal aircraft. Also on the property is a wedding venue called Chapel in the Woods and the newly renovated Guest House, a beautiful hotel fit for the king himself.
Memphis Brew Bus
If you are a craft beer connoisseur, The Memphis Brew Bus is right up your alley. They will take you on a 3.5 hour tour, stopping at 3 local craft breweries. You get to take a tour of each facility and of course, get to sample their beer. Breweries you can visit include Memphis Made, Ghost River, Crosstown Brewing Co, Meddlesome, and Wiseacre. Tours are given most Saturdays 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Redbirds Baseball Games
AutoZone Park is home to the Memphis Redbirds Minor League Baseball team, a Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Redbirds games provide family fun, entertainment, and memories. Season tickets are available, as well as group ticket options.
The legendary Sun Studio started the careers of music greats such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, and Elvis Presley. Known as the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, Sun Studio features priceless memorabilia from the musical legends of the 50's. They are open daily for 45 minutes guided tours, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sun Studio is available for recording after daytime tours wind down.
Memphis in May International Festival
Held annually every May, the Memphis in May International Festival includes the city's largest events, such as the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and Beale Street Music Festival. Their mission is to promote and celebrate Memphis culture enhance international awareness through education, and foster economic growth. Hosting hundreds of thousands people each year, it has become one of the largest festivals in the country.
Mud Island Park
Mud Island Park consists of over five miles of riverfront area. Included are Greenbelt Park, Mud Island Park, Memphis Park, Ashburn-Coppock Park, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Riverside Park. There are a number of fun events, programs, and seasonal happenings regularly held on the riverfront. Mud Island Park is open to people of all ages, as well as their canine companions.
Grizzlies Basketball Games
You can't live in Grind City without going to a Memphis Grizzlies NBA basketball game. Held at the FedEx Forum, Grizzlies games provide a night full of fun and entertainment. Single and season tickets are available, and you can rent out suites for parties.
Home to the infamous Peabody Ducks, the Peabody Hotel is one of the most legendary hotels in Memphis. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been open since 1869. There is always something going on, including its annual New Year's Eve party and other daily and weekly events. The Peabody has several exquisite bars and restaurants, offering special food and beverages throughout the year.
Beale Street is an iconic street in Memphis and home to the blues. There are a number of bars, clubs, and restaurants, including favorites such as Alfred's, BB King's Blues Club, Rum Boogie Cafe, Silky O'Sullivan's, and more. For a day or night of adult fun, you can listen to live music, watch the Beale Street Flippers, or go on a historic tour.
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
See the best view in Memphis at the top of Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Bass Pro is located in the iconic Pyramid in Downtown Memphis. It is not just a store; it is a complete experience. Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid features a hotel, an interactive wetlands education museum, archery and pistol range, aquarium, nautical-themed restaurant, bowling, and more.
The Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre has hosted touring Broadway productions since 1977. The theatre also features local cultural and community events, comedy shows, Ballet Memphis performances, concerts, and more. The Orpheum also hosts a number of field trips and workshops for the community's youth with hopes to inspire a lasting love for the arts. You can view upcoming events on their website.
Memphis Escape Rooms
Escape Rooms are the latest craze. Memphis Escape Rooms has 9 unique escape games between their two locations. If you are up for a challenge, doing an escape room is a fun way to spend an hour with your family, friends, coworkers, or even strangers.
Find a Short-Term Apartment in Downtown Memphis
Many of our extended stay homes are located in one of the most scenic and beloved areas of downtown Memphis, Harbor Town. With gorgeous River views, restaurants, shops, and picture-perfect homes, Harbor Town is an oasis within the hustle and bustle of downtown Memphis.
To learn more about downtown Memphis and our available temporary housing solutions, call us today. Browse the properties below to find a home that fits your lifestyle.