A Romantic Memphis Getaway
Planning a romantic Memphis getaway is the perfect way to surprise your sweetheart with a romantic vacation they deserve. Memphis, Tennessee is known as the birthplace of rock and roll and the home of the blues, which makes it the ideal getaway for music lovers. Here, you'll find plenty of cozy spots for you and your loved one to be serenaded in with beautiful music and delicious food.
Memphis is also full of style, activity, and charm. Each neighborhood in this vibrant city is just a little different from the next so you’ll never run out of things to do. Adventure is calling! Plan your Memphis romantic getaway today. Here are a few ideas to help you plan the perfect trip for you and your sweetie.
What to Do In Memphis, Tennessee
Head downtown for a romantic evening strolling down Beale Street. Beale Street is one of the most iconic streets in America. You’ll find restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. You’ll hear the unmistakable sounds of the blues, jazz, rock, and R&B music playing all around you. Don’t be surprised if you spot a few street entertainers along the way. After catching a show or having dinner take a moonlight carriage ride for a little romance under the stars.
Beale street is definitely a “must-see” during your romantic Memphis getaway! For those of us who are interested in history, there is a lot of been seen and found here. The historic signage and buildings dating back to 1841 makes it a great place to take photos and imagine what it was like to live in those times.
Mud Island River Park
Mud Island River Park is another fun location to explore with your loved one. This small island, located right in the middle of the Mississippi River offers more to do than meets the eye. A short walk, or ride via a rented scooter or paddle boat, will lead you to Mud Island. Walk and splash through a scale replica of the Lower Mississippi River. Check out the Mississippi River Museum while you are there and grab a bite to eat at one of the Island’s cafes. If you time your visit right, you’ll even be able to see a concert while you are there!
What would a Memphis romantic getaway be without a trip to Graceland? Elvis’s home offers so much for couples to do and see. You can tour his mansion and the nearby museum to learn about the personal side of Elvis’s life. You can even tour his airplanes during your visit. For a truly romantic experience, plan your wedding or renew your vows at Graceland’s Chapel in the Woods.
American Dream Safari Tour
If you want to really get to know what Memphis is like book an American Dream Safari tour with Tad Pierson. He’ll drive you around in a 1955 Cadillac and tell you all that he knows about the city and its history.
Where to Stay
Now let's tackle where to stay! When planning a romantic Memphis getaway you have to plan ahead to get a great deal on your hotel or lodging so you have a gorgeous place to lay your head after all of that exploring all day long.
Guest House at Graceland
What better place to stay for a romantic getaway in the south than at the Guest House at Graceland. You and your sweetie will be treated like the King himself in one of the hotel’s posh suites. The hotel houses 450 suites which are decorated in line with Elvis' mansion style. For an extra special experience, you can rent one of the specialty suites upstairs, each with a different theme. The Guest House at Graceland offers several packages, including the Hunka Hunka Burning Love package, so be sure to check that out. This hotel is the perfect retreat for Elvis fans during their romantic Memphis getaway!
If you would rather stay downtown on Beale Street, then look no further than the Peabody Hotel. At the Peabody, you’ll be surrounded by luxury. Make sure to book a spa day treatment at Feather’s Spa. The Peabody Hotel is famous for its Mallard Ducks, which proudly march through the Grand Lobby each morning at 11am.
A must-do at The Peabody is their Afternoon Tea. Held Monday through Saturday afternoons from 1-3:30pm, this is an experience steeped in the style of the Old South, and one that we highly recommend. The Peabody is proudly called ‘the South’s Grand Hotel,’ and you and your sweetie will see why as soon as you step foot into the lobby.
If you love art and music then you’ll love Hotel Indigo. Located in the heart of downtown and close to all that the city has to offer, Hotel Indigo is the perfect oasis for your Memphis romantic getaway. The hotel itself is full of color and life. After a long day of exploring the city, you’ll love relaxing in their rooftop pool or enjoying a bite to eat at one of their famous restaurants.
Where to Eat
Even if you are only in town for a quick getaway you'll need some awesome places to eat! Everyone has to eat, right?! What better way to spice up your romantic getaways to the south than by planning out some awesome and romantic restaurants to visit while you are in Memphis.
You and your sweetie are sure to feel the love on an evening dinner cruise with Memphis Riverboats. Book a sunset dinner cruise and enjoy 2 hours of sightseeing, Memphis style barbecue, and live music from a jazz band.
If you want to eat on Beale Street then you must visit the Itta Bena, an exclusive restaurant located on the top floor of the B. B. King’s Blues Club. Don't miss out on their jumbo shrimp and grits which are tossed with shallots, bacon, garlic, shitake mushrooms, and a white wine sauce. The delicious entrees, intimate lighting and romantic music, make this the perfect place for a quiet romantic dinner for two.
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For a more relaxed evening, catch a bite to eat at Loflin Yard and enjoy your meal outside while you watch the trains pass by in the backyard. Or take your meal to the porch and enjoy your meal while rocking out to great music. This fun location is a great place to just sit down and relax for a while.
When you book a Memphis romantic getaway, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a perfect mixture of history, music, luxury, and adventure. You will be so glad that you chose Memphis for your romantic getaways in the South!
Travel Tip: Make sure you do some research before you embark on your southern adventure so that you don't miss out on any of the awesome attractions. Another tip is to check the weather forecast for the time you are planning on going. If you are planning on walking around outside on Beale street for the majority of your trip, you'll want to know what you are up against weather-wise. This also helps you to pack effectively! Packing Tip: Use packing cubes to stay organized and pack hassle-free! I love these because they are clearly labeled and come in great colors.
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Have you ever been to Memphis? What was your favorite part? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
If you have more time to extend your trip or if you are looking to plan another romantic getaway in the South, check out Romantic Tennessee Getaways for Two and 6 Romantic Southern Beach Getaways For Couples for plenty of inspiration and ideas for your next trip with your loved one!