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What To Do In Marvelous Memphis, Tennessee

Enjoy the Home of the Blues, from brunch to Beale Street and basketball

Jatara S
A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner poses in front of the sign of Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown Beale Street

Memphis, Tennessee, is known as the “Home of the Blues,” but don't let the name fool you. There’s nothing sad about the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.

Art piece of big block letters that read "Memphis," and in each letter is an aspect of Memphis, including Beale Street and the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team 

If you enjoy museums, then the National Civil Rights Museum on Mulberry Street is a must-see. It’s located inside of the famous Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Inside you’ll see exhibitions that tell the story of the fight to end segregation in the United States and learn about important events that took place in Memphis and beyond.

For a night out on the town, look no further than Beale Street. This iconic street, located in the heart of the city, stretches 1.8 miles from the Mississippi River to East Street. It’s full of nightclubs, theaters, restaurants, stores and bars, and there’s something for everyone, young and old. Beale Sweets Sugar Shack has what you need to satisfy a sweet tooth. Pop into B.B. King’s Blues Club for live music and a great atmosphere.

A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner poses at the Beale Street sign in Memphis, Tennessee 

Just around the corner from Beale Street is the FedExForum arena, home to the Memphis Grizzlies. Ticket prices start at $20, so catch a game to see superstar athlete Ja Morant lead the team to victory.

For me, a good breakfast is essential to the start of a great day. While visiting, we had a chance to enjoy a local favorite Sunrise Memphis. It’s a quick-serve diner with a colorful aesthetic known for their breakfast sandwiches — referred to as “sammies” — made on homemade biscuits that are worth a second trip. 

After you’ve traveled the town, what better way to unwind than a stay at Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown Beale Street? The Canopy is a trendy hotel with modern design and top-tier amenities that is easy to enjoy thanks to Hilton Honors™ Points. There’s also an on-site restaurant and bar with comfortable seating for you and your party to enjoy. The rooms are a sleek modern design with comfortable bedding, marble tiled walk-in showers and plenty of features to make your Memphis stay superior.

Read “Why I Love Hilton Grand Vacations’ Points System (Plus What To Do In Lake Placid, New York)” to see how another HGV Owner uses her ClubPoints to visit destinations across the U.S.

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Jatara S

Jatara became a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner in 2021 after staying at Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, in Las Vegas. Her father purchased his timeshare package in 1986, so Jatara traveled with her family from a young age. She’s excited to create new memories with her family, such as attending the NFL’s Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. Jatara upgraded to HGV Max and looks forward to the membership’s possibilities, such as family vacations in Sedona, Arizona.

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