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Spend Spring Break in Memphis, Tennessee

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 20, 2023

© The Central Station Memphis

Destinations / North America

Memphis, Tennessee’s, cultural and musical history make it a great spring break spot for family travelers.


Book a stay at The Central Station as your home base. Located in a former transportation hub in the city’s South Main District, the property pays homage to Memphis’ musical history. There is an on-site Listening Lounge, showcasing Memphis-based EgglestonWorks speakers and a collection of curated playlists. The lobby bar, Eight & Sand, features a library of vinyl records and hosts DJs daily.


© The Central Station Memphis


Learn more about Memphis with visits to some of the city’s best cultural museums, including National Civil Rights MuseumStax Museum of American Soul Music and Graceland. A visit to Memphis isn’t complete without sampling the city’s unique cuisine. Experience Memphis-style ribs at Central BBQ. Heat seekers, head to Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken and try the hot and spicy chicken. Indulge in classic, French-inspired fare at James Beard award finalists’ Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman’s restaurant, Bishop. Enjoy the great outdoors with visits to Big River Crossing and Shelby Farms Park. A night out on Beale Street is a must for music lovers.


Visit this spring to take part in some of the city’s events and festivals. Beale Street Music Festival takes place May 5–7. For foodie travelers, check out Memphis Black Restaurant Week (March 5–11) or the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (Mary 17–20).


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