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Flying To Memphis With American Airlines

With American Airlines flights to Memphis, it's easy to experience the birthplace of rock and roll -- not to mention the home of the blues! The list of things to do in Memphis is almost endless, from visiting Graceland to indulging in finger-licking-good barbecue. Plan a trip here and get ready for a fun time for the whole family!

Things to Do in Memphis

For many, one of the first items on the list of activities in Memphis is paying a visit to Graceland. The home of Elvis Presley has been kept much the same as it was when The King lived there, from shag carpet on the walls to an in-home recording studio where many swear they can feel the late singer's presence. The full experience (which we recommend) includes access to the Elvis Automobile Museum, his custom jets and more.

After paying your respects at Graceland (Elvis and his family were laid to rest in the Meditation Garden), you'll want to swing by Sun Studio. You'll be shocked that so many legends of rock and roll shot to stardom from this tiny studio -- in addition to Elvis Presley, others who recorded here include Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Sun Studio Guided Tour takes about an hour and a half and you'll get to hear outtakes from recording sessions.

Add a trip down Beale Street to your list of things to do in Memphis. This is where the blues were born, and today you can still hear the genre being played live inside Beale Street's many clubs. The Memphis Rock 'N Soul Museum, which preserves the legacy of the region's music heritage, is just off Beale Street and it's a great place to end your stroll.

But arguably one of the most enjoyable activities in Memphis happens while you're seated -- at a table in any one of the city's many well-loved barbecue joints. In fact, savoring some good old-fashioned Memphis barbecue is nearly a religious experience. Sound like an exaggeration? Visit Memphis, have a taste and you'll see.

If the little ones in your group are less than impressed by Elvis, blues and barbecue, take them to the Children's Museum of Memphis. Or better yet, arrive early to the Peabody Hotel and snag a front-row seat for the procession of the famous ducks through the lobby and into the fountain (or in reverse, depending on the time of day). There are plenty of things to do in Memphis for the pint-sized set.

Fly to Memphis with American Airlines and you'll see it's easy to have a family trip that will hit the right note for everyone. Take a look at flights and start planning your getaway today.

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