Memphis in May Festival!

Memphis in May music festival! We stayed in a boutique hotel downtown and enjoyed the best food and music Memphis had to offer!

Memphis in May Festival!

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Mahlisa on July 18, 2006

Check out the zoo! You can ride the trolley around the zoo for a $1 a person! Very relaxing, and romantic if it's just the two of you! A horse and carriage ride is unbeatable during the fall when it's cool outside. Memphis has a lot of potential for a romantic trip! ${QuickSuggestions} If coming to the Memphis in May festival, stay as close as possible to the park...gets very busy and you can still hear the music if close enough without dealing with the drunk crowds late at night.${BestWay} Get a hotal downtown so you can walk! Most things are in walking distance! Most of the hotels can get a van to take you to Graceland or the zoo.

Pig on Beale

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Mahlisa on July 19, 2006

MMMMM, out of all BBQ restaurants, this was my favorite! Located right on Beale Street in the middle of downtown. I recommend ordering the platter for three people! You get chicken, chicken wings, pulled pork, ribs, three sides, and the best beer-battered onion rings I've ever had! You can dine right outside and people watch; well, actually they were watching the two of us in amazement eat that huge platter! I love that they add the BBQ rub in the coleslaw and on top of the side items, not just on the ribs. Good key lime pie, too! Make sure you have enough room! Prices are about average, not overpriced.
Pig on Beale
167 Beale St.
Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
(901) 529-1544

Pat O'Briens

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mahlisa on July 19, 2006

Dueling Pianos...a MUST-see! This was how the original dueling pianos sounded! Two pianos are set up on a "stage" and the two singers take song requests and sing back and forth. You tip them to play a song, but you can tip more if you want them to stop playing a song that someone else requests. That's where the dueling comes into play--watching people request college fight songs or weirdo songs that no one can stand to hear. Food isn't bad; we usually order fish 'n chips, good to snack on. Get there somewhat early on a weekend night, 9 or 10ish, to get a good seat in the bar.
Pat O'Brien's Memphis
310 Beale St.
Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
(901) 529-0900

Memphis Zoo

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Mahlisa on July 19, 2006

We went in May, on a Sunday, when it wasn't busy at all. The park is very clean and nonsmoking throughout. There's a restaurant with Backyard Burger in the front of the park and plenty of snack shops positioned at each of the exhibits. The park is uniquely decorated appropriately for each exhibit, and you can see the time and effort put into the design. The Asian-themed area is decorated like you're entering a fortress and imitates an Asian country. I recommend the train ride through the park. Though the park isn't overly large like some other state zoos, the train ride is a cheap ride around to observe all the exhibits.
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium
2000 Galloway
Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
(901) 276-9453

Horse-and-Carriage Ride

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Mahlisa on July 19, 2006

My husband and I went to Memphis for our wedding anniversary and couldn't pass up the horse-and-carriage ride at night through downtown. We picked up the carriage off of Beale Street and took an hour tour of Memphis at nighttime. The driver will tell you stories about Memphis, including why they all the drivers have their dogs with them! This ride was most romantic and topped off the night after dinner. We got dropped off by the river and continued the romantic night by walking by the moonlit river.

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