Tourists can enjoy the peak season in Memphis without worrying about their budget. May is the festival season, which attracts huge crowds from around the world. Even in August, the celebration of Elvis Week brings global fans to Graceland. In this crowded season, there are several budget-friendly tricks and strategies that can be used to save more.
Buy Memphians entertainment book
Memphis entertainment book is jammed with coupons for city stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Coupons are for savings like ‘Buy 1 Get 1 FREE’ but are a good way to stay on budget.
Visit city’s free attractions
Since 1930s, Peabody Ducks have marched from Peabody Hotel roof top in an elevator to a lobby with red carpet rolled out and the procession moves towards an ornate fountain. A march-melody plays in the background and is a delightful sight that attracts tourists.
In the evening or afternoon, tourist can stroll on the South Main Historical District. Browse through many art galleries and boutiques. There is a free trolley tour on Friday, if you don’t desire to walk Downtown Street.
On specific days, admission to several attractions is FREE. A Tennessee resident can walk around the Zoo on Tuesdays. On Saturday mornings and even on Tuesday’s admission to Dixon Gallery and Gardens are free. You can enjoy impressionistic art collection in the beautiful gardens.
On Tuesdays, you can see largest collection of cultural, historical and archeological exhibits for Free at Pink Palace. On Wednesday, plan a picnic at T.O. Fuller State park or visit nature center at Meeman-Shelby Forests.
Opt for budget friendly hotel
A collection of economically priced hotels are there along I-55, in Mississippi [Southside]. Obviously, there is traffic issue if you desire to visit the city’s core from this location. You can consider high-priced midtown or downtown location.
Mid town hotels are good options for families, where amenities like pools and free breakfasts will be enjoyed. Downtown there is gamut of landmarks and motels offering basic amenities. Jefferson Cottages and Residence Inn is popular self-catering options.
The hop tour bus is a super way to explore Memphian land without car. You can Hop off at any attractions and spend time sightseeing as much as you can before boarding next bus to move on with the sightseeing tour.
There is the Sun Studio Shuttle, which runs 7-days between three best music attractions – Rock ‘N’ Soul museum, Sun Studio and Graceland. Seats are for free on first come first serve basis. An Old Back beat tour music bus offers an in-depth view of Memphians rich musical heritage.
Use a free map app and walk around nearby attractions or go shopping. You can even rent a cycle and from the Big River Crossing view the beautiful sunset. You can even pedal through the Overton Park, which is home to the Brooks Museum, Memphis Zoo, and the Old Forest Arboretum. You will even find Greenline full of walkers, runners, bikers, and hikers, which runs through the core of this city.
Where to eat?
Memphians serve the best barbecue. You can sample them at Rendezvous, Corky’s, and The Commissary without damaging your budget.