One night at around 10 pm, my roommate and I were sitting around our dining room table talking about our work schedules when we realized we both had the next few days off. One of us suggested we spontaneously go on a little trip, and since I had a friend living in Memphis, Tennessee I figured that would be a pretty good choice. Neither of us had been to Memphis before or really given it much thought, but a free place to stay is a free place to stay. I quickly texted my friend to ask if he’d be okay with us staying with him on such short notice and thankfully he was. When I say this was a spontaneous trip, I mean we left right then and there. We started our 6 hour drive from Kennesaw to Memphis at 11 pm and got there at 4 am. I have to say both my roommate and my friend in Memphis are All Stars for allowing this trip to happen so late at night.
Here is what we did while we were there:
Got Memphis BBQ
We obviously had to get some of the famous Memphis Barbecue while we were there. Thankfully, my friend knew the perfect place to go. He took us to his favorite BBQ place called Central. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water! The food definitely didn’t disappoint. Trying cities’ famous foods is one of my favorite parts of trips, and I cannot stress enough that you should make some time for some BBQ while you are there.
Watched the Sunset
Once again, my friend came through with a cool Memphis spot. He took us to Riverside Street, specifically Tom Lee Park, where we had a great view of the sunset over the Mississippi River. I’d recommend taking the time to come chill here and catch a sunset or two during your trip as well.
Memphis may not be at the top of your list of places to go unless you’re a big Elvis fan, but it is a great trip if you’re looking for a destination that doesn’t take too long to really experience. It’s range of attractions makes it a great spot for anyone, and it doesn’t take much out of you to explore. Therefore, if you are able to reserve a few days for a Memphis trip, then I’d recommend doing so. Thank me after you’ve had the barbecue.