Downtown Memphis Professional Review and Guide
"It may seem a bit extravagant to make a day trip out of heading to the westernmost point of your own city, but the revitalization of downtown keeps locals and visitors coming back for more. Union and Poplar both feed city traffic into the heart of downtown. But however you get here, you’ll be glad you came. With all of the renovation that’s been going on downtown, if you haven’t visited the heart of the city lately, you may not even recognize it.
Founded in 1819, Memphis is currently the eighteenth largest city in the nation. The downtown area is laid out in a grid, consistent to our founding fathers’ scale of the city. This city on the river, named for its Egyptian counterpart on the Nile, has lots to be proud of. From blues to barbecue, Memphis has made a national name for itself here on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."