100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die, 2nd Ed

100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die, 2nd Ed

by Samantha Crespo

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100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die, 2nd Ed by Samantha Crespo

It's easy to spend a rockin' good time in Memphis sticking strictly to the biggies - Elvis; barbecue; the blues. For the record, you should experience these. But you should also note that behind every Memphis attraction known worldwide, there are layers upon intimate, authentic layers to discover - if you know where to look. 100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die is that kind of guide, and its new second edition takes you even deeper into this truly original American city. Updated with the latest recommendations, new twists on popular attractions, and itineraries through of-the-moment neighborhoods, this book shares an insider's tips so you won't miss a thing, from paddling as the sun sets over the mighty Mississippi River to laughing out loud during a storytelling "slam." Whether you're a first-timer, repeat visitor, or even a local, this fresh spin on all that's beloved (or sure to be loved) about Memphis reveals how to make the most of your Bluff City ramble.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681060408
Publisher: Reedy Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Samantha Crespo is keen on playing tourist in her own town and beyond, though she feels most at home in the American South - where she road-trips, camps, and bounces between big cities and small towns as a freelance writer and editor. Catch her locally televised "Hometown Tourist" segment, based on her book 100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die. Or, read Samantha's features in visitor guides for the state of Tennessee and the city of Memphis, follow her Memphis insider blog at TNVacation.com, and find her contributions on travel sites including MemphisTravel.com, TravelSouthUSA.com, and VisitTheUSA.com, the official website of Discover America.

Table of Contents

Preface xii

History and Heritage

1 Do Beale Street by Day 4

2 Hail the American Queen 6

3 Ride the River 7

4 Cover 954 Miles in Five Blocks 8

5 Get Schooled by the Shelby County Historian 9

6 Bonus: 5 More Ways to Relish the River 10

7 Quiz Your Crew at the Cotton Museum 11

8 Stick Around After the Duck March 12

9 Get on Board 13

10 Reflect on the National Civil Rights Museum 14

11 Map MLK in Memphis 15

12 Don't Take These Homes for Granted 16

13 Make Yourself at Home in Central Gardens 18

14 Repeat: Elmwood Cemetery Is a Park 19

15 Shrine On 20

16 Play Archaeologist at Chucahssa 21

17 Learn Free 22

18 Time-Travel in Collierville 23

19 Then, Square Up 24

The Arts (and Artful Souvenirs)

20 Smile for Amurica 29

21 Get a Load of This Broad 30

22 Bonus: 7 Steps to DIY Souvenirs 32

23 Study the Memphis Masters 34

24 Come to Crosstown 35

25 Dance to a Different Beat 36

26 Celebrate the Dixon's 40th 38

27 Get to This House Party 39

28 Screen an Indie 40

29 Visit the Country's Metal Museum 41

30 #freeopera 42

31 Go Backstage at The Orpheum 43

32 Give a Standing O 44

33 Stumble on This Celeb Photographer 45

34 Soak Up South Main 46

35 Drive In 48

36 Rummage in Style 49

37 Look Through Ernest Withers's Lens 50

38 Spill It 51

39 Bonus: 5 More Scenes for Story-Seekers 52

Sports and Recreation

40 Roll Up on a Grizz Party 57

41 Cycle the Country's Most Improved Bike City 58

42 Play Indoors and Out 60

43 Get Hoopy 61

44 Paddle the Wolf 62

45 Hang with a Naturalist 63

46 Fall for This Maze 64

47 Get River Fit 65

48 Run Wild in This Backyard 66

49 Hike an Old Forest in the Heart of the City 67

50 Bonus: 5 More Ways to Play in Overton Park 68

51 Round the Bases with Rockey 69

52 Join the Revolution 70

53 Trump Central Park 71

54 Log 26.2 (or Scream Like a, Well, Cheerleader) 72

55 Bring Your Board with You 73

56 Stretch for Your Hops 74

Food and Drink

57 Start Your Day the Memphis Way 79

58 'Cue Up Some Grub 80

59 Sniff Out the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest 81

60 Feed Your Soul 82

61 Fry More Chicken 84

62 Feast on Farm-to-Table 85

63 Eat This Burger Outside 86

64 Bonus: 4 More Dives with Delicious Burgers 87

65 Eat Around the World 88

66 See What the Buzz Is About-on a Budget 90

67 Make It a Supreme 92

68 Bonus: 5 More Wins for Your Sweet Tooth 93

69 Drink the Water (It's What Makes the Beer Taste So Good) 94

70 Toast to the Music 96

71 Get Spirited 98

72 Detox 99

73 Pick Your Own 100

74 Bonus: 5 More Spots to Bag Foodie Souvenirs 101

Music and Nightlife

75 Spend Sunday Morning with Reverend Al 106

76 Brunch with "The Walking Jukebox" 107

77 Join the Caravan '08

78 See What's New About Being Blue 109

79 Experience Graceland on Any Budget 110

80 Tour a Guitar Factory 112

81 Feel the Vibration 113

82 Connect the Dots 114

83 Find Shangri-La 115

84 Tour Stax with a Memphis Horn 116

85 Slip into Sam's Office 117

86 Live the Dream 118

87 Bonus: 3 More Rides That Rock 119

88 Pack in for a Tiny Bar Concert 120

89 Come Home, Music Lover 121

90 Bonus: 5 More Things to Do on Beale Street at Night 122

91 Center Yourself 124

92 Haunt Earnestine & Hazel's 125

93 Return to Lafayette's 126

94 Get a Shell of a Deal 127

95 Bonus: 5 More Places to Listen Up 128

96 Circuit These Festivals 129

97 Stalk This Band 130

98 Bonus: 5 More Super-Groups to Catch While You're in Town 131

Additional Tours and Resources

99 4 More Ways to Get Around Town 134

100 Give Back 135

Suggested Itineraries 136

Free Activities 139

Activities by Season 141

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