About Memphis


Let's have a look around into background of Memphis
  • County: Shelby County
  • State: Tennessee
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 35.1494444
  • Longitude: -90.0488889
  • Time zone: US / Central
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Memphis

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring season (April and May) and Fall season (October and November)

Location

It is the largest city of the state of Tennessee and 23rd largest of the U.S.A. with a population of about 653,450 (2013 Census)

Distance from Memphis center to Airport

Memphis International Airport is considered to be the global "SuperHub" for FedEx Express and caters for commercial use with Millington Regional Jetport serving the general aviation needs of the city.

Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km

Driving Time: 16 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish and French

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Memphis International Airport and Millington Regional Jetport
  • Rail: City of New Orleans train, Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – MATA bus service ; Taxi – Orange Cab Services

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities

 

Emergency Contact Numbers in Memphis city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad:  +1 901-365-1068
  • Cab: +1 901-503-9850 (Orange Cab Service)
  • Airport: +1 901-922-8000 (Memphis International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 901-516-7000 (Methodist University Hospital)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Memphis.

  • Beale Street Music Festival
  • Vine to Wine at the Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis Botanic Garden
  • Legendary Shack Shakers, Levitt Shell

Tourist Attractions

  • Victorian Village Historic District
  • The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
  • Historic Mason Temple

Theatre & Concerts

  • The New Daisy Theatre
  • The Orpheum Theatre
  • B.B. King's Blues Club

Visit Top Restaurants in Memphis

  • Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
  • Itta Bena
  • Texas de Brazil

Top Shopping Centers in Memphis

  • Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
  • The Peanut Shoppe
  • Center for Southern Folklore

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Duck Breast And Lobster Gnocchi - Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce - Itta Bena
  • Fish Stew And Bacon Wrapped Filet - Texas De Brazil

Sports Club

Home of Memphis Grizzlies (National Basketball Association), the Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) and the Mississippi RiverKings (Southern Professional Hockey League)

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 2.50 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $ 2.12 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 964.12
  • Cheap meal: $ 12.25
  • Gasoline: $ 0.55 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $ 50.00
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