Plan a Romantic Getaway in Memphis

Have a romantic date night with live music at Levitt Shell. Photo by Craig Thompson

Elvis at Graceland. Photo Credit: EPE

Elvis Presley on the grounds of Graceland.

Memphis Riverboat on the Mississippi. Photo Credit: Memphis Riverboats, Inc.

Memphis Riverboat on the Mississippi River

Restaurant Iris specializes in French-Creole cuisine. Join chef Kelly English today. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

River Inn Hotel on Mud Island. Photo Credit: Justin Fox Burks

River Inn of Harbor Town is one of Tennessee's most luxurious hotels. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

The James Lee House in Memphis is a beautiful bed and breakfast in the Victorian Village neighborhood. Photo by Andrea Zucker.

Chef Kelly English putting the final touches on a dish; Justin Fox Burks

Kelly English shows what makes him the best chef in Memphis. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

Twilight Sky Terrace at the Madison Hotel. Photo Credit: Justin Fox Burks

Beautiful views atop the Madison Hotel at the Twilight Sky Terrace. Photo by Justin Fox Burks

Join chefs Andrew Adams and Wally Joe at Acre in East Memphis for fine dining. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

Aerial view of Beale Street Landing Boat Dock in Downtown Memphis. Photo by Wendy Whittemore - Aerial Innovation of TN

Only two things are necessary for a romantic couples getaway in Memphis – you and your partner.

Memphis may be the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but she also knows how to slow down and treat you right. Bask in brilliant Mississippi River sunsets, enjoy a soothing couples massage or turn up your heels on Beale Street. Because of Memphis’ central location, you’ll spend less time traveling and more time enjoying each other.

If you’re the honeymoon couple that likes to spend a lot of time in your room, Talbot Heirs is a great choice. Located in the heart of Downtown Memphis, this trendy bed and breakfast will make you feel like royalty – right down to stocking the kitchen with items from your personal shopping list. If a boutique hotel is more to your taste, let the River Inn of Harbor Town pamper you with Champagne, wine, gourmet breakfast, and chocolate truffles at turn-down – all complimentary. The River Inn of Harbor Town has been named one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.

No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. Let the King love you tender with an intimate view of his career, life and legacy. We guaranteed you won’t be lonesome tonight after Elvis serenades the stress away. Stay in one of the VIP suites, designed by Pricilla herself, at the Guesthouse at Graceland, have a Southern dinner at Delta's Kitchen, and then relax in the hot tub by the pool. The next day you can hop the free shuttle and let the music fest continue to Sun Studio. Hear actual outtakes from the recording sessions of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and B.B. King. Touch Elvis’ first microphone and hear the story of this tiny studio in Memphis that launched the careers of legends.

Whether on your honeymoon or an anniversary vacation, there is no end of off-the-beaten-path things to do in Memphis. Meet up with fellow foodies and take a culinary tour of Memphis with City Tasting Tours. Rent a kayak and let Allen's Kayaking Adventure guide you down the Wolf River. Grab a cycle and race the Greenline’s 7-mile paved jogging and biking trail. Get nostalgic and take a city tour from the backseat of a ’55 Cadillac.

A romantic cruise is the perfect ending to a special day. Board one of the Memphis Riverboat’s authentic paddlewheelers for a dinner cruise and dance the night away against the beautiful backdrop of the city skyline.

Or stay on dry land. Horse-drawn carriage rides are a unique way to cozy up to your sweetheart. Pick one up at the Peabody Hotel and meander through historic streets and sites of Downtown Memphis. Step off at the Orpheum Theatre – where Broadway meets Beale and take in a show. Their playbook includes symphony, ballet, comedy acts, music and, of course, Broadway hits.

Although Memphis is definitely a kid-friendly town, the nights on Beale Street belong to adults. When the sun sets over the river, the neon wakes up on Beale. This world-famous stretch of clubs comes alive with blues, soul, rock ‘n’ roll and more.  Feel free to slide in and out of clubs sampling some of the best music and food in the city. Expect everything from Southern-style home cooking to savory barbecue to fresh seafood.  

Celebrating your anniversary? If you are looking for a restaurant with a romantic atmosphere, look no further. Depending on your individual taste, there are plenty of intimate dining options from quiet nooks at Folk’s Folly to the refined elegance of Catherine & Mary's  Downtown in the old Chisca Hotel building to the warmth of Acre in East Memphis.

Memphis has many ways of satisfying and downright spoiling you and your sweetheart.  Come enjoy a romantic weekend getaway of indulgence with a little adventure on the side.