Up in Memphis the Music's Like a Heatwave....

Here's a challenge. Try visiting Memphis, TN and avoiding Elvis. I'll spare you some time & money...  it's not going to happen. Ever since The King moved to Memphis (he was born in Tupelo, MS), the town has been synonymous with his work. Don't get us wrong, there are plenty of other great music must-dos in Memphis, but we'll save those for another post. This is all about Elvis.

Of course, I have to mention Elvis' home, Graceland. To see it while in Memphis goes without saying. Still, there are a myriad of sites that will tell you more, and if you're reading this page, you already know about it. But I'm continually surprised by those who don't know about the other Elvis related sites, such as restaurants, and hotels in the area. There is even an "Elvis Week" long festival every August.

Did you know you can eat like Elvis? Yep. Restaurants like the Rock-n-Roll cafe will serve up Elvis' infamous banana and peanut butter sandwich to your liking. It'll cost you around $9. My insiders tell me, that another local haunt, The Arcade, will make the same sandwich for less than a King's ransom, but you won't find it on the menu. It's a secret item that you'll have to ask for.  

When you're finished there, walk off your sandwich (if you've actually managed to finish it!) at Elvis' auto row to check out his many cars, and of course the Lisa Marie private jet in all it's tacky glory. When you're finished for the day, head back to your room at the Heartbreak Hotel, where you can check into your own private Elvis-themed room, such as the Jungle Room, the Billiards Room, or a room inspired by Elvis' real (and famously off-limits) room upstairs at Graceland.