Beale Street

Vacation Travel Guide
Beale Street which includes nightlife, street scenes and a city

With iconic landmarks, historic buildings and live music venues, Beale Street, "the Home of the Blues" is Memphis as it was at the turn of the 20th century.

Spanning several city blocks in the heart of downtown Memphis, Beale Street is a hub of music, entertainment and history. Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Elvis Presley and Johny Cash all played here at various times, helping to develop the musical style known as the “Memphis Blues.” Today Beale Street is packed with nightclubs, concert venues, restaurants and galleries, making it a great place to wander.

Explore decades of music history at the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum. Commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibition showcases stories of the artists that influenced the blues movement.

Grab a meal and a drink at the Hard Rock Café. The site was once a recording studio for emerging musicians but today it serves as a time capsule of the rock ‘n' roll movement. Even if you don’t make it to Graceland, the restaurant’s top floor is filled with Elvis paraphernalia that will give you a glimpse into the life and career of The King.

Save room in your suitcase for souvenirs from A. Schwab Dry Goods Store. Since 1876, the shop has been a focal point in the neighborhood and is Beale Street’s oldest store. Browse the shelves for everything from trinkets to household goods. Afterward, head to nearby Dyer’s Burger, one of Memphis’s most famous restaurants since it was founded in 1912.

Beale Street also has a thriving contemporary music scene. Visit some of the small clubs which showcase unsigned artists or watch one of your favorite current artists perform in an intimate venue.

Walk along the length of Beale Street to take in the neon lights, historic landmarks and modern clubs. The iconic strip ends at Tom Lee Park. Located on the banks of the Mississippi, the park is an ideal place to finish your exploration of the area. Every May, the park hosts the Beale Street Music Festival, an event that showcases both world-renowned artists and emerging talent.

Beale Street is one of Memphis’s most-visited tourist attractions. It also serves as the gateway to other destinations around the city. The Peabody, Memphis Botanical Garden and Graceland are all within a 20-minute drive.

Top Hotels Close to Beale Street

Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
2.5 out of 5
175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN
The price is $154 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Downtown Memphis, this hotel is steps from Mississippi River, Handy Park, and Ida B. Wells Marker. Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Tri-State Defender ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
3.5 out of 5
33 BEALE STREET, Memphis, TN
The price is $169 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Downtown Memphis, this hotel is steps from Mississippi River and Orpheum Theatre. Statue of Elvis and Beale Street are also within 5 minutes. Memphis ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (147 reviews)
"Stayed in the river view suite. And it was amazing."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
4 out of 5
164 UNION AVENUE, Memphis, TN
The price is $169 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Downtown Memphis, this hotel is steps from Mississippi River, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and AutoZone Park. The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (256 reviews)
"Emily at the front desk was absolutely amazing . She went above and beyond for our stay . She made my boyfriends birthday extra special . A very nice hotel near everything . Thank you Emily for your kindness"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Beale Street

Hu. Hotel
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Ashburn to Beale Street
View all trips

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Beale Street

Popular places to visit in Beale Street

Beale Street

Choose one or more items to build your trip:

Best Lodging Options Near Beale Street

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
2.5 out of 5
310 Union Ave, Memphis, TN
The price is $132 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
3.5 out of 5
33 BEALE STREET, Memphis, TN
The price is $169 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
4 out of 5
164 UNION AVENUE, Memphis, TN
The price is $169 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
2.5 out of 5
175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN
The price is $154 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
4 out of 5
185 Union Ave, Memphis, TN
The price is $144 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
22 N B.B. King Blvd, Memphis, TN
The price is $151 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
ARRIVE Memphis
ARRIVE Memphis
4 out of 5
477 S Main St, Memphis, TN
The price is $150 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
ARRIVE Memphis
Hu. Hotel
Hu. Hotel
4 out of 5
79 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN
The price is $149 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Hu. Hotel
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
4 out of 5
170 Lt Geo W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN
The price is $191 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.