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East Memphis awaits: its entertainment, live music, food, and more!

Explore the family-friendly area of East Memphis—gourmet restaurants, shopping, and popular sights from Pink Palace Museum to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

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Top Hotels in East Memphis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Marriott Memphis East
Marriott Memphis East
3.5 out of 5
5795 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN
$116
per night
Nov 8 - Nov 9

Located in East Memphis, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lichterman Nature Center, Theatre Memphis, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Memphis Botanic Gardens- ...

4.2/5Very Good! (408 reviews)

"The staff at the Marriot East were excellent. They catered to our needs during our 2 day stay. The room was clean and welcoming! I will be using this hotel again when I return to Memphis!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Marriott Memphis East
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis
3.5 out of 5
5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN
$117
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

Located in East Memphis, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Theatre Memphis, Memphis Botanic Gardens- Hardin Hall, and Audubon Park. Dixon Gallery and Gardens ...

4/5Very Good! (1,177 reviews)

"We are nutritional therapists and find it almost impossible to find healthy food when traveling. The yoga and massage, plus the excellent City Silo Table and Pantry healthy cafe in the shopping strip across the street made us mark this spot as a favorite place to stay in when driving through town! ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis
Fogelman Executive Center
Fogelman Executive Center
3 out of 5
330 Innovation Drive, Suite 206, Memphis, TN

Located in East Memphis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art Museum of the University of Memphis and University of Memphis. Pink Palace Museum and Liberty ...

3.7/5Good! (50 reviews)

"Convenient location and a great price. This was our 4th or 5th visit."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Fogelman Executive Center
Hampton Inn Poplar
Hampton Inn Poplar
2.5 out of 5
5320 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN
$88
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

Located in East Memphis, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Theatre Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and Lichterman Nature Center. Memphis Botanic Gardens- ...

4.2/5Very Good! (799 reviews)

"My first room had a problem with the air conditioner, but the staff quickly moved me to another room. They were very helpful. Otherwise very nice hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Hampton Inn Poplar
Holiday Inn University of Memphis All Suite
Holiday Inn University of Memphis All Suite
3 out of 5
3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN
$99
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11

Located in East Memphis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art Museum of the University of Memphis and University of Memphis. Pink Palace Museum and Liberty ...

4.3/5Excellent! (281 reviews)

"Great location. Very easy check in/check out. Room big enough for our family of 6. Affordable."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Holiday Inn University of Memphis All Suite
Charming and Cozy Living in the Brown Door Cottage
Charming and Cozy Living in the Brown Door Cottage
Memphis, TN

Located in East Memphis, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sharpe Planetarium and Pink Palace Museum. University of Memphis and Liberty Bowl Memorial ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"It was exactly as you see in the pictures - very warm snd inviting. We really enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Charming and Cozy Living in the Brown Door Cottage

Popular things to do in East Memphis

University of Memphis
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University of Memphis

4/5(337 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to University of Memphis, a top college in Memphis. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Orpheum Theatre
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Orpheum Theatre

4/5(353 reviews)

Orpheum Theatre is a popular theater with a rich history in Memphis. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Beale Street
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Beale Street

4/5(1,723 reviews)

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.

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
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National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

4.5/5(758 reviews)

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel is a popular museum in Memphis with a story of its own. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and great live music.

Tom Lee Park
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Tom Lee Park

4.5/5(138 reviews)

This waterfront park on the edge of downtown Memphis offers paved walking paths, a tranquil atmosphere and stunning views.

AutoZone Park
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AutoZone Park

4.5/5(67 reviews)

Catch an event at AutoZone Park during your trip to Memphis. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top activities in East Memphis

Transportation and Elvis Experience Graceland Tour
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Transportation and Elvis Experience Graceland Tour

$78

Step into the glamorous world of Elvis Presley at his Graceland mansion. Walk around these hallowed halls with a guide to answer any questions you may have about The King. After paying your respects at his memorial, visit the Sincerely Elvis Museum and check out his impressive vehicle collection.

Sun Studio Tour
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Sun Studio Tour

$14

Delve into more than 50 years of fascinating history on your guided tour of Sun Studio. Step back in time to when legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded albums that made their mark on the history of music.

Memphis Musical Mojo Tour
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Memphis Musical Mojo Tour

$33

The Home of the Blues comes alive on this city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. All of the guides on this tour are professional Beale Street musicians who play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, while entertaining you with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities.

Discover Memphis Tour
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Discover Memphis Tour

$44

Get the complete Memphis experience on this all-inclusive 3-hour tour. It’s a part history tour, part attraction hopping, part food tour that will introduce you to everything that makes Memphis special.

Transportation with Skip-the-Line: VIP Graceland Tour
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Transportation with Skip-the-Line: VIP Graceland Tour

$120

Walk through gilded halls of Graceland and feel what it was like to be The King. Skip the line to wander through elaborately decorated rooms, stop at the Sincerely Elvis Museum, and see his customized jet, Lisa Marie.

Elvis Presley Birthplace Park in Tupelo with Transport from Memphis
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Elvis Presley Birthplace Park in Tupelo with Transport from Memphis

$195

Get an early morning start with pickup from your accommodation in Memphis and relax during the 1.5-hour drive across the Tennessee border into Mississippi. On arrival in Tupelo, hop off the coach to see the modest two-room house built by Elvis' father, where The King was born and raised.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting East Memphis

5 Historic Cities with Famous American Namesakes
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5 Historic Cities with Famous American Namesakes

Celebrate America’s origins in some of the historic cities its names come from

Soulful stops
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Soulful stops

Feeling the rhythm of rock 'n' roll in Memphis

Memphis, his way and her way
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Memphis, his way and her way

Experiencing the wonders of Memphis, his way and her way

Other neighborhoods in Memphis

University District
The Pink Palace Musuem and Planetarium located in Memphis, Tenn. It was originally owned by Clarence Saunders the owner of the Piggly Wiggly. He started construction on the home in 1922 but later sold it to the City of Memphis. The museum contains many exhibits detailing the history of Memphis.
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University District

Known for Skyscrapers, Universities, Opera Houses

You'll enjoy the coffeehouses and gardens in University District. You might want to make time for a stop at Pink Palace Museum or Galloway Golf Course.

East Midtown
Otherlands Coffee Shop in Memphis, TN is in the Midtown Neighborhood.  Their coffee is excellent and their claim to have the best cinnamon toast in the universe is no joke.  Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/1WHZLFP
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East Midtown

East Midtown might not have many top sights, but Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and Memphis Zoo are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Midtown
Ok, I’ve had BBQ from all the hot spots in the USA. Texas, North Carolina, a close second was Springfield , MO but this place topped them all. Central BBQ in Memphis, TN. The wait is usually out the door but it’s well worth it! I had to showcase it here if you’re visiting Memphis. It’s worth a taste. It’s my favorite!!!
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Midtown

Known for Zoo, Theaters, Entertainment

4/5(158 reviews)

Theaters, live music, and museums are just a few things travelers enjoy about Midtown. Check out Memphis Zoo or Minglewood Hall while you're exploring the area.

Vollintine-Evergreen
Authentic, Real, Raw Music that will shake your soul in a good way! They serve cold beers but hard booze is BYOB! #LikeALocal
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Vollintine-Evergreen

Though Vollintine-Evergreen might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Memphis Zoo and Overton Park.

Downtown Memphis
Memphis which includes street scenes, a bar and nightlife

Downtown Memphis

Known for Live Music, Entertainment, Dancing

4/5(1,419 reviews)

Downtown Memphis is a destination visitors seek out for is abundant dining options, interesting museums, and live music. You might want to check out attractions like Sun Studio or Fire Museum of Memphis while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Uptown
Great spot for a shot of the bridge to Arkansas. Sunset shot made in late January.
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Uptown

Known for Churches, Cathedrals, Historical Buildings

Uptown is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Memphis Pyramid and Cannon Center for Performing Arts while in the area.