Located in the southeastern corner of the US, Memphis is the largest and most-often visited city in the sunny state of Tennessee. The exciting city of Memphis is well-known for being the home of the blues and the birthplace of the legendary Elvis Presley. Orbitz.com can assist you in planning your trip, finding a quality hotel in the area, and arranging affordable airfare to Memphis�s airport from almost anywhere in the world.
Memphis International Airport
Memphis International Airport is located nine miles from the business center of East Memphis and eleven miles south of the downtown core. Memphis is home to worldwide shipping company Federal Express, which makes it the busiest and largest cargo airport in the world. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport for transport between the airport and the city. Memphis airport serves more than ten million travelers each year.
Getting Downtown from the Airport
Taxis depart from the Terminal B baggage claim area found on the ground level. A taxi coordinator is stationed in the Taxi Booth from 5:30 a.m. until the last flight of the day, to assist passengers with all of their travel destinations. It will cost approximately $30 to get to Memphis�s downtown area.
This southern city has a beautiful sunny climate from early spring to late fall with a short, mild winter. Springtime highs average around 65�F, and the summer temperatures can reach 90�F or higher. Winters temperatures occasionally fall below freezing, but the average daily high is still around 50�F. ��
Reasons to Love Memphis
Being the home of Elvis Presley, it is no surprise that Graceland is the number one tourist attraction in the city. Memphis also has a variety of other entertaining tributes to music including, Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. If you are a true music lover, you should also check out Beale Street, which is known for being the Home of the Blues. Beale Street features dozens of bars and clubs, most of them featuring live music. At night the street is closed off to vehicles and you can drink on the street. Some bars even have drinks-to-go windows where you can get a beer in a travel cup for $5. Most bars also have no cover charge. Another great attraction is the six-mile stretch of Summer Avenue. This shopper�s paradise has an incredible variety of stores, luxury services and multiethnic food choices. If you are planning a trip for your family, there is also Memphis Zoo, which has almost 3,000 animals including giant pandas.
Plan Your Memphis Vacation
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