Sometimes the best trips all come down to timing. Weather, events, crowds - it’s good to do a little digging before you book that flight and travel apartment. We’re here to tell you Memphis in May is a sure thing - in fact, we’re breaking down the Top 7 Reasons to plan your trip this spring, just in case you need that extra push - queue the common sense reasons!
Reason #1 - The Weather
It can get real toasty and humid in Memphis, but the month of May pretty perfect weather to wander around the city. With highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s - you can pack light for sunny days and breezy nights.
Reason #2 - Beale Street Music Festival
This 3-day, 4-stage event features more than 60 of the best live acts around. Don your best festival outfit this May 3-5 and join 100,000+ fellow fans from around the world who descend upon Memphis for this epic weekend.
Reason #3 - World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest
You can smell this event from a mile away. This May 15-18, let the alluring wafts of the world’s best barbeque beckon you to indulge in a novelty amount of ribs, brisket - heck even the whole pig.
Reason #4 - Great American River Run
Take a 3-day weekend this Memorial Day wto run around Memphis during the May 25 half marathon and 5k race. Run along the Mississippi to the finish line where a massive Memphis post-race party awaits.
Reason #5 - Celebrate Memphis’ 200th Birthday
Memphis was founded in 1819 - and the city is celebrating its’ 200th birthday in style! The bicentennial bash happens on May 25 - you can expect tons of food, music and locals loving on their city.
Reason #7 - We Now Have 4 Memphis Properties
You read right - we’ve expanded our travel apartments in Soul City and now have 4 different locations to choose from in the Core / Civic Center and South Main neighborhoods:
Stay Alfred on 4th Street - perfect for sports fans, close to AutoZone park
Stay Alfred on Madison Avenue - located just blocks from Beale street
Stay Alfred at Chisca - historical building with modern amenities like a rooftop patio, business center and gym
Stay Alfred on South Front Street - centrally located with a cutting edge fitness center, poolside dining and spa
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