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Sep 082011

There are many romantic getaways near Memphis TN for couples to enjoy and have memorable time for lifetime. Also, there are so many romantic places to visit even for newly wedded couples to enjoy their honeymoon as well.

Memphis, Tennessee is known for three main things – excellent barbeque, blues music and the bluffs of the great Mississippi. This city has a diverse cultural background. A number of important events took place here in the history. This city has something to offer for everyone, and people of varying interests.

The Mid South city is known for the mighty Mississippi. The city makes its way along the border of the city and forms a demarcating line between Tennessee and Arkansas. Steam wheelers have been set up here to churn up the rolling, brown water. You can enjoy a steam boat trip from March 1st to November 30th. You may also drive down I-55 to reach Riverside and set sail on a paddleboat just like olden days. This trip will prove to be extremely romantic and charming.

Post this ride on the boat, you can enjoy a ride on the monorail located just across the road. This monorail will take you to Mud Island River Park. Enjoy splashing in a mini river with your partner. The Riverwalk is a scaled down version of Mississippi complete with bends and turns and tributaries. Also visit the Mississippi River Museum or shop for gifts at the gift shop.

Your net stop will be The Pier Restaurant at 100 Wagner Place. The place serves some awesome sea food. The lights at the bridge are visible from here and also see the barges on the water slip by as you enjoy your drinks and dinner. The restaurant is designed in a nautical theme. The low lights, hurricane lamps and dark woods make the atmosphere romantic.

The city has a rich music history and is considered to be the birthplace of the blues. There are many interesting places worth visiting for music lovers. To start with, visit the Graceland mansion, on Elvis Presley Boulevard. This is the place which Elvis called home. Next, visit the Gibson Guitar Company and the Rock and Soul Museum. Here, you can take a self guided tour which will be narrated via portable CD players. Learn all about rock, soul, blues and gospel forms of music. Sun Studios and Stax Records are worth visiting too.

Enjoy a snack at The Hard Rock Café located on historic Beale Street. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is hip and lively. This cafe was started by a Memphis native named Isaac Tigrett.

You can enjoy your late evenings by visiting one of the Beale Street clubs and bars to listen to live music. Many a times, you may bump into a celebrity here. some of the best known places are B.B. King’s Blues Club, Alfred’s Bar and Grill, Silky O’Sullivan’s, The Rum Boogie Café and The Black Diamond. You can also enjoy dancing in one of these clubs.

If you love to be outdoors, there are a number of interesting places in Memphis for you. Visit the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium to see a number of exotic animals and sea creatures. You can enjoy picnics here. Picnic tables have been set up in these premises. This is an excellent place to enjoy outdoors with your partner.

Another great place to visit for the physically fit is the Libertyland. Here, you can ride the Zippin’ Pippin and the old wooden coaster, which was very dear to Elvis Presley. Also take a trip through a 300-foot tunnel of love and get drenched by the 45-foot drop on the Old Hickory log ride. Do get your picture clicked together dressed in saloon style attire.

There is a huge forest filled track at Shelby Farms, in northeast Memphis. You can spend an entire day indulging in activities like hiking, fishing, boating or bird watching in the heart of the city. Enjoy picnics and bbq while you camp at the grounds.

You cannot leave the city without sampling the Southern-style ribs. The city’s cole slaw is another popular thing. Places like Corky’s and the Rendezvous are local favourites.