Beale Street

No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to Beale Street, the birthplace of blues music and the heart of entertainment in downtown Memphis. Walk down this lively street lined with blues clubs like B.B. King’s Blues Club and Rum Boogie Cafe, where you can listen to live music and grab a bite from classic Memphis restaurants. Don’t miss the Beale Street Flippers, talented acrobats who regularly perform impressive stunts for crowds. Beale Street is also home to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, where your group can learn about the origins of blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music. And you can’t miss the iconic neon lights and marquees illuminating Beale Street at night. Soak up the festive atmosphere on this street pulsing with music and entertainment.


Located just east of Downtown is the hip and eclectic neighborhood of Cooper-Young. Anchored by the bustling Cooper Street, this neighborhood has a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries. Popular stops include the retro-chic Railgarten for outdoor games and local craft beers and Tsunami for pan-Asian fusion dishes. After refueling at one of the many dining spots, check out the unique shops like Memphis Guitar Spa, where you can pick up a vintage guitar or get your current axe repaired. At night, catch a show at the renovated 1928 movie theater turned music venue, the Cooper Street Theater. With its indie vibe and cool local finds, Cooper-Young is a must-visit for groups who love art, music, and food.

Overton Square

For first-class performing arts and cuisine, head to Overton Square in Midtown Memphis. This district has a lively theater scene anchored by Playhouse on the Square along with shops, art galleries, and the Memphis College of Art. When it’s showtime, your group can catch a play at one of the three stages in the area or a concert at the Levitt Shell, an amphitheater that’s hosted legends like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Overton Square also boasts a dynamic dining scene with modern Southern restaurants like The Beauty Shop and LOCAL by Lilly’s. After dinner, stroll past the colorful murals and public art installations throughout this vibrant neighborhood.

Victorian Village

Step back in time to the late 19th century as you walk through Victorian Village, one of the top historic districts in Memphis. Located just west of Downtown, this neighborhood showcases beautifully preserved Victorian-style homes and mansions built between 1830 to 1900. Go on a self-guided walking tour to admire the ornate architecture of homes in Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne styles. Popular stops include the Woodruff-Fontaine House, an elaborate French Victorian mansion open for tours, and the James Lee House, a towering castle-like limestone structure. Marvel at the craftsmanship and details of these regal residences from Memphis’ bygone era.

South Main Arts District

Along South Main Street, you’ll discover an urban creative district with local shops, galleries and eateries. Browse paintings and sculptures at galleries like David Lusk Gallery or check out artist studios at South Main Artists’ Lofts. Snap photos in front of the iconic “I Heart Memphis” mural before grabbing coffee at City & State or cocktails at Earnestine & Hazel’s, a blues juke joint. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the former Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, to learn about the American civil rights movement. This neighborhood mixes history, art and dining for a quintessential Memphis experience.


Head east of Memphis to explore the charming suburb of Germantown, known for its upscale shops and restaurants. Stroll through the Great Hall Marketplace where your group can browse boutiques and have a picnic on the spacious green lawn. Or stop by Carrefour at Kirby Woods shopping center for high-end stores like Anthropologie and The Container Store. Continue your retail therapy at the Shops of Saddle Creek or hit the links at Forest Hill Golf Club. When it’s time for a bite, Germantown has lots of big chain and farm-to-table eateries like Farm & Fire, Stoney River and Ted’s Barbecue. Experience this welcoming small-town vibe just minutes from downtown Memphis.


Nestled 28 miles east of Memphis is the historic town of Collierville, renowned for its charming public square, historic buildings and family-friendly attractions. Must-see stops include the Morton Museum of Collierville History and the Town Square Museum & Visitor Center. Let the kids burn off energy at the all-abilities Play Park or tour the Collierville Train Depot and Museum to see antique train cars and artifacts. If you have an animal lover in your group, Collierville Petting Farm is a delightful hands-on experience. And for locally-made gifts ranging from home decor to jewelry and art, stop by One Of A Kind on the historic town square. After exploring, refuel with mouthwatering BBQ, juicy burgers, and more at spots like Chandler’s Deli, Ba Bop BBQ & Eats and Blue Plate Cafe. With its old-fashioned atmosphere and attractions, Collierville is perfect for groups of all ages.


No trip to Memphis is complete without a “can’t help falling in love” visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. Located just 12 miles from Downtown, Graceland immerses you in the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with exhibits of his costumes, cars, gold records and more. Tour Elvis’ private jets, walk through his trophy building displaying his crazy collection of guns, and pay your respects at The King’s grave in Meditation Garden. At night, your group can enjoy dinner and a show at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex. Make unforgettable memories and connect with Elvis superfans at this iconic Memphis attraction.

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Whether you’re a school group, sports team, corporate crew or group of friends, let Memphis Party Bus Company provide easy transportation around the Bluff City’s top spots with our luxury charter buses. Our professional team will pick you up and drop you off right at the entrance to minimize walking. You can relax and bond with your group as we navigate Memphis’ neighborhoods and attractions. Call 901-203-3181 to get a quote for your next Memphis adventure!