Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel sits in the heart of Memphis, placing guests near an exciting assortment of things to do in the city. Located just 12 miles from Memphis International Airport, our hotel us close to an array of attractions perfect for travelers of all types. Take the kids along for a day of fun at the Memphis Zoo, visit Graceland or spend a weekend afternoon wandering Beale Street. Explore our top things to do, below.
Rhythm & Blues
Enjoying the city's rich legacy of rhythm and blues music is an essential thing to do while visiting Memphis. Music lovers won't want to miss the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution to honor the birth of rock and soul music. After touring the exhibit, grab a Memphis Hop bus to visit ten other local attractions, including AutoZonePark, the Metal Museum and Elvis Presley's Graceland. This mansion-turned-museum takes visitors on a trip back in time where they can tour Elvis's family home and view his private plane and luxury car collection.
Bring the kids along and explore all that Memphis has to offer. Start your day with a Blues City Tours Hop On / Hop Off bus tour; if you're a history buff, jump on a trolley from the convention center to the National Civil Rights Museum, the site of Martin Luther King's assassination on April 4, 1968. The award-winning museum traces the history of human rights movements from the 17th century through today. Families will also enjoy the highly interactive Children's Museum of Memphis, where kids of all ages can sit in a Boeing 727 cockpit. Be sure not to miss the Memphis Zoo, a 76-acre facility featuring pandas, pelicans, hippos and more.
Music, history, entertainment and fun come together on Beale Street, one of city's most popular attractions. With more than 25 clubs and shops to choose from, Beale Street is an excellent thing to do for any traveler visiting Memphis. Spend a weekend experiencing the city's best nightlife and be sure to browse Beale Street's array of bars, restaurants and music clubs.