Private jet charter to Memphis
The blues runs through Memphis’ veins like its river, with music fans flocking to pay homage at its landmarks - religious pilgrims on a spiritual tour, following the call of a blues guitar. See the state that has captured the heart of musicians all over the world by getting a fast quote from Air Charter Service to rent a private jet to Memphis.
When visiting Memphis, it’d almost be rude not to drop by at the home of the King himself. Graceland, a Colonial-style mansion located nine miles south of Downtown on US 51, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists ever year. Take a tour of the home Elvis once lived in and follow in his footsteps armed with an iPad featuring the voice of the American actor and musician John Stamos to guide you around. Also keep an eye out for free-admission walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden where the graves of Elvis and his family are located. Its illustrious musical history isn’t the only thing this town is proud of. The National Civil Rights Museum, located on 450 Mulberry Street paints a poignant picture of the struggles of the African American population prior to and during and after the seminal events of the late 20th century. Beginning with A Culture of Resistance that draws upon slavery in America from 1619-1861, the permanent exhibits within the museum concludes its stark narrative with King’s final hours and a visit to the Legacy Building, the boarding house from where the assassin’s shot was allegedly fired. With 260 historical artefacts over 40 films, narrated accounts and interactive media, this museum provides a unique experience on one of the most significant chapters in human history.
There’s always somewhere interesting to lay your hat in Memphis. River Inn of Harbour Town on Westin Memphis Beale Street exudes luxury through skilfully crafted woodwork, striking walnut armoires and Frette linens set against the richness of Southern and European décor. Both the flower-boxed open windows of the 28 boutique accommodation and the terrace rooftop, offer breath-taking panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Just a few blocks down from Beale Street is another striking boutique hotel called The Peabody. This Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond hotel is opulently decorated to the highest spec, with a keen attention to historical detail. Stunningly appointed loft bedrooms with spiral staircases will appeal to the romantic sensibilities of all guests while daily events such as the hotel’s duck marches convey the quirky personality of the establishment.
Located near the historic Overton Square of Midtown, you’ll find ample opportunity to revel in the diverse cuisine on offer in Iris – a French-Creole restaurant that offers a truly masterful culinary experience. Through dishes such as pan seared Alaska halibut and local argula, Iris showcases the best of local and seasonal ingredients. The exclusivity of this restaurant stems from both the skill level of its chefs as well as its size: with only 13 tables in this eatery, Iris is one of the busiest places in town so it’s advisable to book in advance. The Second Line, located on 2144 Monroe Avenue, has drawn the attention of the local population and tourists alike with its skilful interpretation of New Orleans fare. From fried Mississippi catfish to hot and ham and cheese served with beef gravy, this eatery’s combination of comfort food and bonhomie décor is ideal for giving every diner the true taste of the South.
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