National Geographic thinks Memphis is one of the best trips of 2013. National Geographic calls Memphis one of 20 must-see places this year, specifically recommending our month-long festival season in May:
When to Go: Memphis in May International Festival is a monthlong arts, culture, and culinary celebration that includes the Beale Street Music Festival (May 3-5, 2013) and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (May 16-18, 2013).-Although, if you're an Elvis fan, the upcoming "Death Week" is not to be missed.
And we have plenty of fall festivals, too.
National Geographic has suggested reading:
What to Read Before You Go: The Firm (1991) or The Client (1993), by John Grisham. Both set mainly in Memphis, these legal thrillers evoke the sultry, soulful—and grittier—side of the Bluff City.I guess I should read them.
They offer a link to the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.