Memphis Tourism

Convention center32,516 sq. m
Guest Rooms23,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel600 guest rooms
Special event venues40
Average room rate$105.00
Daily food cost$61.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate9.25%

Memphis Tourism


Why Choose Memphis?

For hundreds of years, people have traveled by river, rail, road and runway to meet in Memphis and share their experiences, ideas, cultures and customs. You can hear it in our music – that mix of blues, soul and R&B that fills the air every night. You can taste it in our wood-smoked barbecue, home-cooked soul food and our emerging “New South” cuisine that’s drawing raves. You can feel it in our history and heritage on every corner. It’s an original place, Memphis. A city with more magic than any theme park, casino or resort. A place with incomparable soul. So where would you rather host your meeting or event? In a city with the same old-same old, or in a place that offers groups and conventions an exciting, affordable and truly unforgettable cultural experience? So affordable, Money Magazine Voted Memphis the 3rd most affordable destination in the USA in 2017. Come meet in Memphis, where Soul meets the Blues and Rock N Roll.


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Getting Here

Memphis International airport is located 12 miles and 11 minutes from downtown Memphis. A one way taxi fare is on average $15 - $20. The airport offers direct flights from 26 cities and serves 100 flights per day.

Distance from airport

  • Memphis International Airport

    19.31 km from city center


Local Attractions

Beale Street Entertainment District

In the heart of downtown Memphis with three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants and retail shops, the Beale Street entertainment district is a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B and gospel. With cold beer and hot music, Beale Street is one of the coolest places in Memphis.
203 Beale Street
Memphis, TN, US 38103

National Civil Rights Museum

Housed in the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Exploring the Legacy adds 12,800 square feet of exhibition space and connects the main campus of the Museum to the Young and Morrow building and the Main Street Rooming House where James Earl Ray allegedly fired the fatal shot resulting in the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
450 Mulberry St.
Memphis, TN, US 38103

Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley

Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis’ home, Graceland. The full Graceland experience will take you from Elvis’ humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom. See how a rock ‘n’ roll legend lived and relaxed with family and friends.
3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN, US 38116

Famous Memphis Barbecue

The sweet smell of barbecue fills the air just about anywhere you go in Memphis.
Memphis, TN, US

Memphis Cook Convention Center

Convention center
Managed by Memphis Management Group and located in downtown Memphis, the MCCC is undergoing a current renovation and boasts a column free Main Exhibit Hall with more than 125,000 square feet, 31 meeting rooms and an impressive 2,100 seat Cannon Center for the Performing Arts (additional 28,000 sq. foot Ballroom). Plus, the Memphis Cook Convention Center offers a 35,000 sq. foot special Exhibit Hall, parking for 750 cars and a connected 600 room Memphis Marriott Downtown hotel.
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN, US 38103

Memphis International Airport

12 mi. away
The Memphis Airport serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines and offers many direct flights on US Airways, American, Continental, United and more.
Memphis, TN, US

Rock 'n' Soul Museum

The Smithsonian Institute and The National Museum of American History worked together to to create the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.
191 Beale St. on the Plaza
Memphis, TN, US 38103

Sun Studio

Sun Studio is where Elvis Presley recorded his first song, and was the starting point for Rock 'n' Roll legends like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others.
706 Union Ave
Memphis, TN, US 38103

Convention Centers

  • Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center

    Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center conveniently located in downtown Memphis and connected to the Sheraton Memphis Downtown is the ideal venue for your next convention, trade show, meeting or banquet.

    • Exhibit Space10,219 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m



High season
Mar 15 – Jun 18
Shoulder season
Sep 1 – Nov 12
Nov 13 – Dec 31
Jan 1 – Mar 14
Low season
Jun 19 – Aug 31


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