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The Perfect Girls Weekend Getaway To Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN

Memphis, Tennessee is bursting with energy, excitement and fun, vibrant things to do, see, and experience. For Great River Road travelers, it is a tempting stop along the road with its location right on the Mississippi River because the bustling city has so much to offer. There are opportunities to explore culture, the arts, music, entertainment, nightlife, outdoor adventure, history, nature, and almost anything else you can imagine at every turn.

Because of the city’s ability to provide something for every occasion, it is the perfect place for a girls’ weekend getaway to catch up with the ladies and have some Memphis-style fun. With endless options for lodging, food, entertainment, and good times, you can plan a perfect weekend for the girls that won’t be soon forgotten.

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Set the tone for your weekend getaway by booking the perfect hotel to fit all your needs. Memphis has a range of places to stay including boutique hotels, hotels on or near Beale Street, ones with surprise experiences, and tons of deals and special offers to help meet your budget. Whether you want to go all out or save a little money on your rooms, Memphis has an option.

If you are planning on spending much of your trip on Beale Street, it might be worth it to stay at a hotel on or near Beale, such as the Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis, The Westin Memphis Beale Street, or The Historic Peabody Memphis, which are all within walking distance. Boutique hotels can also add a fun twist to your weekend. Some great options are the colorful and stylish Hu. Hotel. or Moxy Hotels. There are also many opportunities for hotel deals and special attraction offers, so you can spice up your weekend while staying on a budget.

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Brunch is a weekend staple on its own, but it is a must on any vacation getaway. Luckily, Memphis has plenty of places for your girlfriends and you to get your brunch on with a variety of food and drink choices. From bloody marys and breakfast food to five-star steakhouses and vegetarian options, it’s all topped off with southern hospitality and charm.

A must-try for brunch is the popular diner The Liquor Store, serving up all-day brunch, beers, and cocktails. They have vegan and vegetarian substitutions for all the breakfast classics, as well as the perfect late morning cocktails like mimosas, bloody marys, and espresso martinis. If you want to get all dressed up, a great option for a fancier brunch is Paulette’s Restaurant, but there are many other options for a more casual setting, too.

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What is the perfect girls’ weekend without a night or two of excitement and entertainment out on the town? Memphis has a lively nightlife scene, especially downtown on Beale Street and midtown in the Overton Square entertainment district. Between these two areas, you will find endless options for live music, dancing, karaoke, southern-inspired food, and drinks.

If your girlfriends and you decide to hit Beale Street, you’ll have the added bonus of carrying an open drink while you head from place to place. Some local favorites on Beale include People’s, Loflin Yard, and Tin Roof for live music, great food and drinks. One of the best places for dancing is Paula & Raiford’s Disco and a great place for a theme bar is the speakeasy-esque Belle Tavern. After the party, Midtown is perfect for late night snacking with places serving food till bar time such as Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar for traditional ramen, yakitori, and other authentic Japanese dishes and Local for American-style eats.

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On the perfect girls’ weekend, amazing photos to document the trip are a must. In Memphis, you can step up your photo game and capture some great shots at the new popular establishment Selfie Utopia. The creators of Selfie Utopia recently built Memphis’s first interactive photo experience complete with 15 different photo sets for your girlfriends and you to get creative with. Whether you want to shoot a video or grab the perfect picture, Selfie Utopia has everything you need.

Covering a 4,500 square feet space, popular rooms include local art, a neon ball pit, an all pink money room, and many more. The backdrops will make for the perfect setting for your group photos and provide you with an awesome place to snag some great photos to remember your girls’ trip weekend.

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A great way to enhance your weekend even more is by planning your trip around one of Memphis’s many great festivals. Festival events in Memphis range from music and soul festivals to food and drink and cultural festivals, and they are always over-the-top. Going to any one of these fests, block parties, weekends, races, contests, or festivals will make your perfect weekend getaway with the girls all the better in terms of food, drink, and entertainment.

If your group is all for sampling food and drinks from vendors and discovering your new favorite wines, cheeses, and brews among other things, Memphis has plenty of foodie festival options like Midsouth Food Truck Fest, Beale Street Wine Race, and the Mid-South International Festival. You also can’t go wrong with an epic music festival in the home of the blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll with popular festivals such as Vintage 901, Beale Street Music Festival, and Gonerfest. You can find a complete list of festivals at Memphis Travel to help you choose the perfect event for your girls and you.

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Maeve Miller

Writer , River Travel Magazine