Art? Check! Food? Check! History? Check! Views? Check! Whatever you’re in the mood for, downtown Memphis, Tennessee, has it all. Getting through the city streets has become easier with innovative folding scooters, giving you the flexibility to make the most of your time in the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll.
The murals of Memphis are spectacular creations that depict the soul of this musical city. Scoot on over to the “Sound of Memphis” mural on Main Street, or if you’re more in the mood for a photo with “A Day in the Life” mural that too is just down the road. Beale Street is home to the “I Love Memphis” mural — a great one to post and share with your friends at home so they can see the adventure you’re on! While you’re cruising down famous Beale Street, also known as the home of Blues music, listen for the live bands playing in the many bars and restaurants or stop in for a milkshake at Schwab’s. If you’re a bit hungrier, head down Main Street and grab a bite to eat (and a hug from the owner out front) at Alcenia’s, featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
On your folding scooter, zip down to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Installation, which just opened in April 2018, and reflects on Dr. King’s impact on Memphis and the rest of the world. The National Civil Rights Museum, which is built where the Lorraine Motel previously stood (the sight of the infamous assassination of the great Martin Luther King Jr.), is a must-see for history buffs. For another piece of Memphis’ history, swing by the Burch, Porter & Johnson Offices to view an architectural stand-out in the area, with a mix of Moorish, Victorian and Romanesque styles all incorporated in its design. The Masonic Temple is another memorable place to check out, but be careful as it is said that the building is haunted! You might be in for quite the spook exploring one of the secretive hallways if you head in for a visit.
Martyr’s Park is a great place to spend the day alongside the river. Named after those who stayed to help the people infected by the Memphis’ yellow fever epidemic in the 1870s and where a quarter of them perished, this park is a now beautiful place to picnic, hang out with the kids, view the Mississippi River and take in the sunshine and fresh air on a warm summer’s day.
Whatever you’re into, Memphis is sure to offer something that appeals to everyone. Whether in town for a short stay and can choose to rideshare, or you live in the area and own a folding scooter, cruising the streets of Memphis is a great way to take in all the sights and create incredible memories. What are you waiting for? Pick up an affordable and easy to use folding scooter and check out all that this great city as to offer!