This holiday to America is all about music. Visit cities synonymous with American music; Memphis, the home of The King of Rock ‘n Roll, Mississippi, New Orleans and Nashville, the spiritual home of country music.
Memphis attracts fans of The King from all over the world. No trip there is complete without a visit to Graceland, where you can explore the personal side of Elvis Presley. Stroll down Beale Street at night, home to over 25 music venues, you are sure to find entertainment of the highest quality. Here you will also have ample opportunity to sample the famous Memphis soul food.
Nashville is another Mecca for music fans. Visit Opryland the home of the world-famous country music show, the Grand Ole Opry. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features a permanent exhibition ‘Sing Me Back Home’, a journey through the history of country music, featuring a rich collection of historical costumes, memorabilia, instruments, photographs and manuscripts.
New Orleans is famous for its jazz, Creole cuisine and the ‘big easy’ lifestyle. Bourbon Street is known for its extravagant carnivals and parades, the annual Mardi Gras in particular. The French Quarter comes to life at night. Revel in a giant street party with throngs of people dancing to the strains of jazz music coming from the numerous bars that stay open all night.
Memphis -The King's domain is busiest in January and August, the months of Elvis's birthday and the anniversary of his death. Those eager to join hundreds of Elvis look-alikes should book accommodations up to a year in advance.
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Nashville-Sit back, relax and enjoy a great cup of Joe or fresh-brewed tea with a fresh-made salad or sandwich at the Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse.
New Orleans-The French Quarters heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers fringing its perimeter. Its flanked by the filligreed Pontalba apartments, site of the Streetcar-Named-Desire-inspired Stella! shouting contest held during the annual Tennessee Williams Festival.
Day 1-3 Memphis
Day 4-6 Nashville
Day 7-9 New Orleans
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