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.
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 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-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.
Memphis -For the best views of the Peabody Hotel's famous duck march, arrive 30 minutes before their 11am arrival and 5pm departure from the grand hotel's lobby fountain.
Nashville-Order a seasonal favorite from the eclectic menu at The Mad Platter in historic Germantown, and enjoy the ambiance of renaissance charm in a cozy atmosphere.
Day 1-4 New Orleans
New Orleans Stay
Day 5-7 Memphis
Day 8-10 Nashville