Thursday, May 15, 2014

Food Hunting in Downtown Memphis

Going around Memphis to sample great food is always one of the best parts about traveling to Memphis for a holiday. As one of the cheapest place in United States to live, Memphis offers great food at an affordable price for charter bus visitors.
Of all the delicious types of cuisines and food preparations in Memphis, BBQ is the most popular. Rental bus visitors can sample Memphis BBQ wet with spicy, tangy sauce, or dry, where the meat is rubbed with spices before cooking. There are also many other cuisines peppered around Memphis, from Southern home cooking to international fare. Here are some of the places you can head for delicious food in downtown Memphis.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Day at Shelby Farms

When you are planning a short trip to Memphis, how about spending a day at Shelby Farms? Located in Memphis, Shelby Farms is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, with an area of 4,500 acres, easily accessible by charter bus.
There are a lot of activities that can be done in one place, especially if you want to spend an entire day at one place. Shelby Farms houses lakes, natural forests and wetlands for small wildlife speciesclose to an urban area, as well as home to a herd of bison.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium

Have you ever seen a building entire in pink? Well, in a shade of pink since the headquarters of the Pink Palace Museum is covered in beautiful pink Georgian marble. Once a residence of Clarence Sanders, founder of Piggly Wiggly, now the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium is a major science and historical museum in Memphis.

Collections and exhibits

The Pink Palace Museum holds a large collection of permanent exhibits. Mini bus visitors can enjoy the natural and cultural history of Memphis, as well as the often-changing touring exhibits.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Rundown on Mud Island Attractions

Hearing the name Mud Island might give you an impression of a place that is muddy and icky. However, before you have any misconceptions about the place, Mud Island is actually a small peninsula surrounded by the infamous Mississippi River and the Wolf Harbour. In fact, Mud Island is not even actually an island! Accessible by the Memphis Suspension Railway, by foot, by ferry, or by charter bus, this place is home to a museum, an amphitheater and a multitude of restaurants.
One of the most popular place to visit on Mud Island is the Mississippi River Park & Museum. At the park, you can enjoy the outdoors on bike trails, pedal boats and rafts. There is even a hydraulic scale model of the lower Mississippi River called the River Walk at the park where you can experience the history and facts about the river, even down to the major cities and small towns marked in this scale model. The River Walk is one of the most unique representations of the Mississippi River in the world. This journey ends at the Gulf of Mexico, which is actually a one-acre enclosure that holds 1.3 million gallons of water. Here is where you can enjoy your pedal boat rides as you enjoy the beautiful Memphis skyline on the background.
At the Mississippi River Museum, you can learn more about the history of the river’s lower valley. The main attraction here is the steamboat which is an exact scaled down replica of your typical steamboat found cruising along the Mississippi in history. There is also 18 galleries at the museum that showcases the long 10,000 years of Lower Mississippi River history. There are more than 5,000 artifacts here and you can even explore the two full size replicas of the boats. On top of that, you will also find an amphitheater on Mud Island, which is usually used for summer concerts for more than two decades now.
At the northern part of Mud Island, you can visit the Harbour Town. Here is where you will find an upscale modern neighbourhood that caters to a younger crowd. Most of the residences here consists of single family homes and apartment complexes. There is also a grassy section in Harbour Town that is sectioned as a park called the Mississippi Trail, with running tracks and resting benches overlooking the scenic Mississippi River landscape. The Mississippi Trail starts from the headwaters at Lake Itasca up to near the mouth of the river in Venice Louisiana. This trail is like a heaven for cyclists, with Itasca Park having more than 20 miles of paved biking trails that goes past beautiful lush pines and birch of Minnesota’s North Woods.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Graceland's Dedication To the Life of Elvis Presley

For Elvis Presley fans, Graceland would be the perfect place for them to visit to be near and remember their idol. And if you are one who have yet to make a trip to Graceland in a Memphis charter bus, it is about time you do so – but don’t just go there on your own, grab a couple of your friends to join you as well. Better yet, get friends who are diehard fans of Elvis Presley and you will absolutely enjoy the trip.

Graceland is a place that allow visitors to have a glimpse into the life of the ever loved Elvis Presley. For some, they may find the decorations and interior of the place a little “too old fashioned”, but don’t forget, this place was decorated in the 70s and the whole place was decorated and furnished to the taste and liking of Elvis Presley himself, so one should not compare the lifestyle back in the 70s with the present times. Hence, do keep an open mind if you are going to Graceland for the first time in your life in a Memphis charter bus. That is why it is always a good idea to bring along with you on this trip friends who are diehard fans of Elvis Presley – just in case you find some of the things you see a little too “tacky” for your taste, they will be able to help you understand what it is all about.

As soon as you get off the Memphis charter bus with your friends, you will notice that the grounds of the home are rather calm and serene and would almost seem like you have just walked onto an old fashion estate that is complete with a beautiful garden as well as walkways from the main house to other smaller buildings on the grounds that houses Elvis’ trophies, albums and awards. With the mansion tour, you will have the opportunity to listen to an audio recording that tells of the life story of Elvis Presley. The Platinum tour would also include admission to the car museum, private planes as well as some other smaller museums. At the car museum, you will enjoy the interesting collection of cars that Elvis owned – with stories for each vehicle; such as the one he bought from Frank Sinatra, or the pink jeep that he would use to drive around the Graceland grounds. There is almost a gift shop at every entrance or exit on the grounds of Graceland, so you can always stop by one of them to make your purchases of souvenirs to bring home with you as your own keepsake or to be given away to some of your friends who also love Elvis but couldn’t make it for this trip with you.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Really Big Deal on Beale Street

For those who are heading over to Memphis in their rented charter bus, coach charter, shuttle bus or party bus for a quick vacation with family and friends this summer, here is something we can all do, have fun with, without busting the budget. Beale Street of Memphis is pretty much like many other large downtown metropolis district in other larger cities like New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Las Vegas and Boston....only with a smaller price tags. Shopping, eating out and admission fees for tourist attractions in Memphis, naturally is cheaper than it is actually is in the larger cities. So, with a smaller budget, you get to experience pretty much the same thing.
Especially when you are faced with the incredible number of options on Beale Street. It is comprised of more than three blocks of endless night clubs, dining outlets, quaint never-seen-before shops and also an amazing array of entertainment. Many people like our bus charter Memphis customers come to this district to celebrate their wedding anniversaries, have their after-prom parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, business gatherings and also not to mention, the melting pot of nightclubs makes it the perfect place to have a bar crawl too!
And the best thing about using the party bus, charter bus, shuttle bus or limousine rental services from a reliable charter bus company like Bus Charter Memphis means that you will leave all the driving woes to the bus charter driver. With that said, nobody has to restrain from partying on the night and EVERYONE gets to let their hair down and paint the town red.
Rewind a couple of decades back, Beale Street was the home to some conventional business owners and merchants who have clearly chosen this district because of its proximity to Mississippi River. It was also during the 1860s that many musicians who found this corner of the world lacks musical entertainment (a far cry from what it is now, we have to say) and therefore, they were found traveling in and around Beale, regularly performing to large crowds. This is how the entertainment scene in Memphis’ Beale Street began...and they have not looked back since.
Since then, they have started the Orpheum Theatre which is one of the oldest and most established entertainment outlet in Memphis. From there, it blossomed into having more options along Church Park which was turned into a social center. Today, Memphis is not just known for its massive Beale Street but also as the home of jazz legends like Louis Armstrong, memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, B.B. King and also Albert King.
Don’t forget that every May, bring your friends and family with you for a short bus charter rental Memphis vacation and join in on the Beale Street Music Festival.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sun Studio Gets The Rock and Roll Mood Right On

Mention “rock and roll” and almost immediately, you can list out legends like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, “Rockin’ Robin” Roberts, and yes, even the forever loved, “The King” – Elvis Presley too! Memphis bus charter passengers who also are diehard fans of the Rock and Roll era will never fail to make a visit to the Sun Studio in Memphis to tour the place where it all began for Elvis Presley as well as many other popularly knows rock and roll singers those days.

Originally known as the Memphis Recording Service and later its name was changed to the Sun Studio, the building was a recording studio that was founded by Sam Phillips in 1950 and at that same time, Sun Studio also shared the building with the Sun Records label. When you arrive at the main entrance of the Sun Studio in the Memphis charter bus, you will quickly notice that it looks like a rather old building with colorful neon lights signage on the glass windows. Having been around since 1950, surely the building can’t look any “newer” than it did then.

The rather “old” looking building makes it even more authentic and definitely will bring back lots of nostalgic memories of the diehard fans of rock and roll. Don’t be surprised if you see Memphis bus charter passengers bringing out their cameras and start snapping away as soon as they get down from the bus. Nothing beats bringing home memories in the cameras to keep for many years to come and share the memories with others.

Upon entering the Sun Studio, be prepared to be taken back to the era of rock and roll with all the displays and exhibits there. Stand on the very same spot where Elvis did when he was recording, check out the piano where Jerry Lee Louis made a burnt cigar mark, and hold the microphones that the super stars used to pose for photos. When you are inside the studio, unless you don’t mind waiting, you may want to stand up further at the front if you intend to take some good photo shots of the place. The whole guided tour in the Sun Studio would take about an hour and after that, guests are welcomed to visit their gift shop to bring home with them some items for keepsakes before they climb back onto their waiting Memphis chartered bus.