Best Road Trips from Memphis
Along with exploring some of Memphis’s most interesting suburbs, such as Germantown and Collierville, hiring a car means you can hit the road and discover more of the wider region.
If you’re in Memphis to check out its iconic music scene, head to Graceland – Elvis’s over-the-top mansion, and Sun Studio in town. But you could also make the three-hour drive to Nashville, where you can also tick off famous attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Johnny Cash Museum and the raucous live music bars along Broadway.
Hop in your rental car and head off on the Mississippi Blues Trail, which goes south through Mississippi and out to the Gulf Coast, taking in the birthplaces of B.B. King and Muddy Waters and venues like the Delta Blues Museum.
You could also take a 444-mile road trip along the Natchez Trace Parkway, which runs between Nashville and the town of Natchez, Mississippi – an official All-American Road maintained by the National Parks Service.
Driving in Memphis
When booking car hire in Memphis, remember you drive on the right in the USA, so give yourself some time to adjust. It also pays to familiarise yourself with the local driving rules and regulations – for example, undertaking is legal in the USA, as is turning right at red traffic lights providing there is no oncoming traffic.