Our family Spring Break road trip was perfect. Just the right amount of touristy stops and trying to feel like a local. Plus we all got to have a hand in fulfilling my sweet grandmas lifelong dream of seeing Elvis's home, Graceland. Here's what we think you just can't miss.
1. Beale Street
This street is literally a party 24/7. We came here as soon as we dropped our bags in the hotel and now we're full of inside jokes from all the craziness. There is live music coming from every door and you will run into every single kind of person, We plopped down on a patio and listened to possibly the worst and best show I've ever heard from "Cowboy Neal the Real Deal." If this is definitely a must see.
2. National Civil Right Museum
Wow did we not schedule enough time. The museum is so big and so emotionally draining that you definitely need to give it between three and four hours minimum. At the end of the tour you stand inside the room in the Lorraine Motel that MLK stayed in the night before he was assassinated. It's powerful and important.
3. Soda Fountain
Also on Beale Street is A. Schawb's Old Fashioned Soda Fountain. There are phosphate sodas, milkshakes, and handmade waffle cones. It's just like the movies and sitting at the bar with my family was wonderful. My grandma loves her a root beer float and she said these are the hands down best.
4. Pizza and Coffee
I've come to believe that you get to know the heart of a new city through their coffee shops so my sister Ella I and hunted some down and our favorites were Blufftown Coffee next to the Civil Rights Museum and Cafe Keough downtown. Blufftown is more neighborhood coffee shop and Keough is more of a transplanted European cafe. Both are a must stop.
Of all the food we had, and yes sadly even the ribs, this pizza was what we are all still talking about. In the newly renovated section of the downtown you can watch the trolly cars pass and sit on the patio of Aldo's Pizza to eat the most scrumptious Six Mushroom Truffle Pizza you will ever eat.
Also in case you were curious this is Elvis's mansion and the happiest little lady Graceland's probably ever seen.
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