Memphis is TripSavvy’s best overall travel destination
The travel site named Memphis the best overall travel site among other categories aimed at certain kinds of travelers, like outdoor enthusiasts (Rapid City South Dakota), history buffs (San Antonio, Texas), and geeks (Los Angeles).
TripSavvy based its results on information from its first-ever Editors’ Choice Awards, an analysis of 60,000 hotels, restaurants, and attractions around the world. Memphis, the site says, is a “hotbed of activity.”
“Formerly abandoned lots and buildings are now fun spots for tourists and locals,” reads the post. “In an old Sears distribution warehouse you can dine in a dozen just-opened restaurants including one that taps refugees to do the cooking.
”An overgrown yard has turned into Railgarten, a 1.5-acre, adult playground with a tiki bar, ping pong room, ice cream parlor, diner, sandbox, stage for live music, and much more.”
Noting that “old establishments are new again,” the city also won points for a recent renovation at the Pink Palace Museum, new exhibits at the Memphis Zoo, and The CMPLX, the gallery space and studio for The Collective.
New “must-see sites” Downtown include, The Hu Hotel and the Old Dominick distillery. Also, “nature lovers” will love the city’s network of bike paths, the site says.
“If you’ve visited Memphis before, it’s time to go back,” reads the TripSavvy site. “The city is alive with change; you might not recognize it.”