Experience Memphis Contest – A Fantastic Last Minute Travel Destination this Spring!


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Memphis is full of history and culture, the city is ever changing and constantly evolving.  We all know Memphis is the home of blues, soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll, but its restaurants and hospitality is what keeps visitors coming back year after year.

Located on the southwestern corner of the state of Tennessee, Memphis is a wonderful place to visit at almost any time of year.  We love Memphis in the spring as the temperature is perfect and the city is rich in festivals and activities!

As one of our last minute travel destinations, Memphis is a great place to go for a weekend, a week or even a month.


Top Tourist Attractions in Memphis

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  1. Memphis Sun Studio – This is where Elvis Presley recorded his first song.  It’s also where legends like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more started their Rock ‘n’ Roll career.   The tour of Sun Studio is great for music experts and fans.
  2. National Civil Rights Museum  –  This is one of the best civil rights museums and one of the most informative ones.  It’s a great experience and we suggest that you plan to stay at the museum for at least 3-5 hours.  There is so much information, you won’t want to leave.
  3. Stax Museum of American Soul Music – Another great place to learn about music history, this time it’s all about soul!  Although the original Stax Studios was torn down, the museum is located on the same spot, it’s a must see and must visit piece of Memphis history.

What to do in Memphis during the Spring?

Beale Street Music Festival during Memphis in May


Memphis in May is a fantastic month long festival which hosts events for everyone.   From the Beale Street Music Festival, a 3 day music festival that mixes big name artists with local Memphis artists, to the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the largest BBQ competition in the world with over 250 teams, traveling to Memphis in May is a definite must on every travelers list!


Top Restaurants to visit in Memphis

  1. Corky’s BBQ – this is known as one of the best places for BBQ in Memphis.  They specialize in pulled-pork, amazing BBQ sauces and their pecan pie.
  2. Four Way Restaurant – This is an institution in Memphis; it is the place for soul food; within walking distance from Stax Museum so you could surely have dinner or lunch after your tour!
  3. Restaurant Iris – A great place for a special occasion or romantic dinner.  Restaurant Iris has been named the best restaurant, with the best service and the best chef by Memphis Magazine.  We recommend the lobster “knuckle sandwich!”


Where to Stay While in Memphis

Here are some of our top recommendations for places to stay in Memphis– all of which you can earn Aeroplan Miles for staying at!

  1. Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis – Beale Street
  2. Courtyard Marriott Downtown
  3. The Westin Memphis Beale Street


Would you like to experience Memphis for yourself?

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You could get a chance to Experience Memphis first hand!

What the Experience Memphis Contest Package Includes:

No purchase necessary.  The approximate value of the Grand Prize excluding the Aeroplan Miles is $ 880.00.

How to Enter the Experience Memphis Contest

In the comment section below, tell us, in 200 words or less why you would like to travel to Memphis this spring.

The contest runs until Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST and is open to Aeroplan Members only.  The contest winner should be prepared to share their Memphis Experience with Aeroplan to use in Social Media.

Official Contest Rules and Regulations can be found here.


431 Responses to “Experience Memphis Contest – A Fantastic Last Minute Travel Destination this Spring!”

  1. Natasha Hudson March 1, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I’ve always wanted to see and explore Memphis. Living in St. John’s, on the east coast of Canada, makes Memphis a difficult destination to work into a travel plan.

    Aside from its most famous musician in the blue suede shoes, Memphis also gave rise to such musical greats as Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King and Johnny Cash. To explore the places where these icons got their start would be a dream come true! Married to a gifted musician, I know that winning this trip would be such a breathtaking gift to share with my husband.

    The history of Memphis also makes it a real dream destination for us. Avid history buffs, we have many historical reasons for wanting to visit Memphis. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, Memphis has a story like no other American city. No other city in the United States can boast such a central position, at so many pivotal points, in the country’s history.

    Winning this contest would really be a dream come true for my husband and myself. If we win, we’ll wear blue suede shoes on the plane!

    Please pick us!


  2. Richard Stead March 1, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Ever spent May in St. John’s NL? Enough said about going somewhere with a chance of warm weather and no fog. Especially for free!

  3. Andrea Bolley March 1, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    What is — your comment is waiting for moderation?…after what I sent..

  4. Anne-Marie Gammon March 1, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    This trip would be a unique experience for myself and my husband as we are both Elvis fans. As teenagers we were dancing to Elvis’s music. We will be 42 years married at the end of March. We love to explore new and unique adventures. An unforgettable wedding anniversary adventure!!

  5. Andrea Bolley March 1, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    E = ELVIS
    H = HAPPY
    I = ME
    S = SPRING

  6. Mario Eleftheros March 1, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    My parents raised me on listening to Elvis. When they immigrated from Greece over 40 years ago, Elvis was the first music they listened to when they arrived in Canada. The passed this tradition on to me.

  7. Christina March 1, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    What a fun trip that would be!

  8. carmelo March 1, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    I’m a great fan of that whole era of music – would love to see theSun Studios!

  9. Marc Gagnon March 1, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Memphis is one of those iconic cities that has a rich musical history. I have travelled and spent time in New Orleans, Chicago and Seattle. Up next on the wish is Memphis.

    Not with standing the music, when one mentions BBQ, it’s easy to close ones eyes and be washed away with visions of smokers, the smells and the sounds of ribs, chicken and briskest.

    Music and food – two great and simple reasons to want to travel to Memphis.