One of the most iconic streets in the United States, Beale Street is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Memphis. In addition to the shops and restaurants that line this famous street, there are countless festivals and outdoor concerts held here throughout the year that bring even bigger crowds to the street and those that surround it.
Beale Street History
Although the area is safe for families and tourists these days, during the Roaring '20s, Beale Street became famous for its nightlife, theaters, restaurants, stores, and music as much as for its venue for seedier pursuits, including gambling, drinking, and voodoo.
The stories of Beale Street’s past are as colorful as the signs inviting tourists to come in to shop and dine. Visitors to this fascinating area leave with stories of an unforgettable cast of characters like Machine Gun Kelly, the Castle of Missing Men, and Memphis Jug Bands playing on various street corners lining Beale.
Beale Street is lined with countless shops offering a wide range of products and merchandise sure to appeal to visitors from all walks of life. At Memphis Music, you'll find the largest selection of blues in the world. You can also find a nice range of gospel, rock-n-roll, and jazz in vinyl, CD, cassette, and DVD as well as other music-related gifts and memorabilia.
If you're looking for something a little less than ordinary, make sure you stop by Tater Red's Lucky Mojo and Voodoo Healing. Who couldn't use a little boost to the old Mojo, right? Here you'll find a wide variety of strange and unique items for friends, family, and everyone in between.
You won't be disappointed with the great dining opportunities that abound on this famous street. In fact, you might have a hard time choosing from the many great eateries, including Silky O'Sullivans, Ugly Juanitas, Rum Boogie Cafe, Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe, Johnny G's Creole Kitchen, the Jerry Lee Lewis Café and Honky Tonk and, of course, the Hard Rock Cafe.
Whether you're looking for a great way to spend the day with the family, attending a specific event, or just wanting to take a walk through some of the most colorful bits of history this country has to offer, you can't go wrong with Beale Street.
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Millington-Memphis Area is located just a short drive north of Memphis with easy access to area businesses and attractions such as Beale Street, FedEx Forum, the Memphis Zoo, Graceland, USA Stadium, The Peabody Hotel, and many more places to visit.
While lodging in Memphis, TN guests of the Candlewood Suites can take advantage of our self laundry facilities. Unlike other extended stay Memphis hotels we offer laundry services free of charge. We also have the "Candlewood Cupboard" a 24 hour convenience store, a fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool and gazebo grill with all utensils furnished.
The hotel is very comfortable but lacks swimming pool and whirlpool. The lobby is visually appealing and very clean. It;s a very nice hotel.
The hotel also includes classrooms for the University but[More]
they do not intrude on the guest spaces. You probably wouldn't even know they were there if you didn't happen to walk by while there is a class being conducted. [Less]
The location of this hotel was awesome. Close to shopping and yet far enough from the noise of interstate and highway traffic. I can not say enough about friendly their staff were to me and my[More]
family. From the front desk to the kitchen staff, everyone was awesome. The rooms were well kept and the temperature was just right upon arrival. As always, the comfort of the beds were awesome. There was a good variety of foods for breakfast and pleased everyone in the family. Although I didn't use the swimming pool, it was up and running and very clean.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who has the opportunity to stay here. [Less]