Sightseeing Cruises Aboard the Memphis Riverboats
Bus and Carriage ToursHorse-drawn carriage tours of the city are available through Carriage Tours of Memphis, 393 N. Main St., (901) 527-7542.
Walking Tours There are several sightseeing areas in Memphis, including Victorian Village, Beale Street and Elmwood Cemetery. Victorian Village is a collection of 19th-century buildings centering on the 600 block of Adams Avenue. Of the nine churches nearby, the oldest is Calvary Episcopal Church, which dates from 1832. Brochures describing a self-guiding walking tour through Victorian Village are available at the Woodruff-Fontaine House.
Beale Street, the birthplace of the blues, now features restaurants, shops and music clubs in a three-block entertainment district.
Docent-led walking tours of Elmwood Cemetery are available by appointment; phone (901) 774-3212.
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!The Memphian, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
21 S Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
Members save up to 10% and earn Honors points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Hampton Inn by Hilton
2675 McIngvale Rd. Hernando, MS 38632
Save 5% or more when booking AAA/CAA rates plus earn bonus points with the AAA Preferred™ BWR ProgramBest Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites
8635 Ricky Bell Cove. Memphis, TN 38133
Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Courtyard by Marriott Memphis Airport
1780 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132
State sales tax is 7 percent; occupancy tax is 6 percent; and Memphis sales tax is 2.25 percent, for a combined lodging tax of 15.25 percent.
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Baptist Memorial Hospital, (901) 226-5000; Delta Medical Center, (877) 627-4395; Methodist North Hospital, (901) 516-5200; Methodist South Hospital, (901) 516-3700; Regional Medical Center at Memphis, (901) 545-7100; Saint Francis Hospital, (901) 765-1000.
3205 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116. Phone:(901)543-5300 or (888)633-9099
Domestic and foreign airlines serve
Discounts are offered to AAA members by Hertz, (901) 345-5680 or (800) 654-3131.
Amtrak offers passenger service from Central Station, 545 S. Main St.; phone (901) 526-0052 or (800) 872-7245.
The Greyhound bus station is at 3033 Airways Blvd.; phone (800) 231-2222.
The major company is Yellow Cab, (901) 577-7777. Fares are metered, with the basic rate $3.80 for the first mile, then $1.80 for each additional mile. One dollar is added for each additional passenger. A $3 surcharge is added to fares originating from the airport.
Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) buses operate Mon.-Fri. 4:30 a.m.-11:15 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. and holidays 8-5. Base fare is $1.75, with increases for zones outside city limits; a day pass can be purchased for $3.50, and covers unlimited bus rides. Ages 65+, students and the physically impaired pay reduced rates with a special MATA ID card. Park 'n' Ride service is available at multiple locations within the city. Not all routes operate nights and Sundays.
As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.