Milestone Anniversary Trip Ideas to Memphis

The Orpheum Theatre and trolley. Photo Credit: Phillip Parker

See a Broadway show at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Photo by Phillip Parker.

Andrew Adams and Wally Joe at ACRE

Join chefs Andrew Adams and Wally Joe at Acre in East Memphis for fine dining. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

I Love Memphis Mural

Murals throughout the city profess their love for Memphis. Photo by Kerry Crawford.

Unique patio seating at Restaurant Iris

Restaurant Iris specializes in French-Creole cuisine. Join chef Kelly English today. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

Stax neon sign vertical - Dan Ball

Stax Museum is the former home of Stax Records, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and more. Photo by Dan Ball.

Chef Kelly English putting the final touches on a dish; Justin Fox Burks

Kelly English shows what makes him the best chef in Memphis. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

Sun Studios. Photo Credit: Commercial Appeal

Sun Studio tours give you the opportunity to see where Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded. Photo by The Commercial Appeal.

American Queen lands in Memphis

American Queen River Cruise in the backdrop of Downtown Memphis. Photo by Andrea Zucker.

You put a lot of hard work into your relationship and we think you and your partner should celebrate with a milestone anniversary trip to Memphis. Milestone anniversaries are the big memorable ones - one, five, 10, 25 years and more. Celebrate - just the two of you - with these milestone anniversary trip ideas. 

Board an authentic paddlewheel and cruise the night away with a romantic dinner cruise. Dance and dine against the beautiful backdrop of the city skyline. Memphis Riverboats have been giving tours on the mighty Mississippi since 1955. They also offer 90 minute daily sightseeing tours where you can learn about the history, importance and bask in the power of the Mississippi River. Information about dinner cruises and sightseeing tours on the Mississippi River can be had on their website

As Beale Street approaches the Mississippi, it empties into the opulent nearly century-old Orpheum Theatre, one of the grand theaters of the South, where Broadway shows, concerts, ballet and classic films are regularly featured. What a better way to celebrate your love than by snuggling close to see the likes of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera or Wicked.

The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis has a full list of upcoming shows and concerts on their website. Tip: get your tickets before your trip to insure the best possible seats. 

You probably grew up listening to the likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash or had your first dance to the tune of Otis Redding or Isaac Hayes. Try a little tenderness and tour the Stax Museum of American Soul Music where the famous Memphis soul sound was developed and poured out into the world. Tour Sun Studio, site where the first rock ‘n’ roll song was recorded or get up close and personal to the king himself at Graceland, home of Elvis Presley

Want to renew your vows? Nestled in the woods adjacent to Elvis Presley's beloved residence, the quaint Graceland Wedding Chapel in the Woods is the perfect setting to love her tender.

Memphis restaurants like Acre, Chez Philippe, Restaurant Iris and Felicia Suzanne cook up fantastic, fine dining dishes that are perfect for a romantic night out on the town.

Acre chefs, Chefs Wally Joe and Andrew Adams have put together a beautiful restaurant perfect for reconnecting with a loved one. Acre uses high quality and locally sourced ingredients putting their Southern spin on classical French techniques. Celebrate your anniversary with a bottle of wine at Acre. Dishes at Acre are considered to be wine-friendly, focusing on boutique producers and lesser known single named grape varieties.

So, where to stay? Memphis is full of trendy, historic and gorgeous hotels, but for a more intimate experience, stay at the James Lee House in Victorian Village. This Memphis bed and breakfast affords you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a bygone era while enjoying the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The five meticulously appointed suites at the James Lee House are thoughtfully and handsomely decorated to make your stay with them truly unforgettable. 

Talbot Heirs in Downtown Memphis is also a great choice. This trendy bed and breakfast will make you feel like royalty – right down to stocking the kitchen with items from your personal shopping list. 

If an amazing river view is your flavor, let the River Inn of Harbor Town pamper you with Champagne, wine, gourmet breakfast, and chocolate truffles at turn-down – all complimentary. River Inn is a small boutique hotel where the history of the Old South meets the charm of classic Europe. Their luxurious rooms, suites and penthouses contain comfortable, traditional, and historic decor.