Feed a budgie at Memphis Zoo
Kristin Luna

Terrific Teen Trip Ideas

Memphis is packed with eyeroll-free activities for your teenager. Check out our tips for entertaining your teen while enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of the Bluff City.


If your teen likes to grind and shred, they’ll be able to catch some air at Society Memphis Skatepark & Coffee. This 10,000-square-foot indoor facility is a skateboarder’s paradise and includes a coffee shop and skate store on-site.  

If climbing's their thing, check into Memphis Rox in the Soulsville neighborhood or High Point Memphis farther east.

At Memphis Paintball Park, compete against each other or band together and destroy enemy attackers. Your whole family can have a messy good time at this 15-acre outdoor facility.

Shelby Farms Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks, also offers paintball, as well as biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, the Go Ape ropes course and so much more.

For something more extreme, try Autobahn Speedway. Hit the track and race head-to-head with your friends and family on these indoor, electric go karts that can reach up to 50 mph.

Your teen will definitely stop texting long enough to jump into the fun at Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park. Two indoor activity centers in the Memphis area (Cordova and Collierville) offer trampolines, ropes courses, climbing walls and more.

Or, take your teen to the Mid-South Ice House, the area’s only regulation-sized, indoor ice skating rink. They have public skate hours and drop-in hockey games for kids and adults, so you can get in on the action, too.

Exploring Shelby Farms
Outdoor Axe Throwing with Go Ape at Shelby Farms Park
Kristin Luna
Explore Bike Share Big River Crossing Skyline / Craig Thompson

Treetop adventures and biking with river views, teens will love Memphs' outdoors scene. 

Arcades & Games  

Try the endless pizza buffet at America's Incredible Pizza Company. After fueling up, teens can let off a little steam with a round of laser tag, a go kart race or 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf.

Main Event is another fun zone with bowling, mini golf, arcade games, laser tag, rock climbing and more. If your crew gets hungry, Main Event’s menu features a wide variety of sandwiches, pizzas and teen-happy apps like cheese bites and donut holes.  

See if you and your teen can find your way out of Memphis Escape Rooms. With 11 different themed rooms between two Memphis locations, Memphis Escape Rooms is sure to bring a memorable and challenging adventure. 

Board game-lovers should visit 901 Games. From tabletop RPGs to classic board games, 901 Games is the perfect spot to enjoy family game night. 


Check out our professional basketball team, the Memphis Grizzlies. There’s nothing more exciting than watching a game-winning 3-pointer at the final buzzer while being surrounded by fans at the FedExForum.

Make time to grab a seat at AutoZone Park and watch the Memphis Redbirds play. While the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple A team plays, enjoy barbecue nachos and midway-style games. 

Also at AutoZone Park, Memphis’ United Soccer League squad, Memphis 901 FC, takes the field. Spectators love the fiery 901 FC fans and the park's downtown atmosphere.


If your teen is a movie buff, head to the Malco Summer Drive In Quartet. For $20 per car load, you and your family can watch a double feature of current releases or classic films, while enjoying snacks and soda from the concession stand. The drive-in also features trivia on Tuesday nights. 

If creative energy runs in the family, why not try one of the shared art-making programs at Crosstown Arts or Five in One Social Club? From wood burning and weaving to book binding and graphic design, workshops invite you to flex your creative side. 

Teens love the spooky feel of Backbeat Tours' Memphis Ghost Tour. These two-hour walking tours expose the creepier side of Memphis as you learn of the ghosts haunting some of the city’s biggest attractions.