Fare Thee Well, 2011… Now it’s Time to Ring in the New with 2012! Break out your goofy 2012 glasses, confetti, and noise makers and get ready for the big count down.
Have you ever experienced New Year’s Eve in Memphis? If not, you are missing out, my friend. Check out Reserve123.com’s Top 5 Things To Do in Memphis for New Year’s 2012!
5. Memphis Cocktail Walking Tour – As any Memphian can tell you, the best way to experience the city is with a drink in your hand! This two-hour walking tour goes beyond the bars of Beale Street and visits historic downtown drinking establishments and favorite local taverns to sample some true Southern charm. From classic Southern cocktails and rare Tennessee whiskeys to delicious martinis, you’ll enjoy a unique taste of Memphis!
4. Mojo Music Bus Tour in Memphis – The Home of the Blues comes alive on this city tour aboard the only Music Bus in Memphis. Rock the streets on the coolest ride in town and see Beale Street, Sun Studio, Stax Records, the Lorraine Motel, movie locations and more, while hearing music performed live. It’s the only tour in town that puts Memphis music history in the hands of real musicians – 90 minutes of high-energy fun!
3. Graceland Music Attractions Pass – Enjoy a sightseeing day tour to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. PLUS – you get admission to the Rock N Soul Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Sun Studios Tour. See Graceland with its fabulous displays of Elvis memorabilia, including the audio tour. Tour two of Elvis’ airplanes. See the Sincerely Elvis exhibit and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. A shuttle will take you across Elvis Presley Boulevard to enter Elvis’ 14-acre estate. With the new digital audio guide featuring the voices of Lisa Marie and Elvis, you will enjoy a specially-produced audio tour presentation and even more information on specific exhibits.
2. Historic Memphis Walking Tour – What better way to start your day than with a leisurely stroll through tree-lined downtown Memphis. Your guide will unfold the story of this rowdy river town and its inhabitants – tough frontiersmen like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston; dashing Confederate soldiers and Civil War spies; gamblers, speculators, and fancy ladies who arrived by steamboat and train; gangsters and machine bosses fueled by Prohibition-era greed. Along the way, you’ll see sweeping views of the river from the rooftop of the beautiful Madison hotel, along with stately architectural landmarks, such as Court Square Fountain, the Lincoln American Tower, and much more.
1. Countdown on Beale Street – On December 31st starting at 7:00 PM hordes of people will flock to Beale Street for the city’s biggest New Year’s Eve party! As the locals say, it’s time to “bury your blues” to start the New Year with a clean slate.
Bands will start playing in Handy Park at 7:00 PM, and there will be a guitar drop at the Hard Rock Cafe at Midnight! Expect the bars to be packed and the party to overflow into the street. New Year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Style!!