Walking in Memphis: A Safe Weekend on the Town During COVID-19

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Our parents recently visited us here in the 901 over two separate long weekends and we were able to make the best of it while safely visiting some of our favorite spots. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway sometime in the fall, Memphis is always a great option. Here is a look at what we got up to with our masks on and our hand sanitizer at the ready:

My parents stayed at The Peabody for one of the nights and, as always, absolutely loved the experience. The Peabody is going above and beyond for customer safety and it is truly one of my favorite hotels in the entire world, no matter the circumstances or time of year. The history of the Peabody is incredible and walking throughout this beautiful location transports you back in time (pro tip: check out the placard next to the incredible piano upstairs. Its former owner will blow your mind). There really is nothing quite like getting a drink at the lobby bar and people watching.

We also lived our best foodie lives both weekends and had some amazing grub. Our favorite meals were definitely tied between the dinner we had with my in-laws at Flight, where we sat in the wine cellar for the first time and I may love the ambiance down there even more. You seriously can never go wrong with Flight if you ever need a special event location in Memphis. Our other favorite meal was at Slider Inn with my parents and two of our best friends, where I ate and drank my weight in corn dogs and their iconic Jameson Slushies. Yum.

For a quick meal (or a longer sit down or to-go situation depended upon what you’re feeling), we also went to Huey’s and Central BBQ, as per usual, because yes. All four restaurants are taking safety extremely seriously, but Slider Inn gets an extra gold star for taking all of our temperatures and having each of us fill in our personal contact information (just in case), to inform us if anybody who was also in the restaurant at the same time as us had tested positive.

And, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, Muddy’s is doing a contactless to-go preorder system that is fantastic if you want to be extra prepared and jump on the opportunity. The Prozac cupcakes will alter your life forever. I was lucky enough to get a gift card from my amazing director for my birthday and Tyler and I spent it all in one sitting on treats because #selfcontrol.

While you’re at it, since Muddy’s is in the Broad Ave. Arts Districts, you should go and pick up a Falling Into Place candle. They are SO good. Good to the point that I burned through the one I was gifted for my birthday by my sweet friend Kelsey in less than a week…

And, last but not least, we had to visit The Pyramid for both my father-in-law and my Daddio (and of course Tyler), because #manstuff and it was very easily to social distance because of how insanely massive that place is. It’s definitely worth going to once if you have never been, no matter if you enjoy the great outdoors or not (and especially whenever the new Wahlburger’s is built! So excited!).

Many other popular tourist areas in Memphis are taking tons of safety precautions, including the Zoo, Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studio, but we decided to take it easy and spend more time hanging out as a a family to catch up over yummy eats and drinks.

Have you ever been to Memphis? Or are you from the Mid-South area? Let me know in the comments below!

Love y’all,

CEW

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