I could live in Tennessee. I love most of the state. If you are into blues, Elvis, Graceland, bar-be-que and seeing the ducks at the Peabody then you definitely want to see Memphis.
Beale St is a wonderful place for wonderful music, culture, and some of the best bar-be-que you have ever put in your mouth. Just walking down the street will make your mouth water. It is sensory overload.
I love the bridge over the Mississippi River that goes from Memphis to West Memphis. If you are a gambler then you can find a few casinos located on the water.
Graceland is something else whether you are an Elvis fan or not. I really loved this little side trip. My favorite part of the whole tour was the pink Cadillac.
Nashville is the next Tennessee city you must see. It is a happening place for up and coming as well as established country music singers. Music is everywhere. I have actually sung on a street corner there and on the stage of the original Ryman Auditorium (of course it was closed at the time). It was great fun touring the town, listening to the music, and loving the history.
My children call this the Batman Building. It is one of their favorite sights.
The original Ryman Auditorium
Printers Alley is filled with neat little eateries and places where music abounds.
A little hop over to Rome to see the Parthenon. There is so much more to see. If you are a Civil War buff then this is the place you want to be. It is full of history. If you are a music fan then you must visit downtown and get your fill of good old Country Music, dance the night away, and maybe even take a stage yourself. Oh and while you are hear visit the Opryland Hotel. It is gorgeous at Christmas time. Once you leave Nash Vegas head east to the Great Smokey Mountains. That is where you will find Tennessee craftsmen producing their wares from days of old. Tennessee is a must see state in the South. It has so much to offer and their logo, "Tennessee has it all" is pretty much spot on.