Soak up the glitzy, extravagant culture that LA is best-known for, then embrace the low-key, soulful soundtrack that plays long into the night in the ‘Home of The Blues’, Memphis. The pace changes when you leave LA behind, but it’ll be a welcome way to round off the trip of a lifetime.
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Los Angeles Highlights
Step into the surreal world of LA, the USA’s second-most populated city after New York, known for its dazzling creativity, its Mediterranean-like climate and of course its A-list inhabitants, this is the city that goes big in every way.
You can’t spend time in LA and not hit up one of its world-famous beaches. Not only are the sands pristine and the waters sublime, but they are also the coolest places to see and be seen. Get your pump on at Muscle Beach, shred some waves at Zuma Beach or just lie back and take in those cool West Coast vibes under the glorious Californian sunshine.
If shopping is your bag, then Los Angeles will be your mecca. World-renowned streets like Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive are lined with luxury stores and exclusive designer labels, while the outlet malls offer the biggest brands at discounted prices. Downtown LA boasts an incredible arts scene with local boutiques and vintage shops, and the fabulous Farmers Markets offer a glimpse into everyday Californian life.
Los Angeles is like a giant playground for both adults and children. Make time to visit California’s Disneyland and Universal Studios offerings to quench your theme park desires and try to catch a glimpse of the illustrious Hollywood Sign when out and about Downtown. With an abundance of hiking, cycling and walking trails in parks edging the city, it’s easy to escape the hubbub and get back to the nature that makes this diverse state so special.
Dining in Los Angeles could be a holiday in itself, and you could easily spend your entire time restaurant hopping and sampling the city’s best foods. This is where culinary masterpieces are made and often echoed around the country and the world. From the humble taco food trucks to the Michelin-starred refinement of its top eateries in Downtown LA, you will eat very well here.
Let Memphis cradle you into its world of incredible food, rich musical heritage, unforgettable historical and cultural sites, and a natural splendour that can only be found in the heart of America’s southern states. This colourful city makes for a worthy stop on any USA holiday, and you’ll leave wishing you could stay much longer.
Memphis has a rich musical heritage and is the place that elevated the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King and Carl Perkins, to name a few. And whether or not you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, blues or jazz music, you’ll be blown away by the city’s many historic attractions and national landmarks.
Food for the Soul
Famed for its classic comforting southern ‘soul food’, including tangy, delicious hot wings, fried chicken and hearty breakfasts, Memphis has a vast and brilliant dining scene that’s sure to satiate your every whim. And if you appreciate a good barbecue, then you must try an unparalleled Memphis-style barbecue for a true taste of chargrilled heaven!
In and around Memphis are plenty of wonderful green spaces to spend time outside enjoying the warm southern weather. See sculptures at the Botanic Garden, get up close to a world of animals at Memphis Zoo or simply wander the miles and miles of walking and cycling trails amid its scenic parks and recreation areas for a breather from city life.
History and Culture
Memphis was integral to the American Civil Rights Movement and holds a poignant place in the ongoing struggle for human rights in the United States. Visit the city’s excellent museums and notable sites for a deeper look into the role soul music played in voicing the stories of the African American community during this time.
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Los Angeles and Memphis Holidays FAQs
Los Angeles and Memphis Holidays FAQs
Los Angeles and Memphis Holidays FAQs
If you’re keen to explore all that Los Angeles is famous for without the tourist rush that it also attracts, the best time to visit will be during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). The weather will still be mild enough to wear light layers and you won’t have to contend with the crowds that come with the peak summer months. This is the case for Memphis, too - spring months (March to May) and fall (September to November) are perfect times to visit, as you’ll avoid the scorching temperatures that are forecast over the peak of summer months. While Memphis doesn’t have the same regular immense influx of tourists, it can still get relatively busy in the warmer months.
Los Angeles is in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) and Memphis follows the Central Time Zone (CT) - as a result, Memphis is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles. The UK is 8 hours ahead of LA and 6 hours ahead of Memphis, respectively.
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When browsing UK departure airports ahead of your trip, you’ll have the choice of direct and connecting journeys. You can fly direct to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from Manchester, Glasgow, London Heathrow and London Gatwick - a selection of other major airports offer journeys with at least a stop, and many connecting flights can be found from Heathrow and Gatwick.
When approaching your Memphis trip, you’ll depart LAX and touch down at Memphis International Airport (MEM). Direct routes are provided by many US airlines, with a typical flight time of around 3 hours.
If you’re not phased by balmy summer forecasts, plan your visit to Los Angeles between July and August. During these months, temperatures can soar to highs of 32°C and there’s minimal chance of rain.
If you thought LA was hot in the summer, wait until you arrive in Memphis! The city has a subtropical climate with high humidity, and temperatures sit around 30°C-35°C between July and August.
It’s likely no surprise that LA comes to life at night and the city has everything that avid revellers could want. From rooftop bars and comedy clubs to open-mic nights, there’s something to suit every kind of party-goer. In fact, we’ve rounded up a few suggestions:
Your Los Angeles twin-centre is simply incomplete without a night out on Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Strip. Stroll down this illuminated stretch after dark and you’ll be enticed in by a whole host of different venues - from speakeasies and sophisticated bars, to clubs that stay open until sunrise.
On the Sunset Strip, you can wine and dine long into the night, and there’s always live entertainment options. Downtown LA has experienced a nightlife revival in recent years, and it’s ideal for those looking to uncover a more alternative scene. You can explore the Arts District, where trendy bars and breweries are dotted on every corner, as well as the historic Broadway Theater District, home to elegant cocktail bars.
Hipsters on the hunt for a more laid-back ambience will be drawn to the Silver Lake neighbourhood, where indie music is the soundtrack of choice for many independent haunts. Include The Satellite and The Echo in your plans - many famous bands have played their first intimate shows here, so it’s always worth a visit.
Want to sample one of the most unique nightlife experiences in LA? Head to Koreatown, where you can let your hair down in karaoke bars and soju lounges, then bring the evening to a close with some late-night ramen.
While Los Angeles has a reputation for its glitzy, metropolitan, celebrity culture, it also boasts an expanse of stunning, natural beauty. Pack your hiking boots and take on one of the many trails, from easy walks to challenging climbs - Griffith Park is a hotspot for this, perfectly positioned with panoramic views of the Runyon Canyon, the Santa Monica Mountains, and ironically - the Hollywood Sign. Watch over the hustle and bustle from this peaceful, serene spot.
Rock climbing is another must for outdoor enthusiasts - gear up and scramble along the cliffs that carve out the Stoney Point Park and Malibu Creek State Park. LA is also popular with cyclists, touring up the road that runs alongside the rugged Pacific West Coast - be sure to stop at some of the picturesque beaches that line the shore along the way.
It goes without saying that Los Angeles is a surfers paradise. With some of the best spots for catching immense waves in Southern California, LA attracts surfers from around the world. Want to have a go? Hire a board and head to Zuma Beach, where there are plenty of instructors on hand to give beginners some guidance.
Of course - Memphis is a welcoming and tourist-friendly city. You’ll find an array of accommodation options in the city centre, ranging from boutique hotels to well-known chains. The city itself is well connected, with plenty of convenient public transport options, so you can get around at your own leisure. Plan a jam-packed itinerary that takes you on a tour through all of the city’s famous attractions, and sample the very best of Southern hospitality during your stay.
Memphis has a rich musical history and there are a few places where you’ll get the most authentic taste of it. Plan a visit to the place Elvis Presley called home, Graceland, experience Beale Street first-hand, or simply soak up the sounds of live music before dipping into the area’s vibrant nightlife. Stax Museum of American Soul Music is another must-visit for those with an interest in this aspect of the city’s heritage.
Memphis was a key location in the 19th century Civil Rights Movement, and to commemorate this, it is home to the National Civil Rights Museum - take a sobering tour through the exhibitions, and understand the role that the city played during this historical era during your Memphis twin-centre.
Memphis has a penchant for barbecue, so you can expect to find excellent, smokey BBQ joints like Central BBQ, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, and the Rendezvous. The city also offers a range of traditional southern and soul food restaurants, as well as diverse International cuisine - so you’re certain to find something that’ll keep everyone happy.
Your wardrobe for multi-centre holidays to Los Angeles and Memphis ought to be relatively similar - comfortable, throw-on layers will be perfect for the daytime and a light jacket will come in handy once the sun has set. Swimwear is an essential if you’ll be venturing out to the beaches that surround LA, and comfortable shoes will make getting around easier in both locations.