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June 2013 Vacation

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June 2013 Vacation

We are looking to be in Memphis for 5 nights June 2013 we are well travelled and street wise but at 60ish + not as quick as we were.We like to walk every where I have read lots of reviews and feel the City has trouble with down and drugies is this true???

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1. Re: June 2013 Vacation

Any city has it's share of undesirables and Memphis is no different. That said, you will be perfectly safe, we have just come back from Memphis (our 7-8th trip) and never ever felt unsafe. Plan your trip and enjoy, you will enjoy it.

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Waking most everywhere is the way to go. The ocassional Panhandler is the only mild irritation you will find, and I have encountered that same issue in every city in which I've stayed long enough to visit a few points of interest, including Paris, San Francisco, L.A., and Nashville. Don't let one engage you in any sort of chit chat in which he can pop the money question.

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Just got back from 3 days in Memphis. Treat it as you would any city anywhere.

We were not treated to any panhandlers chats but agree with comments in earlier replies-just keep going. To be honest,we have felt more unsafe in some city centres in the UK! London-NO WAY!

Common sense and a little "streetwise" gut feeling is all you need!

Enjoy- we did. our first US visit at 68 yrs old with all the uncertainties you have-we took notice of the main replies in this Forum and they were right every time-just relax and enjoy your trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi I'm pleased you had a nice time and found this forum useful, we are lucky just now to have people so well educated in food, travel, things to see & do etc. Helping people enjoy Memphis

Edited: 13 October 2012, 12:02
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