We have driven through Memphis, but have never stopped. This time we plan to arrive on Friday, July 19 about 4:00 p.m. We will be meeting our son from Mobile, AL to return 2 grandkids (boy, age 14 and girl, age 10). We plan to stay until 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Other than thinking we want to go to Graceland (none of us have been there + we figure the grandkids have heard of Elvis), we need advice:
1. Where ought we stay (by location, and please offer hotel names)? Since we only see our son once or twice a year, we want a nice and safe place to stay (money does not really matter, but who wants to waste $$$$) where we will enjoy hanging out. Are we better off staying outside of town and driving in to Graceland (like on Sat. a.m.)? (We will be coming south, down I-55 and our son will be coming north, up I-55.)
2. How long will a tour of Graceland probably take (platinum tour, I figure???)? While we want to give the kids "something to do," what else might we want to do?
3. Is Bealle Street for the kids?
We have no great desire to spend lots of time in the car driving around.