The I Love Memphis Summer Survival Guide

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 30th 2017 5177 1

This roundup of summer-centric posts will help you make the most of these hot, humid months in Memphis for the summer 2017.

Feeling wilted due to extreme humidity?

– Try one of these 8 summer treats, including boozy slushies.
– Enjoy the AC at an Orpheum Summer movie night.
– Go on a Hernando ice cream adventure at Area 51 or The Dip.
– Eat something light and healthy at the new Lyfe Kitchen.
– Get a refreshing drink from a favorite Memphis bartender.
– Catch some live music (most shows are indoors) 
– Stay in the air at home and order delivery.
– Eat a burger at the Flying Saucer downtown (post coming soon), cauliflower salad at Two Vegan Sistas, or a spring roll at Le Delights.
– Get the Lemonade of the Day at Lunchbox Eats.
– Check out this list of 40 ways to stay cool in Memphis. (there are some repeats)

Getting restless or bored?

– Make your way through this list of 50 free things to do in Memphis.
– Sign up for a one-day volunteer gig with Volunteer Odyssey.
– Do a different kid-friendly activity every week – check back soon for an updated guide
Find the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (valid only July 2 – 9).
– Attend a summer festival or event.
– Explore one of these 20 new things happening in downtown Memphis.
– Find a new farmers market.
– Take a day trip to the Discovery Park of America.
– Don’t forget to check the I Love Memphis Blog calendar.

Don’t mind the heat? 

Ride your bike to Pancho’s in West Memphis.
– Pack a Memphis-inspired picnic for a free Levitt Shell show.
– Go on a photo tour around town, part one
– Go on a photo tour around town, part two
– Shoot hoops at the RiverPlay park downtown.
– Find the shadiest patio in Memphis, out of this list of 100 places to eat outside.
– See how many of the 100 Places You Need To Go In Memphis you’ve been to.
– Catch an outdoor movie night at Beale Street Landing or Carriage Crossing.
– Stop by the Madison Avenue Park pocket park.
Cheer on the Redbirds at the best minor league ballpark in the nation.

Got more ideas? Leave ’em in the comments.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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