It is a beautiful time in downtown Memphis right now, and unlike decades past, the expansive riverfront Tom Lee Park is open to visitors throughout May due to the postponement of the month-long Memphis In May festival. Plus, there are many more outdoor activities to enjoy downtown!
If you’re ready to enjoy a “Staycation” at the Westin Memphis, here are some outdoor activities waiting for you right outside our doors and in nearby neighborhoods.
Follow a series of bronze plaques laid in the concrete of Downtown Memphis. More than 50 plaques tell of the city’s colorful history, including Cotton Row, once the hub of the global cotton industry. Map available online.
Take some time to learn about and enjoy Downtown Memphis's urban art with a tour through our mural guide, or just find that one mural you've always wanted to use as an Instagram backdrop. You're sure to experience Downtown Memphis in a fun and creative way. Explore the online map!
"The Sound of Memphis" Mural (photo by James Wessels)
From Westin Memphis, grab a daily bike rental (we cover your daily rate) and ride through the downtown and South Main neighborhoods until you arrive at the foot of the Big River Crossing. This pedestrian bridge extends over the majestic Mississippi River and takes you across the state line to Arkansas, where low-lying fields, river embankments, and pedestrian paths are waiting to take you further into nature. Parking is also available on the Memphis side of Big River Crossing off of Channel 3 Drive. Open Daily from 6am – 10pm
All but the MLK Reflection Park have stretching views of the Mississippi River. MLK Reflection Park is just steps from our hotel and offers sculptures and rare photos.
- Tom Lee Park
- Martyrs Park
- Mississippi River Park/River Garden
- Memphis Park
- MLK Reflection Park
Mississippi River Park