48 Hours in Memphis

For lunch, head to Ecco on Overton Park Avenue. Ecco is one of those lovely, quaint restaurants that defines a city. With a limited menu, Ecco has delicious soups, salads and pastas. My favorite is the orange fennel and Tuscan bean salad.

Overton Park is an historic area with a world-renowned old growth forest. The area also is home to Rhodes Collegethe Memphis Zoo and Brooks Art Museum. With so much to do, you’ll love your afternoon in the Overton Park area.

After your afternoon, head to Overton Square for a cocktail before dinner. Overton Square was once the happening place in the ’70s then fell on hard times. The area experienced a renaissance in 2014 and is more vibrant than ever. There are tons of choices for a good cocktail, but you can’t go wrong at Lafayette’s Music Room.

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