Situated on the East banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis’ Downtown is home to several vibrant neighborhoods including Harbor Town, the Pinch District and South Main. Downtown is a hub for businesses, anchor institutions, cultural landmarks and a variety of entertainment venues, as well as Memphis’ famous Beale Street.
Just a five-minute drive from St. Jude, Downtown offers convenience, culture and year-round fun for sports and music fans, history buffs, foodies and fitness aficionados alike. The Memphis Grizzlies take the court at nearby FedExForum while the minor-league Redbirds swing for the fences at AutoZone Park. The National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum are both a short stroll away, and buzzworthy restaurants, community-focused cafes and hotel bars attract diners and happy hour crowds with standout cuisine, inspired coffee concoctions and craft cocktails. And for those who want to take in river views while breaking a sweat, several nearby trails and bike paths deliver.