Best Times to Visit Memphis
The best times to visit Memphis are April and May or October and November. These short seasons are brief reliefs from the uncomfortable (and long) summer and winter seasons. Average summer temperatures often climb above 90 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity. However, the summer remains Memphis' peak tourism season because of school vacations.
Your Elvis t-shirt will be stuck to your skin, and you'll be tempted to follow the ducks' example and hop into the Peabody Fountain. Our advice: Drink lots of water and power walk to your next destination. Or better yet, drive with the AC on high.
Autumn in Memphis features more bearable temperatures and a dry, sunny climate. However, the weather can change suddenly, so it's best to pack for all conditions. Also, while spring may have the festivals, fall witnesses a flurry of discounted deals.
For a place that boils in the summer, Memphis gets pretty chilly in the winter. Daily highs will be in the low 40s and 50s before March, when temps begin to climb. These months are also the rainiest, so bring an umbrella.
Not only will you get the best weather that Memphis has to offer, but you can also partake in its two greatest festivals. The city's cuisine, culture, parks and residents will be on full display this time of year.