We wanted to take a trip for our kids’ spring break this year, but we had a few rules. It had to be driving distance, hopefully a little warmer than Chicago, and with good food. We landed on Memphis, and it delivered. We ate plenty of BBQ, the weather mostly cooperated, and we even caught a Grizzlies game while we were in town. We spent a lot of time at the big attractions like the Civil Right Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and—of course—Graceland, but my favorite shots were down along the arts district on Main Street. I would definitely go back someday.

Memphis, March 2018