Whether it's your 30 day grace period, or you have some vacation time, there are lots of ways to experience the United States during your au pair year in America. This series will give you a head start of things to do and things to see in some of the most popular cities in the U.S. Add Denver, Charleston, Austin, and more cities to your to-do list.
Known to be the birthplace of blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis, Tennessee is a great place to live in and visit. Music landmarks dot the city, along with a strong food and art scene. Many AuPairCare host families live here and the city makes a great spot to either visit friends or meet your perfect host family match!
When to visit:
To make the most of this Southern hotspot, try to arrive in Memphis in either spring or autumn. The summer season is long and filled with tourists visiting, so you’ll want to enjoy Memphis when it’s less crowded in the off-season with temperate weather. Not to mention, Memphis is full of music festivals and outdoor activities! Take advantage by visiting in April-May and October-November.
Things to do / see:
Memphis is best accessed by arriving at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The airport is serviced by taxis, rideshare services, and a local bus route. You can also connect to Amtrak via the Memphis Area Transit Authority. Once you’re settled downtown, the MATA has a great trolley route that runs from Main Street to many local attractions, with fares at $1 each way. You can also consider a bike share, and prices start at $12 for weekly use.