WEB EXTRA: “100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die” book offers insider’s tips to city

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) If you’re trying to get the most authentic experience out of the Bluff City this summer, take a peek inside the book 100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die.

Author Samantha Crespo provides a so-called definitive bucket list, which includes Jerry’s Sno Cones. The spot opened back in the 1960’s and usually draws a long line during the summer.

I don’t get this every time, but this is the one I get the most I guess, is Tiger’s Blood, said Greg Earnest, who was at the restaurant on Wells Station Wednesday.

Local 24 News asked Memphians what they would include on their own bucket list.

100 things to do in Memphis before you die, pondered Earnest. I would definitely say the museums, the Metal Museum, Sun Studios.

That’s where we headed next, the ‘Birthplace of Rock n Roll’ where Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded.

I didn’t realize quite how much it’s used today and how iconic it is to its current stars, said Georgina Taylor.

She and her sister-in-law, both originally from Canada, learned about the studio’s rich music history.

We didn’t necessarily know just like, Ike and Tina Turner, said Taylor. We didn’t know they started out here as well.

If you’re out east, you can’t miss Shelby Farms Park which has 4,500 acres of green space, where visitors can kayak, enjoy the sun, and stretch their legs.

Just wanted to have some fun, we’ve been in the house all day, said mother Tiffany Brown, who brought her daughter to the park’s Water Play Sprayground.

I work from home. Just wanted to out and get some fresh air. What I would like to do this summer is ride bikes, you can ride bikes here. Just walking and looking at the scenery is great.

Find the book HERE.

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