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Ways to Enjoy Winter in Memphis

Photo: Alex Warble

It can be tempting to hibernate for the winter but Memphis has a ton of options for enjoying the 901, even when it’s too cold to go outside.

Try a new coffee shop

Tamp and Tap
Roasted marshmallow hot chocolate (with a shot of espresso) from Tamp and Tap

Memphis has plenty of coffee shops where you can get a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea and warm up from the weather. Try one of these spots.

Grab a pint

GrowlerInSnow memphis made beer
Photo: Memphis Made

Get out of the cold with a pint at one of our local breweries and enjoy food trucks while you’re there. Each brewery has a calendar of events, special tour days, and a rotating food truck schedule.

Learn the history of Memphis

Stax Records
Photo: Stax Records

Enjoy the arts

mural in downtown memphis
“It’s Beautiful Where You Are” by Joseph Boyd, Photo: Amanda Hill

See live shows & music

hattiloo theatre
Photo: Hattiloo Theatre

Learn something new

Go thrift shopping

Cheer on your favorite local sports team

Photo: Chris Porter/DMC

See a movie

Summer Drive In
Photo: Amanda Hill
  • The Summer Avenue Drive-In stays open during the winter months (Fri-Sun only) and offers double feature films for only $7.50/person. See their schedule of movies here. Tip: Make sure you have jumper cables handy just in case your battery goes dead since you will listen to the movie through your car’s radio system. They have a concession stand but you can bring your own coolers and food if you wish.
  • Check out the brand new IMAX theatre at Malco Paradiso.
  • Go here for even more ways to watch movies.

Read a good book

Novel Memphis
Photo: Amanda Hill

Discover your way out of an escape room

memphis escape rooms
Photo: John Carroll

Escape rooms are a type of physical adventure game where people are willingly locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Grab some friends and book a room at Memphis Escape Rooms and see if you can make it out!

More fun ideas

s'mores at Loflin yard
Photo: Loflin Yard, Amanda Hill

Outdoor fun

memphis snow photos
Photo: Alex Warble


GiVE365: St. Mary's Soup Kitchen
Photo: GiVE365

Memphians are known for being generous and hospitable. Here are several ways to volunteer your time or resources to those who need it most this winter:

Looking for even more suggestions? Check out our upcoming events and where you can meet other Memphians here.

Did we leave out your favorite way to enjoy our wintery weather? Let us know in the comments!

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