Elvis Song it Embodies: "An American Trilogy." This marble-slathered anchor on Union Avenue has set the standard since 1925. "Memphis has Jesus, Elvis, and the ducks," says Don Fort, the assistant Duckmaster who shepherds the hotel's signature waterfowl to and from its fountain everyday.
King Connection: Lansky Brothers, in the Peabody lobby, provided some of the King's new clothes until he "left the building" in 1977.
Hunka Hunka Savings: For $347, get club-level accommodations (private concierge, valet, whirlpool tub), breakfast, a Peabody coffee-table book, two tickets to Dixon Gallery & Gardens, and a trolley pass. Code SOUTH. peabodymemphis.com