Late afternoon Friday – Explore Downtown Tupelo
If you love boutique shopping, street art, local restaurants, and even have a passing interest in The King of Rock and Roll, you Can’t Help Falling in Love with downtown Tupelo. We recommend you check out shops like the Caron Gallery specializing in local Mississippi art, and RAW furniture Company that pays homage to Tupelo’s history as a furniture manufacturing hub by creating handmade furniture from reclaimed Mississippi wood. Another must-stop shop is Tupelo Hardware, where Elvis bought his first guitar. However, plan wisely because many of these shops close at 5:30 weeknights, are only open for a couple of hours on Saturday morning, and all are closed Sunday.
After the stores close, make a few stops on the Elvis Tour like Lee County Courthouse, where Elvis first sang on the radio in 1946, and the Elvis Homecoming Statue, where Elvis performed in 1956 to a packed crowd at the fairgrounds and was given the key to the city.
You can even make your own Elvis comfort food tour. We’d start with the Crave Coffee Peanut Butter Smash, which is a cold and creamy peanut butter pie with an Oreo crust, topped with a peanut butter crust. Suppose you’re looking for something (just a little) lighter. In that case, PoPsy offers an Elvis PoPsy, which is a gourmet popsicle made with peanut butter, banana, and honey before being dipped in organic milk chocolate. Of course, there’s always the HOLLYPOPS Bakery Peanut Butter Banana Cupcake. It’s a banana-flavored guitar-shaped cupcake with peanut butter icing, chocolate drizzle. Basically, mix in some variation of peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas, and you get Elvis comfort food, which totally works for us.