Looking for more to do during your visit to Atlanta? Check out the Inside Atlanta section of our blog. Senior Admission Counselor Farish Jerman 11C provides a monthly round up of some of the best events happening in Atlanta.
Atlanta is an integral part of the Emory undergraduate experience, whether you start your freshman year at Emory College or Oxford College. Our students enjoy everything from class excursions to the High Museum to exploring Atlanta’s history at Oakland Cemetery to cheering on the Braves at Turner Field. Atlanta is our workshop, our classroom, our playground—and we strongly encourage our visitors to check out the campus beyond our gates.
Exploring the CityFor those who want a comprehensive introduction to Atlanta, we can suggest:
- Visiting the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
- A guided walking tour, led by the Atlanta Preservation Center. Call (404) 688-3353.
- A guided bus tour. Call American Sightseeing Atlanta at (800) 572-3050.
Whether you are in town for the day, or able to stay for a few days, here are some of the best attractions in the city:
DiningAtlanta is world-renowned for its variety, quality, and sheer volume of dining experiences. Visitors are welcome to dine with us at any of the university's dining facilities, but we also encourage you to explore the vast Atlanta dining scene too. Here are some of our suggestions sorted by neighborhoods:
Emory Village (adjacent to the main entrance of campus)
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Lucky's Burgers and Brew
- Panera Bread
- Romeo's Pizza
- Slice and Pint
- Yogli-Mogli Frozen Yogurt
- Zoës Kitchen
Emory Point (across from the north end of campus; 15 minute walk from the Admission Office)
- Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill
- Chow Mei Mei
- Fresh to Order
- The General Muir
- Marcello's Pizzeria/Trattoria
- Marlow's Tavern
- Paradise Biryani Pointe
- Tin Lizzy's Cantina
- Which Wich?
Virginia Highland (approximately three miles west of campus)
- Alon’s Bakery
- American Roadhouse
- Babette’s Café
- Dark Horse Tavern & Grill
- DBA Barbecue
- The Family Dog
- Goin’ Coastal
- Highland Tap
- La Tavola Trattoria
- The Original El Taco
Decatur (approximately three miles east of campus)
Little Five Points / Candler Park (approximately three miles south of campus)
Midtown (approximately five miles west of campus)