Explore Atlanta

Inside Atlanta
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 City | Main Attractions | Dining

Exploring the City

For those who want a comprehensive introduction to Atlanta, we can suggest:

Main Attractions

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:

Atlanta Braves and Turner Field Inside CNN Studio Tour
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Atlantic Station Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead
Centennial Olympic Park Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Center for Civil and Human Rights Michael C. Carlos Museum
Center for Puppetry Arts Oakland Cemetery
The Children's Museum of Atlanta Piedmont Park
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Underground Atlanta
The Fox Theatre World of Coca-Cola
Georgia Aquarium Zoo Atlanta
Grant Park  


Atlanta 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)

Emory Point (across from the north end of campus; 15 minute walk from the Admission Office)

Virginia Highland (approximately three miles west of campus)

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)