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 University undergraduate experience, whether you start your first year at Emory College or Oxford College. Our students enjoy everything from excursions to the High Museum of Art to exploring Atlanta’s history at Oakland Cemetery to cheering on the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is our workshop, our classroom, our playground—and we invite you 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 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. 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)