Relax in the serene surroundings of Lullwater Park, and discover the hippest hangouts in fashionable Decatur
Spend your student days in Emory discovering weird and wonderful museums, exploring the city’s coolest neighborhoods and getting close to nature in its gorgeous green spaces. Hike along the pretty creek in Morningside Nature Preserve, spot wildlife in Herbert Taylor Park and run the loop trail around Candler Lake at Emory University.
There are plenty more ways to fill your downtime on campus. Catch a performance at Emory Theater and grab a bite to eat at unique eateries like Dooley’s Den at The Depot, where you can feast on gyros and Greek salad as you sit in a converted train station.
When you’re not immersed in campus life, take a tour of the most fashionable parts of town. Catch up with friends over a latte at the Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Decatur, browse the huge array of boutiques and designer stores in affluent Buckhead, then enjoy a steak with pals at Highland Tap in the Virginia Highland area. It’s also easy to get to Midtown, the city’s ‘heart of the arts’, just a short drive away.
On days when you want to stay closer to home, soak up the 1960s vibe at Dave’s Cosmic Subs in Emory Village, where you can listen to classic rock music as you eat a sub sandwich. End your day in Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill in Toco Hills, a firm student favorite thanks to the friendly staff and casual atmosphere. There’s such a student buzz in the Emory area that you’ll have a great time wherever you go.