Emory & Atlanta Events
If your child is attending Emory’s athletics, tennis, computer, medicine, or Oaktree camps, there’s no better place to stay for a visit than The University Inn at Emory. When you stay at our hotel, you can visit your young one without even getting into your car. Our hotel is also conveniently near the Fernbank Museum, home to popular recurring events including Science Night Out.
Of course, even if you’re not in town for a special event, Atlanta has many popular attractions open to the everyday visitor. The University Inn at Emory is near the world-famous Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, as well as the following:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Center: Pay your respects to America’s “drum major for justice” and learn more about the continuing struggle for nonviolent social change.
- Stone Mountain Park: In addition to its natural splendor, Stone Mountain is remarkable as the home of the world’s largest bas-relief sculpture and the unforgettable Laser Show Spectacular.
- High Museum of Art: In addition to its own highly regarded collection, “the High” routinely secures loans from world-famous institutions like the Louvre and Museum of Metropolitan Art.
- Centennial Olympic Park: Originally built for the 1996 Olympics, the park has since become a popular live event venue.
- Atlanta Botanical Garden: View 30 acres of beautiful gardens, including the widest collection of species orchids in the world.
- Piedmont Park: Enjoy the nearly 200 acres of trails, sports, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
As the “capital of the South” and the host of the 1996 Olympics, Atlanta draws all manner of major sporting events. Our hotel is located less than five miles from the following:
- Georgia Dome: Sports fans know this stadium is home to the Falcons, Georgia State University football, and the SEC Championship.
- Turner Field: This famous field is host to the 1996 Olympic Games and current home of the Atlanta Braves.
- College Football Hall of Fame: It’s a second religion to the people of the South, and its saints and legends are enshrined here.
Atlanta Culture and Nightlife
Atlanta and its surrounding cities are home to an exciting nightlife. Downtown Decatur offers a quaint and walk-able atmosphere full of fine dining and live music. Virginia-Highland, a historic neighborhood conveniently along the MARTA line, hosts the popular Summerfest neighborhood festival. Check out Access Atlanta for more information on where to go and what to do in Atlanta.