About Atlanta

Bounding with endless energy and enthusiasm, big city sophistication and warm, Southern hospitality, metro Atlanta is one of the world's favorite destinations. Few places anywhere combine Atlanta Metro's ability to blend its diverse populations into a seamless melding of Southern tradition with profound and new ideas.

Around Atlanta

Virginia Highlands

Join us for diverse arts, great food, shopping, live musical performances, nightlife and much more. Historic Virginia Highlands is located along Virginia Avenue and is located only five minutes by car from Emory University.

Atlanta Nightlife in Buckhead

There are 100 bars and restaurants within 2 1/2 blocks of the intersection of Peachtree Road and East Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, Georgia.

Martinis at IMAX

Sophisticated, mingling, music, IMAX movie, and martinis under the big dinosaurs and the stars.

Havana Club

True to Latin America's inherent social diversity and mezcla de las razas, all kinds of people can be seen hoofin' it at the Havana Club. With a walk-in humidor in the back (Havana Club was originally a cigar bar), free salsa lessons on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. and bartenders who remember you by name.

Centennial Olympic Park Fountain Shows

Experience the beauty of the Fountain of Rings with a dancing water show synchronized with popular music, sound effects and lights. Shows run daily at 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, and 9 p.m., during the warmer months. The fountains 251 computer-controlled water jets, 400 fog jets, 487 lights, and miles of underground water pipes make this one of the most sophisticated fountains in the world. About a 10-15 minute car drive from the Emory Campus.

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