Virginia-Highland and Emory

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Restaurants, bars, and boutiques are sprinkled throughout Virginia-Highland/Morningside, northeast of Midtown. Like Midtown, this residential area was down-at-the-heels in the 1970s. Reclaimed by writers, artists, and a few visionary developers, Virginia-Highland (as well as bordering Morningside) is a great place to explore. To the east, the Emory University area is studded with enviable mansions. Near the Emory campus is Druid Hills, used for film locations for Driving Miss Daisy, by local playwright Alfred Uhry. The neighborhood was designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, which also landscaped Asheville's Biltmore Estate and New York's Central Park.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

This complex occupies the site where Union General William T. Sherman orchestrated the Battle of Atlanta (1864). The museum and…

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

One of the largest natural-history museums south of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., this museum offers 17 galleries and…

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Fernbank Science Center

The museum, in the 65-acre Fernbank Forest, focuses on ecology, geology, and space exploration. In addition to the exhibit hall,…

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