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Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area

2000 Century Boulevard NE · Atlanta, Georgia 30345 USA

Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area Destination Guide

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Historic Decatur, GA

Home to more than 200 restaurants, pubs, boutiques and galleries, Decatur has so much to see and do. A quaint town that is centered around a historic square, the fun is endless, especially during one of many festivals. Plan your visit to this vibrant neighborhood and you will add this to your list of favorites.


Discover more than 50 storefront shops and galleries set along tree-lined streets. Shopping is an adventure in this charming city where merchants welcome you with one-of-a-kind finds and personalized service.

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Attracting foodies from all across metro Atlanta to more than 80 mostly independent Decatur, GA, restaurants, cafés and pubs, this charming town is a dining destination. Many of the dining establishments are critically acclaimed on local, regional and national levels.

Iberian Pig
Specializing in traditional cured meat, Spanish cheeses, tapas, salads and flatbreads. This modern Spanish restaurant combines the flavors of Spain with an eclectic social atmosphere.
Address: 121 Sycamore Street
Contact: (404) 371-8800

Leon's Full Service
A hot spot for cocktails, this Decatur restaurant blends ample drink concoctions with a can't-order-wrong menu of snacks and "smalls."
Address: 131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Contact: (404) 687-0500

David J. Sencer CDC Museum

Learn about the value of public health, and the vast accomplishments of the CDC. Associated with the Smithsonian Institution, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum is the only part of the CDC open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

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Spring Events

Publix Georgia Marathon 
This marathon and half-marathon showcases historic Atlanta, beautiful Decatur and all neighborhoods in between.

Oakhurst Jazz Nights 
Picnic at sunset and listen to some of the best jazz artists in the Southeast.

Decatur Arts Festival 
Downtown Decatur comes alive on Memorial Day weekend.  This festival takes over downtown, with live music, comedy, a children's festival and parade, dance performances and more.

Summer Events

Decatur Beach Party 
Dig your toes in the sand in downtown Decatur. At the famous Ponce Beach, enjoy a kids boardwalk, two live bands, food court, dancing and more.

BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival 
Enjoy delicious BBQ and music for a fun filled afternoon at one of the locals' favorite Decatur events.

Fall Events

AJC Decatur Book Festival 
One of the largest book festivals in the country, downtown Decatur comes to life with over 600 authors, live music and food.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival 
Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on Decatur square with more than 100 of the finest American craft beers, special tappings, food and live music.

Wine Tasting Festival 
Noted as the best and largest wine festival in Atlanta, here you will taste wines from around the globe, sample delicious food from area restaurants while enjoying live music.

Winter Events

Decatur Bonfire Marshmallow Roast 
Roast marshmallows around the large and very popular Decatur square bonfire.

Breakfast with Santa 
Making his grand entrance on a Decatur fire truck, Santa visits with children as they enjoy a breakfast buffet.

Oakhurst Wine Crawl 
With no start or stopping point, crawl through over 25 businesses that will be serving wine from around the world at this Decatur event.

Emory University

Named one of the most "Amazing College Campuses" in the United States, the beautiful Emory University is situated in the Druid Hills section of Decatur. This world-renowned institution is home to Emory University Hospital, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, (showcasing the largest collection of ancient artifacts in the Southeast), and Winship Cancer Institute, (Georgia's only cancer center designed by the National Cancer Institute).

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