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Your family can have fun this summer by visiting the beautiful city of Atlanta. This city is home to a wide variety of attractions, making it easy to plan a vacation that all members of the family are sure to enjoy.
Get a glimpse of some of Atlanta’s popular attractions by watching this video. Include some educational activities in your trip by visiting one of Atlanta’s many interesting museums or centers. Plan a visit to the CNN Center, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, or the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.
When you stay here at The University Inn at Emory, it is easy to experience Atlanta’s popular attractions, restaurants, and much more! Check out our website or call us at (866) 587-0894 to get answers to your questions about our Emory hotel.
Last updated 12 days ago
Many people consider their cat or dog to be a part of their family, so naturally a fair share of pets tag along when it’s time to go on vacation. If you wouldn’t dream of leaving your furry friend at home during your travels, you should keep your cat or dog’s wellness in mind while on the road. Specifically, consider the threat of fleas. Now that spring’s here and summer’s on the horizon, most parts of the United States are warming up, creating the ideal conditions for fleas to grow and multiply. To ensure that your pet is free of these aggravating insects, keep him from dense foliage where fleas may be lurking. Inspect your pet’s coat each day with a special comb that can catch fleas and their eggs. Lastly, give your pet a flea bath prior to leaving town, as its effects can ward off fleas for weeks after you apply treatment.
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Last updated 19 days ago
For more than 40 years, the Special Olympics has provided thousands of individuals with disabilities the opportunity to celebrate their athletic achievements. This year, Atlanta has the great honor of continuing this tradition, as the Special Olympics will be held at Emory University from May 17 to May 19. Today, the Special Olympics is a worldwide event in which 170 nations participate; however, it began as a single woman’s dream to provide the intellectually disabled with a means to showcase their many talents.
Eunice Shriver’s Vision
Eunice Shriver, sister to President John F. Kennedy, was no stranger to the hardships that those with intellectual disabilities struggled with on a daily basis. Her own sister, Rosemary, suffered from intellectual challenges. Eunice Shriver was appalled by the lack of public support for these individuals. Not only were they not treated with the same respect granted to others, but also they had little resources to enhance their quality of life. Thus began Shriver’s mission to give the intellectually disabled the recognition they deserve.
The Expansion of a Dream
The Special Olympics started out only as a camp in Shriver’s own backyard. As her dedication to her vision continued throughout the years, so too did the recognition of her efforts. Chicago’s Soldier Field would eventually be the backdrop for the very first International Special Olympics, which was attended by more than 1,000 athletes. Less than a decade later, the first International Special Olympics Winter Games were held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The Special Olympics’ Future
Through Eunice Shriver’s unrelenting commitment to the Special Olympics, the games have become a global gathering in which thousands of athletes acknowledge their individual accomplishments and respect those of their competitors. Also, the Special Olympics raises millions of dollars each year for the continued support of those with intellectual disabilities.
Are you heading to Atlanta this May for the Special Olympics? Let The University Inn at Emory provide your lodging while you’re in town. Call (866) 587-0894 to find out more about our hotel accommodations.
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Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned tourist, Atlanta has something to offer everyone. Given the city’s yearlong moderate temperatures and array of cultural, sporting, and historical venues, you won’t have a problem finding something fun to do. In fact, you’ll probably agonize over what you can’t fit in during your trip! While Atlanta can boast of many spectacular attractions, there are three places in particular that you must see while you’re in town.
Centennial Olympic Park
As Emory University gears up for its duties as host of the next Special Olympics this May, visitors will be flocking to the city to celebrate the event. If you plan on traveling to Atlanta for the Special Olympics, why not include a tour of Centennial Olympic Park as well? Commemorating the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, Centennial Olympic Park can put fans and athletes alike in the mood for some friendly competition.
Springtime means baseball time, folks! With the recent start of the MLB season, there’s no better time to enjoy the warm weather and a few hotdogs while watching America’s favorite pastime. Turner Field offers an afternoon full of fun, as fans can take photos with the Atlanta Braves mascot, Homer, and see the team’s World Series Trophy from 1995. You might even be named Fan of the Game if you’re lucky!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
No one is too old to enjoy Legos. That’s why the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is fun for children and adults. This magical play land of all things Lego will make kids go wide-eyed with glee and parents fondly reminiscent of their own childhood years. From experiencing Legos in 4D glory to building your own Lego masterpiece, there’s no shortage of imagination and amazement when you take a trip to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.
Are you looking for more tips on what to see when you visit Atlanta? The University Inn at Emory can help you navigate the many attractions that our fine city has to offer. For more information on our hotel room options and amenities, call (866) 587-0894.
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The last several years have witnessed a rise in hotels suffering from bed bug infestations. This video explains how you can protect yourself from these small yet annoying insects.
When you arrive at your hotel, keep your luggage in your car until you have performed a thorough room inspection. First, strip your bed of its linens—they are changed daily and may not bear evidence of bed bugs. Next, analyze the headboard and mattress. Do you see insects the size and shape of small apple seeds? If so, your room has a bed bug infestation. In such an event, you might want to switch rooms or hotels to avoid bringing these insects home with you.
The University Inn at Emory offers pristine hotel rooms for those visiting the greater Atlanta area. For room availability and rates, call (866) 587-0894.