The Emory University/North Druid Hills area provides a kind of middle ground to the landscaped estates of Buckhead and the casual atmosphere of Decatur. Druid Hills features leafy neighborhoods and large homes ? it provided the location for the title character's mansion in Driving Miss Daisy. Plus, a variety of funky shops and restaurants, conveniently located to Emory's staff and student body, offer such necessities as inexpensive books and savory pizza. Go prehistoric at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where kids love the dinosaurs and adults will dig Friday night's Martinis and IMAX screening. Emory University's sprawling Lullwater Park is undeniably idyllic, but the South Peachtree Creek Trail recently opened a must-see section of the PATH featuring woodsy, scenic walkways as well as a fascinating restoration of part of the Old Decatur Water Works, featuring a fountain and colorful graffiti decorating the remnants of old walls. Go for the mummies at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, stay for the largest ancient art collection in the Southeast, including Greek, Roman, African, Asian, early American art.
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