Life in Macon

Every Mercer Bear loves Macon, and when you join us in Bear Territory, you’ll understand why.

Students posing with large letters spelling Macon
View of downtown Macon with people eating outside at restaurants.

Bustling Downtown

Home to local restaurants, shops, galleries, and more, downtown Macon is bursting with charm and character. While you're here, don't forget to stop by Coleman Hill for the best view of the city!

Barista making a drink at Z Beans Coffee

Foodie Paradise

Macon has tons of great local restaurants to satisfy any craving. Grab a burger from The Rookery or Ocmulgee Brewpub, enjoy brunch at Bearfoot Tavern or Dovetail, get your caffeine fix at Taste & See or Z Beans Coffee, and so much more.

Student exploring the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park

Outdoor Exploration

Take a scenic stroll through the Ocmulgee National Monument, kayak your way through Amerson River Park, hang up your hammock at Tattnall Square Park, and enjoy all the nature Macon has to offer.

Outdoor concert on Coleman Hill in Macon

Arts and Culture

Catch a concert or Broadway performance at one of Macon's historic venues, attend the International Cherry Blossom Festival, join your friends at the annual Bragg Jam music festival, or shop at the local farmer's market on Wednesdays in Tattnall Square Park.

The festivals, concerts, and outdoor activities provide a wide range of opportunities for anyone to enjoy. Throw in good food and good friends, and Macon truly becomes home away from home.

Matthew Long, Finance, '17

Matthew Long