The City of Jonesboro, GA
The city of Jonesboro is located in the state of Georgia in Clayton County and has a population of 4,161 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Jonesboro is Atlanta, approximately 32 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Jonesboro, including Arby's Roast Beef Restaurants, Domino's Pizza, Mama's Buffett, Fortune House Restaurant and Burger King - Store 787. For a larger selection of Jonesboro restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Jonesboro Golf Courses, Museums, Auto Race Tracks and/or Zoos, including the Pebble Creek Golf Club, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Stately Oaks, College Park Municipal Golf Course and Southlake Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Jonesboro please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Jonesboro:
- Atlanta DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK)
- Atlanta Fulton County Airport (FTY)
- Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl. Airport (ATL)
Jonesboro, Georgia Climate and WeatherIn the month of August, Jonesboro experiences an average high temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in August are usually about 70 degrees with an average rainfall of 3.67 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Jonesboro with daytime temperatures averaging 86 degrees in the summer, and 55 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Jonesboro to receive an average of 4.51 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.29 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -9 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Jonesboro should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 73 degrees, and nighttime lows of 52.
Jonesboro, Georgia Attractions
1Alexander Memorial Coliseum - Georgia Tech - Atlanta,
The Alexander Memorial Coliseum is an indoor arena that is situated in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the home of the basketball teams of Georgia Tech and hosted the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA from 1968–1972 and again from 1997–1999. Tech's women's volleyball team occasionally uses the facility as well, primarily for NCAA tournament games and other matches that draw crowds that would overflow the O'Keefe Gymnasium.
2Alfred Tup Holmes Golf Club - Atlanta,
The Alfred Tup Holmes Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Fulton County Georgia. Built in 1940, this Atlanta course designed by Garrett Gill & George B. Williams is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 404-753-6158. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 2300 Wilson Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
3Arena at Gwinnett Center - Duluth,
The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena that is situated in Duluth, Georgia. The Arena was an expansion to the already existing Gwinnett Center, which also includes a Performing Arts Center, and a Convention Center. The arena seats 11,500 for hockey, 12,750 for basketball, and 13,100 for major concerts. The AJC voted the Concession Stand as the best in the state. The Gwinnett Arena has contests in the summer to see who can fit the most hot dogs in their mouth.
4Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta,
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia in the US. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment".
5Atlanta Cyclorama - Atlanta,
The Atlanta Cyclorama is a cylindrical panoramic painting of the American Civil War Battle of Atlanta, . The cyclorama is housed in a museum, also called the "Atlanta Cyclorama", in Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitors view the cylindrical painting from the inside, entering through an entrance in the floor. After being seated, the central cylinder rotates slowly affording a view of the entire painting. The painting at one time was the largest oil painting in the world, and if unrolled would measure 42 feet high by 358 feet long.
6Atlanta History Center - Atlanta,
The Atlanta History Center is a museum that is situated in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of America's premier history museums.
7Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton,
Atlanta Motor Speedway is a track just outside Hampton, Georgia, twenty miles south of Atlanta, . It is a 1.54-mile quad-oval track with a seating capacity of over 125,000. It opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile standard oval. In 1994, 46 condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. In 1997, to standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports' other two 1.5-mile ovals, the entire track was almost completely rebuilt.
8Beaver Lake Golf & Country Club - Gay,
The Beaver Lake Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Meriwether County Georgia. Built in 1964, this Gay course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 706-538-6994. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 2622 Beaver Lake Rd, Gay, GA 30218
9Bobby Jones Golf Course - Atlanta,
The Bobby Jones Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Fulton County Georgia. Built in 1930, this Atlanta course is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 5 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 404-355-1009. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 384 Woodward Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
10Browns Mill Golf Course - Atlanta,
The Browns Mill Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Fulton County Georgia. Built in 1960, this Atlanta course is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 404-366-3573. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.
Address: 480 Cleveland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30354
Jonesboro, Georgia Hotels
5Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Atlanta I-75 South
2192 Mount Zion Pkwy
Morrow, GA 30260
Jonesboro, Georgia Restaurants
This is a list of Jonesboro Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Buffets Restaurants, Fast Foods & Carry Out, Pizza Restaurants and Steak & Barbecue Restaurants. Happy Dining!
Published December 6, 2010
Atlanta Georgia, a family fun city with tons of history, interesting ethnic neighborhoods, the spectacular Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca Cola museum.
Published September 28, 2010
Spread over 3000 acres, Stone Mountain Park is counted among the most popular family attractions in Georgia - which isn’t surprising considering that people of all ages and from all walks of life are likely to find something of interest here.