The closest major airport to Jonesboro is in Memphis, Tennessee (airport code: MEM). There is also a small airport in Jonesboro itself (airport code: JBR).
The main streets to remember are Johnson Ave, Nettleton Ave, Highland Dr, Main St./Southwest Dr., Caraway Rd, Stadium Blvd. These six streets form a sort of grid around town. Another one to know is US HWY 63 as it is how you are going to enter and leave Jonesboro. Southwest Drive, Caraway Road, and Stadium Blvd are all accessible from 63; the other three intersect the three accessible from 63.
The New Nature Center in the southern part of town is a great place to spend a few hours and relax while either watching the animals from the air-conditioned observation deck or hiking along the several trails which wind around the property. Children will love the interactive exhibits in the main building. Fliers at the door contain information on Arkansas hunting as well as other things.
The Mall at Turtle Creek has many stores of interest.
Tandori- Standard Indian Dishes, with a lunch buffet and dinner service. Located on Grant Rd. Chili's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, as well as several local Asian food buffets are located on Caraway Rd. The Edge Coffeehouse- Fresh ground and brewed coffe, as well as a variety of sandwiches named after popular characters of movies, TV, and books. Also serve fresh made pastries. Located behind the ROTC building on ASU campus. Mean Pig BBQ- Traditional southern BBQ serving pulled pork, beef brisket, and chicken with sides such as patato salad, beans, and coleslaw. Voted Arkansas' best BBQ several times. Located on Stadium. Fugi Steakhouse- Japanese resturant serving sushi, sashimi, as well as featuring a hibachi grill. Located on Stadium. Hiro- Japanese cuisine and shushi. Located on Stadium.
Jonesboro is in a dry county, but there are three dozen restaurants and clubs in town that serve alcohol and membership is not generally required. Downtown Jonesboro is home to nine bars including Cregeens Irish Pub, Skinny Js, the Brickhouse Grill, Godseys Grill, Vino's, Don Jose's, Omar's Uptown, Kimono, and Napoli's, all clustered in a three block area.