What to do and see in Newark, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 9, 2018 Marianna Hollaway

Newark (/ˈnuːɑːrk/ NEW-ark) is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware.
Restaurants in Newark

1. Milburn Orchards

1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921-2913 +1 410-398-1349
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Milburn Orchards

Reviewed By Darren L - Queenstown, Maryland

We decided to take the grandkids to the orchard a few weeks before Halloween to pick out pumpkins. We chose Milburn for the activities available and, frankly, the donuts. Recent weekends were cold/wet, so it turned out to be super crazy there. An assortment of activities, but not cheap. The 1 year olds were free, but the 5 year old was still at an age where she couldn't participate in quite a few activities. It was an ok activity, but might think twice about returning until kids a bit older and perhaps earlier in the season.

2. White Clay Creek State Park

880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711-2112 +1 302-368-6900
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

White Clay Creek State Park

Reviewed By Stephen M

Our family and friends have been going here for decades. The trails are well kept and it is a very large park. There is a pavilion where the Park sponsors entertainment/ music. There are rocks to climb and a couple of ponds. You can ride bikes and there are maps available online at its website..

3. Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

1042 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701-2324
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 161 reviews

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.

Reviewed By jtindover - Dover, Delaware

Took the family to celebrate my sons 14th birthday. We all did the main tree top obstacle course and zip lines. Our group of six ranged from 14 to 48. The course was challenging enough but still fun for everyone. The zip lines and Tarzan swings where the highlight of the day for our group. The instructors give you plenty of hands on training before turning you loose in the trees. The course could take a few hours depending on your abilities and those ahead of you! The park provides a great place to bring a picnic and make a day of it. There are walking trails and a pond at the state park. The park will charge an entrance fee to access go ape with in the park. Well worth the small fee.

4. Glasgow Park

Rt 896 & Rt 40, Newark, DE
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Glasgow Park

Reviewed By Motherhen03 - Fairfax, Virginia

This is a wonderful family- friendly park. Lots of walking trails, lots of open space, nice playground equipment. Lots of people there on Easter Sunday. So nice to see Delaware utilize open space for people to enjoy. Good amount of parking. First and Third Saturdays the history museum is open at this site too. Way to go Delaware for protecting nature and providing a great place to visit.

5. Christiana Mall

132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3297 +1 302-731-9815
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Christiana Mall

Reviewed By Deborah W - Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Live this mall, stopped at Cabelas first then into mall. They have the majority of the stores we like and if not its a short drive from there. Food court is also good and its surrounded by other food choices also.

6. Newark Reservoir

Old Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Newark Reservoir

Reviewed By chia6000 - Wilmington, De

Welcome to the Top of Newark! This place is a wonderful option to have when you want to spend time with friends on a walk, view the stars, do some fitness training, watch wildlife, or just have some peaceful time to contemplate life. A steep climb uphill but totally worth it,

7. Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza

530 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy, Newark, DE 19702 +1 302-731-8599
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza

Reviewed By James M - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

One of the nicer rest stops that I have been in. At least it is clean and brite. Still plenty of the usual rest stop denizens and abductors.

8. Bob Carpenter Center

Route 4 & 896, Newark, DE +1 302-831-4507
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Bob Carpenter Center

Reviewed By buffalojim67 - Lawrence, Kansas

The Bob Carpenter Center is a multi-use facility for sporting events, conventions and other events. It is an integral part of the University of Delaware campus and also recognizes a man who did much for the university during his life.

9. Iron Hill Park

Whittaker Rd, Between Old Batlimore Pike & Welsh-Tract Rd, Newark, DE
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Iron Hill Park

Reviewed By wayne417 - North East, Maryland

Not only is Iron Hill the highest elevation in Delaware, but it is also the site where thousands of american Indians cam to obtain rock material(s) to make arrowheads, and other survival items. The rock is Jasper-an amazing material found all over iron Hill. The Museum is a treasure and highly recommended for those interested in the archaeological aspects of this area, and the Park is lovely....Amazingly so, it is only a mile off of I-95...You should stop.

10. Aunt Margaret's Antique Mall

294 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7311 +1 302-454-8007
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Aunt Margaret's Antique Mall

Reviewed By ProfessorLumen - Newark, Delaware

Came upon a few bargains in this mall, and highly recommend it for a wonderful way to spend a rainy weekend afternoon after breakfast on Main Street. They have two floors, with rooms and rooms of all sorts of different tools, art, furnishings, clothing, and a fun whimsical collection of toys and books. (Look up!)

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