Things to Do in Newark, DE
Despite being a small city with a population of less than 35,000 people, Newark, DE is one of the most picturesque cities in Delaware’s New Castle County. There are over half a dozen giant parks and green spaces located within and around the city, making it a good example of a “city in the park.” As such, Newark has a lot to offer to its residents and visitors in terms of fun and recreation activities. Below is a list of places and things you should consider exploring during your stay in Newark city:
Shop at Christiana Mall
Although Newark has never been a top shopper’s destination due to its location within the proximity of larger cities like Wilmington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, it offers a unique shopping experience that is more or less what you’d find in these big cities. One of the top shopping destinations within this beautiful gem of New Castle County is Christiana Mall. Anchored by four renowned brands (JCPenney, Macy’s, Target, and Nordstrom), this regional mall serves as a convenient one-stop-shop for anyone in an around Newark city and the county at large. There are over 150 stores stocked with the latest of everything including fashionable clothes, shoes, electronic gadgets, jewelry, and more. The food court also features top-of-the-line restaurants including a Brio Tuscan Grille and California Pizza Kitchen. It is worth noting that Christiana Mall is the largest shopping center within Delaware and other neighboring States that sells tax-free goods.
Have a taste of the local delicacies
Being home to a steadily growing number of visitors every year, Newark has a thriving restaurant industry that also offers a unique and somewhat low-key dining experience that is hard to come by these days. The Taverna is a relatively new eatery that serves delicious Italian inspired lunch and dinner dishes and an extensive list of desserts. It is also a top destination for brunch enthusiast in the city. Border Cafe, on the other hand, specializes in a wide selection of Tex-Mex delicacies and recently ventured into Cajun cuisine. It is one of the oldest and most popular restaurants in and around Newark city. The list goes on and on!
Fun in the park
As mentioned earlier, Newark, DE is home to some of the largest parks in Delaware State. These parks which include White Clay Creek State Park and Glasgow Regional Park offer a lot of fun recreational possibilities including nature walks, trails, bird watching, hiking, playgrounds & ball diamonds, barbecuing, and skating among other things.
The list of things to do in this small city with the drive of a big city is simply amazing. Other popular activities include touring the city’s historical locations, visiting the University of Delaware which also offers a number of outstanding activities, and visiting one of the local breweries.