Newark Travel Guide

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Newark Highlights

  • Pro
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     Small college town, no sales tax, low cost of living 

  • Con
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     College town = A lot of undergrads 

  • In a nutshell
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     Love It!!!!!!!!! 

Newark Things to Do

  • Great Biking Trails

    White Clay Creek- a DE State Park that has a daily fee- has some great bike trails. The super skills trail for bikes is located Go to the trail head and turn right once in the woods, go up the hill and you'll see the sign for the skills trail. It is GR8

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  • Main Street

    Main Street Newark is the heart of the town. The stretch from Library St to Deer Park Tavern offers a variety of restaurants, shops and eclectic spots to stop. There are at least 3 coffee houses, 4 pizza joints, a handful of traditional restaurants and the occasional chain speckled within. Walking down Main Street you'll see a mix of locals and...

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  • Ice Skating

    Most people would not associate Newark (or Delaware in general) with the Olympics, but the Ice Arena at the University of Delaware is the training center for many of the United States' best skaters and some foreign Olympians as well. Kimmie Meissner, Shaun Rogers and Russian ice dancers Anjelika Krylova and Oleg Ovsiannikov. When skaters aren't...

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  • University of Delaware

    UD was established as a private college in 1743 and now has almost 20,000 full-time students. The campus is a beautiful, open layout with large red brick buildings evoking a very old feel similar to the University of Virginia. The center of the campus is Memorial Hall, built in 1924 in honor of the men from Delaware who died in World War I. It...

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  • White Clay State Park

    White Clay State Park is over 3300 acres of forest with areas for picnicing and sports. A creek runs through the park (the White Clay Creek). It's open years round and in nice weather is full of people hanging out, running and bike riding. Fishing is open in some areas of the creek as well. If you like to hike, there are 37-miles worth of trails to...

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  • See the campus

    UD was established as a private college in 1743 and now has almost 20,000 full-time students. Now a state university, the campus is a beautiful, open layout with large red brick buildings evoking a very old feel similar to the University of Virginia. The center of the campus is Memorial Hall, built in 1924 in honor of the men from Delaware who died...

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Newark Hotels

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Newark Restaurants

  • Yum...pepperoni rolls

    So , I was actually looking for a place to eat on my GPS . I was feeling for some Italian . Possibly pizza . I saw this place called Lorenzo's , now , my friends , as a nickname call me Lorenza .. spanish for Lauren . I just had to go here , after all , it was .. LORENZO !!! So , I went here , and I was originally trying to find a place in New...

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  • we go to these often...

    Applebees is a family favorite with us. Wherever we visit, we can find good food and relaxing, casual atmosphere at one of the neighborhood grills.The center of the restaurant is a bar with bar stools from which customers can drink or order a meal. In a u-shape around the bar are small tables with high chairs (yuppie seats) where usually the young...

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  • Wine and Ice Cream

    This restaurant is about as fancy as it gets on Main Street. You can show up in jeans or a suit and no one bats an eye. Caffe Gelato is known locally for 2 things: it's ice cream (which isn't exactly Italian gelato, but it's close) and a great wine list. We had a pleasent dinner and the service was great. The only downfall is that the dining room...

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  • Great Crab Bisque

    Close to the University, but not on Main Street, the Trap is a great spot for a casual dinner or nice lunch. The restaurant offers a full bar, with a good selection on draught. Food is inexpensive and the service is quick and friendly. The restaurant is well-known for it's seafood, offering nice fish dishes and plenty of local crab and clam...

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  • Gourmet Pizzas

    Peace A Pizza offers gourmet pizzas which are pretty good. Honestly, I'd take a simple Grottos Pizza over one of the gourmet types. The prices are a bit high for a slice, but there is usually a large selection of unique toppings and cheeses. Worth a try if you're a big pizza buff.

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  • Cute Coffeehouse

    Brew Haha is a cozy coffeehouse on Main Street in Newark, very close to the University. Between the wood floors and the fireplace, the cafe is a comfortable place where you'll find a lot of students during the school year. There's also a nice patio with plenty of seating to enjoy when the weather is nice. As you sit inside, enjoy some light jazz...

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Newark Nightlife

  • Sports Bar

    Hit this bar on a weekend to catch a game and some Grotto pizza (a Delaware favorite). Great drink specials are available fairly often. Big 22 ounce Yuengling lagers are only $2.95 and single slices of cheese pizza, just $1! The crowd is a friendly mix of locals and students, so it's the type of bar and you can go to by yourself and end up meeting...

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  • Blue Hen Sports Den/Grotto's Pizza

    Blue Hen Sports Den is a good spot to watch the game or the NASCAR race. Big 22 ounce Yuengling lagers are only $2.95 and single slices of cheese pizza, just $1! Despite its location on Main Street Newark, the place has a good mix of college students and locals of all ages. My favorite feature? Huge plate glass windows overlooking the street so you...

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  • Deer Park Tavern

    Deer Park Tavern is a large, old, three-story building at the end of Main Street in downtown Newark. There are large porches on both the first and second floors with seating for dozens. I visited on a Thursday when they had all you can eat chicken wings for about $9, and they offer Yuengling drafts for only $1.50 every night. Happy hour is from...

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Newark Transportation

  • Getting to Newark, DE

    Newark, DE is simple to get to. It's centrally located between Washington, DC and New York City. If you are traveling on the East Coast, Newark is one of the few Delaware exits off Interstate 95 (I-95). From the North or South to Delaware Exit 1 and follow the signs for Route 896 North. Follow 896 North through the UD campus. Make a right on...

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  • DART

    Getting around Newark is pretty straightforward using the DART system (Delaware Transit Corporation). The "trolley" service provides access to the following areas: University of Delaware, College Square Shopping Center, Newark Library, Newark Shopping Center and Newark Municipal Building. Rate is $1 (daily pass of $2); children and certain...

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  • UniCity Bus

    UniCity Bus --- A public, state-city funded bus service that helps people get around the University of Delaware part of the city.The routes are limited but useful for persons interested in commuting in the designated areas.Routes include: Fairfield Shopping Center to Chestnut Hill Plaza to Suburban Plaza; Chestnut Hill Plaza to Villa Belmont to...

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Newark Shopping

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  • anyone seen my wife.....

    What do you get if you take a large variety of stores in a small area, no sales tax, coupons and red-sale prices.... one answer is Christiana Mall.... another answer is a divorce between me and my shop-aholic wife.This mall is conveniently located to Wilmington or Bear or New Castle.It is right on two popular highways (I-95 and route 7/1).It is not...

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  • My favorite shop on Main Street

    There is no one word to decsribe Bloom. It's eclectic, old-world, trendy and quirky all wrapped up in one little store on Main Street. You can find everything from nursery decorations to sexy panties in here. I love love love this store and ransack it every time I have a birthday present to buy for a girlfriend. But it's down to earth enough that...

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  • Unique Gifts

    Grassroots is a very eclectic shop on Main Street in Newark. While its' sign says "handcrafts" the items inside look far from homemade and are not the type of crafts you are used to seeing. From children's toys to jewelry, the store has a variety of products which is constantly changing. Fresh, organic soaps are available in a wide assortment of...

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Newark Local Customs

  • city districts

    Newark is divided into six districts, each with their own local governments which report to the city council.District 1On the East and North: West Main Street and Nottingham RoadOn the South: the CSX rail systemDistrict 2On the West: South College AvenueOn the North: East Main Street and Capitol Trail a three-block section around Kell Avenue is in...

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  • Spring Flower Show

    Every May the University of Delaware's Agriculture Department holds a plant and flower show. You can browse the unique creations students and faculty have nurturing all year and also get great deals on spring and summer plants and flowers. The show is staffed by ag science faculty and students who are great about answering even the simplest...

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Newark Warnings and Dangers

  • FYI- Higher and Higher Crime area

    I don't like going to this area at night and growing worse in the day. Higher and higher drugs and shots fired in this area. It is off Marrows Road-http://maps.google.com/maps?q=map%20newark%20DE&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wl

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  • Traffic Revenue Traps

    Go to this Google Map--- Going North on Route 2 , B, is a great " Revenue Opportunity" and A is the south bound Opportunity. Do TRAVEL the speed limit...

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  • average crime stats....

    Newark is right on average for crime risk. It has low murder and rape rate but high burglary and theft rates for a city its size. So it averages out as average.When you go to your hotel/motel, ask the desk clerk if there are any areas of the city to avoid. Use the latch-chain on your motel room when you are in it. Lock your car door and don't leave...

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Newark Off The Beaten Path

  • Ice Skate at an Olympic Training Center

    UD is home to some of the top notch world ice skating athletes, and has a wonderful public ice rink right next to the football stadium. For a couple of bucks, you can go and skate on the same ice that many of these people train on. I believe there are also times when the public can go watch the sessions, but I don't know all the details of this. A...

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  • Go to a UD football game!

    If you're in town during football season, try to go to a game. I have been to the stadium in many capacities-as a HS student selling concessions for my marching band, as a member of the Blue-Gold All-Star Band (this is a summer charity event), and as a "fan". It is a small university, but they enjoy their football games. And, if for no other...

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  • The local McDonald's is known...

    The local McDonald's is known as the local attraction for university students. The story is that Kurt Cobain (of rock band Nirvana) once stopped here for lunch. He cut through the line with the typical 'I don't have to stand in line, I'm a famous rock star,' attitude, so the students beat him up. Thus, this will soon go into the atlas of History of...

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Newark Sports & Outdoors

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    Overlooking the stadium

    by ajwalks Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens compete in the Atlantic 10 conference in I-AA college football. The program has a rich history, including legendary coach Tubby Raymond who retired in 2002 with 300 wins. Delaware Stadium. New head coach K.C. Keeler took over the reigns in 2002, and brought home the first national 1-AA title in 2003.

    Delaware Stadium, erected in 1952 and enlarged prior to the 1964, 1970, 1972 and the 1975 seasons, is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the East and one of the top on-campus facilities in all of NCAA I-AA football. The 22,000-seat stadium received a new look in Summer 2000 as eight poles of permanent broadcast-quality lights were installed by Musco Lighting. In addition, the South End Zone bleachers were replaced.

    Equipment: Bring your tailgating equipment, you're in Blue Hen Football Country.

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    Downtown!

    by ajwalks Written Mar 13, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The city of Newark, DE is a college town, about 10 square miles, home to the University of Delaware. Here are some quick facts:
    Population 29,000
    Median Household Income $55,000
    Median Age 22yrs (factor in 15,000 students)
    http://newark.de.us/downtown/default.htm

    Fondest memory: Neawark's Main Street runs right through the heart of town. You can spend an entire day walking up and down Main Street, seeing campus sites, restaurants, bars, stores and much more.

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