Come Enjoy What We Have to Offer

Newark is the third largest city in Delaware and home to the University of Delaware. Our award-winning downtown received the honor of becoming a Great American Main Street winner in 2011. We have over 17 miles of trails and 33 parks totaling over 650 acres of parkland that include the Newark Reservoir. The James F. Hall Trail is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard.

A full calendar of community events and downtown festivals helps make Newark a fun, vibrant and interesting place to visit and live. We are rich in cultural offerings that enliven our downtown through our Arts Alliance, Mid-Atlantic Ballet, Chapel Street Community Theater, and multiple music venues.

Feeding the Mind & Body

We are home to an eclectic blend of businesses. Whether a designer jeweler who has served the community for over a century or a comic shop, located on Main Street or on Elkton Road, we offer something for everyone.

Our downtown feeds not only the mind but the body. In a place where hip meets historic, there are over 60 restaurants constantly providing visitors with new flavors to enjoy plus a unique food cooperative that has been serving the community for 35 years.

We are the culture and the class. We are the future and the past. We are the best of both a college town and a hometown.