Things to Do in Newark, DE

Our list of the best things to do in Newark, Delaware, features the top 193 nearby activities — including 87 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

Newark, DE has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.

The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of Newark, DE , followed by 166 popular activities in nearby cities, including Wilmington, West Chester, New Castle, Havre de Grace, Middletown, Media, Elkton, Downingtown, North East, Kennett Square, Chadds Ford, Hockessin, Bear, Delaware City, Chester, Greenville, Odessa, Winterthur and Clayton

Newark, DE

Highlights
  • National & State Parks - 6 Activities
  • Movie Theaters - 4 Activities
  • Skating Rinks - 3 Activities
  • Malls - 2 Activities

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White Clay Creek State Park
1
2.5 Miles

White Clay Creek State Park

880 New London Road, Newark, DE
National & State Parks
The 4 mile-long trails, the playgrounds, the picnic areas, the different sports courses, all of these and others make White Clay Creek State Park worth the while. Fishing enthusiasts can also find 2 ponds inside the park.

Rating

94% 123 Votes Submit a Review
Glasgow Park
2
5.3 Miles

Glasgow Park

Rt 896 & Rt 40, Newark, DE
National & State Parks
Recent improvements have added to Glasgow Park the Glasgow Regional Skate Park, the Bear Glasgow Family YMCA and a bark-park. Picnic areas, trails and playgrounds complete, amongst others, this 250 acre-long park.

Rating

91% 163 Votes Submit a Review
REP Theatre, University of Delaware
3
0.2 Miles

REP Theatre, University of Delaware

Academy St, Newark, DE 19716
Theaters
REP Theatre, University of Delaware is the place where professional actors play all round the year in classical, modern and contemporary plays. The actors are replaced at every 4 years.

Rating

100% 34 Votes Submit a Review
Christiana Mall
4
5.3 Miles

Christiana Mall

132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702
Malls
Christiana Mall is the state's first tax-free shopping center. Besides those wishing to save money while shopping, this place is also suited for the entire family wishing to have a good time.

Rating

85% 190 Votes Submit a Review
Iron Hill Park
5
3.2 Miles

Iron Hill Park

Whittaker Rd, Newark, DE
National & State Parks
Iron Hill Park covers 335 acres and it has among others picnic areas, playgrounds, disc-golf courses and a pavilion which can be rented for special occasions. Two special dog exercises areas are also inside the park. An archeological museum is also in the premises.

Rating

81% 31 Votes Submit a Review
Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza
6
6.1 Miles

Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza

Interstate-95, Newark, DE
Malls
At the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza the traveler can find dishes from the international cuisine and the most popular fast-food restaurants, tax-free shops and gift shops. Information can be received at the information center.

Rating

77% 90 Votes Submit a Review
Bob Carpenter Center
7
5.0 Miles

Bob Carpenter Center

Route 4 & 896, Newark, DE
Sports Facilities/Fields
Bob Carpenter Center is a 5,000 seat basketball arena, which is also suited for concerts and banquets. It has its own locker rooms and weight-rooms.

Rating

83% 35 Votes Submit a Review
Fred Rust Ice Arena
8
0.8 Miles

Fred Rust Ice Arena

RT 896 & RT 4, Newark, DE
Ice Skating
Located on the campus of the University of Delaware, the Fred Rust Ice Arena features a world-class figure skating center that is also open for public skating sessions. Many hockey games also take place at the Fred Rust Ice Arena.

Rating

73% 37 Votes Submit a Review
University of Delaware Ice Arena
9
1.3 Miles

University of Delaware Ice Arena

547 S College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Skating Rinks
Public skating sessions, learn-to-skate classes, and hosted birthday parties are a few of the many events that bring individuals to the University of Delaware Ice Arena. The rink is also home to the university's men's and women's club hockey teams.

Rating

100% 5 Votes Submit a Review
George Read Park
10
0.5 Miles

George Read Park

315 Delaware Circle, Newark, DE
National & State Parks
George Read Park is almost three acres and includes a basketball court, baseball field, and a children's playground. There are also picnic tables available and plenty of grassy areas for other for other types of sports.

Rating

100% 1 Votes Submit a Review

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