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Newark is a vibrant community of 30,000 located in New Castle County, approximately 12 miles southwest of Wilmington. It is home to the University of Delaware. Rich in history and tradition, Newark was founded in 1694 and chartered on April 13, 1758 by King George II of England. Education has always played a significant role in the history of Newark. A grammar school that was founded in 1743 by Francis Alison in Pennsylvania was moved to Newark in 1765 and became the Newark Academy. Among the first graduates were three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Thomas McKean, George Reed and James Smith. The state granted a charter to a new school in 1833, which was called Newark College. Newark Academy and Newark College joined together the following year, becoming Delaware College. In 1921, the school was renamed the University of Delaware. Newark is a very walkable town with a central area consisting of the University and Main Street and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Much of the city revolves around the University and its students - thus, in the summertime, its much quieter. Although a lively town in a densely populated county, Newark contains over 500 acres of parkland and open space. To the south is Iron Hill Park, to the west is Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area and to the north is White Clay Creek State Park and White Clay Creek Preserve. These parks provide hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and other recreational opportunities.

Surrounding areas: Hockessin, Delaware (8.3 mi), Delaware City, Delaware (10.9 mi), Wilmington, Delaware (12.8 mi), Odessa, Delaware (16.0 mi), Smyrna, Delaware (27.4 mi), Dover, Delaware (37.9 mi)

Newark Vacation Rentals

Newark Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Delaware Inn & Conf Ctr260 Chapman RdNewark, DE (302) 738-3400
Christiana Hilton Inn100 Continental DrNewark, DE (302) 454-1500
Comfort Inn100 Mcintosh PlzNewark, DE (302) 453-9100
Comfort Suites56 S Old Baltimore PikeNewark, DE (302) 266-6600
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1024 Old Churchman's RdNewark, DE (302) 266-6400
Embassy Suites Newark Wilmington S654 S College AveNewark, DE (302) 368-8000
Hampton Inn-wilmington/newark3 Concord LnNewark, DE (302) 737-3900
Holiday Inn Wilmington/Newark1203 Christiana RdNewark, DE (302) 737-2700
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels333 Continental DrNewark, DE (302) 283-0800
Homewood Suites By Hilton Newark Wilmington South640 S College AveNewark, DE (302) 453-9700
Howard Johnson1119 S College AveNewark, DE (302) 368-8521
Newark Travelodge268 E Main StNewark, DE (302) 737-5050
Red Roof Inn Wilmington415 Stanton Christiana RdNewark, DE (302) 292-2870
Rodney Hall A Univ Of De209 Hillside RdNewark, DE (320) 831-2886
Rodney Hall C Univ Of De113 Hillside RdNewark, DE (302) 831-2886
Sleep Inn630 S College AveNewark, DE (302) 453-1700
Staybridge Suites Wilmington/Newark270 Chapman RdNewark, DE (302) 366-8097
Towneplace Suites By Marriott410 Eagle Run RdNewark, DE (302) 369-6212
Wilmington Days Inn900 Churchmans RdNewark, DE (302) 386-2400
Wilmington Newark Residence Inn By Marriott240 Chapman RdNewark, DE (302) 453-9200
Days Inn311 Belle Hill RdElkton, MD3.5 mi.(410) 392-5010
La Quinta Inn and Suites304 Belle Hill RdElkton, MD3.6 mi.(410) 620-9494
Hampton Inn2 Warner RdElkton, MD3.8 mi.(410) 398-7777
Fairfield Inn-newark65 Geoffrey DrWilmington, DE5.7 mi.(302) 292-1500
Oakwood Worldwide @ School Bell Apartments2000 Varsity LnBear, DE6.2 mi.(800) 434-8851
Sutton Motel405 E Pulaski HwyElkton, MD6.2 mi.(410) 398-3830
Elkton Lodge200 Belle HL RdElkton, MD6.3 mi.(410) 398-9400
Motel 6223 Belle HL RdElkton, MD6.3 mi.(410) 392-5020
Americinn Of Bear/Wilmington875 Pulaski HwyBear, DE7.3 mi.(302) 326-2500
Econo Lodge232 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE7.4 mi.(302) 322-4500
Rodeway Inn111 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE7.4 mi.(302) 328-6246
Rodeway Inn111 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE7.4 mi.(302) 328-6246
Super 8 Motel-new Castle215 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE7.4 mi.(302) 322-9480
Quality Inn Skyways147 N Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE10.0 mi.(302) 328-6666
Bridgeview InnI-295 & Rt 13 N Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE10.2 mi.(302) 658-8511
The David Finney Inn216 Delaware StNew Castle, DE10.4 mi.(302) 322-6367
Crystal Inn1 Center DrNorth East, MD10.8 mi.(410) 287-7100
Rodeway Inn3 Memorial DrNew Castle, DE11.0 mi.(302) 654-5400
Holiday Inn Express101 Hotel PlzNorth East, MD11.1 mi.(410) 287-0008
New Castle Super Lodge1213 West AveNew Castle, DE11.2 mi.(302) 654-5544

Newark Weather & Climate

Northern Delaware, which consists of New Castle County, is generally considered to have a humid subtropical climate. There is some debate as to whether the extreme northern portion of the county is humid subtropical or warm continental. The main difference being whether winter temperatures are cold enough to support a fixed period of snow cover each year. Most areas of northern Delaware experience relatively mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from harsh, cold winds. Summers are warm and humid with thunderstorms, although not as hot as the southeastern part of the state. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the state; however, the north and southeast receive the most precipitation. Delaware is a tiny state, only 96 miles long and from 9 to 35 miles across. Almost all of the state is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and therefore the effects of the ocean moderate the climate. Severe storms, such as hurricanes are rare in northern Delaware and when they do occur, plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 41°F 23°F 3.47 in. -
February 45°F 25°F 2.73 in. -
March 54°F 32°F 4.04 in. -
April 65°F 40°F 3.53 in. -
May 75°F 50°F 4.41 in. -
June 83°F 59°F 4.06 in. -
July 87°F 65°F 4.49 in. -
August 85°F 63°F 4.01 in. -
September 78°F 56°F 4.28 in. -
October 67°F 44°F 3.38 in. -
November 56°F 36°F 3.39 in. -
December 46°F 28°F 3.56 in. -

Newark Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New Castle County airport (ILG) located about 8 miles east of Newark in Wilmington, Delaware, the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located approximately 30 miles east of Newark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Northeast Philadelphia airport (PNE) located roughly 48 miles northeast of Newark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located around 59 miles southwest of Newark in Baltimore, Maryland.

Newark Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE10.2 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA38.3 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ42.2 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ43.6 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD45.9 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ48.0 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA56.0 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA63.3 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ64.5 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ65.0 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA65.9 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ68.8 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ68.8 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ69.1 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ69.1 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ69.1 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ69.1 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD74.0 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ74.3 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ74.3 mi.
Water Parks
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA33.9 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ41.4 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE47.2 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA56.0 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA65.9 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ68.8 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ69.1 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD80.1 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ81.0 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA97.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Vinces Sport Center Par 3 Golf CourseNewarkDE 
Brantwood Golf ClubElktonMD6.5 mi.
Club At Patriots GlenElktonMD6.5 mi.
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East CourseNorth EastMD11.1 mi.
Delcastle Golf CourseWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Ed Oliver Golf ClubWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Rock Manor Golf ClubWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Three Little Bakers Country Club & Dinner TheatreWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Wyncote Golf ClubOxfordPA13.4 mi.
Back Creek Golf ClubMiddletownDE16.5 mi.
Frog Hollow Golf ClubMiddletownDE16.5 mi.
Van De Grift Golf ClubMiddletownDE16.5 mi.
Wild Oaks Golf ClubSalemNJ17.5 mi.
Furnace Bay Golf CoursePerryvilleMD18.5 mi.
Bulle Rock Golf ClubHavre de GraceMD20.1 mi.
Tattersall Golf ClubWest ChesterPA21.3 mi.
Moccasin Run Golf CourseAtglenPA21.4 mi.
Clayton Park Golf CourseGlen MillsPA21.5 mi.
Golf Course At Glen MillsGlen MillsPA21.5 mi.
Spring Lake Recreation CenterGlen MillsPA21.5 mi.
Downingtown Country ClubDowningtownPA22.6 mi.
Holly Hills Golf ClubAllowayNJ22.6 mi.
Beckett Golf ClubSwedesboroNJ24.2 mi.
Beechtree Golf ClubAberdeenMD24.7 mi.
Wetlands Golf ClubAberdeenMD24.7 mi.
Pilgrims Oak Golf CoursePeach BottomPA25.1 mi.
Tanglewood Manor Golf ClubQuarryvillePA26.0 mi.
Mill Race Golf & Camping ResortBentonPA27.0 mi.
Springfield Country ClubSpringfieldPA27.6 mi.
Bob Thatchers Old Masters Golf ClubNewtown SquarePA28.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA35.9 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ41.4 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ41.4 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA59.0 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA97.2 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA99.1 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA111.8 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA114.5 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ117.5 mi.
State Parks
Walter S Carpenter State ParkDE2.4 mi. 
Brandywine Springs State ParkDE7.6 mi. 
Lums Pond State ParkDE9.0 mi. 
Fort Delaware State ParkDE11.6 mi. 
Fort Mott State ParkNJ12.2 mi. 
Brandywine Creek State ParkDE13.1 mi. 
Bellevue State ParkDE15.6 mi. 
Elk Neck State ParkMD16.6 mi. 
Brandywine Battlefield State ParkPA16.7 mi. 
Elk Neck State ParkMD18.0 mi. 
Susquehanna State ParkMD20.4 mi. 
Ridley Creek State ParkPA25.0 mi. 
Marsh Creek State ParkPA26.5 mi. 
Palmer State ParkMD27.7 mi. 
Susquehannock State ParkPA29.8 mi. 
Parvin State ParkNJ34.3 mi. 
Deer Creek State ParkMD34.9 mi. 
French Creek State ParkPA36.9 mi. 
Independence Mall State ParkPA37.8 mi. 
Gunpowder State ParkMD38.0 mi. 
Read House and GardensNew CastleDE10.2 mi.(History)
Rockwood MuseumWilmingtonDE12.2 mi.(History)
Winterthur MeseumWilmingtonDE12.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Delaware History CenterWilmingtonDE12.2 mi.(History)
Hagley MuseumWilmingtonDE12.2 mi.(History)
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA16.1 mi.(History)
The Condiment Packet GalleryWest ChesterPA21.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Valley Forge Historical Society MuseumValley ForgePA32.8 mi.(History)
Friendship Fire Company MuseumWoodburyNJ34.0 mi.(History)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(History)
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthroplogyPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(History)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SitePhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mutter MuseumPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Science)
Paley Design CenterPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Technology)
La Salle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Art)
LaSalle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Art)
Paley/Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art and DesignPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Art)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE12.2 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA36.8 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ38.0 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD52.8 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD52.8 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA63.3 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ68.5 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC87.2 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD91.3 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY105.1 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA115.7 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY116.6 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY116.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY117.0 mi.

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