Newark

Newark is a town meant for exploring.

Stroll down Main Street and do some shopping, dining and people-watching. Wander the University of Delaware campus and enjoy its ivy-covered ambiance. Head out to Newark’s nearby attractions – Christiana Mall, White Clay Creek State Park – and discover why Delaware’s most picturesque and active college town has so many things to do.

Imagine spending the day grabbing deals on name-brand clothes and designer accessories – and then discovering at the check-out counter that no sales tax is being charged today! That’s the Delaware shopping experience every day of the year – great selection, great prices, and no state surcharge at the register. Prime shopping meccas in Delaware include Christiana Mall (full of upscale retailers and just off I-95); the three Tanger Outlet Centers near Rehoboth Beach (practically worth a vacation on their own); and some of the loveliest boutique shopping on the East Coast on the breezy, shady streets of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Big-box retailers line the commercial corridor of U.S. 202 north of Wilmington, and Main Street shopping is a great way to spend the day.

Need a break from shopping? A college-town vibe helps ensure that dining in Newark is always affordable, lively and satisfying. It also means the restaurants in Newark embrace an international approach, ranging from the Middle East to Italy to India to Mexican. Main Street is Newark’s hotspot of fun dining destinations, though Delaware travelers wondering where to dine will want to explore beyond downtown. Border Cafe is located near the Christiana Mall and just off I-95. Enjoy authentic Tex-Mex and cajun cookin’ at Border Cafe. Great food at an affordable price. Entrees are created from scratch using the freshest of ingredients available. Catfish is from Louisiana, chorizo and andouille sausage is from deep in the Bayou. All of their grilled foods are cooked over a live fire built daily from mesquite logs imported from Texas.  Try the chicken bandera, a mesquite grilled chicken breast seared with a Chipotle lime glaze and served with grilled aocado, mango salsa and shoestring fries. They have a great kid’s menu as well. Look for the “Eat” sign.

Nearby in Elkton is a five-acre property with a beautiful woods, nature trail, gardens and home to Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast. Only a ten minute drive to Newark and 6 miles from the University of Delaware, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a work desk are offered in each room. Uniquely decorated rooms feature a sitting area and a fireplace. Plush bedding and a private bathroom with a spa bathtub are also included. Breakfast is served each morning and it features hot coffee or tea along with fresh fruit and pastries. Guests can relax in the hot tub or receive a massage or body treatment. A business center that offers fax and photocopying services is also available along with barbecue facilities. Each room at Elk Forge has a unique theme featuring local towns and historical sites. This property is also rated for the best value! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in the area. It is worth the drive. Come and stay April 1 & 2, for the featured Weekend Wellness Retreat >MORE