Best college towns in America: Newark, Delaware (Home of University of Delaware)
There are some college campuses that feel like a city or town itself, but Newark has been adopted by students as a city amongst the university. When looking around the internet, many University of Delaware students say the surrounding city is one of, if not their favorite part about attending the University of Delaware.
New Castle County has a ton of parks. It might be surprising for such a small state like Delaware, but there is vast greenery despite being so close to the city. White Clay Creek State Park is 3,300 acres alone. The 18.5-mile creek runs all the way to Pennsylvania, and everything you might love about the outdoors can be found here. There are animal sightings, hiking trails, insane views, and even bird watching.
Aunt Margaret’s Antique Mall is something you won’t see everywhere else. They turned a historic church and police station into a massive mall full of items you can’t buy in your local Walmart. You can find everything from Civil War-era furniture to lava lamps here.
The famous Midnight Oil Brewing Company also calls Newark home. Many beer lovers have likely tried the Midnight Porter since they sell it across the country, but the Insomnia Chocolate Stout is great for those looking for a little sweetness in their dark beer.
The Delaware Blue Hens are a powerhouse outside of the top conferences in college football. All that winning comes with some fun tailgates. Unlike some campuses, Blue Hens fans are still eating and drinking for hours after the game ends in the parking lot. They don’t need to find an afterparty because the original party is still going.