Newark Travel Guide

Newark Summary


  • Small town atmosphere; quiet and pleasant
  • One of the most family-friendly cities in Silicon Valley
  • Over a dozen parks
  • Close to three airports—San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
  • The NewPark Mall is full of shops and restaurants


  • Few tourist attractions
  • Unimpressive dining scene
  • Little nightlife
  • Mostly chain hotels
  • Far from the beach

What It's Like

Newark is a small residential town surrounded by the city of Fremont. It is part of Silicon Valley, but the vibe is somewhat different, with few corporate offices and only a couple of major industries, like Cargill Salt. However, and for this reason, it is one of the most family-friendly cities in the Valley, with a huge indoor waterpark, and over 15 parks and recreation areas.

The dining and entertainment scene is very limited, and most of it is centered on the NewPark Mall, a large regional shopping mall full of stores and restaurants. There’s little more than that, but there are some pretty houses, and it is a good base to explore the Coyote Hills Regional Park, located a couple of miles north.

Where To Stay

Hotels close to the Dumbarton Bridge/Highway 84 have easy access to the main airports, San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley. Those who want to be a short drive from the Fremont attractions and nightlife will probably find the area closer to Highway 880 convenient.  

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San Francisco International Airpot (SFO)

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)


May - Sept.




U.S. Dollar


120 V, 60 Hz


15-20% at restaurants

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