10 Things to Do in Newark That You Shouldn't Miss

July 20, 2017 Madelene Haan

Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It was incorporated as a city in September 1955. Newark is an enclave, surrounded by the city of Fremont. The three cities of Newark, Fremont, and Union City make up the "Tri-City" area. Its population was 44,205 in 2015 making it the third largest city in the US named Newark after Newark, Ohio, and Newark, New Jersey.
Restaurants in Newark

1. Coyote Hills Regional Park

8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA 94555-3502 +1 510-544-3220
Excellent
57%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Reviewed By Pixseal - Newark, California

There are a dozen miles of trails - from paved level paths to steep dirt trails. All of the paved paths are suitable for road cycling; many of the dirt paths are available for mountain biking. The bird life here is amazing - salt water birds, freshwater foul and tree dwellers. And a lot of seasonal foul.

2. iFLY

31310 Alvarado Niles Rd, Union City, CA 94587-2802 +1 510-489-4359
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

iFLY

Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in San Francisco Bay. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By monadongray - Fremont, California

I love sending my husband and children to IFly. The instructors are amazing teaching you how to maximize the jump experience. The price is inexpensive when you purchase your jump pass through Costco. The facility also has a monthly jump pass you can purchase along with personal instruction. I am getting this for my husband to use before work.

3. AMC NewPark 12

400 Newpark Mall, Newark, CA 94560 +1 510-371-0353
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

AMC NewPark 12

Reviewed By mariard - San Leandro, CA

This is supposed to be the newest and greatest theatre in the area BUT.....many movies will sell out or only have separate seats available before the showing. Also beware that their IMAX with reserved seating is not luxury loungers even though it is priced as it is. They are cushioned chairs and that is about it. They do have luxury loungers in some of their theatres at this location so just pay careful attention when purchasing your tickets. Have been not impressed more than impressed with this theatre! Very expensive. It does have a bar with alcohol and their snack bar is self serve, which is kind of weird and always messy.

4. Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311 +1 650-810-1010
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 659 reviews

Computer History Museum

Reviewed By D P - Wellington, New Zealand

Massive space upstairs perfect for meetings and conferences as they have many large spaces. The food was fantastic and the building modern. Looked briefly downstairs on the museum and it looked to be very interesting and informative if you’re technoor technology inclined.

5. Central Park

Sailway Drive, Fremont, CA +1 510-790-5541
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Central Park

Reviewed By Bill M - Livermore, California

Central Park (Lake Elizabeth) is a huge recreational park easily accessible with multiple parking areas. Our primary visits are for softball with multiple lighted fields and most of the time a snack bar but there are large areas for a dog park, small rental boats, picnic tables, basketball, tennis, playgrounds and simply walking the trails. For all events the primary thing to watch for is what the geese leave on the ground for you. Even if you are not visiting for an organized event it is a great place for a family outing or simply a walk to get away from the stress of the day.

6. NewPark Mall

2086 Newpark Mall, Newark, CA 94560-5249 +1 510-794-5523
Excellent
22%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
54%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 45 reviews

NewPark Mall

Reviewed By CHRIS L - YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

lots of great stores, you can spend a great day at the mall! movie theater, great food court. lots of big clothing store and shoe store. and they have a great used dvd store.Hi Chris, Thank you so much for the review! We hope you love our newest additions such as Jack's Restaurant Bar and John's Incredible Pizza!

7. Union Landing Shopping Center

Union Landing Blvd., Union City, CA 94587
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Union Landing Shopping Center

Reviewed By jpanda168 - SF Bay Area

An outdoor shopping mall that may or may not fulfill every shopping need. No big major department stores or high end designer stores.

After catching a movie there, you have a wide selection for places to eat, from fast food to sit-down restaurants.

The way that the mall is laid out, a few buildings in one section, would give the first time visitor the impression that you would need to exit from one section, drive along Dyer, and then enter another section. Instead, you could traverse through the parking lot of one section to enter the parking lot of the other.

Because it's off of the highway 880 exit for Whipple Road, traffic to get into and leave from Union Landing can be busy, depending on the day and time of the week. From personal experience, it is busier during commute and lunch time.

8. Garin Regional Park

1320 Garin Ave, Hayward, CA 94544-6822 +1 888-327-2757
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Garin Regional Park

Reviewed By Lisa J

Good spot for Picnicking and fishing. Mild to warm weather, but you can find something agreeable. Most families love it because it is near one or two bait shops and lots of fast foods and grocery stores. Horses are also nearby.

9. Silliman Family Aquatic Center

6800 Mowry Ave, Newark, CA 94560-4954
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Silliman Family Aquatic Center

Reviewed By declectic - Newark, California

I took classes at Silliman Aquatic Center. So did two of my grandchildren. I had fun. And they had fun learning to swim. We liked the food center, too.

10. Mission Peak Regional Preserve

Stanford Avenue, Fremont, CA
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Mission Peak Regional Preserve

Reviewed By hikingsierra - Medford, Oregon

I hiked up the typical route and came down the Peak Road trail. The latter is steeper and longer. My Suunto sports watch said 5.54 miles forr the whole loop.

The main trail is heavily used, and I encountered several parties blaring music from a backpack speaker. Dogs are allowed, but you really shouldn't try to take a small or unconditioned dog up there-I saw several.

The Peak trail down was more scenic and far less crowded. At the bottom I saw turkeys and a coyote hunting.

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