Have a safe travel to Newark, California, in your RV rental from RVshare! We are pretty sure that if we mention Newark, you will be reminded of a city in the state of New Jersey, but do you know that the California has a city named Newark too? Newark is a city in Alameda country in California. It is enveloped by the city of Fremont and together with Union City, comprises the “Tri-City” area. The city was named by J. Barr Robertson after Newark Castle located in Port Glasgow in Scotland. The city has a very strategic location; it is just 35 miles south of San Francisco, 20 miles north of San Jose, and 30 miles south of Oakland. The city has a diverse culture with numerous ethnic groups representing a large chunk of its population. It is a very quiet and peaceful city with a low crime rate.
If you have plans of visiting Northern California, you must check out Newark, it might not be a vacation hot spot but there are numerous attractions in and nearby that are worth visiting. We have come up with our own favorites for your RV rental Newark CA!
Popular Tourist Attractions
Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center
The Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center will literally cool you off! It is an award-winning center where you can enjoy fun activities with your friends or family. It is an indoor water park right in the center of Newark. It features various sizes of swimming pools some of which have slides so you can enjoy the thrill of speed. The water park has other recreational facilities such as fitness center, teen area, dance studio, gymnasium, pre-school area and an activity room. You can also rent a cabana right beside the pool or have some snacks at the Otter Alley Café. You can have a great time at the Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, which is open daily except during holidays. This is a vital attraction for anyone who might rent RV Newark CA!
A unique way to spend some time in Newark is trying your skills at the Archery Only, a pro shop where you can shoot some targets or learn the basics of Archery. They offer a one-time introductory class for individuals or families that are interested to learn sport and have always wanted to try it out. If you are an experienced archer you can shoot some targets in their twelve, twenty yard indoor lanes. You can even rent your own lane! Archery Only is open daily except Sundays.
One of the best things about taking a vacation is being able to try out activities you have not done before. Laser Tagging is where you can enjoy bonding with your family or friends, by spending a few minutes running around and competing with them. It is a high-tech fast paced action adventure of hide and seek games. Anyone can play with you and if you are all alone, you can join a group. You will be equipped with a laser gun that emits a laser beam and you will be briefed before you start your adventure. 15 minutes is all you have to tag as many opponents as fast as you can. Aside from laser tagging, you can also enjoy the Laser Maze Challenge which will make you feel like James Bond. You get to navigate a maze which is filled with brilliant green lasers radiating from the walls. You must not miss Laser Tagging especially if you are with family or friends. It is time well spent! Laser Tagging is open daily from 3 pm onwards.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Candlestick RV Park
Located 35 miles from Newark, the Candlestick RV Park is your best option if you are planning to explore the cities of Newark, San Francisco and Fremont. It is a very basic RV park which has 165 RV sites, 150 of which are paved full hookups. Amenities and services include wi-fi internet access, game room, restrooms and showers, playground, dump station and staffed RV wash. It might not have much in terms of recreational facilities but there are numerous attractions nearby that offers a variety of activities all day long. Its friendly and accommodating staff is always ready to assist you. The park is open all year round.
Pelican Point RV Park
The Pelican Point RV Park is located in Half Moon Bay City, about 35 miles from Newark. It is a pet friendly RV Park that has 75 RV sites, 32 of which are paved full hookup sites. Amenities and services include restroom and shower, laundry facilities, convenient store and a recreational hall. Although the park does not have much in terms of recreational facilities, it has a path that will lead you to a beautiful cove with a sandy beach where you can relax and enjoy a swim, or do some surf fishing and beach combing. You can also enjoy activities and dining options in the city proper which is nearby. You are welcomed to stay at Pelican Point RV Park any time of the year.
Tri-Valley Wine Country RV Park
Located in the city of Pleasanton, about 20 miles from Newark, the Tri-Valley Wine Country RV Park is a big and well-maintained RV Park that is just a few minutes away from the numerous attractions in the cities of Newark and Pleasanton. The RV Park is just a walk away from a large selection of wineries which provides you with the opportunity to sample some of the best wines in California. The Park has 176 shaded full hookups spaces with room for slideouts. All of its sites are paved and leveled. Amenities and services include internet access, laundry facilities, restrooms and showers, and RV storage. There are so many activities you can enjoy nearby that you won’t miss not having recreational facilities in the park. You are welcomed to stay at the Tri-Valley Wine Country RV Park at any time of the year.
Halal Food & Beverage Festival
The Halal Food & Beverage Festival is a celebration of Halal food, which refers to food prepared in accordance to the dietary law of Islam. It is a one day event held on Newark which has drawn thousands of people from all over California. It is the largest Halal food &EID festival in the country, organized by a group of American Muslims from various different backgrounds and ethnicities. It features a wide variety of Halal food from all over the world and a large bazaar where you can shop of unique items. This is a great opportunity for the public to savor delicious Halal dishes. You can purchase tickets to this event online.
The Newark Days is an annual festival celebrating the birthday of Newark. The city was incorporated in September 22, 1955, and since 1972, its birthday has been celebrated annually with numerous activities for adults and kids, locals and visitors. From a one day event, it is now a four day event which features multi-stages entertainment, carnival rides, arts & crafts booths, special theme areas, food and game booths, children activities, contests, a Newark mile race, and a big Saturday parade. Everyone is invited to join Newark’s birthday party!
The city of Newark is a fun city to visit. It has numerous activities that you can enjoy with your family or friends. It might not have the sites that other cities nearby offer, but if you want to enjoy being a kid again, this city is for you! Do not forget to include Newark in your list of places to visit in Northern California.