Newark is a lovely city with a pulse, the 20th largest in the State, and the county seat of Licking County, Ohio. Located just 33 miles east of Columbus, it can serve as a very convenient stop by or a base for travelers wishing to visit the State’s Capital but prefer to stay in a more peaceful, suburban setting. Except for the numerous attractions that nearby Columbus offers, Newark has a lot to offer to its visitors, too. A few of the top Newark tourist attractions include the magnificent Licking County Courthouse and the surrounding district, World’s Largest Basket, the beautiful gardens of Dawes Arboretum, Midland Theater, Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, and Licking County Bike trails. Regarding budget accommodation, there are 2 excellent discount hotels worth checking in Newark, OH. The prices range between $100-$130 per room per night (2 guests).