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Family Vacation Critic Names the Wildwoods One of the Top 10 ‘Best Beaches for Families’ in the USA for 2016
The Wildwoods, NJ – March 30, 2016 – The Wildwoods’ FREE beaches have been named one of Family Vacation Critic’s ‘Best Beaches for Families’ for 2016. The list names the best beaches in the nation, specifically for families traveling with kids of all ages.

The Family Vacation Critic website is a top online source of travel information and insights for families, with in-depth reports on family-friendly hotels, resorts and destinations, written by experienced family travel experts, as well as member submitted reviews. The site is packed with ideas on where to go next, highlights the best family travel deals and provides advice for traveling with kids of all ages. Members can ask questions about destinations or any aspect of traveling with kids in the popular family travel forum, share their tips and ideas, and post reviews of the places they've visited.

“It’s a tremendous honor for the Wildwoods to be named among the best beaches for families in the USA by one of the top websites for information on family vacations,” said John Siciliano, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) executive director/CFO. “This award is truly a tribute to everyone here who works tirelessly to keep our beaches clean and safe, and to make the Wildwoods the go-to place for visitors to make lifelong memories with their families.”

The list of ‘Best Beaches’ were hand-picked by Family Vacation Critic editors to highlight those beaches that were clean and safe, while offering nearby accommodations, restaurants and attractions to round out the experience for families. Ranked in no particular order, the Wildwoods were among 10 beaches in the nation to make the list and the only destination at the Jersey Shore to be recognized.

Visit www.FamilyVacationCritic.com/10-Best-Beaches-for-Families-in-2016/art/ to view the complete list of ‘Best Beaches for Families.’

“Choosing an ideal beach for families can be quite difficult,” explained Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site. “Families are looking for beaches that are not only safe and clean, but also those that offer a level of convenience that meet the needs of those traveling with various age groups. Nearby accommodations, restaurants and exciting attractions – as well as cost – all add to a beach’s appeal for families.

Long renowned as the premier family vacation destination at the Jersey Shore, more than nine million visitors flock to the Wildwoods every year – taking advantage of New Jersey’s largest beaches. Stretching for five miles along the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods’ wide, white-sand beaches are a perfect way to spend a relaxing, sunny day at the Jersey Shore and are absolutely FREE to enjoy. Consistently growing in size year after year, the Wildwoods’ beaches are the backdrop for a variety of one-of-a-kind festivities throughout the year including the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the National Marbles Tournament, Monster Truck Races & Motocross Races on the Beach, the Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car and Motorcycle Drag Races, Beach Soccer & Beach Lacrosse Tournaments, Ultimate Frisbee Championships and many more.

The Wildwoods have also been named one of the nation’s ‘Top 10 Beaches You Must Visit With Your Family’ by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, ‘Most Beautiful Place’ in New Jersey by Thrillist.com, and voted as the Best Shore town by NJ.com readers. In 2014, the Wildwoods were named #1 Destination on the Rise in the U.S. for 2015 by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™.

In addition to their award-winning beaches, the Wildwoods are also home to a nationally recognized Boardwalk – complete with amusement piers, water parks, carnival games, eateries and arcades. The five-mile island also offers an abundant array of fishing and water-related recreational activities, golfing, shops, restaurants, ‘50s era “Doo-Wop” architectural tours and over 180 festivals and events throughout the year.

For additional information on Family Vacation Critic visit www.FamilyVacationCritic.com.

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