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The Wildwoods Named by TripAdvisor as One of the ‘25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with the Kids in the USA’
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) announced that the Wildwoods have been named one of the '25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with the Kids in the USA’ by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, revealed its list of ‘25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with the Kids in the USA’, highlighting the uniqueness of each destination and what makes them ideal for traveling families. The article also provides readers with a link to finding lodging for families in the Wildwoods and other mentioned destinations.

The article states, “Stretching for five miles across New Jersey’s calming shores is the city of Wildwood — and its great namesake the: Wildwood Beach. This family-friendly seaside destination is one of the best spots to vacation with kids in the United States. With miles and miles of boardwalk fun, a huge stretch of sand, and a lively family-owned amusement park, you can never get bored! There really is something for everyone in Wildwood, no matter your age.”

“The majority of vacationers who return to the Wildwoods year after year are mainly families, and we believe the reason is because we are a multi-generational shore destination with so much to see and do to satisfy every member of the family,” said John Siciliano, executive director/CFO of GWTIDA. “The Wildwoods offer a family-friendly atmosphere incomparable to other New Jersey shore destinations, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the 25 Best Family Beach Vacations Destinations in the U.S.,” he continued.

TripAdvisor determined its list of '25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with the Kids in the USA’ using an algorithm which considers booking volume, travel reviews, and traveler ratings pulled from the sites vacation rentals page.

With over 160 special events and festivals held annually, a five-mile stretch of FREE beautiful, white-sand beaches – voted “Best Beaches in New Jersey” – and a 38-block, world-renowned boardwalk with its vast array of amusements, waterparks, arcades, carnival games, shops and eateries, the Wildwoods offer a Jersey Shore tourism experience sure to create lifelong memories, and beckon visitors back year after year.

The Wildwoods’ beaches, often named “Best Beaches in New Jersey,” stretch for five miles across the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, and the Wildwoods’ sparkling, clean beaches are unlike most seashore resorts in that they are spaciously wide and completely FREE. They are the perfect spot for swimming, soaking up the sun, relaxing or taking a leisurely walk on a hot summer day. For those looking for some adventure, the Wildwoods’ beaches also serve as an ideal location for surfing, boogie boarding, power boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking and whale and dolphin watching.

Overlooking the pristine beaches of the Wildwoods is the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, offering a unique experience for anyone vacationing in New Jersey. Famous for being one of the liveliest stretches of fun and excitement on the East Coast, the Wildwoods Boardwalk offers visitors a pure sensory overload of sights, sounds and smells featuring three spectacular amusement piers with over 100 rides and attractions, three world-class roller coasters, three wet and wild beachfront waterparks, carnival-style midway games, flashing arcades and a myriad of retail shops and eateries, along with the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk Sightseer Tram Cars – known for the famous phrase “Watch the Tram Car, Please!,” transporting people from one end of the Board to the other.

For those looking for activities of the more laid-back variety, the Wildwoods are home to some of the most distinct and interesting wildlife and plant life, worth exploring and discovering throughout the winding dunes and salty shores. An assortment of ecological wonders, especially in wildlife management areas, makes the Wildwoods home and provide the perfect outing for visitors looking to explore and learn more about the shore’s one-of-a-kind ecosystem. Visitors can explore and discover the wonderful world of nature including dolphins, waterfowl, fish and other sea creatures. Keep your ears open for wild birdcalls, dolphins splashing or the echo of waterfowl in the nearby wetlands – you just might catch a glimpse!

While you are vacationing in the Wildwoods, you can also take advantage of the Wildwoods’ ‘Bikeability’ all season long by biking along a scenic 12-mile round-trip bike path – expanded recently and now stretching from the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path, up onto the Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path to the North Wildwood Sea Wall, allowing Wildwood vacationers the option of a leisurely, or athletic, scenic bike ride along the oceanfront.

Fishing, a favorite seashore pastime, is also a great way to have some fun and enjoy the island environment. A fishing pier on the Intracoastal Waterway – known locally as "the back bay" – at Sweetbriar Road in Wildwood Crest is a popular fishing spot for island natives and visitors alike, and there are beaches along Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood where fishing enthusiasts gather to surf fish. Crabbing is another beloved shore activity commonplace along the tidal marsh areas on the west side of the island. Those looking to catch their evening crab feast are frequently spotted along the wetlands area entering the island; at street ends; or on docks along the back bay.

Along with over 8,000 hotel-motel rooms and 3,000 rental properties priced for every budget, the Wildwoods offer everything you could ever want in a family vacation destination; with FREE events, FREE beaches, FREE Friday night fireworks and FREE live music all summer long. Whatever you’re looking for in a memorable vacation experience, you’ll find it in the Wildwoods.

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