FUN THINGS TO DO
Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade Parade – FREE
July – Aug. Authentic Irish Pipe Brigade parade on the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 16th Ave. to Wildwoods Convention Center. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:
Downtown Wildwood Fitness in the Plaza Boot Camp
June – Aug. Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Ave., Wildwood 8:30 a.m. Fitness/boot camp classes. Admission fee. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Boardwalk Parades – Marching Brass Bands – FREE
July – Aug. Entertainment varies between performers on the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 16th Ave. to Wildwoods Convention Center. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Downtown Wildwood FREE Family Movie Night
June – Aug. Byrne Plaza, Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
Downtown Wildwood Fitness in the Plaza Zumba
June – Aug. Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Ave., Wildwood 8:30 a.m. Fitness classes. Admission fee. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:
Doo Wop Back to the ‘50s Neon Night Tour
June – Aug. Tour leaves from the front of the Doo Wop Experience Museum, 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood. 8 p.m. Riders can relive the exciting 1950’s and 1960’s in the Wildwoods-By-The-Sea. See the best of the Wildwoods’ Doo Wop style landmarks while a knowledgeable guide in fifties attire recounts the popular culture of the era. Admission fee. 609.551.2289 or DooWopUsa.org
Duffy String Band Performances – FREE
July – Aug. Duffy String bands perform on the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 16th Avenue, North Wildwood to the Wildwoods Convention Center. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Wednesdays & Saturdays:
Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series – FREE
June – Sept. Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family. Bring a blanket or a chair. 609.523.0202 or WildwoodCrest.org
Music in the Plaza
June – Aug. Byrne Plaza, Pacific & Oak Ave., Wildwood. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. FREE live music in the park featuring a new musical talent each week. Bring your chair or blanket. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations – FREE
July – Aug. Sunset Lake, Atlanta & NJ Aves, Wildwood Crest. 7:30 p.m. in July, 7 p.m. in Aug. 609.523.0202 or WildwoodCrest.org
Philadelphia Mummers Parades – FREE
July – Aug. Philadelphia Mummers String bands perform on the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 16th Avenue in North Wildwood to Wildwoods Convention Center. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Thursdays and Saturdays:
North Wildwood Concerts Under the Stars Series – FREE
July – Aug. Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, North Wildwood. 8 p.m. 609.522.7722 or NorthWildwood.com
Fireworks on the Beach
June – Aug. Pine Avenue beach, Wildwood. Summer fireworks extravaganza at 10 p.m. Visible from anywhere on the boardwalk! Rain date is Sunday at 10 p.m. 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market
May – Sept. Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Avenues. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fresh produce and much more! 609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Joe Stamile Amphitheater Concerts in Fox Park – FREE
July – Aug. Fox Park, Burk & Ocean Avenues, Wildwood. 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or a beach chair. 609.522.2444 or WildwoodNJ.org
The East Coast’s most fun and exciting seaside promenade features 38 blocks of sensory overload with three amusement piers boasting more rides and attractions than Disneyland, three incredible water parks, arcades, games, retail shopping and more eateries than the Mall of America. It’s “America’s Boardwalk.”
Rated as New Jersey’s ‘Best,’ the Wildwoods’ beaches are second to none. Featuring the widest, safest, FREE beaches on the East Coast. The beaches are guarded by expert Lifeguards from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Dogs are allowed on Wildwood and Wildwood Crest beaches from October to May, and on the North Wildwood beach at any time except for when lifeguards are present (9:30am-5:30pm), but are not allowed on the Boardwalk at any time.
Dogs must be on a leash and owner must pick up and dispose of droppings.
A “dog friendly” park and beach is located at Glenwood Ave in Wildwood and clearly marked with a giant fire hydrant sculpture. Hours are from 6 a.m. until dusk.
A dog park is located on the east side of the beach at 24th Avenue in North Wildwood, a permit ($10) is required for your dog and hours are 8 a.m. until dusk.
Historic and Cultural Attractions:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Located on the corner of Ocean and Burk Avenues, Wildwood. The only permanent Vietnam Memorial replica in the Northeast is an exact, half-size, black granite replica of the official Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Located at Spruce and New York Avenues, North Wildwood. Visitors can honor those who have fallen in the line of duty and pray for those who are currently fighting overseas.
Wildwood Historical Society and George F. Boyer Historical Museum
3907 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Donation requested. 609.523.0277
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Coast Guard Tower
1st and Central Avenues, North Wildwood. Restored 1874 lighthouse. Admission fee. 609.600.1561
Sunset Lake and Turtle Gut Park and Memorial
New Jersey and Miami Avenues, Wildwood Crest. The site of the only battle of the American Revolution fought in Cape May County. 609.522.0221
Doo Wop Experience Museum
4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood. Brimming with cool artifacts of the 1950’s and 1960’s. 609.523.1583
Avenue of the Stars
Begins at Rio Grande and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. Stroll along Pacific Avenue to see “stars” placed for inductees who have helped build the Wildwoods as an “Entertainment Capital” of the East Coast.
National Marbles Hall of Fame Memorabilia Display
Located in the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. 609.729.4000
The Wildwoods’ Icon Wall Murals
Rydell was selected to honor the Wildwoods, NJ anthem – “Wildwood Days” – whose song’s catchy beat and happy-go-lucky lyrics where ‘every day is a holiday, and every night is Saturday night’ have helped to describe what makes the Wildwoods a favorite seaside vacation destination to over nine million visitors each year. The wall is located at Roberts Avenue and the beach in Wildwood.
Bill Haley & the Comets
This band was selected to commemorate the 60th anniversary of their hit song ‘Rock Around the Clock’ – which was first performed live in the Wildwoods at the HofBrau Hotel in 1954 – just one block from where the commemorative wall is now located at Oak and Pacific Avenues in Wildwood.
Checker was selected to commemorate the 55th anniversary of his hit song and dance ‘The Twist’ – which was performed for the very first time live in the Wildwoods at the old 60’s hot-spot, the Rainbow Club – located just a block from where the commemorative wall is now displayed, on the south side of 3707 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood.
Docks/Public Boat /Launch Ramps/Kayak Storage:
New Jersey Avenue and Orchid Road, or Park Boulevard and Sweet Briar Road.
5th Avenue and the Bay. Parking and 2 ramps (fee to launch). 609.522.6266
Kayak Launching Area
Miami and New Jersey Avenues at Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest. 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA)
800.992.9732, 609.729.9000 or WildwoodsNJ.com
Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (GWCOC)
609.729.4000 or Wildwoods.com
Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association (GWHMA)
609.522.4546 or Wildwoods.org
Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District/
Wildwood Business Improvement District
609.523.1602 or DOOWW.com
Wildwoods Doo Wop Preservation League
609.523.1958 or DooWopUsa.org
North Wildwood Tourism Development Commission
609.522.7722 or NorthWildwood.com
Wildwood Tourism Development Commission
609.522.1407 or WildwoodNJ.org
Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission
609.522.0221 or WildwoodCrest.org
All Emergencies dial 911
Cape Regional Medical Center 609.463.2000
BEACH PATROLS/HANDICAP TRANSPORT AND FIRST AID
North Wildwood: 609.522.7500
Transport via surf chairs at First Aid Station at 15th Avenue
Contact lifeguard headquarters at Lincoln Avenue and beach
Wildwood Crest: 609.522.3825
Contact lifeguard headquarters at Rambler Road and beach
New Jersey Transit – 800.772.2287
Cape May-Lewes Ferry – 800.64.FERRY
Sightseer Boardwalk Tram – 609.523.8726
Beach Taxi (Wildwood) – 609.408.4714
Wildwoods Island Shuttle – Download the Jitney Surfer App
Cyclists can enjoy a FREE bike route that runs nearly the entire length of the five-mile island, beginning at Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest. The beach side bicycle path then continues north to the start of the World Famous Wildwood Boardwalk at Cresse Avenue, Wildwood where bicycles are permitted until noon. The Boardwalk stretches 1.85 miles north to a connecting ramp between 16th and 15th Avenues in North Wildwood. From there, cyclists can continue along a path parallel to the beach along JFK Blvd. in North Wildwood. A special “bikes only” lane is also dedicated throughout the length of North Wildwood, from 1st to 26th Avenues along Surf Avenue.
North Wildwood: Location subject to change. 609.522.7500
Wildwood Crest: Permitted at Rambler Road. 609.522.3825
Wildwood Post Office, 3311 Atlantic Avenue. 609.522.5421
Wildwood Crest Library, 6300 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 609.522.0564
7 Mile Brewery
609.365.7777 or 7MileBrew.com
Bucket Brigade Brewery
609.889.7099 or BucketBrigadeBrewery.com
Cape May Brewing Co.
609.849.9933 or CapeMayBrewery.com
CoHo Brewing Co.
609.264.6480 or CoHoBrewingCo.com
Cold Spring Brewery
609.854.3077 or ColdSpringBrewery.org
Gusto Brewing Company
609.849.8260 or GustoBrewCo.com
Ludlam Island Brewery
609.263.6969 or LudlamIsland.com
Mud Hen Brewing Co.
609.846.7918 or MudHenBrew.com
Slack Tide Brewing Co.
609.478.2343 or SlackTideBrewingCo.com
Cape May Winery
609.884.1169 or CapeMayWinery.com
G & W Winery
609.948.0595 or GandWWinery.com
Hawk Haven Vineyard
609.846.7347 or HawkHavenVineyard.com
Jessie Creek Winery
609.536.2092 or JessieCreekWinery.com
609.465.0075 or NataliVineyards.com
609.884.5591 or TurdoVineyards.com
Willow Creek Winery
609.770.8782 or WillowCreekWineryCapeMay.com
Cape May Distillery
609.305.4853 or CapeMay-Distillery.com
Lazy Eye Vodka Distillery
609.305.4755 or LazyEyeDistillery.com
Nauti Spirits Distillery
609.770.3381 or NautiSpirits.com
Public Golf Courses:
Avalon Golf Club, Swainton. 609.465.4653
Cape May National, Cape May. 609.884.1563
Cape May Par 3 and Driving Range, Rio Grande. 609.889.2600
Laguna Oaks Golf Course, Cape May Court House. 609.465.4560
Shore Gate Golf Club, Ocean View. 609.624.8337