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The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts Boardwalk Basketball Classic Tournament Thursday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 31

The Wildwoods, NJ – December 2, 2019 – The annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 31, featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from throughout…

‘All the Marbles’ Documentary Highlights National Marbles Tournament – A Wildwoods Tradition

In January 2020, the National Marbles Tournament, a Wildwoods tradition for 96 years, will be featured in ‘All the Marbles’, a colorful documentary produced by WQED in Pittsburgh, PA. The film debuted on WQED in October and is scheduled to…

Downtown Wildwood Hosts Christmas in the Plaza Friday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7

The Wildwoods, NJ – November 21, 2019 – Downtown Wildwood is kicking off the holiday season with Christmas in the Plaza on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at Byrne Plaza – 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. This year’s Christmas…

The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts Exciting Family Holiday Celebration Filled with Fun for the Entire Family Saturday, December 14

The Wildwoods, NJ – November 20, 2019 – You’re invited to the Wildwoods’ annual Family Holiday Celebration at the Wildwoods Convention Center, located at Burk Avenue & the Boardwalk, on Saturday, December 14. The Convention Center will be sparkling with…

Plan Your Family Holiday Season Vacation in the Wildwoods

The Wildwoods, NJ – November 18, 2019 – With so many festive activities and holiday events planned in the Wildwoods there are plenty of ways to create family holiday memories. Check in to the Wildwoods; then check out the many…

The Wildwoods, NJ: A Safe, Fun and Favorite New Jersey Family Vacation Destination

With over nine million visitors flocking to the Wildwoods every year to enjoy the FREE beaches, exciting 2 ½-mile Boardwalk, and wide selection of fun and family-friendly activities to see and do, the Wildwoods continue to be one of the…

Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) President John Donio Receives Prestigious Downtown New Jersey Individual of Excellence Award

Wildwood, NJ – October 24, 2019 – Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) President John Donio was presented with a prestigious 2019 Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) ‘Individual of Excellence’ Award at the annual DNJ Conference in Bloomfield, NJ on October 18.…

The Wildwoods Doo Wop Preservation League Presents First Annual Doo Wop Awards to Local Businesses Embracing Doo Wop

The Wildwoods, NJ – October 9, 2019 – The Wildwoods Doo Wop Preservation League presented its first annual Doo Wop Awards to two local Wildwoods businesses, honoring their achievements in preserving and embracing the Wildwoods’ Doo Wop architectural roots. During…

Sip & Savor the Flavors of Fall in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – October 7, 2019 – The autumn season (known as the Wildwoods’ ‘Second Season’) is well underway, and with less crowds, milder temperatures and lower seasonal hotel rates, there is no better time to explore and experience…

Enjoy The Splendor Of Fall In The Wildwoods

This Fall, fall in love with the Wildwoods. It’s the perfect time for couples to enjoy quiet, sunrise walks on the beach or romantic, candlelit dinners and sunsets on the back bays. Smaller crowds and milder temperatures make exploring museums,…

“Watch the Tram Car Please” – A Wildwoods Icon for Over 70 Years

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 4, 2019 – On the Wildwoods Boardwalk, visitors experience numerous sights and sounds, but no sight or sound is as iconic as the world-famous Sightseer Tram Cars and their signature recorded warning, “Watch the Tram…

‘Fall in Love' with the Wildwoods

Wine & dine, bike & hike, or simply stay & play The Wildwoods, NJ – August 30, 2019 – As the summer vacation season winds down, fall in the Wildwoods is the perfect opportunity for vacationers who are looking to…

What's NEW in the Wildwoods for 2019

ATTRACTIONS: Morey’s Piers, celebrating fifty years on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, will debut a new ride this summer on Surfside Pier: the family-friendly Runaway Tram. The new family roller coaster is themed after the recognizable Wildwood Sightseer Tramcar,…

The Wildwoods, NJ: A Mecca for Fishing, Boating and Water Sports

Situated on a barrier island off the Cape May County peninsula, the Wildwoods, NJ are a natural favorite for those who enjoy fishing, boating and water sports. For much of the year, the waters off the Wildwoods are bustling with…

The Wildwoods, NJ: The Doo Wop Capital of the World

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 26, 2019 – Travel back in time to the “Fabulous Fifties” in the Wildwoods, New Jersey – home to the country’s largest concentration of mid-century commercial architecture. Mid-century themed hotels/motels and businesses can be seen…

Experience the Wildwoods, NJ's Growing Beverage Tourism Industry

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 27, 2019 – Add some ‘spirits’ to your Wildwoods vacation with a visit to a nearby winery, brewery, or distillery. The Wildwoods are located in the heart of Cape May County’s growing Beverage Tourism industry.…

Experience the Wildwoods 'Bikeability'

The Wildwoods’ nearly six-mile bike path is just one of many ways to enjoy biking in the Wildwoods The Wildwoods, NJ – June 14, 2019 – Bike riding is a favorite past time at the Jersey Shore, and no town…

Dining in the Wildwoods: Throw Caution and Calories to the Wind!

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 7, 2019 – When you visit or vacation in the Wildwoods, leave the calorie counters and diet plans behind; the dining, snacking and noshing choices are just too abundant to resist! There are restaurants and…

The Wildwoods, NJ: A Dog Friendly Resort Destination

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 11, 2019 – The Wildwoods, NJ welcomes beach-loving, four-legged friends! With many families wanting their dogs be a part of their vacation, the Wildwoods have rolled out the red carpet for canines with a dog…

GWTIDA Wins NJ Tourism Excellence Award

May 14, 2019 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) received a 2018 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award from the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) in the Advertising category. The award was presented to John Siciliano,…

The Wildwoods: More Than Just Beach & Boardwalk

With over 9 million visitors each year, the Wildwoods are one of the top family vacation destinations in America! The Wildwoods free beaches, often voted as among the best in the country, stretch on for five expansive miles — making…

The Wildwoods, NJ – The Ideal Multi-Generational New Jersey Shore Vacation Destination

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 7, 2019 – During the past decade, multigenerational travel has become increasingly popular, with more Americans choosing to include children, parents, and grandparents in their vacation plans. For families sprawled across the country, or farther,…

The Wildwoods Convention Center Named Winner of SportsEvents Magazine’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Second Year in a Row

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 1, 2016 – The Wildwoods Convention Center was once again named as a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award winner by SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents Magazine, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports…

The Wildwoods Beaches Make Top 10 List of Must-Visit Beaches in the Nation by Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 7, 2015 – The July issue of Better Homes & Gardens – a nationally popular monthly magazine dedicated to food, travel and home improvements, named the Wildwoods one of the nation’s ‘Top 10 Beaches You…

GWTIDA Wins 2015 Tourism Excellence Award for Advertising Campaign

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 13, 2015 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) received the 2015 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award for Advertising from the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) at this year’s New Jersey…

TripAdvisor Named the Wildwoods "#1 Destination on the Rise" in the U.S. for 2015

The Wildwoods have been named the overall U.S. winner in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Destinations on the Rise awards for 2015! The awards highlight 52 spots around the world that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest…

The Wildwoods Named One of the World's Top 10 Great Towns for Architecture

The Wildwoods Named One of the World’s ‘10 Great Towns, Villages and Neighborhoods for Architecture Buffs’ by CNN Travel The Wildwoods, NJ – September 18, 2014 – The Wildwoods’ flashy neon signs, bold colors and exotic architectural designs have caught…

The Wildwoods Named Among Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by Family Fun Magazine

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 26, 2013 – FamilyFun magazine (www.familyfunmag.com), a trusted, go-to source for travel recommendations and family activities for more than 20 years, has recognized the Wildwoods as one of their Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns in…

Wildwoods Boardwalk Named Among Sherman's Travel's "Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks" for 2011

The Wildwoods, NJ - August 1, 2011 - The Wildwoods have received a second major honor this month as the Wildwoods Boardwalk was once again named one Sherman's Travel's "Top 10 American Boardwalks" for 2011. According to the Sherman's Travel…

The Wildwoods' Doo Wop Architecture Named Among AOL's "Ten Architectural Wonders of the United States"

The Wildwoods, NJ - May 24, 2010 - The Wildwoods have received a major honor this past week from one of the country's most influential companies: America Online. The Wildwoods' Doo Wop architecture was named one of AOL's "Ten Architectural…

'The Regional Impact of the Wildwoods Convention Center and Wildwoods Special Events on the Tourism Economy of Cape May County

The Regional Impact of the Wildwoods Convention Center and Wildwoods Special Events on the Tourism Economy of Cape May County' 2007 Cape May County Tourism Conference Presented by Mr. John Siciliano, Executive Director/CFO Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority…

The Wildwoods Convention Center - An Economic Stimulus

The Wildwoods Convention Center completed its fifth full year of continuing its mission to bring events and people to the resort community of The Wildwoods and surrounding seashore resorts of Cape May County and to provide an economic stimulus to…

GWTIDA Reinvests $1.2 Million Back To The Community

WILDWOOD, NJ: The numbers are in for 2006 and GWTIDA is pleased to announce that TDF collections for the year were up substantially over 2005. This increase in revenues allows GWTIDA to allocate more money to events and event promotion…

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