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Barefoot Country Music Fest Announces Limited Release on One Day Fest Tickets

Wildwood Beach, NJ – May 26, 2022 – Organizers of the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest, brought to you in conjunction with Southern Entertainment, announce a limited release of one day fest tickets for Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF)…

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The Wildwoods Host Return of PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic
Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 20, 2022 –The PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic will serve up some top-notch volleyball action on the Wildwoods beaches Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. Featured courts will be located at Morey’s Piers’ PigDog Beach…

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The Beach Boys to Bring “Sixty Years of The Sounds Of Summer” to the Wildwoods Convention Center Saturday, August 27

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 20, 2022 – As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys –…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Announces Stellar 2022 Summer Events Schedule

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 19, 2022 – With summer right around the corner, the Wildwoods have planned a full schedule of fun-filled events for the entire season. The summer is jam-packed with exciting events and for all ages – including…

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The Wildwoods Announce New Island Shuttle Service, Just in Time for Summer

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 19, 2022 – The all-new Wildwoods Island Shuttle will launch service on Memorial Day Weekend! On Friday, May 27, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) along with the Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and…

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The Wildwoods’ Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony Friday, May 27

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 18, 2022 – Tourism, state, county, and city officials, along with guest speakers, are scheduled to participate in the Wildwoods’ official start of the summer tourist season – the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony – on…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Leads the Way in Nostalgic “Comfort Travel”

Wildwoods, NJ – May 13, 2022 – As the weather warms and travel becomes easier, the Wildwoods, NJ offer vacationers a familiar spot to revisit and experience a real slice of Americana. Nostalgia is the Wildwoods’ specialty, and when visiting the…

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The Wildwoods Welcome Visitors & Kick Off Summer 2022 With Jam-Packed Memorial Day Weekend Events Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 12, 2022 – The Wildwoods are kicking off the summer season and welcoming visitors to enjoy the best of the Jersey shore, and a whole lot more, during Memorial Day Weekend.The Wildwoods’ 2022 season is…

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The Wildwoods Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend With the 36th Annual International Kite Festival Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 10, 2022 – The Wildwoods will kick off Memorial Day Weekend festivities with the 36th annual International Kite Festival, the largest kite festival in North America. This weekend-long festival features kite makers from around the world…

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Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Kicks Off 2022 Season
Saturday, May 28

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 10, 2022 – The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is the place to be every Saturday morning from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend for Jersey Fresh produce, baked goods, specialty foods, gifts and more.…

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The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Club Championships Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 9, 2022 – The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will return to the Wildwoods Convention Center to hold the Regional Gymnastics Championships over Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29.Talented athletes…

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What's New in the Wildwoods

Here are some of the new and exciting things happening in the Wildwoods for 2022...please check back for updates! NEW ACCOMMODATIONS: Isle of Capri Motel, located at 500 Ocean Ave in North Wildwood, will become Seaport Inn and will undergo…

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Escape the Cities and Enjoy the Great Outdoors in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 4, 2022 – As the weather warms up, city-goers are looking to escape the crowds and seek rejuvenation in the serene beaches and outdoor life of the New Jersey Shore. The Wildwoods are the most-visited…

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May 2, 2022 – Wildwood, NJ – Mayor Pete Byron announced today that the US Economic Development Administration (USEDA) has awarded the City $3.2 million for the reconstruction of nearly 3 blocks of the Boardwalk.  The City was notified of…

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The Wildwoods Beverage Tourism Offers A One-of-a-Kind Experience to Sip & Savor Local Flavors

The Wildwoods, NJ – The Wildwoods offer a wide variety of locations for visitors to experience beverage tourism; including restaurants and eateries, as well as popular breweries, distilleries and nearby wineries. These favored Wildwoods landmarks embrace the local atmosphere by…

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Wildwoods Boardwalk SID Announces 2022 Schedules

WILDWOOD, NJ, April 7, 2022 – Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District (SID) is pleased to announce the 2022 Opening Day of the Sightseer Tram Car and the schedule of Free Wildwoods Boardwalk Entertainment! The Sightseer Tram Car has been transporting…

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Barefoot Country Music Fest Releases Full Lineup for June 16-19 Concert Series in Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood Beach, NJ – March 29, 2022 – Organizers of the Northeast's largest outdoor country music fest, brought to you in conjunction with Southern Entertainment, unveils the lineup of the highly anticipated Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF). BCMF 2022 will…

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Coming Off A Record-Breaking 2021 Tourism Season, the Wildwoods, NJ Launch New 2022 Tourism Campaign

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 28, 2022 – Millions of travelers are choosing the Wildwoods for their summer vacations, and the destination has the numbers to prove it. Fast Facts – The Wildwoods Tourism Revenue posts record gains: The Greater…

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Free & Exciting Ways to Experience the Wildwoods

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 23, 2022 – A vacation in the Wildwoods offers a myriad of FREE activities for visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy! Wildwoods Gateway Visitor ExperienceAs visitors make their way over the bridge and…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Says Bienvenue to Canadian Travelers

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 14, 2022 – As travel to the United States once again becomes available for Canadian travelers, the Wildwoods, NJ welcomes its northern neighbors to delight in the warming shore weather. The gem of the Jersey…

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Miller Lite Announces Partnership as the Official Beer Sponsor of the Barefoot Country Music Fest in Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood Beach, NJ – March 11, 2022 – Miller Lite is proud to announce its partnership as the official beer sponsor of the Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) taking place in Wildwood, New Jersey June 16-19, 2022. The four-day, live-concert…

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Walker Hayes And Bret Michaels Join The 2022 Barefoot Country Music Festival Lineup in Wildwood, NJ

Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest announces Grammy Nominee, Walker Hayes, and music icon and reality TV superstar, Bret Michaels. Wildwood Beach, NJ – March 11, 2022 – Organizers of the Northeast's largest outdoor country music fest, brought to you…

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Explore Your Wanderlust This Spring in the Wildwoods

The Wildwoods are the ultimate getaway destination to escape the fast-paced world and explore your wanderlust after a long winter The Wildwoods, NJ – March 4, 2022 – Summer at the New Jersey shore usually includes travelers who are eager…

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Grandparents-to-Be: Escape to the Wildwoods for a Special Grandparents Getaway

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 28, 2022 – Escape to the Wildwoods, NJ before the new baby arrives in the family for a special grandparent getaway. Soon-to-be grandparents are invited to enjoy this relaxing popular and new travel trend before…

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The Wildwoods Have Instagrammability!

Filled with beautiful scenery, colorful neon lights, iconic buildings, quirky landmarks and signs that are found nowhere else in the world, the Wildwoods, NJ are one of the most Instagrammable destinations at the Jersey shore! The Wildwoods, NJ – The…

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Enter to Win One of Two FREE Wildwoods, NJ Family Vacations

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 2, 2022 – The Wildwoods, NJ announces the return of its Family Vacation Giveaway contests – featuring two incredible family vacations to the Wildwoods, NJ. Each FREE family vacation for four will include a four-day,…

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Discover or Rediscover the Perfect Shore Getaway Vacation in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – January 31, 2022 – The Wildwoods, NJ are welcoming new and returning visitors back to the resort destination, where there’s an abundance of activities to safely discover, or rediscover, for the 2022 summer season! Home to…

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Your Guide to the Ultimate ‘Friendscation’ in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with attractions from the beach and boardwalk to amusement parks, special events and festivals, bike paths, breweries, wineries, distilleries, and one-of-a-kind restaurants – making the resort destination one of the best places for ‘Friendscations’. The…

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The Wildwoods Applauds and Supports a Proposed New Jersey Legislative Measure Calling for Free or Reduced Beach Fees For Active Military, Veterans and Their Families

The measure proposes allowing shore municipalities to provide active military, veterans, spouses and dependent children of veterans free or reduced cost access to beaches The Wildwoods, NJ – January 25, 2022 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority…

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The Beach Boys to Appear in the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center

The Wildwoods, NJ – As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.  The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the…

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Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority Wins 2021 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award

The Wildwoods, NJ – December 6, 2021 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) received a 2021 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award from the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) in the category of Jersey Strong Award.Accepting…

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The Wildwoods’ Spirit Brands Cheerleading Competitions Named Among Sports Destination Management’s 2020-2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

The Wildwoods, NJ – November 15, 2021 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) announced that the Spirit Brands Cheerleading Competitions, held annually at the Wildwoods Convention Center since 2003, have been named among the 2020-2021 Champions…

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The Wildwoods, NJ ‘Know Before You Go’ Guide For An Unforgettable Vacation

The Wildwoods, NJ – Thinking of planning a well-deserved vacation to the ultimate New Jersey shore destination? The Wildwoods are the perfect spot for any family vacation, romantic getaway, friend-cation, and more! Before you go, it’s important to know the…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Beaches Receive Major Tourism Honors

The Wildwoods, NJ – August 5, 2021 – The Wildwoods free beaches have won significant national and regional notoriety, recognizing their family friendly atmosphere, cleanliness and accessibility. Stretching for five miles across North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: Experience One of the East Coast’s Top Vacation Destinations

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 2, 2021 – Summer 2021 is here, and the Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with summer fun in the sun. Experience our free and spacious white-sand beaches, the world-class Wildwoods Boardwalk and amusement piers, as well as…

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The Wildwoods Convention Center Awarded the 2021 Prime Site Award by Facilities & Destinations Magazine

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 14, 2021 – The Wildwoods Convention Center has recently been awarded the Facilities & Destinations magazine 2021 Prime Site Award. Nominated by readers of Facilities & Destinations, the Wildwoods Convention Center is being recognized for its implementation of COVID-19…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: Top Shore Destination For Dogs & Their Owners!

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 3, 2021– The Wildwoods, NJ are thrilled to welcome back vacationers and their four-legged friends for a summer vacation experience that’s sure to please! Whether it’s a day at the beach, or a week-long vacation, the…

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Need A Mental Health Boost? Plan A Getaway Beach Vacation in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 16, 2021 – Studies have shown that planning a vacation can help your mental health.* And nothing could be more uplifting than planning – and looking forward to – a trip to the Wildwoods, NJ, where…

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Thrilling Adventure Awaits in The Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 15, 2021 –The Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with thrill-seeking attractions and unforgettable experiences that are sure to impress. From the beach and boardwalk, to amusement parks, water parks, events, and beyond – the Wildwoods offer…

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Governor Murphy Earmarks $4 Million For Wildwood Boardwalk

City of Wildwood, NJ – February 26, 2021 – Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron today announced that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy contacted him confirming that the FY’22 state budget will include $4 million for boardwalk repairs. “I cannot overemphasize the…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: Top Family Reunion Vacation Destination at the Jersey Shore

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 11, 2021 – As life begins to return to normal and many begin to plan their family vacations for 2021, the Wildwoods remain among the top multigenerational family vacation destinations on the East Coast. With…

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Wildwood, NJ has been named one of the top 10 most popular destinations for U.S. travelers to visit in 2020 by trivago

“Most surprising was the appearance of Wildwood, New Jersey replacing Boston in the 10th spot.” The Wildwoods, NJ – September 16, 2020 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) proudly announced that trivago has named Wildwood, NJ one…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: Getaway to the Ultimate ‘Safecation’ Destination

The Wildwoods, NJ – The Wildwoods, NJ has so much to offer, from beautiful free and spacious beaches with plenty of room to spread out and a world-famous boardwalk, with lots of fun attractions that are sure to please! As…

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The Wildwoods, NJ New Grand Gateway Welcomes Visitors with Color, Lights and Doo Wop Nostalgia

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 22, 2020 –The Wildwoods Grand Gateway is an all-new visitor experience designed to launch everyone into vacation mode from the moment they arrive in the Wildwoods. “The Wildwoods Gateway project is one I am truly…

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Tour the Bike-Friendly Wildwoods on Two Wheels

The Wildwoods, NJ – August 27, 2020 – Pedaling your way through the Wildwoods is an epic experience. No town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods, NJ, which has coined the word ‘Bikeability’ to capture all of the…

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Make a Splash in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – When it comes to making a splash, the Wildwoods have so much to offer – from miles of ocean waves to wade, surf, boogie-board or cast a fishing line; to waterslides, tube floats and raft rides,…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: A Guide for Family Fun at the Shore

The Wildwoods, NJ have so much to offer, from the beautiful free beaches and world-famous boardwalk, to historical attractions and exciting activities/events that are sure to entertain the whole family! Experience the ultimate family vacation when you visit the Wildwoods,…

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The Wildwoods Boardwalk – With 120 Years of History – Is Back and Better Than Ever

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 26, 2020 – A damaged stretch of the Wildwoods Boardwalk has recently undergone extensive repairs and is now fully operational and better than ever. Repairs have been completed to a stretch of the boards at…

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Don’t Forget to Bring Your Golf Clubs When Planning Your Wildwoods, NJ Getaway

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 20, 2020 – Golf courses surrounding the Wildwoods, NJ – from Cape May National to the south, to Shore Gate Golf Club to the north – reopened to golfers in early May with social distancing…

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‘Bikeability’ in the Wildwoods – Social Distancing Fun on Wheels

The Wildwoods, NJ – Bike riding is a favorite pastime at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods, NJ. The Wildwoods have coined the word ‘Bikeability’ to capture all of the amazing opportunities…

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Take a Virtual Vacation in the Wildwoods

The day will come soon when everyone can step beyond their computer, tablet, phone and TV screens to go out and reconnect in-person with people and places. Until then, our electronic screens serve as our window to the world –…

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Relax, Unwind, and Enjoy ‘Beach Therapy’ in the Wildwoods

Stretching for five miles across the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods, NJ beaches are sparkling, clean and FREE for all visitors to enjoy. With the fast-paced day-to-day life, we sometimes forget to spend time focusing…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: A Dog Friendly Resort Destination

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 beach, dog park, fun activities and dozens of…

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Step Back in Time with a Trip to the Wildwoods: The Ultimate Itinerary for a History Buff

Step Back in Time with a Trip to the Wildwoods: The Ultimate Itinerary for a History Buff For history buffs, the Wildwoods are the ideal vacation spot to step back in time. The Jersey Shore town has a long, rich…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Bring Fun in the Sun for Everyone

The Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with attractions from the beach and boardwalk to amusement parks, events, a bike path, and beyond – making the resort destination one of the best places to visit down the Jersey shore with fun for…

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

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, time together can be a precious commodity. That’s…

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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…

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

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 Car Please." A staple in the Wildwoods for…

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‘All the Marbles’ Documentary

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…

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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…

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Experience the Wildwoods 'Bikeability'

The Wildwoods’ nearly six-mile bike path is just one of many ways to enjoy biking in the Wildwoods Bike riding is a favorite past time at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods.…

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

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 throughout the five-mile island. These hotels reflect their…

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

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 menus for every appetite, every budget and virtually…

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GWTIDA Wins NJ Tourism Excellence Award

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, executive director of GWTIDA,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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