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Tee Time in the Wildwoods: Add Golf to Your Vacation Agenda

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 17, 2024 - A day on the greens is one of the most relaxing ways to spend time at the Jersey Shore for both novice and skilled golfers alike. Golf courses can be found across…

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The Wildwoods, NJ – The Best of the Jersey Shore and a Whole Lot More!

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 15, 2024 – What do you get when you combine one-of-a-kind value, tons of FREE events and FREE fun things to do, a Boardwalk and beach with something to satisfy everyone, and a family-friendly atmosphere…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: Where Sun-Filled Fun Awaits

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 9, 2024 – The Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with attractions from the beach and boardwalk to amusement parks, events and festivals, beach concerts and live entertainment, boating, watersports, bike paths, and much more – making…

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Gymnastics Competitions to be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center April 20 and 21

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 5, 2024 – The Wildwoods Convention Center welcomes the IGL Beach Classic on Saturday, April 20, and the NGA Eastern States Championships on Sunday, April 21. Talented athletes will compete on the floor, balance beam,…

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20th Annual Wildwoods '50s, '60s & '70s Weekend Celebrates the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 4, 2024 – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 20th Annual Wildwoods '50s, '60s & '70s Weekend, scheduled for October 18 & 19. This event has become a staple in…

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Fun & Free Ways to Experience the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 4, 2024 – Experience loads of free activities for all ages in the Wildwoods! As the best value family vacation destination at the Jersey Shore, the Wildwoods offer FREE activities for visitors of all ages…

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Spring into Fun in The Wildwoods: Your Ultimate Getaway Destination

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 4, 2024 – Enjoy springtime in the Wildwoods: relax, soak up the fun and sun, and savor the warmer weather in peaceful, uncrowded surroundings filled with natural beauty. Whether it’s an early morning stroll or…

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The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority Launches New Online Reservation System at WildwoodsNJ.com

Visitors to the Wildwoods can now simply click Book Your Stay to seamlessly plan and book their vacation! The Wildwoods, NJ – April 3, 2024 – Booking a vacation in the Wildwoods, NJ is easier than ever before, as the…

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MudHen IPA 5K and Beer Mile: A Fun-Filled Event for Runners and Beer Enthusiasts

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 27, 2024 – The Mud Hen IPA 5K and Beer Mile is set to take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in the Wildwoods. The event is expected to draw runners and…

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The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority Announces Record-Breaking 2023 Tourism Season

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 20, 2024 – The 2023 summer tourism season in the Wildwoods, NJ surpassed expectations and delivered outstanding results.   Fast Facts – The Wildwoods Tourism Revenue posts record gains: 1. The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement…

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Wildwoods Convention Center Welcomes Business at the Beach Expo Wednesday, April 17

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 19, 2024 – Let’s get down to business! The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business at the Beach Expo is scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 17 at the Wildwoods Convention Center. As…

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The Wildwoods, NJ: Top Shore Destination for Dogs

Whether it’s a day at the beach or a week-long vacation, the Wildwoods have dozens of businesses and accommodations that are pet friendly. The Wildwoods, NJ – March 18, 2024 – The Wildwoods, NJ are thrilled to welcome vacationers and…

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The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts Cheerleading Competitions in April and May

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 13, 2024 – The Wildwoods Convention Center will host an amazing lineup of athletic and talented cheerleaders from around the country for cheer championships during the months of April and May. For each event, teams…

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Historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Celebrates 150th Anniversary Saturday, May 11  

Built in 1874, the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is the oldest structure in the Wildwoods  The Wildwoods, NJ – March 12, 2024 – The public is invited to join the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse…

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Barefoot Country Music Fest Announces Lineup for 2024 Event

A Star Studded Celebration of Country Music on the South Jersey Shore Wildwood, NJ – March 1, 2024 – The countdown to summer just got hotter as Barefoot Country Music Fest unveils its complete lineup for the highly anticipated event,…

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The Wildwoods, NJ’s New Wave of Development in 2024 Includes Two Retro-Modern Resorts 

Madison Resorts has combined two iconic Wildwood Crest hotels, the Royal Hawaiian & the Oceanview, to create one giant resort with two pools, three restaurants, two fitness centers, and rooftop event spaces. The Binns Motor Inn and Bonito Motel are combining to become…

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The Wildwoods, NJ’s New Wave of Development in 2024 Includes Merging Four Hotels into Two Retro-Modern Mega Resorts

The Wildwoods are buzzing with a flurry of exciting new developments and business ventures. The latest in these developments are plans for two new resorts – each combining two of the Wildwoods’ mid-century classic motor inns to create one impressive…

New Online Reservation System at WildwoodsNJ.com to Launch in March

Planning and booking a vacation in the Wildwoods will be easier than ever before we launch a new online hotel and attractions reservation booking system at www.WildwoodsNJ.com, the official tourism website of the Wildwoods, in March. The Wildwoods new online…

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Sales Update - Q1

The Wildwoods Convention Center is looking to bounce back to pre-Covid booking and attendance numbers in 2024. We are currently on pace to host over 120 group bookings that will generate 1,200 separate meetings, conventions, entertainment, religious, and youth sporting…

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The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority Announces New 2024 Tourism Campaign

Coming off a successful 2023 tourism season, the Wildwoods launch its new “Get Lost In The Woods…The Wildwoods!” tourism campaign. The Wildwoods recently launched its new 2024 tourism ad campaign ‘Get Lost In The Woods... the Wildwoods!’ It highlights that…

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GWTIDA’s Financial Contribution to the Three Municipalities of the Wildwoods

GWTIDA  is a partner with the municipalities of Wildwood Crest, City of Wildwood and North Wildwood in providing the infrastructure necessary for our tourism economy to thrive. The better our tourism economy performs, the better the payback is to our…

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Update on Special Events - Q1

In 2023 the GWTIDA Special Events department awarded $505,975 in event support funding to more than 40 new and returning special events in the Tourism District. The GWTIDA Special Events Committee funds a multitude of events throughout the entire year…

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Enter The Wildwoods, NJ 2024 FREE Family Vacation Getaway Contest for the Chance to Win a 4-day/3-night Vacation Package Worth Over $2,000

The contest was originally launched in 2014, and since its start roughly 410,000 people have entered, with 19 lucky families being given the prize of a FREE vacation to the Wildwoods The Wildwoods, NJ – February 26, 2024 – The…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Beaches Continue to Captivate Visitors Despite Coastal Challenges

While specific North Wildwood beaches have faced erosion challenges, the majority of the resort’s beaches are unaffected. The Wildwoods, NJ – February 20, 2024 –The Wildwoods, NJ are renowned for its pristine five-mile stretch of free beaches, named ‘Best Beaches…

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The Beach Boys To Make Waves At Barefoot Country Music Fest

Surfing Through Time: An Iconic Journey with America’s Band Wildwood, NJ – February 2, 2024 – The iconic sounds of The Beach Boys will echo along the scenic beach in Wildwood as they rock the Barefoot Country Music Fest from…

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Embrace the Chill: You’ll Love the Wildwoods, NJ in February

Enjoy a Wildwoods Winter Getaway with Spectacular Hotel Rates, Restaurants, Ocean Views, Fun Activities, and More The Wildwoods, NJ – January 31, 2024 – The Wildwoods are prepared to keep visitors feeling warm through February by welcoming one and all…

The Wildwoods’ Commitment to Sustainability Includes Environmental Stewardship, Supporting Local Sustainability Practices, and Creating a More Resilient Resort

The Wildwoods, NJ – January 9, 2024 – The Wildwoods are a vacation resort that strives to be sustainable and prides itself on being environmentally responsible. Local government agencies, businesses, and residents are working together to make the Wildwoods the…

Prepare for an Affordable 2024 Getaway in the Wildwoods, NJ: Your Key to Unforgettable Vacation Savings

With FREE activities and attractions awaiting visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy, the Wildwoods arguably are the best and most affordable family vacation value at the Jersey Shore The Wildwoods, NJ – November 28, 2023 – In today’s…

Media Alert: Jake Owen Joins Barefoot Country Music Fest 2024 Line Up in the Wildwoods, NJ

Who: The Barefoot Country Music Fest is proud to announce Academy of Country Music Award-winning country music singer, Jake Owen as a performing artist at the Fourth Annual Barefoot Country Music Fest. Owen will join Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane…

Media Alert: Bailey Zimmerman Joins Barefoot Country Music Fest 2024 Line Up in the Wildwoods, NJ

Who: The Barefoot Country Music Fest is proud to announce breakout country artist Bailey Zimmerman as a performing artist at the Fourth Annual Barefoot Country Music Fest. Zimmerman will join Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, and Old Dominion, along…

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority Announces Free Convention Center Parking for Disabled Veterans

Disabled veterans displaying a New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission placard will have parking fees waived at all Convention Center parking lots The Wildwoods, NJ – November 3, 2023 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) announced that…

*** Media Alert *** Kane Brown to Perform at Fourth Annual Barefoot Country Music Fest in Wildwood, NJ

Who: The Barefoot Country Music Fest is proud to announce Billboard Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning singer/songwriter Kane Brown as a performing artist at the Fourth Annual Barefoot Country Music Fest. Brown will join over 40 of the hottest country artists on the…

The Wildwoods, NJ Are Experiencing an Exciting New Wave of Development

The Wildwoods, NJ – October 4, 2023  – The Wildwoods, NJ, an iconic Jersey Shore resort renowned for its expansive free, white-sand beaches, its world-famous boardwalk, and charming Doo Wop mid-century hotels, is buzzing with a flurry of exciting new developments…

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Who: The Barefoot Country Music Fest is proud to announce four-time GRAMMY Award-winning country music superstar Keith Urban as a performing artist at the fourth annual Barefoot Country Music Fest. Urban will join over 40 of the hottest country artists…

The Wildwoods, NJ: The Affordable Vacation Choice in 2024 with Many FREE Attractions to Enjoy

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 28, 2023 – In today’s economy, good deals and reasonable prices are hard to come by, particularly when planning a vacation. Planning ahead is one way to get the best deals; another is planning your…

Luke Bryan Announced as First Headliner of The 2024 Barefoot Country Music Festival in Wildwood, NJ

Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest announces country music icon and television superstar, Luke Bryan Wildwood Beach, NJ – September 8, 2023 – Organizers of the Northeast's largest outdoor country music fest, brought to you in conjunction with Southern Entertainment,…

Statement to Media from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority Regarding Atlantic City Electric Power Outages

The Wildwoods, NJ – August 31, 2023 ­– As we prepare for the Labor Day Weekend celebrations in the Wildwoods, we thought it important to reassure our visitors of Atlantic City Electric’s commitment to proactively and comprehensively inspect its electric distribution…

Experience the Ultimate Fall Getaway in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – August 23, 2023 – This fall, experience the change of seasons and the quieter side of the shore with a visit to the Wildwoods, NJ. Escape to the resort destination any weekend this autumn season for…

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The Wildwoods is the Perfect Place for Fishing, Boating and Water Sports Enthusiasts

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 12, 2023 – The Wildwoods, NJ, a barrier island off New Jersey's Cape May County peninsula, is a haven for fishing, boating, and water sports enthusiasts. For much of the year, the waters off the Wildwoods…

Looking for Adventure? The Wildwoods Has That Covered!

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 7, 2023 – 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, waterparks, events, and beyond – the Wildwoods offer…

Tour the Bike-Friendly Wildwoods on Two Wheels

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 6, 2023 – Bike riding is a favorite pastime at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better – or offer more options on where to bike or how – than the…

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What's New in the Wildwoods

Here are some of the new and exciting things happening in the Wildwoods for 2023... please check back for updates! NEW EVENTS: Feb 18-19: Winter Makers Market April 22: Spring Vendor & Crafts Fair May 5-6: Red Bull Beach Scramble…

Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority  2023 Tourism Video Wins Prestigious Telly Award for Branded Content

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 9, 2023 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority’s (GWTIDA) Wildwoods, NJ 2023 tourism video has won a prestigious Telly Award. The tourism video, created by Forge Apollo for the Wildwoods, has been…

Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority Names Wildwood Native Louis M. Belasco New Executive Director  Effective July 1, 2023

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 5, 2023 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) has announced that Louis M. Belasco will become its next Executive Director, effective July 1, 2023. GWTIDA’s Board of Directors appointed Belasco on…

The Wildwoods, NJ are the Premier Multigenerational Family Vacation Destination

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 27, 2023 – Multigenerational travel has become a staple for many, as more Americans are choosing to include children, parents, and grandparents in their vacation plans. For families who are sprawled across the country, spending…

The Wildwoods’ Island Shuttle Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 26, 2023 –The Wildwoods Island Shuttle Service returns for the 2023 summer season starting Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26 and ending Sunday, September 17. The shuttle will run weekends only from Friday, May 26…

Enjoy the Calming Effects of Beach Therapy in the Wildwoods, NJ

Wildwoods, NJ – April 21, 2023 – The Wildwoods provide a serene escape from fast-paced lifestyles, and invite visitors to rest, relax, and recharge with the calming effects of Beach Therapy. Those in need of a little self-care can simply…

Watch the Tram Car, Please! The Wildwoods Iconic Boardwalk Tram Cars Celebrate 75 Years of Service in 2023

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 18, 2023 – The world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk Sightseer Tram Cars are rolling into their 75th consecutive summer in 2023. 2023 marks the Diamond Jubilee 75th anniversary that these electric people-movers will traverse the Wildwoods Boardwalk,…

The Wildwoods, NJ Are Experiencing Significant New Development and Growth

With the 2022 record-breaking tourism season in the books and the 2023 tourism season fast approaching, the Wildwoods, NJ – an iconic Jersey Shore resort known for its trademark expansive free, white-sand beaches, world-famous boardwalk, and Doo Wop mid-century motels…

Ssshh! We Won’t Tell the Boss When You Take a Relaxing ‘Hush Trip’ to the Wildwoods, NJ

Vacation under the radar while still clocking in online – a new ‘working vacation’ phenomenon known as a ‘hush trip' The Wildwoods, NJ – March 2, 2023 – With spring right around the corner, and working remotely a more common…

Need to Getaway? Discover the Wildwoods!

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 24, 2023 – If you haven’t visited the Wildwoods in a while, or have never visited, you need to experience for yourself all the new and exciting things happening here. The Wildwoods of today are…

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority Announces New 2023 Tourism Campaign

Coming off a record-breaking 2022 tourism season, the Wildwoods launch new “Get Lost In The Woods…The Wildwoods!” tourism campaign The Wildwoods, NJ – February 3, 2023 – The Wildwoods recently launched its new 2023 tourism ad campaign ‘Get Lost In…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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