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The Wildwoods Announce Scheduling Updates for Upcoming Events

The health and safety of residents, visitors, and the business community are the Wildwoods’ number one priority. That is why, based on the recommendations of the Cape May County Health Department, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Department of Emergency Management…

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Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Expansion Crosses Pacific Avenue

WILDWOOD, NJ, May 6, 2021—Getting ready to kick off Season #8 on Memorial Day Weekend, the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market has more vendors then ever and will expand beyond Byrne Plaza, across Pacific Avenue, to the Schellenger Avenue corner lot!…

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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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Let’s Get Sipping at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival

BYRNE PLAZA/WILDWOOD—Get ready to “Sip. Savor. Celebrate” at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival taking place May 22 & 23 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Byrne Plaza in Wildwood, New Jersey. Come wine down with some of New Jersey’s best…

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The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts New Jersey State Gymnastics Championships May 8-9

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 30, 2021 – The Wildwoods Convention Center welcomes the New Jersey State Gymnastics Championships for two days of competition Saturday, May 8 through Sunday, May 9. Who - Participants, judges, coaches, and spectators (three spectators per…

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Wildwood To Welcome Music Festival to the Beach This Summer

Barefoot Country Music Fest scheduled for August 2021 with support from the City of Wildwood and local and state tourism officials Wildwood Beach, NJ – April 29, 2021 – Give your friends a holler and get ready for some much-needed fun in…

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Outdoor Dining Establishments in the Wildwoods

Wildwoods, NJ restaurants are ready to welcome patrons to enjoy outdoor dining at their establishments this summer! Restaurants and eateries that have property onsite (in parking lots or on sidewalks) where outdoor seating can be placed to meet social distancing…

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Downtown Wildwood 2021 Live Music Rocks the Block!

The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) has announced the 2021 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza line up! Formerly known as “The Block That Rocks”, and home of the Penalty Box, Playpen, Wildwood Nights, Hill 16 and H2O in the…

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What’s New and Exciting in the Wildwoods for 2021

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 23, 2021 – As summer quickly approaches, and restrictions continue to be lifted, the Wildwoods have once again added new offerings for visitors to enjoy for the 2021 season! NEW Events: Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF)…

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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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Ride the Wildwoods Tram Car Beginning May 7

Watch the Tram Car, Please! The Tram Cars will begin rolling up and down the Wildwoods Boardwalk for the 2021 season at 11 am on Friday, May 7th!  The Tram Car is the best way to travel from end to…

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What's NEW in the Wildwoods for 2021

Please check back for updates! EVENTS: May 1-2: Be You Arts Academy presents Matilda May 22-23: Pour Into Summer Wine Festival June 19-20: PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic July 31: Community Band by the Sea Performance Aug. 19-22: Barefoot Country Music…

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The Wildwoods, NJ Project a Robust 2021 Summer Season

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 5, 2021 –The much-anticipated 2021 vacation season could be close to record-breaking, as pre-season reservations reach an all-time high. According to local hoteliers and real estate brokers, pre-season reservations for the 2021 summer season are…

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Explore your Wanderlust This Spring In The Wildwoods

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 2, 2021 –Summer at the New Jersey shore usually includes travelers who, especially this year, are eager to take a long-awaited getaway. For those who prefer a more intimate, quiet vacation experience, the Wildwoods, NJ invites…

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Barefoot Country Music Fest Announces Lee Brice as Headliner

Wildwood Beach, NJ – March 18, 2021 – CMT Music Award nominee Lee Brice joins headliners Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay and Lynyrd Skynyrd, along with Billy Currington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, Ingrid Andress…

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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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REOPENING! The Wildwoods Convention Center Reopens for Youth Sports

Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts First Youth Sports Event of 2021With The Return of Cheerleading Competitions March Through May The Wildwoods, NJ – February 26, 2021 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) is proud to announce the…

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The Wildwoods Have “Instagramability!”

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 25, 2021 – The Wildwoods, NJ are filled with beautiful scenery, colorful neon lights, iconic buildings, quirky landmarks and signs that are found nowhere else in the world. It’s no wonder that vacationers are commonly…

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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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Discover the Perfect Shore Getaway Vacation in the Wildwoods, NJ

In adherence with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, island-wide sanitation procedures, as well as social distancing and mask wearing mandates are in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors. The Wildwoods, NJ are welcoming new and returning visitors…

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Barefoot Country Music Fest Announces 2021 Headliners

Northeast's largest outdoor country music fest on the beach announces August 2021 event dates and headliners Wildwood Beach, NJ – December 22, 2020 – Organizers of the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest on the beach, in coordination with the…

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CITY OF WILDWOOD OPENED A NEW OUTDOOR LEARNING PARK DONATED BY ITS CITIZENS

Mayor Pete Byron and Commissioners Fitzsimons and Mikulski gathered today to thank private donors – many graduates of Glenwood Avenue Elementary School – to celebrate the opening of the SOLCOW (Socratic Outdoor Learning Center Of Wildwood). The park, located on…

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The Wildwoods Performed Better Than Expected for the 2020 Tourism Season Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The Wildwoods, NJ – November 13, 2020 – The 2020 summer tourism season has come and gone in the Wildwoods, NJ; and while the challenges of COVID-19 were present, the Wildwoods experienced better than expected results by reinforcing its position…

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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 – August 11, 2020 – 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…

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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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The Wildwoods – Fun, Free and Open!

The Wildwoods, NJ – The Wildwoods and the surrounding area have a myriad of FREE activities that are open and ready to enjoy throughout the summer! “We are excited to welcome locals and visitors to enjoy the Wildwoods this summer.…

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Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority Announces Nearly 100% Retention of 2020 Wildwoods Convention Center Events

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 29, 2020 – Nearly all of the events scheduled at the Wildwoods Convention Center in recent months that could not be held due to mandatory closures have been rescheduled at the facility for future dates.…

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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 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…

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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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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…

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Eagle Scout Bike Rack Sculpture Permanently on Display in Byrne Plaza

Wildwood – Maxwell W. Chambers, Boy Scout – Wildwood Troop #75 and Eagle Scout Candidate with the help of Randy Hentges of ABS Sign Company and few other volunteers constructed an 8-piece bike rack sculpture out of aluminum, each piece…

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

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 the Wildwoods. The Wildwoods are home to unique…

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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,…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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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