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The City of Wildwood, NJ Renames Rio Grande Avenue ‘Beach Ball Boulevard’

Beach Ball Boulevard is now a fun and functional, clearly recognizable part of the sensory overload of lights and Doo Wop design that is distinctly the Wildwoods Wildwoods municipal officials, businesses and residents are excited to announce that Rio Grande…

The Wildwoods, NJ Unveils New $13.7 Million Grand Gateway to Greet Visitors With Spectacular Nostalgic Doo Wop Theme

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 1, 2020 – The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA), and the Wildwoods’ municipal officials announced the completion of the Grand Gateway, an all-new visitor…

Wildwoods July 4th Fireworks Cancelled

The Boardwalk Special Improvement District (SID) and the City of Wildwood are disappointed to announce the cancelation of July 4th fireworks in the interest of public safety. Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron and Commissioners Mikulski and Fitzsimons are making the call…

The Wildwoods’ Boardwalk Rides, Amusements, Waterparks and Arcades Welcome Guests Beginning Thursday, July 2

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 29, 2020 – Just in time for 4th of July weekend, amusement piers and waterparks will resume operation in the Wildwoods at 50% restricted capacity, beginning Thursday, July 2. Indoor arcades along the boardwalk and…

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…

The Wildwoods Celebrate July 4th Weekend with Jam-Packed Family Fun and Entertainment

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 24, 2020 – Celebrate Fourth of July in the Wildwoods and enjoy the many outdoor activities throughout Independence Day Weekend, Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5. Just in time for 4th of July Weekend,…

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…

The Wildwoods – Fun, Free and Open!

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 24, 2020 – The Wildwoods and the surrounding area have a myriad of FREE activities that are now open and ready to enjoy throughout the summer! “We are excited to welcome locals and visitors to…

Arcades May Re-Open at 25 Percent Capacity on July 2nd

Governor Phil Murphy announced another round of re-openings at his daily press briefing, including museums, aquariums and indoor recreation. He specifically mentioned boardwalk arcades, which will be allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity starting Thursday, July 2. Advisement on specific…

Statement from Will and Jack Morey, 2nd Generation Partners of Morey’s Piers, Regarding Amusement and Waterpark Reopening

Following the Governor’s announcement of earlier today, we are excited to welcome families back onto the piers again when we reopen on July 2nd. Morey’s has been crafting summer fun for over 50 years and while events of this year…

NJ OK's Reopening Amusement and Water Parks

New Jersey amusement and water parks can reopen on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday as he continues to ease restrictions put in place to combat spread of the coronavirus. The parks must limit attendance to 50% of their capacity, and park…

Over 500 Jobs Available at Morey’s Piers This Summer

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 22, 2020 – Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, located on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ is NOW hiring for seasonal staff with more than 500 positions available.  As New Jersey begins to reopen and…

Free Entertainment Returns to Downtown Wildwood!

Downtown Wildwood Free Tuesday Night Family Movies and Thursday Night Concerts are returning to Byrne Plaza this summer! It’s always fun to enjoy entertainment under the stars at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue, in the heart of the…

The Wildwoods Retail Businesses to Open Doors to Shoppers Monday, June 15

– Wildwoods, NJ retail businesses can now welcome shoppers into their stores for browsing and purchases. Retail businesses in the Downtown, along the Boardwalk and throughout the Wildwoods will be allowed to welcome patrons into their shops at 50% capacity…

Swimming pools throughout the Wildwoods can open beginning Monday, June 22

All swimming pools at hotels and other facilities throughoutthe Wildwoods, NJ are permitted to open to guests beginning Monday, June 22. “We are excited to see our hotels safely open their swimming pools to guests as another enhancement to Wildwoods…

The Wildwoods Restaurants Open for Outdoor Dining Beginning June 15

Wildwoods, NJ restaurants can now welcome patrons to enjoy outdoor dining at their establishments beginning Monday, June 15. Restaurants and eateries that have property onsite (in parking lots or on sidewalks) where outdoor seating can be placed to meet social…

New Jersey's Stay At Home Order Lifted, Outdoor Gathering Limits Raised, Pools Open on June 22

Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that the "Stay-at-Home" order that has been in place since March 21 is now lifted. Additionally, effective immediately, indoor gatherings (excluding indoor dining and indoor theaters) will be permitted at whichever number is lower: 25%…

Downtown Wildwood Outdoor Fitness Classes Begin on June 22nd

Who wants to work out? Downtown Wildwood Fitness in the Plaza begins on June 22nd. These outdoor classes will be held from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on weekday mornings in Byrne Plaza, at 3400 Pacific Avenue. Byrne Plaza's 45,000…

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.…

The Wildwoods Dog-Friendly Beaches and Parks Are Now Open!

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 29, 2020 – The Wildwoods dog friendly-designated beach on Glenwood Avenue is now open! From May through October, every four-legged friend has this special, designated place to call their own. Just to be safe, all…

The Wildwoods, NJ Tram Cars Resume Boardwalk Operations

The Wildwoods, NJ – “Watch the Tram Car, Please” will once again be heard along the Wildwoods Boardwalk as the Sightseer Tram Cars resume operations for the 2020 season on Tuesday, May 26. “The Wildwoods Sightseer Tram Cars, and the…

The Wildwoods Message to Vacationers: ‘We Are Ready When You Are!’

As summer approaches, the Wildwoods are welcoming visitors back for the 2020 summer season with a new campaign featuring the resort’s spacious beaches with plenty of room to spread out. The Wildwoods’ ‘We Are Ready When You Are…And We’re Saving…

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…

‘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…

Wildwood and North Wildwood Hotels, Motels and Short-Term Rentals Reopening Tuesday, May 26; Wildwood Crest on Monday, June 1

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 14, 2020 – Hotels, motels and short-term rental properties are scheduled to begin reopening in Wildwood and North Wildwood on Tuesday, May 26. Wildwood Crest properties will reopen on Monday, June 1. “We are enthusiastic…

The Wildwoods, NJ Announce Reopening of Wildwood and North Wildwood Beaches, Boardwalk, Parks on Friday, May 8

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 6, 2020 – North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello and Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron announced that North Wildwood and Wildwood beaches and boardwalk will reopen to limited activity on Friday, May 8. In addition, the cities’…

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market to Open Memorial Day Weekend!

Please note that due to the chance of inclement weather, the May 23 Farmer's Market has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 24. The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 23rd, and will be held…

Barefoot Country Music Fest Rescheduled To June 18-20, 2021

Tickets purchased for the 2020 Barefoot Country Music Fest can be rolled over for 2021 festival, donated to honor COVID-19 frontline workers, or request a refund Wildwood Beach, NJ – April 24, 2020 – Organizers of the Northeast’s largest outdoor…

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 –…

What's NEW in the Wildwoods for 2020

Please check back for updates! EVENTS: July 3 - Sept. 6 (every Fri, Sat & Sun): Belmont's Evening of Fun & Magic August 15: Morey’s Mania Beach Wrestling Tournament August 29-30: Great American Volleyball Tournament Sept. 9: SPARK with the…

Downtown Wildwood Announces Summer of 2020 Arts & Music Series!

The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) will host Arts and Music Events on eight consecutive Friday Nights this summer in Byrne Plaza at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood! The Friday Night Arts & Music series will include two free…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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 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…

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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