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Statement to Media from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority Regarding This Weekend’s Events

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) has issued the following statement in response to this weekend’s events: First, and foremost, our hearts go out to the families of those who tragically lost their loved ones. The Wildwoods…

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

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 19, 2022 – Autumn marks the start of the Wildwoods’ Second Season. With less crowds, mild temperatures, attractive off-season rates for accommodations and an all-star lineup of events and activities, there is no better time…

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The Wildwoods Celebrate American Racing Heritage During ‘The Race of Gentlemen’ Vintage Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races September 29 – October 2

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 15, 2022 – Experience ‘The Race of Gentlemen’ Vintage Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races, an automotive carnival that celebrates American racing heritage and a homage to automobile and motorcycle history, Thursday, September 29 through…

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Oktoberfest Returns to Morey’s Piers with Four Weekends of German-Themed Revelry

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 16, 2022 – This fall, Oktoberfest returns to Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ. Guests can enjoy four consecutive weekends of German-themed revelry, live entertainment, a kids' "Rootbier Garten" activity area, and more. On Friday, September…

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The Wildwoods Host 16th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival
Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 14, 2022 – A heaping helping of olde world Italy will be served with amore and plenty of green, white and red during the 16th annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place Friday, September 30…

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“Fall” in Love with the Wildwoods, NJ this Autumn Season

The fun in the Wildwoods continues into the fall with late-season beach days, less crowds,lower rates and continuous fall events. Wildwoods, NJ – August 18, 2022 – As the summer season winds down, the Wildwoods keep the fun going with…

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Blake Shelton Revealed as First Headliner for Barefoot Country Music Fest 2023 in Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood Beach, NJ – August 12, 2022 – Organizers of the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest, brought to you in conjunction with Southern Entertainment, announces Blake Shelton as the first headlining artist of the 3rd Annual Barefoot Country Music…

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Over a Dozen Ways to Vacation Like a Local in the Wildwoods, NJ

Wildwoods, NJ – July 26, 2022 – Vacation like a local in the Wildwoods, NJ and experience all the activities, flavors, and charm that the locals know about and love! Discover local hot spots and activities that Wildwoods residents say…

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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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The Wildwoods Beverage Tourism Offers One-of-a-Kind Local Flavors

The Wildwoods offer a wide variety of locations for visitors to experience Beverage Tourism, including restaurants, microbreweries, craft distilleries, and wineries. The Wildwoods offer a wide variety of locations for visitors to experience Beverage Tourism, including restaurants, microbreweries, craft distilleries,…

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

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. As the weather warms up, city-goers are looking to escape the crowds and…

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Free & Exciting Ways to Experience the Wildwoods, NJ

A vacation in the Wildwoods offers loads of FREE fun activities for visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy! Wildwoods Gateway Visitor ExperienceAs visitors make their way over the bridge and onto the island, vacationers are greeted by the…

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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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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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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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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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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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