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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…

The Wildwoods Celebrate the Holiday Season With Outdoor Fun and Events December 4-19

The Wildwoods, NJ – December 3, 2020 – Experience the spirit of the holiday season in the Wildwoods, NJ with safe, socially distant family events that are sure to make your season even brighter.The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting…

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW & HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST

The City of Wildwood Parks & Recreation and Wildwood Fire Department are sponsoring a Holiday Light Show and House Decorating Contest beginning December 10, 2020. Homes in Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and West Wildwood are eligible to participate. The…

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…

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…

Escape to The Wildwoods - Safely Enjoy Autumn’s Scenic & Natural Beauty

The Wildwoods, NJ – October 30, 2020 – Now that the summer season has ended, the Wildwoods continue to be the perfect getaway destination to safely escape the chaos and relax with a bit of peace and serenity. The Wildwoods…

Indoor Dining Resumes Labor Day Weekend in the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – September 2, 2020 – The Wildwoods, NJ restaurants and eateries can once again welcome customers to step inside their establishments to enjoy dining starting on Friday, September 4. “We are very happy to see indoor dining…

Enjoy Mild Fall Weather on a Workcation or Schoolcation in Wildwoods, NJ

Many accommodations offer FREE WiFi - making it easy to work virtually while the kids attend remote school! The Wildwoods, NJ – September 16, 2020 – With many continuing to work remotely, and kids attending school via a virtual classroom,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What's NEW in the Wildwoods for 2020

Please check back for updates! EVENTS: Nov. 28: Wildwoods Outdoor Holiday Shopping Village RESTAURANTS: ~ A Little Cafe: 8700 New Jersey Ave, Wildwood Crest ~ Capt’n Jack’s Island Grill (2nd location): 3800 Boardwalk in the Boardwalk Mall, Wildwood ~ Coastal…

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…

2020 Summer Vacation Road Trip Destination: Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 27, 2020 – There’s nothing like hitting the open road for a summertime vacation adventure! Pack the car, put on some happy tunes, enjoy good company (and some snacks along the way), and in a…

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,…

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 – 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…

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

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%…

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’…

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 –…

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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