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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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Wildwoods Casino Royale Fundraising Event to be Held at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, April 12

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 28, 2024 – The Wildwoods Convention Center will transform into a sophisticated casino experience for the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce’s Wildwoods Casino Royale fundraising event on Friday, April 12, from 7 p.m. to 11…

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The Wildwoods Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day During Back-to-Back Saturdays, March 9 and March 16

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 26, 2024 – Experience the luck of the Irish with lower room rates, less crowds, and lots of charm with back-to-back St. Patrick’s Day Saturday celebrations in the Wildwoods on March 9 and March 16.…

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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 Convention Center Hosts MADE Hoops East Winter Circuit Basketball Championship March 9-10

The Wildwoods, NJ – February 23, 2024 – MADE Hoops East Winter Circuit Basketball Tournament will come to the Wildwoods Convention Center March 9-10, 2024. This weekend will be the final session and championship weekend of the East Winter Circuit.…

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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…

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The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts Cheerleading Competitions in February and March

The Wildwoods, NJ – January 29, 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 February and March. Saturday and Sunday, February…

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Enjoy a Winter Wonderland of Family Fun in the Wildwoods, NJ

Winter events include the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, WILD-CON, and Youth Sporting competitions The Wildwoods, NJ – January 10, 2024  – The Wildwoods are prepared to keep visitors feeling warm throughout the winter 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…

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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’ 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…

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…

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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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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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 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 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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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 – 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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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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