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 island-wide events, fun water sports, great dining, shopping and plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family. As life begins to return to normal, there’s no better time than now to experience all that the Wildwoods have to offer as a top family vacation destination on the East Coast.

Only in the Wildwoods can you do as much, or as little, as you like. There’s five miles of FREE white-sand beaches and 38 blocks of boardwalk fun with over 100 amusement rides and attractions, three beachfront waterparks, shopping, carnival games and arcades, plus over 200 eateries and unbeatable nightlife. Everything you could ever want in a family vacation is all right here in the Wildwoods. 

The Wildwoods welcome back festivals and events in 2021, featuring the return of over two dozen island-wide events for the upcoming summer season. 2021 events include, the New Jersey State BBQ Championships and Angelsea Blues Festival, The Race of Gentlemen Vintage Antique Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races, Mummer’s String Band Weekends and Parades, Ultimate Frisbee Championships, Irish Fall Festival, Italian festivals, beach sporting tournaments, beach concerts, the world renowned Harlem Globetrotters, collectibles shows of all kinds, block parties, music festivals, craft shows, classic car shows, FREE fireworks every Friday night in the summer, and FREE outdoor concerts four nights each week throughout the summer season.

The Wildwoods’ white-sandy beaches stretch for five miles across the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, and the Wildwoods’ sparkling, clean beaches are unlike most seashore resorts in that they are spaciously wide and completely FREE! No beach tags required! They are the perfect spot for swimming, soaking up the sun, and relaxing on a hot summer day. For those looking for some adventure, the Wildwoods’ beaches also serve as an ideal location for surfing, boogie boarding, power boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Plus, there’s a dog-friendly beach and a large dog park right on the beach at Glenwood Avenue Beach, ensuring that visitors can bring along their four-legged friends while vacationing in the Wildwoods. There are also a number of accommodations in the Wildwoods that are pet-friendly.

A neon-lit slice of Americana, the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk offers a unique experience for anyone vacationing at the New Jersey Shore. Famous for being one of the liveliest two-mile stretches of fun and excitement on the East Coast, the Wildwoods Boardwalk offers a pure sensory overload of sights, sounds and smells, with spectacular amusement piers featuring world-class roller coasters, wet and wild waterparks, carnival-style midway games, flashing arcades and a myriad of retail shops and eateries (more than the Mall of America).

Whether it’s fine dining by candlelight, casual fare served alongside stunning ocean or bay views, or family-style restaurants and buffets, there’s a host of tempting eateries in the Wildwoods offering a variety of cuisine to please virtually any palette. The young and young-at-heart will love the boardwalk fare of the Wildwoods – including favorites from French fries, burgers, pizza and hot dogs, to freshly made fudge, funnel cakes and ice cream. Quality restaurants are another part of the Wildwoods’ dining experience – from fresh seafood caught daily, Italian cuisine and waterfront seating. For a more affordable sit-down meal, the Wildwoods offers a variety of Doo-Wop-themed diners throughout the island, complete with retro jukeboxes, fun mid-century exterior architecture, waitresses in poodle skirts and black-and-white checkered floors. Little ones love these diners! Even the pickiest of eaters will admit that the Wildwoods have it covered when it comes to eating.   

Fishing, a favorite seashore pastime, is a great way to have some fun and enjoy the island environment. A fishing pier on the Intracoastal Waterway at Sweetbriar Road in Wildwood Crest – known locally as “the back bay” – is a popular fishing spot for island natives and visitors alike; and there are beaches along Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood where fishing enthusiasts gather to surf fish. Crabbing is another beloved shore activity commonplace along the tidal marsh areas on the west side of the island. Those looking to catch their evening crab feast are frequently spotted along the wetlands area entering the island, at street ends, or on docks along the back bay.

For those looking for a more laid-back vibe, the Wildwoods are home to some of the most distinct wildlife and plant life, only found on the winding dunes and salty shores of southern New Jersey. An assortment of ecological wonders, especially in local wildlife management areas, call the Wildwoods home and provide the perfect outing for visitors looking to explore and learn more about the shore’s one-of-a-kind ecosystem. Visitors can explore and discover the wonderful world of nature including waterfowl, fish and other sea creatures. Keep your ears open for wild bird calls, dolphins splashing or the echo of sea birds in the nearby marshland – you just might catch a glimpse!

Don’t forget while you are vacationing in the Wildwoods to take advantage of the Wildwoods’ ‘Bikeability.’ Bike along the scenic 12-mile round-trip bike path – stretching from the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path, up onto the Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path to the North Wildwood Sea Wall, allowing Wildwood vacationers the option of a leisurely, or athletic, bike ride throughout the Wildwoods.

The Wildwoods offer a little something for everyone! With FREE Events, FREE Beaches, FREE Fireworks and FREE Live Music all summer long, the Wildwoods are the best value at the Jersey shore! Whatever you’re looking for in a family vacation, you’ll find it all right here in the Wildwoods.

Build Your Itinerary Online
Virtually plan out your vacation in the Wildwoods with the interactive Trip Builder tool at WildwoodsNJ.com. Simply select your favorite events and attractions and save them to an itinerary at the push of a button. You can organize your trip from your computer, tablet or smartphone so you can make the most of your vacation. And there are over 8,000 hotel-motel rooms and over 3,000 vacation rentals to choose from to fit anyone’s budget. 

Visit WildwoodsNJ.com/plan-a-vacation/ and start planning for your fun-filled summer vacation in the Wildwoods.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.          


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