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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 Wildwoods, NJ – January 28, 2022 – The Wildwoods, NJ are known for being a top family-friendly destination on the East Coast, but the resort destination also serves as the perfect spot for friends to reconnect, gather again, and enjoy a ‘Friendscation.’ As travel becomes more common, friends are seeking ways to share new experiences, make new memories, and vacation together again; and there’s no better spot than the Wildwoods.

The Wildwoods, NJ are bursting with attractions from beaches and the boardwalk to amusement parks, one-of-a-kind restaurants and exciting nightlife, bike paths, breweries, wineries, distilleries, and exciting events and festivals – making the resort destination one of the best places for ‘Friendcations’ at the Jersey shore. Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation, a thrill-filled destination, or want to partake in the local culture, the Wildwoods have something that appeals to everyone in your friend group. Everything you could ever want in a much-needed friends getaway, is all right here in the Wildwoods.

Stretching for five miles across North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods’ wide and spacious beaches are free for friends to enjoy with no beach tags required. These clean, white-sandy beaches are the ideal location to clear the mind, escape the chaos, and enjoy the calming effects of ‘Beach Therapy’. Friend groups also have the option of choosing to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun, or a more adventurous day of activities on the water, such as surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, power boating, jet-skiing, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and whale watching.

If your group is more adventurous, there are 38 blocks of outdoor boardwalk fun and thrills, with over 100 amusement rides and attractions and three beachfront waterparks. The Wildwoods Boardwalk also offers unique shopping, carnival games and arcades, and more than 300 eateries offering one-of-a-kind dining experiences.

‘Friendscationers’ are also encouraged to take advantage of the Wildwoods’ ‘Bikeability’ with a 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. Groups have the option of a leisurely, or athletic, bike ride throughout the Wildwoods. There are also many bike rental shops all along the Boardwalk and throughout the island where any type of bike is available to rent.

Friends can snap a picture together at one of the many ‘Instagrammable’ locations throughout the five-mile island. The term “Instagrammable” is used to describe an image or video that’s worthy of posting and sharing on Instagram, the popular social media platform that allows users to post photos as a means of self-expression, self-identity, and community building. The Instagrammable possibilities are endless in the Wildwoods; no other Jersey shore destination can compare!

Satisfy your hunger after a day of fun with a unique New Jersey shore dining experience! Dining in the Wildwoods is a unique way to savor the flavors of the Jersey Shore; and whether you’re choosing to dine indoors or al fresco, you’re sure to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the resort destination. The Wildwoods offer restaurants and menus for every appetite, every budget and virtually every taste. From fresh seafood caught fresh daily to fine dining or casual family dining to Mexican, Chinese and Italian, the Wildwoods have every type of cuisine to satisfy any palate.

Add some ‘spirits’ to your ‘Friendscation’ in the Wildwoods with a visit to a nearby winery, brewery, or distillery. The Wildwoods are located in the heart of Cape May County’s growing Beverage Tourism industry. Several locations invite visitors to enjoy a back-of-the-house tour along with delicious product tastings. If cold brews, craft beer and growlers are your thing, then we’ve got a brewery for you. Located in the heart of Wildwood, MudHen Brewing Company is the ideal location for vacationers to sip craft artisan brews only found on the five-mile island. If you have a love for the distilling process, or for the products the distilleries produce, then hop over to the Lazy Eye Distillery right on Spicer Avenue in Wildwood. Try a regionally produced vodka, gin or rum that you won’t find anywhere else other than the Jersey shore. The Wildwoods are located near the region’s ever-burgeoning wine country – just minutes from seven impressive vineyards producing some of the area’s finest wines. This phenomenon is no coincidence, as sandy soils along with Southern New Jersey’s unique mild climate make the area surrounding the Wildwoods an ideal environment for grape growing and wine making.

To start planning the perfect ‘Friendscation’ in the Wildwoods, visit the interactive Trip Builder tool at WildwoodsNJ.com. Simply select your favorite attractions and activities, and save them to an itinerary at the push of a button. You can organize your trip from your computer, tablet or smart phone so you can make the most of your vacation. Visit WildwoodsNJ.com/plan-a-vacation/ and start planning for your fun-filled ‘Friendscation’ in the Wildwoods.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com.

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