Whether you want to relax in the sun on expansive beaches, eat delicious fudge, or enjoy a traditional amusement park and boardwalk, New Jersey’s Wildwood has it all. Nestled on the famed Jersey Shore, this resort city in Cape May County offers attractions for the entire family. Ride a wooden roller coaster at Morey’s Pier, learn about Doo Wop culture at two museums, and play miniature golf indoors on a black light course. No matter how you like spending your time, there are tons of great activities, food, and fun awaiting you on this southern New Jersey island. Book a stay at one of many Wildwood vacation rentals today. Check out the top 10 things to do in Wildwood, and prepare for an excellent adventure.
1. Morey’s Piers and Waterparks
For simple, old-fashioned fun in Wildwood, New Jersey, it’s hard to beat Morey’s Piers and Waterparks, with more than 100 rides, games, and attractions for all ages in the spring through fall seasons. There’s plenty to do at the Mariner’s, Surfside, and Adventure Piers, including thrilling rides on the big wooden roller coaster. Take the whole family up for views atop the famous Ferris wheel or relax on the two-level carousel. When it’s time to eat, Joe’s Fish Co. satisfies hearty appetites with cod fried to order and French fries cut by hand while you watch.
2. Wildwood Beaches and Boardwalk
People who know their beaches say Wildwood beaches and boardwalk are among the best. Clean water and compact sand on five miles of beaches provide perfect conditions for long distance strolls or runs on southern Jersey’s shore. Walk through the dunes on North Wildwood beach to find a space to chill out, play Frisbee with the family, or take a dip in the water. Dogs on leashes play at Wildwood Dog Beach, Rambler Road Beach welcomes your family’s surfers, and a sightseer tram car gives everybody awesome aerial views. No one leaves hungry, thanks to numerous food choices on the boardwalk, such as wieners and fries with cheese and bacon at Grab A Weiner, and crispy thin crust pizza at Mack’s Pizza.
3. Wildwood Farmers Market
Rain or shine, head to the Wildwood Farmers Market on Saturday mornings during the spring and summer and savor fresh baked goods, local produce and herbs, unique culinary treats, and delicious beverages. The Wildwood Business District sponsors this market of delights, along with live music, balloon artists, and a stilt walker strolling through the crowd. Park free behind the market and join locals and visitors enjoying this popular outdoor weekend pastime.
4. George F. Boyer Historical Museum
The George F. Boyer Historical Museum features memorabilia and photos of recording artists who performed at Wildwood shows during the 1950s and 60s, including The Supremes, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton, and Fats Domino. This attraction is a great place for older family members to reminisce and younger ones to learn about Wildwood history and the fashion, music, and culture of the Doo Wop era.
5. The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum
Get more Doo Wop in your spirit at The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum, where you find more memorabilia such as hotel and motel signs and fixtures that embody the culture. This museum offers tours of Wildwood, New Jersey’s Doo Wop Historic District in all its neon glory. After your tour, check out their online gift shop for must-have items to commemorate your old-school visit.
6. Dragons Lair Mini Golf
At Dragons Lair Mini Golf, black light creates a mysterious atmosphere as you play 18 holes of miniature golf through medieval castle scenes where colorful dragons guard gold and other treasures. When it’s too hot, cold, or wet to play outside, enjoy air-conditioned comfort and fun with your family in this unique Wildwood, New Jersey, indoor glow golf facility.
7. The Original Fudge Kitchen
Get your fill of fudge at The Original Fudge Kitchen, where fudge makers perform their magic while you watch. With numerous flavors and lots of free samples, the shop staffers make it hard for you to leave. Order plenty of these delicious treats and ship them to folks back home, and buy a few boxes for snacking at your Wildwood, New Jersey, vacation rental.
8. Silver Bullet Tours
For an exciting and educational experience, head out onto the water with the Captain on a Silver Bullet boating trip. This exhilarating ride sails out from Wildwood Marina to spot marine life, bird life, and local points of interest. Kids and adults alike love it when the local dolphins join the fun, swimming alongside the boat and leaping out of the water as if to say hello.
9. Splash Zone Water Park
When you’re ready for a change of pace from the seashore, Splash Zone Water Park in Wildwood gives you lots of water and thrills. Experience exciting slides such as the Side Winder and the Beast of the East, or take a long, leisurely inner-tube float down Rivy’s River. This family-friendly park includes Hang Ten, a unique flowboarding space.
10. Seaport Aquarium
Complete your visit to the coastal city of Wildwood with a stop at Seaport Aquarium. Learn something new and be entertained by sea creatures and reptiles, including eels, alligators, and sharks. There’s a touch pool for interacting with aquarium residents, as well as opportunities for your kids to help staff give the creatures their meals at feeding times. Be prepared for your family to talk about this attraction all the way back to your Wildwood, New Jersey, vacation rental, and home.
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