For forty years our family has enjoyed the many things to do in Wildwood NJ! From spending a day on Wildwood's large and top rated beaches to enjoying the Summer Firework extravaganza; you and your family will fall in love with Wildwood! Here is our list of top ten things to do in Wildwood NJ!
For forty years our family has enjoyed the many things to do in Wildwood NJ! Here is our list of top ten things to do in Wildwood NJ!
Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk, is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the second best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and winning numerous top awards from TripAdvisor and others, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. The amusement piers are Mariner’s Landing, Adventure Pier and Surfside Pier. The water parks are Raging Waters, Splash Zone and Ocean Oasis Water Park + Beach Club.
Wildwood’s free beaches are some of the most expansive in the state of New Jersey. Even in the height of summer there is room for everyone. Recently named as the best beach in NJ by USA Today, you only need to visit once to understand why. Play in the sand and sun, take a swim in the ocean, surf or go boogie-boarding, play a game of beach volleyball, fly a kite, buy a treat from the roving ice cream man, or just relax and read a book or take a nap. Throughout the year the Wildwood Beach offers many sporting events, concerts or our favorite, the International Kite Festival. Wildwood even has a beach taxi should you want to get to the water’s edge faster!
You don’t have to travel too far on the 5 mile island to see the sunrise and the sunset. And it is rare that either disappoint. The sunrise in Wildwood can be seen from the beach or from the seawall along Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood. Sunsets are best viewed at Sunset Lake on the bay side of Wildwood Crest. Rumor has it, and we would agree, that the sunsets at Sunset Lake are beautiful enough to compete with those seen in the Florida Keys. Or you can take a 15 minute drive to Cape May Point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Delaware Bay, and a place called Sunset Beach draws thousands of visitors year round to see the most amazing sunset in the state.
Enjoy numerous restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and ice cream shops all within walking distance of Beach House Wildwood. Travel a little further and you will find nearly 100 restaurants to choose from on the island. Whether you need a kid-friendly place to dine, a seafood restaurant with today’s catch or a candle-lit BYOB, Wildwood has plenty to choose from. You won’t go home hungry!
Wildwood is a bike friendly island. Enjoy morning rides on the nearly 2 mile stretch of the boardwalk or for a little longer of a ride consider the almost 5 mile scenic path route that covers the island and include the boardwalk. Don’t have the space to bring your bike from home? No problem! Wildwood has many bike rental places like Zippy’s Bikes or Green’s Bike Rentals. Want an even bigger bike riding challenge? Consider taking a day trip to DE by hopping on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry with your bike and depart in DE where nearby Cape Henlopen State Park allows you to ride and explore many trails weaving through beaches, marshes and forests. Or a quick ride into one of the coastal towns for lunch or dinner before heading back on the ferry.
There is no better way to end your week at Beach House Wildwood than taking in the Friday night Firework extravaganza from the comfort of our front deck. Every Friday throughout the summer starting at 10 p.m. enjoy a spectacular nighttime display of fireworks exploding to a musical score that is played all along the Boardwalk and is simulcast on 98.7 The Coast. No need to keep the kids out late or worry about where the best place is to see them. We have you covered! Relax, sit back and enjoy right from Beach House Wildwood!
Whether it is on the water or soaring above it, Wildwood has plenty to do on the days when you seek something other than the beach. Board the Thundercat Dolphin Watch and enjoy watching the dolphins play in the boat’s wake often jumping completely out of the water. Want more adventure, how about the Dark Star Pirate Cruise? The friendly, and often funny, pirate crew will entertain with pirate stories, treasure hunts, face painting, music, booty and loads of family fun for all ages. If you prefer to be above the water taking in bird’s eye views then consider parasailing with Hang Loose Parasailing adventures. At about 500’ above the beach you’ll enjoy an exhilarating and yet relaxing experience.
For over 40 years the Cape May Zoo has been welcoming guests. Free admission (a donation is requested but not mandatory) provides year-round access to 500 animals representing 250 species and 85 acres of exhibits. Don’t miss the 57-acre African Savanna, the free-flight aviary, or reptile collection. The zoo also has a train ride that will take you all around the zoo and a carousel that has zoo animals instead of traditional horses to ride on. The zoo has consistently been named one of the top zoos in the country and after visiting you’ll see why. The zoo is also surrounded be several parks with playgrounds and picnic areas as well as the Tree to Tree Adventure Park which includes Aerial Adventure and Zip Line park. You can make a whole day out of visiting the Cape May Park and Zoo.
In its brand new home of Byrne Plaza, the downtown farmer’s market on Saturdays throughout the summer and fall is not something you’ll want to miss. Park your car or bike for free and set off through the plaza. Stop early for coffee and breakfast from one of the more than two dozen vendors and stay for music entertainment, organic food shopping from local farms, or to watch guacamole or salsa being made fresh. Or come for lunch and peruse the talented crafters tables or pick up pre-made meals for dinner. There is something for everyone at this market!
Local breweries, distilleries, and wineries are in abundance in the Wildwood NJ area. Some of our current favorites are Mud Hen Brewing Company (walking distance from beach house Wildwood), Lazy Eye Distillery (also walkable), Cape May Brewing Company, Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Winery, Cape May Winery and 7 Mile Brewery to name a few!
Wildwood's Beaches are great fun for the entire family! Play in the sand and sun, take a swim in the ocean, surf or go boogie-boarding, play a game of beach volleyball, fly a kite, buy a treat from the roving ice cream man, or just relax and read a book or take a nap. Throughout the year the Wildwood Beach offers many sporting events, concerts or our favorite, the International Kite Festival. Wildwood even has a beach taxi should you want to get to the water’s edge faster!
The Wildwood boardwalk offers shopping, restaurants, amusements, live entertainment, a brand new Seaport Pier, Seaport Aquarium, Gateway 26 Casino Arcade and 2 amazing waterparks - Raging Waters and Splash Zone. Ride your bike on the boards in the morning, grab a slice of pizza at Mack’s or Sam’s for lunch and enjoy rides and entertainment at night. Best of all when you need to rest your feet, hop on the world famous Sightseer Tram Car and get a ride back to your starting point.
There is always something happening in Wildwood. Events, competitions and conferences bring visitors year round. While events occur all around Wildwood, many are at the Wildwood Convention Center. Beach House Wildwood is only a couple of blocks from the Wildwood Convention Center and we welcome guests frequently in fall and throughout winter for long weekends. Our family room fireplace is turned on and waiting for your visit! Just because the temperatures drop does not mean the amount of things to do in Wildwood does as well.