The Wildwoods on the Jersey Cape has everything for a perfect family
The Wildwood area has a variety of events, attractions and activities for
the young and old.
Starting with 5 miles of massive Beaches on the
Atlantic coastline where you can play beach volleyball, horseshoes, bocce or
just take quiet moonlit walks relaxing while listening to the surf gently
lapping the pristine sandy shore.
Wildwood Boardwalk Map
Fabulous restaurants and foods for every mood. A
Boardwalk for pure fun that is 2 miles long.
Go back to the 1950's at Cool
Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor
In the Wildwoods we offer Bicycling, Recreation
Centers, Public Boat ramps, and several Historic and
Cultural attractions. At night there are numerous nightclubs for dancing
and fun including the Casba Comedy Club,
presenting Las Vegas style entertainment.
There are numerous boats that make daily trips for fishing and sightseeing.
You can also go BOWLING at the Wildwood Bowling Alley, 3400 New Jersey Ave.,
You can spend a day at the 128 acre
Cape May County Park and Zoo, or experience 18th Century Cape May County
life in Historic Cold Spring Village,
and for those naturalists there is the
Wetlands Institute, Leamings Run Gardens,
Cape May Bird Observatory and the
All Aboard - Cape May Seashore lines now has train service to
Victorian Cape May,
Historic Cold Spring Village,
and to the Cape May County Park and
Zoo. Call 884-2675 for train & ticket information.
If you like some top entertainment and maybe do some gambling, the
Atlantic City Casinos are a great
The family can catch the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Delaware. Once off the
ferry you can take a trolley to the outlet malls. For details & costs call
Boardwalk: This world famous boardwalk is recognized as one of the finest
in the country. It has more rides and family entertainment than Disneyland.
It's 38 blocks long filled with games, well over 100 rides plus 30 kiddie
rides, 7 world class roller coasters, 3 water parks with heated water that
include children's wet play areas and the most awesome array of speed slides
and gentle tube rides. There are arcades, clothing shops, variety stores,
carnival games and a whole lot more. It now features family fun nights on
Thursdays, Friday night fireworks and Irish Piper Brigades on Mondays in
Beach - Free, safe with life guards from Memorial Day through Labor Day from
10am to 5pm in North Wildwood and until 5:30pm in Wildwood and Wildwood
Crest. The beaches are raked and cleaned every day. Our beaches are big,
wide and you'll never feel squeezed or crowded on North Wildwood's pristine
Bicycling is permitted on the boardwalk weekdays until 11am and until
10:30am on weekends. Plus there are several bike paths from Rambler Road to Cresse Ave. along the beach and in North Wildwood. Another great place to
bicycle is at the Cape May County Park And Zoo ( see below).
Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, Take a trip down Memory Lane to the good old
days of The 1950's. Relive those happy days of the Doo Wop era.
Watch it come to life while you dine in an original car booth, watch vintage
T.V., hear great music from their Rockola juke box, and reminisce with their
1950's antiques displayed on the walls or take a picture with a full size
Casba Comedy Club, Spicer & Atlantic Avenue, 609-522-8444. Marking their
41st year presenting Las Vegas style entertainment, and their 18th year in
comedy. The club is rated as one of the top ten longest running comedy clubs
in America. Dom Irerra, Paul Venier, "the hypnotist" and Angel Salazar are
just a few of the head liners. Get a discount tickets from the Florentine's
Silver Bullet, the world's largest and fastest speedboat, is a shiny 70 foot
long ocean going projectile. Custom designed for the wildest ride in The
Wildwoods...yet great for the whole family.
See whales and dolphins.
HISTORIC & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Coast Guard Tower, 1st and Central Ave., North
It's a restored 1874 lighthouse, with a 49 foot tower and a beacon visible
for over 13 miles;
open daily. 609-522-4520.
DOO WOP Preservation League dedicated to sharing the island's mid-century
architectural treasures. 609-523-2400
Wildwood Historical Society and George F. Boyer Museum in the Holly Beach
Station Mall on
Pacific Ave, Wildwood. The first settlers of the area now known as the
Wildwoods were the
Lenni Lenape Indians who summered on the Jersey Cape. In the 1700's they
were joined by
fishermen and mainland farmers who grazed cattle and horses on the Island.
(Donation requested) 609-523-0277.
National Marbles Hall of Fame, 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood. Learn about the
sport of marbles. The Marbles National Championship is held every year for
75 years on the Wildwood Beaches with special rinks built into the sand.
(Donation requested) 609-523-0277.
Wildwood Crest Historical Museum at 5800 Ocean Ave., Crest pier, bldg #3,
Wildwood Crest. 609-729-4515.
Sunset Lake, Turtle Gut Park and Memorial. The site of the only battle of
the American Revolution fought in Cape May County. New Jersey Ave. and Miami
Ave, Wildwood Crest. 609-522-0221
Atlantic City Casinos is the east coasts entertainment and gambling Mecca.
Buses will pick you up and return you to the front of the Florentine Family
Motel. If you prefer to drive, it's only 40 miles away.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, 609-368-1211. The
Institute has a salt marsh trail, Observation tower, deck and pier, an
aquarium, touch tank and displays. You can see an Osprey family on live TV,
and have guided bird walks, summer nature classes for kids and more.
Cape May County Park and Zoo, Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. The 128
Acre Cape May Park offers a wide range of recreational activities including
a variety of sports, fishing, hiking, bike riding, picnicking, children's
playground, and more. The zoo portion is home to over 170 species of
wildlife including a bird atrium, and reptile house. The relaxed park
setting houses tigers, giraffes, lions, bears, monkeys, zebra, buffalo, deer
and more in a natural setting.
Victorian Cape May provides a picturesque 19th Century ambiance including
America's largest collection of authentically restored and preserved
Victorian homes. There are over 600 of these elegantly decorated homes
lining Cape May's gas lit streets. An attractive pedestrian mall lined with
eateries, pubs, unique shops, and several antique stores is a great place to
stroll with loved ones or friends.
Historic Cold Spring Village 720 route 9, Cape May, 609-898-2300. The
village is a 19th century living history museum located only 7 miles from
the Wildwoods. Come and spend a few hours or the day with the villagers and
experience the sight and sound of yesteryear. They will enlighten you about
the lifestyle of Cape May County's 18th century settlers. The Village is
dedicated to preserve the crafts, trades, lifestyles and architecture of a
small South Jersey rural community of 150 years ago. Weekday activities
include storytelling, folk art classes, children's crafts, and visiting
Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 rte. 47, Cape May Court House, 609-861-0700.
For 2 centuries Cape May has been the location for observing birds in North
America and favored by celebrated naturalist like John Audubon. More than
400 species have been seen on the peninsula during fall migrations. There
are nature shops, walks that include birds of the seashore, sunset birding,
butterfly walks, birding hot spots, and wildflower walks.
Leamings Run Gardens. 1845 Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. It has
over 30 acres of beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds which makes it
the largest annual garden in the United States. It has been featured in
Architectural Digest and selected as one of the top twenty gardens in
America. The gardens are especially nice in August when hundreds of
Hummingbirds are attracted to its colorful flowers.