The Wildwoods, NJ – April 16, 2021 – Studies have shown that planning a vacation can help your mental health.* And nothing could be more uplifting than planning – and looking forward to – a trip to the Wildwoods, NJ, where the calming effects of ‘Beach Therapy’, fun-filled water activities, two miles of Boardwalk smiles and aromas, amusement piers, games, endless food choices, bike paths, museums, and attractions await your arrival. 

Research shows that planning a trip can be almost as enjoyable as being on one and can increase a person’s happiness substantially. After a year of limiting our time outside the house, let alone our own neighborhoods, imagine the joy to be found in deciding on where to stay, what to do, what to eat and where to play in the Wildwoods!

Put your mind at ease while making your plans, knowing that your Wildwoods beach vacation will also be a ‘safe-cation.’ In adherence with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, the Wildwoods and its businesses are taking numerous precautions to ensure the health and safety of all visitors. From mandated wearing of facemasks and social distancing practices at businesses, in the queue lines, on amusement rides, and during indoor and outdoor dining; to frequent sanitizing of all surfaces, hotel/motel lobbies and common areas, private pools, leisure rentals and equipment, amusement rides, carnival games, and arcades; the health and safety of all who visit the destination remains top-of-mind in the Wildwoods.

The Wildwoods Virtual Trip Builder

Start boosting your mental health today, with the Wildwoods’ 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 smart phone so you can make the most of your vacation. Visit WildwoodsNJ.com/plan-a-vacation/ and start planning for your fun-filled summer beach vacation in the Wildwoods.

Beach Therapy

Stretching for five miles across North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods beaches are spacious and free for all visitors to enjoy. The Wildwoods beaches are the ideal location for visitors to clear their minds, escape the chaos, and enjoy the calming ‘Beach Therapy’. Just imagine being on our wide beaches with plenty of room to stretch out – that’s something to look forward to! Beach goers 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, and whale and dolphin watching. Plus, there’s a dog-friendly beach and a large dog park right on the beach at the 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.

Unique Hotels, Motels and More

Imagine a balcony with a beachfront view or a sea-breezy, ocean-themed efficiency for the whole family. The Wildwoods have over 11,000 room accommodations – including 8,000 hotel and motel rooms, and over 3,000 vacation rentals – so there’s plenty of options to fit anyone’s budget. Mid-century themed hotels/motels, as well as other businesses, can be seen throughout the five-mile island. These hotels reflect their original predecessor buildings from the 1950s and ‘60s in architecture, décor and color – an architectural style known as “Doo Wop.” Plastic palm trees tower over kidney-shaped pools, jutted roof angles, and wrought-iron balconies; and whimsical names and flamboyant themes give these similarly styled buildings individual character. Vivid imagery and vibrant colors of aquas, oranges and pinks dazzle the eye of the motoring public, as bright neon signs beckon to travelers, each blatantly attempting to outdo their neighbor.

The World-Famous Wildwoods Boardwalk

A neon-lit slice of Americana, the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk offers a unique and safe experience for anyone vacationing at the New Jersey Shore. Famous for being one of the largest and liveliest two-mile stretches of fun and excitement on the East Coast, the Wildwoods Boardwalk offers a pure sensory overload – you’ll receive a mental health boost just imagining all the sights, sounds and wonderful boardwalk food smells. The Wildwoods Boardwalk is home to three spectacular amusement piers featuring world-class roller coasters, thrill rides, family and kiddie rides and three wet and wild beachfront waterparks, all providing physical distancing in queue lines and spacing on rides; carnival-style midway games; flashing arcades; and a myriad of retail shops and eateries. When your feet grow weary, traverse all two-plus miles of the boardwalk with a ride on the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk “Sightseer” Tram Cars.

Wildwoods ‘Bikeability’

Another way to recharge the mind and body, and enjoy the beautiful summer air, is by hopping on a bike and experiencing the Wildwoods’ ‘bikeability’. Enjoy a scenic, leisurely 12-mile round-trip route, with plenty of fresh air and breathtaking views, starting at the far southern-end of the island along the Dunes Bike Path in Wildwood Crest, up onto the Wildwoods’ 2.5-mile Boardwalk, and through North Wildwood’s Muhlbury Bike Path to the North Wildwood Sea Wall. You can also ride your bike along the Wildwoods streets and along the back bays and through the downtown Wildwood shopping district, with special “bike only” lanes. Don’t have room to pack your bikes on vacation? There are plenty of bike rentals shops located on the Boardwalk and throughout town where you can rent a bike by the hour at a nominal fee.

Food, Glorious Food

Your mouth will water just thinking about the dining options in the Wildwoods. Look ahead with a smile to satisfying your hunger after a day of fun with a one-of-a-kind 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 cuisine, the Wildwoods have every type of cuisine to satisfy any palate. 

Don’t forget about dessert! Who can resist a box of homemade fudge or a banana split sundae made with homemade ice cream? What about a fresh funnel cake or a fried Oreo from the Boardwalk? Or a smooth milkshake from one of the Wildwoods’ Doo-Wop style diners? There are so many dessert options in the Wildwoods, it’s no surprise some people skip dinner and go right for the sweet stuff.

Visit Us Virtually

Once you have your tripped planned, it’s time to bask in the mental uplift of looking forward to it. You can visit us virtually to enhance the mental picture in your head with actual sights from the Wildwoods.

The Wildwoods’ webcams provide picturesque views, including the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, amusement piers and FREE white sand beaches with live wave action. Five webcams are placed on top of the Wildwoods Convention Center; six cameras are on the boardwalk; and one additional camera points right at the iconic “WILDWOODS” sign. Streaming live real-time video of the beach and ocean, the Boardwalk, and beautiful vistas, you can be instantly transported here to watch the sunrise over the ocean, or witness a beautiful moonrise at sunset.

All webcams can be viewed via the internet on any device – desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones – from anywhere in the world. To view the live webcams, visit the Wildwoods tourism website at WildwoodsNJ.com/view-webcam/.

Visitors can also browse through the Wildwoods via colorful, amazing photography and videos. The Wildwoods’ Online Image Gallery features hundreds of photos and videos for visitors to view, download and share. Photos of amusements, boardwalk, beaches, dining, events and festivals are refreshed often. To view the Online Image Gallery, visit WildwoodsNJ.com/about-the-wildwoods/photos-and-videos/. Lots of great videos of fun in the Wildwoods can also be found on the Wildwoods’ YouTube Channel at www.YoutTube.com/user/WildwoodsNJ.

Follow the Wildwoods’ Facebook (@wildwoodsnewjersey),Twitter (@wildwood_nj_usa) and Instagram (@wildwoodsnj)pages to view and enjoy amazing, fun-filled photos and videos as well as join the conversation with other visitors sharing their own Wildwoods memories. It’s one big happy virtual family joining together and sharing vacation memories and plans for this summer.

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

*Cornell University Study – 2014University of Surrey Study – 2012

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