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10 THINGS TO DO IN WILDWOOD, NJ
For sure, Wildwood is not one of the famous places for the Europeans. Have you ever heard of it? (if you have visited Wildwood, please leave a comment with your impressions). Maybe you’re wondering, why I should write a post about Wildwood? Well, for us maybe it is barely known but for the Americans is not. Many people in the U.S. have wonderful memories of family reunions, summer vacations, etc. There are so many interesting things in this town that can fill your days. After we spent four months there, we knew every corner of it. Here is a list of the top ten things we did with pleasure. But first, let’s play the most famous song in the town.
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Have fun at Morey’s Piers
On the boardwalk, there are three piers part of the huge amusement park Morey’s Piers Beach Front and Water Parks for extreme experiences with swimming pools, water slides, roller coasters, restaurants, etc. Time flies there, for both children and adults. You can choose between different types of tickets according to your stay. With some of the attractions, you can enjoy New Jersey from above. At sunset, the view is worth even more.
Go to the beach
No matter how you like to relax, the beach is a must destination. Soft sand, well-preserved dunes. As you can see in the pictures, space is definitely more … like everything in the U.S. For the first time in our lives, we saw beaches so wide. Speechless.
Practice some beach sport
If you want to maintain your workout routine the large beaches are conducive to active sports – beach volleyball, morning meditation on the beach, swimming, etc. You can also ride a bicycle, on the streets.
Take a walk around the city
If you are not a beach person, Wildwood offers so many interesting places – buildings, churches, green parks. There is a surprising attention to the details in this town.
Are you an early bird?
If you visit the town in July do not miss the July morning. We celebrated the new dawn for that first time. It’s seemed so hippie, if I was practicing yoga at the time I would definitely do a Sun Salutation. But then I had only enthusiasm and Dian was super enthusiastic to stay in bed. The sun shows at 5:37 a.m. We saw something so different and beautiful.
Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks on the beach
Yes, the 4th of July is a day to remember. You can sit somewhere and watch the show. It’s impressive! Well, at least so we thought. If you are not in town right for the holiday, don’t worry, you can enjoy the fireworks every Friday night.
Did someone say “shopping”?
Even if you don’t like to shop you need to. Right? Only for a dollar and a half, you can catch the bus to the Rio Grande. There you will find plenty of shops. You can visit TJMaxx, Marshalls, Walmart, and many more. Even with a small budget, you can get one another treasure trove.
Hooked on books. Are you?
If you want to break the routine you can visit one of my favorite places, the small bookshop that I found by accident. I was so surprised by the wide variety of genres, old editions, etc. Here’s something I took from there 🙂
See the event calendar
In the summer, there are interesting events that bring a lot of visitors. You can check in advance Event Calendar. There are bike shows, old cars show, for sure I will miss something so I will stop…But just take a look at these photos.
It’s “eat o’clock”!
I can assure you that these two places will please your taste: Alfe’s Restaurant and Red Oak Buffet
Last but not least, look at these lights. We didn’t have the chance to visit this one, but I can recommend it to you. Good music and a great mood.
Have you ever been to Wildwood? If not, Do you want to go there? Which is your dream destination in the U.S.? I will be very happy if you share it with me 🙂
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I love the idea of making a bucket list for what to do in your own town! Definitely a great way to stay busy and take advantage of the warmer months!
Wildwood is not my hometown, I lived there only for one summer. But this place is worth visiting. I am happy that you liked the idea of the post.
looks like such a cute town. I’d give anything to live near the beach!
I am a beach person as well! I was feeling very good living four months next to the ocean! 🙂
This is amazing and I like the trees because my favorite place is what I call it the green land aka place haha 🙂
I was so surprised to see how green NJ is. Amazing parks and greenery!
I’ve never heard of Wildwood! It’s fun to read about places people don’t normally blog about 🙂
Yes, me too! The hidden gems are my favorite travel destinations!
Your pictures are gorgeous and there’s tons of stuff to do there! Definitely need to put this on my travel list!
Yes, I can totally recommend this place for a summer vacation!
Thanks for educating me about the state right next door to my home state (NY). I was not familiar with the city of Wildwood. Some of the sites you mentioned reminds me of Coney Island in NY. Thanks.
You are welcome! Thanks for the nice comment! I think that kind of summer destinations look similar to each other, it is not strange that Wildwood reminds you of Coney Island. 🙂 Happy travels!
I believe I went to Wildwood as a little girl, if my memory serves me correctly. I think i remember the amusement park. I do know my aunt and uncle frequent there. Looks like such a good time! Thanks!
You are welcome! I am happy that this post brought you back many memories. 🙂
I’ve never been to NJ – other than the Newark airport – but it looks like loads of fun!
The coast there is beautiful! Do not hesitate to plan a visit! 🙂
This all looks so fun!!! Also, these are really great pictures
Thank you, dear! I really appreciate your positive comment! It was incredible summer for me! Can’t wait to go back there one day! 🙂
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What beautiful views. Haven’t been to Wildwood, but it’s, now, definitely in my bucket list for 2018.
Hi, Wanda! If you have any questons about Wildwood, I will be happy to help you. Drop me a line and definitely do not miss to visit it 🙂
I’ve never been to Wildwood but wow, that looks like the perfect destination to spend four month in during the summer. That beach picture looks awesome.
It reminds me of Antalya right now actually that beach. Massive!
Hey, Jub! Thank you for the nice comment! Wildwood is an really interesting place indeed! We have had wonderful summer! Hope you will visit it some day!
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Can you believe I lived for more than 3 months in Stone Harbor and Avalon and never made it to Wildwood? It seems like I missed tons of fun (and palatable food too).
Next time 🙂
One of my favorite things about Wildwood is the dog friendly beach. It is the only place I know of on the Jersey Shore where you can bring your dog to the beach anytime of day in the middle of summer.
Hello, Ken! I didn’t know that! Very interesting fact and I hope the readers will find it useful! Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it 🙂
thanks for mentioning our family restaurant. We are so happy you enjoyed everything.
It was a pleasure for us 🙂 Keep up the good work! Thanks for commenting and we will appreciate if you spread the word 🙂