If you plan on visiting the Jersey Shore, you’ve likely stumbled upon Wildwood during your search. Wildwood is one of the nicer parts of the Jersey Shore (in my opinion), and offers a lot of attractions and places to eat. It’s also very kid-friendly, making it perfect for family vacations.
Where to Stay in Wildwood, NJ
Each year we stay at the Seapointe Village Gardens and rent out a condo. This particular condo offers so many amenities, including 3 pools, direct access to the beach, a small arcade, grilling areas by the pools, and basketball, tennis, and pickle bar courts. They also have things like yoga classes and nighttime bonfires that members of the community can attend.
Where to Eat in Wildwood, NJ
There are so many places to eat in the Wildwood NJ area, ranging from seafood to pizza. Check out my previous post for a list of my favorite places.
A few tips for eating in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest:
- Always make reservations. Due to COVID this year, many restaurants weren’t taking reservations and were just doing “first come, first serve” (which was understandable, but annoying). During non-COVID times, it’s crucial to make a reservation as places book up fast (especially during the summer when most people are visiting the area).
- If you can’t make reservations, eat early. Self-explanatory.
- Check to ensure the indoor and outdoor seating are the same. Lots of the places we visit have separate menus (and even separate chefs and kitchens) for the outdoor and indoor seating areas. Be sure to look ahead of time so you don’t get seated outside and offered a bar menu when you wanted a nice seafood pasta.
- Go outside of Wildwood. Many of the neighboring towns offer good eats too, like Cape May and Stone Harbor.
Things to Do in Wildwood, NJ
I covered all the things to do in Wildwood here in my previous post, but that’s just scratching the surface. Overall, the main attractions and activities include:
- Spending time at the beach
- Visiting pools located in your hotel/condo/AirBNB
- Spending a day on the boardwalk going on rides, eating, and shopping
- Going mini golfing (or regular golfing)
- Taking a bike ride on the boardwalk
- Going parasailing
- Going on a boat tour ride
- Visiting the aquarium on the boardwalk
- Visiting the various museums (The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum, George F. Boyer Museum)
- Go to a winery or brewery