Wildwood Visitor Information
Welcome to Wildwood, NJ and to our Wildwood Motels
There’s a special feeling you get when you visit the Wildwoods – Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood and Cape May County. Maybe it’s the invigorating feel of the salt air on your face or the inviting aroma of freshly made funnel cake. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia evoked by strolling our famous Wildwood Boardwalk, with its carnival-like atmosphere that’s so reminiscent of those carefree childhood vacations. Or maybe it’s just the sense that here, the Good Old Days are still very much alive and well. Whatever it is, it’s been drawing millions of visitors to this five-mile-long, family-friendly Island for generations.
The Wildwoods at Jersey Shore: Fun Is Always in Full Swing
With so many choices for the entire family, the fun never stops in the Wildwoods! No other resort community in America offers the array of attractions, Wildwood shopping venues, Wildwood restaurants, historic sites and outdoor fun. Day or night, on our expansive free Wildwoods beach, the electrifying Wildwood Boardwalk, the neon-lit boulevards or surrounding area, there’s always something to see and do in the Wildwoods. Voted one of Time.com’s 50 Authentic American Experiences, it’s no wonder that so many families return to the Wildwoods and create lifelong memories year after year.
Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Next Vacation
- Wildwood Boardwalk
Two Miles of Smiles: the incomparable two-mile Wildwood Boardwalk features three action-packed Jersey Shore amusement piers with more rides and attractions than Disneyland – including six world-class roller coasters and the most family and kiddie rides at the Jersey Shore. The Wildwoods Boardwalk was recently named one of the nation’s Top Ten American Boardwalks by Sherman’s Travel. Read more about Wildwood’s boardwalk here.
- Wildwood Beaches
Five miles of powdery-white sand New Jersey beaches, the largest on the East Coast. Named among America’s 10 Best Beaches by the Travel Channel, and New Jersey’s Best Beaches by the Marine Sciences Consortium, come discover why the Wildwoods’ beaches are among the world’s best – and they’re FREE! Read more about Wildwood’s beaches here.
- Wildwood Doo Wop Architecture
The country’s highest concentration of mid-century architecture is here in the Wildwoods –including the colorful “Doo Wop” style popularized in the ‘50s & ‘60s (the focal point of an award-winning summertime bus tour). Read more about Wildwood’s Doo Wop architecture here.
Wildwoods’ oceanfront convention center is one of the newest and most modern facilities of its type in America – offering an entertaining and exciting variety of concerts, exhibitions, trade shows and events – all year long.
Discover what over 9 million visitors experience each year… the East Coast’s most unique beach resort … The Wildwoods: Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, in Cape May County, New Jersey. “Courtesy Wildwoods Convention Center”
Doo Wop Architecture
Wildwood, New Jersey is known throughout the world as a classic all-American entertainment epicenter with its pristine 5 miles of Atlantic coastal beaches and the 2.5 mile long Boardwalk featuring amusement rides and water parks. But did you know that Wildwood is also known for housing the country’s largest collection of Doo Wop mid-century architecture? From the time Wildwood began its boom as a family vacation hot spot in the good old days of hot rods, burger joints, and rock n’ roll back in the 1950s all the way up until our present time, Wildwood has maintained its classic American mid-century architecture as its signature style.
The Doo Wop style of design in archtecture began in the early years of the 1950s while America was experiencing a dramatic cultural shift that defined the start of a new era. During this time American families were beginning to experience a brand new life filled with new opportunities. As cars became affordable families began taking to the open road for the summer to explore different places during vacations. Suddenly new services like drive-in theaters, affordable motels, and diners started popping up alongside the highways. These new destinations were being built during a time when American teenagers were dancing to the new musical sounds of rock n’ roll while the whole country was excitedly advancing into the Space Age. As the cultural climate grew more optimistic, the American people continued looking towards the future prosperity of the country. You can see every one of these influences throughout all of the mid-century’s futuristic looking architecture that still exists today throughout Wildwood!
Doo Wop Architecture is widely celebrated in Wildwood. It defines the look and feel of this classic American beach town from the neon flashing signs that light up the famous Boardwalk to the boomerang looking angles seen in the structure of the funky motels. As the decades passed by and new construction started to threaten the destruction of old buildings, the community members of Wildwood got together and formed the “Doo Wop Preservation League” to ensure that our historical architecture is preserved for future generations to enjoy.
You’ll notice the Doo Wop style all throughout Wildwood. You can experience the feel of Doo Wop in the delicious burgers and shakes served in the mid-century diners and on a stroll along the Boardwalk. You’ll witness it in the neon flashing signs lining the streets, and in the futuristic design of many of the buildings. As you explore, take notice of the interesting angles and colors used in the construction of the motels including the rounded edges and jutting terraces.
You will feel like you’re taking a tour of the 1950s when you stay in one of our Doo Wop motels. These properties are comfortable, clean, funky, and fun. An atmosphere of relaxation is cultivated in all the details throughout the properties. While each property is distinct, you’ll love the modern furniture, decorative modern art, and 1950s colors found within each one.
Wildwood is one of America’s premier vacation spots that is filled with soft sand beaches, entertainment, great food, and shopping all surrounded by the fun Doo Wop design.
Contact us to get your vacation booked today.
Mature Couples Inexpensive Hotel and Travel
Fun Things To Do
For over half a century mature couples have made Wildwood, NJ their getaway destination. It’s no wonder why. Wildwood is a classic American vacation spot with everything you need for you and your loved one to have a blast together while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Wildwood is an entertainment and relaxation hot spot for vacationers from all over the world. You’ll love being surrounded by the fun art-deco and Doo-Wop style architecture, vintage American cars, and classic diners. Take a trip back in time by exploring the riveting history of our little neck of the woods.
Where to Dine in Wildwood, NJ
Wildwood’s options for great food are nearly endless. You can sink your teeth into mouthwatering burgers, snack on giant pretzels while cruising the boardwalk, or enjoy an elegant dinner in a romantic restaurant. Here are a few recommendations to get you started on your dining adventures in Wildwood.
Share a romantic evening dining on perfectly prepared seafood in the beautiful relaxed open air environment at Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grill. The culinary experts cook up delicious food that will have you coming back for more. The menu here offers great options like fresh caught fish and a fabulous raw bar. Enjoy dinner while surrounded by stunning views and the best entertainment anywhere in Southern New Jersey.
For amazing breakfast, lunch, dinner or a milk shake in a classic 50’s diner stop into Doo Wop Diner. Visitors love the friendly service and tasty food so much its been given a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor 6 years in a row. You’ll find all of your breakfast favorites on their menu. Millions of vacationers hit the beach in Wildwood every summer, and the Doo Wop Diner is a huge hit with the crowds. It’s easy to see why people love this restaurant: tasty food, quick and friendly service, affordable prices and cool Doo Wop music and memorabilia. So it’s no surprise that the Doo Wop Diner has been a featured restaurant in Travel & Leisure Magazine, ranks consistently high for all of Philly on the Fox 29 News Family Restaurant HOT LIST every year, and has been featured by Sunny Anderson on the The Food Network! Here’s a coupon for a free sunday.
For hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, and juicy burgers your choices in Wildwood are bountiful. When you’re looking for that something extra in your traditional American fare check out Dogtooth Bar & Grill. The lunch and dinner menus offer a diverse selection of food that combines flavors from all over the world. Try the Cabo Tacos with blackened mahi-mahi, avocado, fresh pico de gallo, and shredded cabbage on flour tortillas topped with their special cilantro-lime sour cream.
These three eateries are not random selections. They are fine establishments we thorough enjoy with our friends and families. So enjoy and Bon Apetit!
Where to Stay
Stardust Motel staff are experts at making the Wildwood experience special for couples. This motel has been a popular lodging spot servicing visitors for over 40 years. This Doo-Wop style motel offers a cozy retreat directly across from Morey’s Pier. We have a lot of extra parking on premises and are walking distance to many of the exciting Wildwood attractions, restaurants, and shops.
The Riviera in Wildwood, NJ is clean, quiet and comfortable with beach block location for a hassle free vacation. Riviera Resort & Suites caters to mature couples, families and Wildwood conventions attendees.
Contact us today to book your trip to Wildwood.
We will save you time and money when making your reservations in Wildwood with us, so you don’t have to worry about planning and your accommodation budget. Make your Wildwood hotel reservations where “Good Times are a SHORE Thing”!
Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ
Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969.
Hotel Guests of the Tropicana Motel are eligible for Discounted Ticket Pricing. More details and can be found by clicking on the Morey’s Pier Pricing tab or articles below.
The Tropicana Motel is located steps away from the silver sand beaches and amusement parks of Wildwood, New Jersey.Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic, 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 water parks.
Morey’s Piers offers the joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk and a location right on the beach and near The Riviera Resort and Suites in Wildwood NJ.
The Pier offer a Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue.
Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks also received a Tripadvisor 2015 Travelers’ Choice award for Top Water Parks in the United States and recently ranked number two out of America’s top 40 water parks, according to Foursquare.
Piers & Beachfront Water Parks located on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, was named “Best Seaside Park” by Amusement Today, an amusement industry news leader, at the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards.
2016 Pricing – Discounted Tickets
Guests of the Tropicana Motel receive discounted ticket prices. Purchase your discounted tickets at the Front Desk and save.
CASH ONLY — NO REFUNDS
- Ride & Water Park Combination Pass
Our Price: $70 tax included. (regular rate $79 plus tax)
Includes one 3-Pier Ride Wristband, plus ALL DAY admission to BOTH Raging Water and Ocean Oasis water parks. You can visit both water parks on the same day, and you can use the ride or water park portion on a different day if you like! Attractions not included in wristband program: Go Karts, Boat Tag, Sky Coaster, Sky Scraper, Spring Shot and Screamin’ Swing.
- Amusement Ride Only
our price: $52 tax included. (regular rate $57 plus tax)
Includes all day and evening admission to Amusement rides on all of Morey’s Piers. Attractions not included in wristband program: go Karts, Boat Tag, Sky Coaster, Sky Scraper, Spring Shot and Screamin’ Swing.
- Water Parks All Day Admission
Our price: $40 tax included. (regular rate $45 plus tax)
You can visit both Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis beachfront waterparks with pass.
- Tram Car (Sightseer)
$2.50 each way ticket (regular rate $3.00)