Florentine Family Motel


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The Wildwoods  has everything for a perfect family vacation:

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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. 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. 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., 609-729-0111.

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, Cape May Bird Observatory and the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.


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 inform

If you like some top entertainment and maybe do some gambling, the Atlantic City Casinos are a great choice.

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 1-800-64-FERRY.
 

The Wildwoods on the Jersey Cape has everything for a perfect family vacation.

Weekly Summer events  All are Free, unless noted. Events in The Wildwoods are Subject to Change.

Mondays, July & August
Irish Pipe & Drum Parade: On the boardwalk, 7pm-9pm

Tuesdays, July & August
Various Entertainment: On the boardwalk, 7pm-9pm

Wednesdays, July & August
Live Music Series:  At Centennial Park, 7:30pm.
Duffy String Band: On the boardwalk from 16th to the Convention Center, 7pm-9pm.

Thursdays & Saturdays, July & August
North Wildwood Concert Under the Stars
Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Avenues
8pm rain or shine

Fridays, July & August
Fireworks 10:00pm, seen from the Florentine balcony.

More: Wildwood, NJ Community Calendar   Wildwood Hotel Motel Association

 

wildwood motocross & Car Events   Events are Subject to Change. 

Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show
May 8 - May 10
Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show Weekend Specials

Jeep Beach Invasion Show
June 19 - June 21
Jeep Beach Invasion Weekend Specials

Fall Classic Car Show
September 25 - September 27
Classic Car Show Weekend Specials


 

The Florentine Family Motel in North Wildwood NJ is your "Home Away From Home" where family and friends come together.

Jersey Cape Attractions     The Wildwood area has a variety of attractions and activities for the young and old.

 

 

Local Attractions 

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 North Wildwood.

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 beach.

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 ELVIS. www.coolscoops.com

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.  www.silverbullettours.com

 

Historic & Cultural Attractions

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Coast Guard Tower, 1st and Central Ave., North Wildwood. 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 (the 50's) 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

 

Nearby Attractions

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 craftspeople.

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.




 

Jersey Cape Wineries

Cape May Winery & Vineyard has over 150 acres, and produces more than 16 different varieties of grapes. Visitors can experience the winery and its tasting rooms, and go on a winery tour. Their main focus is viniferous grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Chardonnay. Cape May Winery is open everyday for tastings from 12pm to 6pm (Summer) and until 7pm on Friday and Saturdays (July & august). In the Winter they are open from 12pm to 5pm. Tours run every day at 3pm Mid June to Columbus Day and only Saturdays in the winter (reservations needed).

711 Townbank Road, Cape May, NJ 08204  |  609-884-1169  |  www.capemaywinery.com

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery is located on a sprawling 100+ acre farm in Cape may County, where sandy soils and cool ocean summer breezes create the perfect growing conditions for crafting fine artisan wines. The vineyard and winery is operated by a husband and wife team on a third generation farm where you'll find varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Tempranillo and Merlot. They host wine tastings daily, as well as seasonal events like Friday Night Supper Club, Saturdays on the Crushpad, and Sangria Sundays.

600 So. Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, Nj 08242  |  609-846-7347  |  www.hawkhavenvineyard.com

Jessie Creek Vineyard & Winery is known for its merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. The vineyards are harvested and processed by hand, onsite, resulting in a flavor and quality that can only be captured at a boutique facility. They have a tasting room and you can celebrate special occasions in their event hall. Visitors to the winery during harvest season have the opportunity to experience picking the grapes from the vine, processing the fruit and enjoying the thrill of bottling the final product. The winery is located adjacent to their 150 year old Bed & Breakfast, and is open Monday - Sunday 11am to 5pm, year round.

1 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  |  609-536-2092  |  www.jessiecreekwinery.com

Natali Vineyards & Winery grows tender European wine grapes. Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Barbara are only a few examples of the fifteen different varieties. Visitors can watch behind the scenes winemaking on a daily basis. Natali produces 27 different types of wine and also has wine made from blueberry fermented with honey, banana, pineapple, and even locally grown beach plum. Natali Vineyards is Open Daily ALL YEAR ROUND from 10am - 5pm in the winter and 10am - 7pm in the summer for private and public wine tastings. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day.

221 North Delsea Drive (North Route 47), Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  |  609-465-0075  |  natalivineyards.com

Turdo Vineyard & Winery is a family owned and run winery situated in the southern tip of Cape May County. They have emerged as New Jersey's finest winery and have been awarded with many honors and medals from various prestigious international wine competitions. Turdo Vineyard has been named "Best Wine Shop" in Philadelphia Magazine's Best of the Shore 2010 and featured in many newspaper articles. The winery grows and produces 15 varieties of wine, from dry whites and rose', to Italian reds such as Nero D'Avola, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese. The tasting room is open 12-5pm Memorial Day - Labor Day. Please call for off-season hours.

3911 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204  |  609-884-5591  |  www.turdovineyards.com

Willow Creek Vineyard & Winery produces premium sustainable wines that are grown and bottled on site on their 50 acre Cape May Island farm. They grow unique varietals of vitis vinifera (grape vines) which are now producing wines of award winning quality. Willow Creek Winery offers great vineyard vistas and gardens for strolling and picnics that will delight visitors. Groups of up to 400+ guests can also arrange for private tours, wine tasting, and private dinners/luncheons. They also host Wine Tasting Events & Farm Festivals. Willow Creek opened to the public in the late summer of 2012 for daily tours, tastings and picnicking.

160-168 Stevens Street, West Cape May, NJ 08204  |  609-770-8782  |  www.willowcreekwinerycapemay.com

 

Jersey Cape Breweries & Distilleries

Cape May Brewing Company is a microbrewery in Cape May County owned and operated by a small team who share the same vision to make the finest quality of beer possible. Their beer is made in small batches and is hand crafted with the finest ingredients in a small warehouse at the Cape May County Airport between Cape May and Rio Grande. Take a tour and sample their beer. You can buy a half gallon growler of your favorite flavor. Cape May Brewery is open for tours, tastings and growler fills on Saturdays from 12 to 4pm. Call for other openings.

1288 Hornet Road, Cape May County Airport, Rio Grande, NJ 08242 
 609-849-9933  |  www.capemaybrewery.com


Cape May Distillery produces handcrafted spirits to suit every taste. They currently produce six different rums, bourbon, gin, vodka, and honey spirits.

371 NJ-47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  |  (609) 305-4853  | 
www.capemay-distillery.com


MudHen Brewing Co. is the perfect place to host your next event, private party or networking function. Offering various spaces to accommodate your party size and specific vibe you are seeking.

127 W. Rio Grand Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260  |  609-846-7918  |  www.mudhenbrew.com


Nauti Spirits Distillery – Cape May Distillery & Farm produces handcrafted farm spirits: Vodka, Gin, & Rum. Using ingredients grown mainly on their 60-acre preserved coastal farm, and other South Jersey farmland that they control, and premium southern molasses; they mash, ferment, distill, and bottle their products at their farm distillery in Cape May, New Jersey.

916 Shunpike Rd, Lower Township, NJ 08204  |  609-770-3381 |  nautispirits.com

Tuckahoe Brewing Company is located in Dennis Creek. In 2006 they opened with exceptional beers. The names of their beers reflect the Tuckahoe area, past and present: DC Pale Ale is named for Dennis Creek which runs near the brewery and was once the site of a shipyard.

3092 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234  |  609-827-5375  |  www.tuckahoebrewing.com
 
7 Mile Brewery is a craft brewery that produces great beers, beers that reflect the tastes of the local communities. They are located across from Walmart. Beer selections include: Dark & Roasted, Hoppy, Toasted & Nutty, or Crisp & Bright.

3156 Route 9 South, Rio Grande, NJ 08242   |   609-365-7777  | 
www.7milebrew.com