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.
- 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.
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
, 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
Casba Comedy Club
& Atlantic Avenue, 609-522-8444. Marking their 41st year presenting Las
Vegas style entertainment, and their 18th year in comedy. The club is rated
as one of the top ten longest running comedy clubs in America. Dom Irerra,
Paul Venier, "the hypnotist" and Angel Salazar are just a few of the head
liners. Get a discount tickets from the Florentine's front office.
, 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.
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
open daily. 609-522-4520.
dedicated to sharing the island's mid-century (the
architectural treasures. 609-523-2400
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.
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
at 5800 Ocean Ave., Crest pier, bldg #3, Wildwood
Sunset Lake, Turtle Gut Park and
The site of the only battle of the American Revolution fought
in Cape May County. New Jersey Ave. and Miami Ave, Wildwood Crest.
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.
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
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
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
Cape May Bird
, 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.
Leamings Run Gardens
1845 Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. It has over 30 acres of
beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds which makes it the largest annual
garden in the United States. It has been featured in Architectural Digest
and selected as one of the top twenty gardens in America. The gardens are
especially nice in August when hundreds of Hummingbirds are attracted to its