Enjoy the beach and Boardwalk. Wildwood offers the best in both with wide white beaches and an elaborate Boardwalk that is fun during the day, but especially magical at night.
Fondest memory: There was a great club that only lasted one summer, called Streamers. They had this once a week special that was beyond a happy hour. You’d pay $2 to get in and the drinks were free, anything that you wanted, even top shelf stuff. It was a radio promo night so they weren’t out to make money. Of course, the local contingent of Beach Trash descended on this place weekly. We were a rowdy lot anyway but after innumerable melon balls (absolute vodka with Midori, a melon liqueur), on this particular night; I was feeling more than feisty. Noticing a set of inflatable lips hanging from the ceiling, I stood on my chair, turned them on their side, and spurred on by my comrades proceeded to stick my tongue inside them. We found this hysterical but the bouncers thought otherwise and came to not only tell me to get down, but also to leave the premises immediately. Worse yet, not only me, but also they were throwing all my friends out. For some reason only understandable by me in this highly intoxicated state, I decided to punch the pane glass window of the club on my way out, smashing it to bits. Taking a quick look at my good buddy, we knew we had to run for out lives at this point so off we fled leaving my brothers to fend with the now irate bouncers. They finally tracked us down, pinning me to the ground spread eagle, but my brothers were now looking for me and spotted my familiar shoes jutting out from the mass of bodies seemingly piled on the ground that was in fact me. Coming to my rescue, a brawl ensued, and though we were never allowed in the club again, at least I escaped their worst wrath. Laughing the next morning and licking our wounds, we knew that being brothers was a bond that transcended friendship.
Favorite thing: A view of the boardwalk at the beginning of the summer. By mid-summer this place will be packed with bodies funning and sunning. This particular spot on the boardwalk, where it widens, is a common meeting place. It's between Morey's and Mariner's.
Favorite thing: The Great White wooden roller coaster is one of the most recent additions to the Boardwalk. It's a classic wooden roller coaster without the whiplash. It's smooth ride by wooden coaster standards and has some really good drops that give you "that feeling" that you want when you go on a coaster. In my opinion it's the best ride on the Boardwalk because I get a really good rush without getting nauseous like I do on the coasters that flip over like the Sea Serpent and the Great Nor'Easter.
The rides are the big attraction in Wildwood. With 3 major piers (the best are Morey's Pier and Mariner's Landing for which you can buy a multi pass) and several smaller peirs, there is something for everyone. There's kiddie rides, bumper boats, carousels, a giant ferris wheel with an amazing view, several water parks, a log flume and bumper cars! Not to mention everything in between.
Fondest memory: My favorite spot in Wildwood are the water parks. I buy a two hour pass, float in the lazy river and slip and slide!
Get an all day or season pass for Morey's Pier & Mariner's Landing (the tickets are a rip off-- take my advice, buy a pass.) Morey's Pier and Mariner's Landing are at opposite ends of the Boardwalk, but tickets and passes are interchangable. They both have the best rides on the Boards. They also have the best waterparks (one on each pier), but you pay separately for those. In my opinion, the waterparks are the best part of Wildwood. Avoid the waterparks on days that are breezy, for some reason, even on the hottest days it can get quite chilly if there's a breeze blowing.
Fondest memory: Countless hours spent riding the roller coasters, water slides and log flumes with my friends. Isn't that what growing up is all about?!?
Watch the tram car, please. Eat a slice of Mack's Pizza and wash it down with an ice cold birch beer. Fly a kite on the beach. Have some vanilla-walnut fudge from Laura's!
Fondest memory: This is my 39th year of making the 5-hour pilgrimage to WWNJ and it's extremely difficult to choose a single fondest memory. I think the most fun I ever had in WW was back in the late 60's. We'd vacation the same week every summer and would always meet the same group of kids year-after-year. There were probably 15-20 of us who would carouse 'til the wee hours of the morning on the boards. What a carefree time!!
Go to the Boardwalk. This is like one big amusement park. There are haunted houses, rollercosters, tram cars, and bumper cars. There are many shops and restaurants. The nightlife here is very lively. I felt like I was a child again. Do not make the mistake that I did by only staying one night.
Fondest memory: Watch the Tram Car Please.
Many of the younger group, even ones my age will laugh at this one. Go to the Olympic Arcade between 24th and 25th Street and play Fascination. It's a game where you roll a ball down a game board towards a grid of 5x5 little holes. Each time the ball goes in a hole a light is lit up on the back screen. You are trying to get bingo before everyone else in the place that is playing. Normally I would not give this type of thing a second look, but one time on a family vacation I played it and have been hooked every time I visited since!
Fondest memory: Well, considering my father passed away a few years back, I would have to say during my family vacations after everyone else went back to where we were staying to sleep, he would take me out to play 'Midnight Fascination'. Back then it was $5 for an hour of playing the game. Considering when I first did this I was 10, it was special to go out late at night, and will always remember my Dad showing me the game.
THE BOARDWALK!!!! This is where kids can be kids and the adults are right behind them. They have rides of all kinds, water parks, roller coasters and a bif ferris wheel. Top your night off with a box of fudge from Douglass or Laura's.
Fondest memory: I have been going to Wildwood since I was a kids and my mother went with her family when she was a kid. I can't pick just one memory, but no doubt you will make some of your own in no time.
Favorite thing: I dislike art deco architecture, but Wildwood is a haven for people who have a fondness for it. There are many fine examples all over town, especially the old motels and hotels
Fondest memory: NOW THIS IS AN EYE OPENERTO HAVE THE PATIENCE TO BUILD THIS AWESOME SANDCASTLE.I MUST GIVE IT A TRY ONE DAY
Favorite thing: Wildwood Diner! Unreconstructed food from the fifties and sixties. Cheeseburger, french fries, and a milkshake
Ride a bike on the boardwalk. We rented a double one so much easier to ride.This is Simonne
Fondest memory: The beach and board walk were excellent
Bike with friends on the board walk.
Fondest memory: Eating HOAGIES on the boardwalk.( Italian sausage in a bun with lots of relish)
Spend your days on the great beach. Get a tan but watch the sunburn.
Fondest memory: Our many days with friends laying on the beach and swimming in the ocean.