11 Best Things To Do In Wildwood, NJ

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There are a lot of things to do in Wildwood, with the beach and boardwalk to keep visitors of all ages entertained. There’s also different water parks to attend and aquariums to see all the different wildlife animals. For accommodations, there are also vacation rentals and nearby campsites if visitors prefer a more unique stay. Picking just a few can be difficult, so here’s a list that can help visitors decide what to do in Wildwood, NJ.

1. Wildwood Boardwalk

Wildwood boardwalk
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A huge place for shoppers to enjoy themselves, the Wildwood Boardwalk is a great place to do a little shopping and spend some time playing games with the kids. There are 38 blocks of rides, games, shops and food to see and enjoy. But watch out for the tram cars! They run up and down the boardwalk and visitors do not want to get in the way of one.

Wildwood Boardwalk

Address: Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Wildwood Boardwalk

2. Wildwood Beach

Wildwood beach north of Mariner's Landing
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The beach is always a great place to visit to soak in some sun and play in the sand. The beach is a beautiful place to visit and do a little swimming. Just remember to bring some sunscreen as this beach gets a great amount of sun and looking like a lobster is not as fun as it sounds.

Wildwood Beach

Address: 2501 Boardwalk Poplar Ave, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Wildwood Beach

3. Morey's Piers

Mariner's Landing entrance
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This is a great place to take the kids that enjoy rides. It’s on the boardwalk, and some of the rides can actually be seen from a few blocks away since they are so tall. There are water slides, a play area that has buckets of water raining down on those staying underneath it, and some amazing roller coasters for all ages!

Morey's Piers

Address: 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Morey’s Piers

4. Splash Zone Water Park

Morey's Pier Water Park
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Yes, staying in an Airbnb with pool is a great idea. Water parks, however, take it up a notch! Splash Zone Water Park is right on the boardwalk and this is great for the older kids. They have “rides” where visitors can learn to use a surfboard or water skis, huge water slides, and a lazy river for all those who just want to relax and enjoy the water.

Splash Zone Water Park

Address: 3500 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Splash Zone Water Park

5. Seaport Aquarium

BELUGA WHALE AT MYSTIC AQUARIUM
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This is just a little aquarium on the boardwalk that visitors can go into for a small fee. They have a lot of reptiles and some birds, the occasional monkey, and some cool looking fish. It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to go through the aquarium, but kids will really like seeing all of the different animals. Customers can also feed some of the animals if they want to. Beside each animal is a little blurb about the creature that is in the tank or the cage, and it’s fascinating to learn about all those different creatures. This is a great way to get out of the sun for a little while.

Seaport Aquarium

Address: 3400 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Seaport Aquarium

6. The Original Fudge Kitchen

Ice Cream Parlor Dessert
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This is a candy store located on the boardwalk. Fudge is the main candy here but it’s not the only sweet that resides in the store. There are different gummy candies, hard candies, and ice cream for everyone to enjoy. Customers pay by the pound for candy but the prices aren’t too bad for it all being homemade. Those who are in need for a sweet treat on the boardwalk are in luck as this is the best place to visit to treat that sweet tooth!

The Original Fudge Kitchen

Address: 4120 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: The Original Fudge Kitchen

7. Hang Loose Parasail

Parasailing Water Sports USA
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While parasailing is one of the events this group hosts, there is also dolphin watching as well as a speed boat that can do some pretty fun things. Parasailing though is the most fun as visitors are lifted up into the sky with a parachute behind them. They can sit by themselves or with a partner. They have extremely safe belts and buckles that the workers put on the riders before going up. It’s great seeing all the wildlife in the water from above and the sun shining on the water. This is a great experience for those that aren’t afraid of heights.

Hang Loose Parasail

Address: 502 West Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Hang Loose Parasail

8. Jurassic Adventure Mini Golf

Cascade Mini Golf (27765152317)
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A mini golf sight for those that like the game, the theme of this mini golf course is dinosaurs! A great game for kids that understand the game, they can walk around different dinosaurs and enjoy the creativity of the little area. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours when the weather cooperates.

Jurassic Adventure Mini Golf

Address: 141 W Burk Ave, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Jurassic Adventure Mini Golf

9. Sightseer Whale and Dolphin Cruises

Killerwhales jumping
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To see whales and dolphins is a treat for everyone who loves animals. While there aren’t always whales on the cruise, most of the time dolphins can be seen by the groups and it’s fun watching them jump out of the water. The boat can be a little rocky from the ocean waves so it’s best for those who get seasick to take something.

Sightseer Whale and Dolphin Cruises

Address: 4500 Park Ave, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: Sightseer Whale and Dolphin Cruises

10. George F. Boyer Historical Museum

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The George F. Boyer Historical Museum is maintained by the Wildwood Historical Society. It covers the whole history of the beach community from the beaches to the police, education and fire department. They have lots of photos and videos and mounted exhibits. Guests get to trace back the history of Rock n Roll in the area as well.

Instead of staying in their accommodations on a rainy day, guests can have a fun and interesting way to spend a few hours in this museum. Entry is free and opening hours are from 9 am until 2 pm every day except Sundays. Street parking is available with coin meters.

George F. Boyer Historical Museum

Address: 3709 Pacific Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4718

Website: George F. Boyer Historical Museum

11. Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market

Vegetables Farmers Market
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The market opens every Saturday morning. It’s a hive of activity with both locals and visitors attending in numbers. Many of the vendors allow you to sample their goodies before buying. The freshly grown vegetables and fruit include seasonal items like strawberries, blueberries, and corn.

Some of the vendors carry jewelry, fashion items, and artworks. There are games and entertainment for the kids, so it’s a nice stop off for families. Located in Byrne Park, large lawned areas make for a very attractive setting. Parking is plentiful and free.

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market

Address: 3501 Pacific Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4826

Website: Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market

Fun at the beach

Wildwood boardwalk
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So there is a lot to do in the Wildwood area, and it can all be pretty overwhelming if one doesn’t even know where to begin. With this list, vacationers can see the most fun things to do in the area and enjoy their time in Wildwood. So, book that trip and choose among Wildwood’s accommodations, including Vrbo rentals and budget hotels, for a memorable experience!

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My name is Samantha Kern, and I have my Bachelor's Degree in English, which I'm using to pursue a career in writing. I've had a love of traveling since I was younger. My family would go to the...Read more

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