Here’s the TOP 7: THINGS TO DO in Cape May County & Wildwoods NJ

TOP 7 THINGS TO DO IN WILDWOOD NJ. Visiting Wildwood, NJ is always an enjoyable time… be sure to check out these awesome places in the Wildwoods and Cape May, New Jersey Shore with friends and family! 

BY MULTIPLE AMERICAN STRIPE CONTRIBUTORS


Every adventure needs a starting point, here’s our recommendation…

WILDWOODS PLACE TO STAY TOP PICK:

 

 

HOWARD JOHNSON – WILDWOOD BOARDWALK
423 E. 23rd Avenue, Wildwood NJ (On the Boardwalk)
Call to Book: +1-609-522-7508
Book Online: www.BoardwalkWildwood.com

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating: 6.6 out of 7! (GREAT)
Ideal for: Families, Groups, Sports Groups, Leisure, Overnight, Wildwoods & Cape May Attractions
Featured amenities: Wi-Fi (Free!), Rooms with Kitchens available, Family Rooms, Oceanview Sun-Deck, Attached to Wildwood Boardwalk, Hot Breakfast with Waffles (Free!), Outdoor Pool, Parking (Free!)
Wi-Fi review: Fast (2-10 MBPS), Free
Location rating:  on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, Near two attraction piers, Very Safe
Goldilocks Bed rating:  Middle of the road (Not too firm, not too soft), Triple-Sheeting
American Stripe Quick Take: Going to the Wildwoods is a tradition for so many. And there’s no better way to enjoy it then to stay right on the Wildwoods Boardwalk!  Literally attached to the Boardwalk, this Howard Johnson is literally steps from the Atlantic Ocean, Attraction Piers, and only a short walk to almost all of the Top 7 Things To Do destinations.  We found the Wi-Fi to be easy to connect. Another highlight was the breakfast with Waffles and Coffee/Tea available all day to keep our energy up!  The staff was very nice and save for a tight parking lot, they were very quick for anything we requested.  By the way, don’t forget to snap, selfie, and check out the giant Orange Adirondack Chair found right on the sand in front of the hotel and boardwalk. Best value hotel in the Wildwoods & Cape May County!


TOP 7 THINGS TO DO:

#1) Wildwood Boardwalk

The Jersey Shore’s most popular oceanfront Boardwalk & Attractions combining Doo Wop design with delicious food outlets, attractions for all ages, and an endless amount of things to do.  Don’t forget to “Watch the Tram Car, please!”

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating: 7 out of 7! (EXCELLENT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
  The place is the most popular Jersey Shore destination for Canadians, Beach Lovers, and Americans visiting the Jersey Shore.  We did the hard work to find out what it’s all about!  This is not just a Boardwalk, its an expansive playground with waterparks, rides, attractions, food, games, and so much more.  And the Wildwoods is a family favorite annual destinations for many who look to go back to the golden age of Doo Wop.  Fans of the Beach, Thrill-seekers, Roller-coaster lovers, Water-park enthusiasts, Shell collectors, and foodies all make this an annual visit to vacation.  We can’t wait to go back!


#2) Cape May Lighthouse & Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
www.capemaymac.org
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/capemay.html

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating:  7 out of 7! (EXCELLENT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
  This famous spot in Cape May NJ is a breathtaking place to take in the views and reconnect with the sea.  People enjoy a the natural landscape of Cape May State Park, taking in the ocean breeze, wildlife, and the pristine sand.  The Lighthouse is the cherry on top of the Cape May cake, with a 360 view of the coastline, wide open ocean, and beauty of the Jersey Shore. 


#3) Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, NJ 08242
https://usnasw.org

Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NASW served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays. The museum invites visitors to explore aviation and military history through “hands-on,” fun and educational activities for the entire family! Bring the kids and travel back in time to this 92,000 square foot sampling of the 1940’s. Friendly leashed pets are welcome.

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating: 6.5 out of 7! (EXCELLENT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
  This attraction is one of the coolest that combines the love of aviation, military history, and a unique collection of airplanes, jet aircraft, helicopters, and more!  This makes for an excellent attraction all year round, regardless of weather and is an enjoyable experience for all ages. We plan to visit during one of their airshow’s and see some of these incredible aircraft in action!


#4) Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks
Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating:  7 out of 7! (EXCELLENT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
  Wildwood isn’t your typical boardwalk… its an entertainment hotspot with a feast for all your senses. Morey’s Piers turns that up one more notch with no less than THREE action-packed piers. It will take you a week to get close to riding all the rides and slides in the amusement parks and waterparks. Not to mention, book “Breakfast in the Sky” to enjoy a stunning view of the Jersey Coast while enjoying breakfast!  This is an annual vacation spot for adults, families, teens, friends, and kids of all ages… highly recommended.


#5) Wildwoods Sign
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating: 6.8 out of 7! (GREAT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
  We visited the sign before and after all the other attractions. Even hanging out and seeing other folks take selfies, striking poses, with the beach backdrop was a unique sight. Great spot for scrap-book photos or social media sharing!


#6) Boat Tours: Speedboat, Fishing, Whale & Dolphin Watch
Cape May County, NJ
http://capemaywhalewatcher.com/
https://www.thundercatdolphinwatch.com/
https://www.jjcboats.com/
http://www.silverbullettours.com

Few people in-the-know realize the amazing boat tours available in the Cape May County area. You can book a fishing tour and challenge yourself on a day out to grab a keeper.  Or book a speedboat tour that doubles as a dolphin watch! Oh and don’t forget about the majestic whale tours so you can experience the beauty of the ocean first hand. The only tough part is to choose which one!

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating: 6.4 out of 7! (GREAT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
  We booked the awesome ThunderCat one morning to get our fill of excitement and adventure. The ocean is already an amazing sight on a beautiful, sunny day. Powering thru the water in the ThunderCat was an incredible feeling. With a maximum of 49 passengers, the 90-minute experience is really enjoyable. And then it turns up a notch, as the playful dolphins start jumping out of the boats wake!  The kids just couldn’t stop talking about it days after the boat tour. We picked this experience for its uniqueness to the Jersey Shore area. It is difficult to find any vacation destinations with an experience like this one!


#7) North Wildwood Sea Wall
200A John F Kennedy Beach Dr, North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Construction of the seawall, built to protect the city from coastal storms, began in 2005 and the wall quickly became an attraction when a 6,000 feet stretch from 2nd and JFK avenues to Anglesea was capped with concrete. The total length of the wall is 8,400 feet.

American Stripe Index™ (ASI 7) rating:  6.2 out of 7! (EXCELLENT)
American Stripe Quick Take:
   This free-to-enjoy attraction is especially great for nature lovers. This attraction was made completely by accident as it was designed as a barrier. But with the wall facing right at the inlet’s entry point, we enjoyed incredible views of the ocean, boats, shore, and were simply in awe of the view. It is not a place to spend a day, but it is worth a quick stop to take in the breeze and panoramic view while in the area.