Destination: The Wildwoods

Our spotlight shore destination for 2014 are The Wildwoods. Check out our in-depth report to find out what makes this spot such a gem!

The entrance to Mariner's Landing.
Photo by Marc Steiner

The Wildwoods are one of New Jersey’s most entertaining vacation destinations. Once known for it’s upscale resorts and glittering nightclubs that trumpeted such acts as Little Richard and Chubby Checker, today the spot is proud to wave its freak flag high. The shore towns have fully embraced their charmingly tacky aesthetic, from classic doo-wop style hotels to flashing neon motel signs. Take a look at our 2014 Shore issue and find out the best places to eat, drink, and be wild!

Wild About The Wildwoods
Historic preservation and family-friendly attractions have put the Wildwoods back on the vacation map.

Taking Tacky to New Heights
Preserving the Wildwoods’ doo-wop treasures.


Retro Rooms: Where to Stay in the Wildwoods

Want to stay in a classic doo-wop hotel? Here are a few of the Wildwoods’ mid-century modern gems.

Building the Bright Lights

Wildwood’s tube bending extraordinaire brings all of the lights to the shore.

Chow Down: Where to Grab Grub in the Wildwoods
Our roundup of the best spots to get seafood, steak, sundaes and more.

Maui Wowwee! Wildwood’s Wacky Weiners
This Wildwood hot dog hut gives the classic weiner a gourmet twist.

Sam’s Vs. Mack’s: The Great Wildwood Pizza Debate
What’s your pizza joint of choice? We took to the Wildwood boards to settle the age-old question: Sam’s Pizza Palace or Mack’s Pizza?

Every Picture Tells a Story: Souvenir Photos
Vacationers get ready for their closeups at Wildwood’s Antique Images.

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