Do Wildwood: Preseason Edition

Although only five miles long, The Wildwoods are jam-packed with family fun! With free white-sand beaches, the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, a diverse culinary experience, the hottest local nightlife, and a calendar full of special events, there’s something for everyone in The Wildwoods. Be sure to explore the island and check out The Wildwoods’ three unique towns – North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest – each offering its own adventures!

Enjoy the Beaches

The Wildwoods are comprised of three unique towns – North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest – with each beach offering its own beach adventure. Check out all three different landscapes this preseason on your daily walks or weekend picnics.

Learn with Wildwood Historical Society

Educating the public, inducing nostalgia, and bringing back happy memories for all generations

The Wildwood Historical Society and George F. Boyer Museum experience is rated one of the top 10 things to do in Wildwood according to TripAdvisor. No admission fee, however, donations are gladly accepted. The museum is located at 3907 Pacific Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 (Between Spencer & Spicer Aves). For more information or to plan your visit call 609-523-0277 or visit

See the Town by Bike

Biking is very popular in Wildwood due to the many miles of dedicated bike paths on the island. You can pedal the entire length of the island from the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path up onto the boardwalk and then along the Mulberry Bike Path and seawall in North Wildwood, for a 12-mile round trip. (Note that bikes are not permitted on the boardwalk after 11:00 a.m. on weekdays or 10:30 a.m. on weekends.)

Experience Doo Wop

The Doo Wop Experience Museum and Neon Sign Garden is a celebration of architecture, design, music, pop culture, and everything else that made Wildwood famous in its heyday of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Doo Wop Experience is located at 4500 Ocean Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260. For more information call (609) 523-1958 or visit

View the Lighthouse

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1874 and is the most important historic structure on Five Mile Beach. The Lighthouse is open to the public and continues to function as an active navigational aid maintained by the United States Coast Guard. The grounds surrounding the Lighthouse are a great place to relax and take in the ocean air and will allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of the seashore, no matter the season. For now, the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is closed to visitors due to COVID-19. You can still view the historic site from a distance and take in its beauty from the seawall. For more information and to keep up to date visit or call (609) 600-1561.

Explore the Boardwalk

Shop, dine, and relax at the Wildwood Boardwalk. Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks is a classic seaside amusement park located on The Wildwoods Boardwalk complete with water parks, rides, dining, shopping, and more! While preseason is too cold for the water parks, there is still plenty to enjoy.

Mariner’s Pier, located at Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood, offers the atmosphere of a traditional amusement park. With the classics like the Super Scooters, Teacups, Musik Express, and the Giant Wheel, Mariner’s Landing takes families back to the turn of the century when life was simpler. It’s also the only place to experience Breakfast in the sky – a gourmet, white linen and china breakfast on the Giant Wheel, offering spectacular views of the ocean and all of the Wildwoods. Surfside Pier, located at 25th Street in North Wildwood, is like stepping into a colorful seaside carnival. It was the first of Morey’s three piers, opening in 1969 with a giant fiberglass slide that only cost 25 cents to ride. Surfside Pier mixes a variety of kiddie rides with family thrills in an environment fueled by neon colors, bright lights, and music. Surfside Pier and Mariner’s Pier are currently open on weekends. For more information and to confirm current operating hours visit or call (609) 729-3700.

Check out the Naval Museum

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! For more information visit or call (609) 886-8787.

Get Lost in the Stacks

A visit to a library is a multisensory experience that engages all the best ways we learn throughout life stages. So, break out your library card and make an appointment for curbside pickup at your local library because the entire world is right there on their shelves, waiting to be discovered. For more information on current COVID library protocols and hours by location visit The Wildwood Crest Branch is located at 6300 Atlantic Ave Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260.

Dive in at Seaport Aquarium

Get a tour of some beautiful wildlife at The Seaport Aquarium. Check out the several fish, sharks, snakes, monkeys, moray eels, alligators and more. The Seaport Aquarium is located at 3400 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260. For more information call (609) 522-0373.