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- 416 East Miami Avenue - Wildwood Crest
- New Jersey 08260 - United States
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The Wildwoods, NJ welcome families to its famous attractions from year to year and their memories are made to last a lifetime. Situated along the southern Jersey Shore, lays a five mile island with Mom and Pop motels, the Boardwalk and beautiful, wide, sandy beaches. With Amusement and Water Parks for kids and families, clubs and restaurants for the night owls, Wildwoods have everything for everybody.
Doo-Wop style Wildwood NJ motels boast neon lights that will bring you back to the happy days of the 50’s. From salt water taffy to a Lobster tail Surf and Turf, the cuisine is here fresh from the Atlantic every day. Parents become kids all over again on the Boardwalk. To see the excitement in their children’s eyes is priceless.
Have a taste of nature and watch the dolphins swim through the surf on a whale watching trip. The famous Cape May is minutes away where you can view the cape from the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. Stroll through its historic district and touch a piece of American History, where the architecture is original and decorated with charm and beauty.
Wildwood Crest NJ is exactly the vacation destination your family is looking for. Located at the southern end of the Wildwoods and just a few short miles from the famous Victorian Cape May, Wildwood Crest features a variety of attractions and shopping designed for families traveling with children. Wildwood Crest is also just a short walk/bike ride from the world famous Wildwood Boardwalk which features a variety of rides, shopping and restaurants. If you are looking for clean quiet beaches for your entire family to enjoy, then Wildwood Crest New Jersey is the perfect destination for you. Search for Wildwood Crest Rentals right away as they tend to book up for families planning to vacation during the summer months.
Arts and Culture in New Jersey
New Jersey's history and culture have helped shape our state's reputation as a preeminent arts destination. This fact is evident in the grand repertoire of fine and performing arts venues in every corner of the Garden State.
The state's acclaimed -concert halls, arts centers and theater companies are -brimming with top local and international talent. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in the Gateway Region in Newark is one of the nation's most exciting arts venues and is home to the -celebrated New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. NJPAC is the first major performing arts center to open in the northeast in more than -thirty years, and it is the sixth largest center in America.
The New York Times called the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater Center in Princeton "the -centerpiece of theater art and buzz." Other top performing arts venues around New Jersey include the nationally famous Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, the John Harms Center of the Arts in Englewood, the -opulent Trenton War Memorial Auditorium in Trenton and the South Jersey Regional Theater in Somers Point. New Brunswick offers great performing arts venues. There is the State Theatre, with its magnificently renovated 1921 vaudeville palace and concert hall. Joining the -performing arts experience is the George Street Playhouse, which continues to undertake notable performances in American theater.
In addition to professional and repertory theater, the Garden State boasts an abundance of community drama and music organizations. An enduring spring tradition is Union City's 86 year-old Passion Play at the Park Performing Arts Center, a dramatic performance that explores the life of Jesus of Nazareth and proudly features local talent. The Shakespeare festival in Madison attracts crowds and garners accolades from critics every year.
Contemporary music fans will enjoy a full slate of -performances at the Blockbuster Sony Music Entertainment Center and the South Jersey Performing Arts Center, which are both at the Camden waterfront. The outdoor amphitheater at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, is the perfect end to a summer day. Jazz and blues enthusiasts will enjoy the jam in Newark, a city whose contribution to the art form is legendary. The Historic Village of Waterloo, in Stanhope, hosts a full schedule of arts festivals, as well as a recreated Lenni Lenape village. Other hot scenes to check out are the Cape May Jazz Festival, Red Bank's Riverfest, Camden's Cooper River Jazz Festival, Dr. Ulysses S. Wiggins Waterfront Park's Sunset Jazz -concerts and the -dazzling -casinos of Atlantic City, with their world class headline entertainment.
Not to be -forgotten are New Jersey's world-class fine arts venues. The Newark Museum, the state's largest, boasts an impressive collection of Tibetan and African art. Its restored nineteenth century Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark, enables connection to that bygone era. New Jersey also boasts the prestigious Art Museum at Princeton University.
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, is home to the largest single repository of Russian and Soviet Republic art in the West
Explorer Henry Hudson marveled at the beauty of New Jersey's 127 miles of white sandy shoreline when he discovered it in 1609. Nearly four hundred years later, today's visitors still marvel at the Jersey Shore. The beaches that hug the Atlantic coastline begin at Sandy Hook, which is home to the nation's oldest operating lighthouse, and continue south to the tip of Cape May. Sandy Hook is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, a region designated as such by Congress.
Enjoy a quiet Victorian getaway in the Shore Region in Ocean Grove, a timeless Jersey Shore classic that is replete with a variety of bed and breakfast inns. The beach is in walking distance of everything and is perfect for swimming. The beaches of nearby Long Branch served as a favored getaway for seven United States presidents and countless dignitaries who enjoyed its swimming, surfing, fishing and other oceanfront activities. Meanwhile, Belmar's annual "New Jersey Seafood Festival" was cited for being a year "2000 Top 100 Event in North America" by the American Bus Association.
Island Beach State Park is a spectacular barrier reef island which looks the same today as it did centuries ago. Visit the Jersey Shore's newest attraction, Tuckerton Seaport. Chronicling America's rich maritime history, this authentic working seaport village features a lighthouse replica, and brings to life the traditions and heritage of the Jersey Shore through a number of interpretive exhibits, programs and events.
Nearby, Long Beach Island has been serving up the sun, sand and great fun for generations of families. This twenty-one mile long island offers some of the best beaches along the Atlantic coastline. Check into any one of the affordable family-oriented hotels and bed and breakfast inns, and relax on the Island's sandy beaches, including those in Barnegat Light, Loveladies, Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, Surf City, Beach Haven and Long Beach Township. Enjoy swimming, surfing, sunbathing, surf fishing and crabbing.
Try your luck at the Jersey Shore's hottest destinations, Atlantic City, an international resort that is fondly known as "America's Favorite Playground." This glittering metropolis features non-stop casino gaming, fabulous restaurants and headline -entertainment. Home to the world-famous Miss America Pageant, the Ocean Life Center and The New Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City has emerged as one of the most visited leisure and business travel destinations in America.
Super-wide beaches, a bustling boardwalk, amusements and exciting thrill rides make up a recipe for total fun in The Wildwoods. Sunbathing and swimming are merely a few of a litany of things one can do while there. Morey's Piers -features a thrilling roller coaster, an adventurous waterpark and dozens of other rides.
Cape May, a National Historic Area, offers a fantastic set of beaches wrapped in Victorian splendor. The town itself is famous for its architecture and is often called one of the nation's prettiest painted places. Bird lovers will enjoy the many thousands of birds that migrate through the area on their way to summer nesting grounds. We invite you to bask in the warmth of our -hospitality at a Jersey Shore destination. You won't ever want to leave.
Discover Jersey Arts. Fine and performing arts venues have made New Jersey a preeminent arts and cultural center, offering plays, concerts and museum exhibitions of the highest caliber.
Home to some of America's greatest inventors, writers and statesmen and women, New Jersey is a history lover's dream. Tour villages of colonial and Victorian architecture. Famous battlefields allow you to participate in reenactments of the American Revolution. Visit Thomas Edison's laboratories in West Orange, or stand at the edge of the Delaware River where Washington crossed for his march to Trenton.
With this much excitement, you're bound to work up a healthy appetite. You'll find a cornucopia of restaurants and tasty bistros in every region of New Jersey. Bottom line, a New Jersey vacation is never out of season. From summers of excitement with theme parks and exhilarating ocean swims, to crisp autumn days perfect for hiking wilderness trails; from springtime frolics in lush gardens, to brisk winter skiing, New Jersey has something for everyone. A New Jersey vacation is a sojourn through the American journey. The more you discover, the more you'll agree New Jersey & You... Perfect Together.
From our Snow-covered mountains to our 127 miles of picturesque Atlantic coastline, New Jersey's "Great Outdoors" are waiting to be explored. Did you know that 70 miles of Appalachian Trail wind through the state? Or that the largest tract of open space east of the Mississippi-the 1.1 million-acre Pine Barrens National Reserve-lies within our borders? While the sparkling nightlife of Atlantic City and the thrill-a-minute excitement of Six Flags Great Adventure garner much of the headlines, it is the quiet -tranquility of our outdoor attractions that have helped establish the Garden State as a haven for vacationers, regardless of season or recreational preference.
New Jersey welcomes nature lovers with four seasons of outdoor activities amid breathtakingly rich landscapes. Look for lady slipper orchids along the ground, or spot bald eagles and peregrine -falcons within our skies and along our treetops. You may even be lucky enough to quietly observe a doe nuzzling her newborn or a black bear lumbering along a ridge. The beauty of rainbow trout adorns countless New Jersey streams, while the mass spawning of horseshoe crabs along our southernmost shores offers a truly awesome sight to behold. A relaxing stroll along the beach may even provide a glimpse of whales and dolphins frolicking along the Atlantic seas.
The Garden State also earns its nickname, with an -abundance of large and small gardens located in sprawling picturesque parks, arboretums, botanical gardens and around countless historic homes. More specifically, some of New Jersey's finest floral displays can be found in Branch Brook Park in Newark (with more cherry blossoms than Washington D.C.), Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, and Leaming's Run in Swainton, the largest annual garden in the United States. From October through June, visitors to Duke Gardens in Somerville can also tour its exquisite -collection of 11 indoor -conservatories. Meanwhile, the NJ Botanical Gardens within Ringwood State Park, Sayen Gardens in Mercer County and the Lambertus C. Bobbick Memorial Rose Gardens in Monmouth County offers visitors a further glimpse of the Garden State's kaleidoscope of colors, further evidence that the Garden State is truly a paradise contained.
So whether you want to ride the surf, ski down a mountain or just explore our natural beauty, remember New Jersey and the Great Outdoors are Perfect Together.
Are you a sports fan? New Jersey is the home of Champions. The first organized baseball game took place in Hoboken in 1846. A century later, American icon Jackie Robinson transformed baseball forever at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, breaking the color barrier and rising to national prominence.
The state's premier sports destination is the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford. On any given Sunday during the regular -season, you can witness the Giants or Jets face-off against their National Football League rivals. Meanwhile, at the Continental Airlines Arena, hoops action takes place from November to April during the National Basketball Association's season as the New Jersey Nets battle it out on the hardwood. During the National Hockey League's -season, the Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils hit the ice for some fast paced action.
Equine enthusiasts will delight in a rich stable of events. In fact, the Garden State is home to the United States Equestrian Team's Olympic Training Center in Gladstone. Periodically the facility opens its doors to the general public to witness various trials, as does the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. Each August, the annual Festival of Racing bolts from the starting gate with The Hambletonian at the Meadowlands and the Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park, both of which boast $1 million purses. Another popular equine venue is the Freehold Raceway in Freehold.
Throughout the state, minor and independent league teams are emerging as formidable franchises with a growing base of loyal fans. Catch Trenton Thunder baseball at scenic Waterfront Park in Trenton and the Titans, a minor league hockey team, as well as the Shooting Stars, a minor league basketball team at the all-new Sovereign Bank Arena, also in Trenton. In April 2001, the Blue Claws, a minor league baseball team, will call Lakewood's new GPU Energy Park home. Also, the New Jersey Cardinals; the legendary Newark Bears; the Somerset Patriots; the New Jersey Jackals, Camden Riversharks at the new Camden baseball park and the Atlantic City Surf in Atlantic City all play on the Garden State's Field of Dreams.
From High Point to Somers Point, you are never more than a short drive away from some of the best manicured golf courses in the world. The acclaimed Sand Barrens Golf Club in Swainton, was called "The Best of America" by The Golfer magazine, and is one of the state's newest courses. Tee off along South Jersey's "Golf Coast" and you will find ten challenging courses, all within easy reach of Atlantic City and Cape May, Avalon, Somers Point, Ocean City and The Wildwoods. More than 130 public courses dot the state's landscape, with backdrops ranging from rolling hills to spectacular views of the Atlantic coastline.
Go beyond the game and into its history by visiting the United States Golf Association Museum & Library in Far Hills. Inside a Georgian Revival mansion built in 1919 lies a golfer's veritable time-capsule of artifacts, memorabilia and exhibits that chronicle the game made famous by Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.