The Wildwoods Boardwalk: 38 Blocks of Summer Fun

Entrance gate of the Wildwoods Boardwalk in New Jersey

There are plenty of things to do in Cape May, New Jersey, from enjoying our sprawling beaches and Cape May Lighthouse to visiting shops and eateries at Washington Street Mall. However, Cape May is known for much more than its local attractions. Nestled at the southern tip of the state, Cape May is just a 20-mile drive from the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of the most popular destinations along the entire Jersey Shore. This stretch of 38 oceanfront blocks is packed with activities for the entire family, whether you visit during the day or at night. Here, Ocean Club Hotels offers advice about incorporating this must-see attraction into your Cape May vacation experience.

Enjoy Infamous Treats

Have you ever had a slice of pizza that’s the size of your forearm? How about authentic Jersey Shore fudge or saltwater taffy? Whether you crave fries, cheesesteaks, ice cream, or a beachy cocktail, there is no shortage of food and drink options along the Wildwoods Boardwalk. Countless stands and restaurants offer outdoor seating with gorgeous vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. You can eat to your heart’s content and walk off the calories afterward along the two-mile boardwalk packed with excitement.

Visit Water Parks and Amusement Piers

Whether you’re planning a family trip with the kids or taking a getaway with friends, the boardwalk’s oceanfront water parks and amusement piers are not to be missed. With over 100 rides, games, and other attractions, you’ll find yourself in a carnival-like atmosphere, surrounded by loads of people having tons of fun. Ride the Ferris wheel for stunning views of Wildwoods beaches and surroundings, or take a tube down a water slide –– there are options for all ages and activity preferences. 

Win Big at Arcades and Game Stands

Bring your quarters and dollar bills to the Wildwoods Boardwalk, as there are ample arcades and game stands! These kid-friendly attractions provide the opportunity to make lifelong memories –– and potentially bring home a fantastic prize. For instance, you can find crane machines that hold a range of prizes, from watches and fine jewelry to stuffed animals. Or, participate in water gun games against other boardwalk-goers, requiring you to focus on hitting a moving target from a few feet away. No matter what kind of games you like, arcades and game stands hold treasures and hours of excitement for all ages.

Take Home Souvenirs from Shops and Boutiques

From fudge and saltwater taffy to apparel and nautical décor, there’s a Wildwoods-themed version of virtually anything you can imagine for sale along the boardwalk. Some of the most popular souvenirs include:

  • Sweatpants and hoodies
  • T-shirts and tank tops
  • Bathing suits and beach gear
  • Flip flops and sandals
  • Shot glasses and corkscrews
  • Beach-themed home décor
  • Candies including lollipops

Visit the Wildwoods Boardwalk during Your Cape May Vacation

If you’re yearning to visit the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of the most popular things to do in New Jersey, book your accommodations now at Ocean Club Hotel in Cape May, NJ. It takes just 10 minutes to get to the Wildwoods from Cape May via Garden State Parkway. Instead of reserving a room at a crowded boardwalk-area hotel, opt for our luxurious and comfortable rooms and suites, including:

At Ocean Club Hotel, you can also take advantage of our on-site amenities, including fine dining without the fuss at SeaSalt Restaurant and Ocean Club Hotel Shop. To book your stay, contact us today.