Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wildwoods Boardwalk Named one of “America’s Best Boardwalks” by Smarter Travel

The Wildwoods receive major tourism honor from travel website...


 The Wildwoods have received a major honor this month as the Wildwoods Boardwalk was named as one of “America’s Best Boardwalks” by Smarter Travel.

According to, the nationally-recognized Wildwoods Boardwalk was included on the list for its “two miles of neon lights and thrills…  Adding to the back-in-time feel are the 1950s and '60s Do-Wop-era motels that surround the area with their Vegas-like signs and unusual, themed architecture

The Wildwoods’ beach-fronted boardwalk which offers more rides than Disneyland and is one of the kid-friendliest boardwalks in the country – complete with three amusement piers boasting over 100 rides and attractions, three beachfront water parks, arcades and carnival style games, and lots of great eateries offering everything from fresh seafood to traditional boardwalk fare like pizza, funnel cakes, curly fries, ice cream, salt water taffy and cotton.

Smarter Travel is one of the country’s leading websites for travel deals and destination advice for consumers.

Click here to view Smarter Travel’s  "America’s Best Boardwalks" list.

“It’s a tremendous honor to named one of America’s Best Boardwalks by Smarter Travel,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA). “This accolade, along with all of the other recognition we’ve received from renowned publications and websites over the past years, is a huge credit to all of our visitors, as well as each and every person that works tirelessly to continue making the Wildwoods Boardwalk one of the country’s most incredibly unique attractions.”

The Wildwoods have also been recognized as one of TripAdvisor’s top three “Travelers’ Choice Family Award-Winning U.S. Amusement Park Destinationsand one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks”; Smarter Travel’s “Best Beach Town In America For a Classic Experience”; and one of Forbes Traveler's "Top Ten American Boardwalks".

In addition to its award-winning boardwalk, the Wildwoods are also home to “New Jersey’s Best Beaches” as awarded by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium in 2012, 2011 and 2010, as well as over 180 festivals and events throughout the year, plus the country’s largest concentration of mid-century “Doo-Wop” architecture.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. In 2010, the Wildwoods Doo Wop Architecture was named “One of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders in America” by The Wildwoods were also named among Smarter Travel’s Ten Best Beach Towns in America in 2010, as well as one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Wildwoods were selected as one of’s “50 Authentic American Experiences.” In addition, the Wildwoods were also voted “Best Town” and “Best Beaches” in the 2009 WTXF-TV My Fox Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest. The Wildwoods were also named “Best Beaches” in the 2008 and 2010 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods beaches were named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Events” in the same survey. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Thunder On The Sand Race Series, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, The New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. For more information on the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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