Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Wildwoods Host Two Family Vacation Giveaway Contests


The Wildwoods are currently holding two family vacation giveaway contests in conjunction with their new 2014 Marketing Campaign. 

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) unveiled its 2014 marketing campaign – which included an all-new tourism advertising campaign – during its annual marketing presentation at the Wildwoods Convention Center on April 1.

The Wildwoods’ family vacation giveaway contest includes a chance to win one of two fabulous Family Vacations in the Wildwoods. There will be two Family Vacation Getaway drawings – one on June 20, 2014 and one on August 29, 2014. The packages include a 3-day, 2-night stay in a Wildwoods’ hotel or motel of your choice.

Along with the families’ choice of their favorite place to stay in the Wildwoods – the package also includes:

  • Shooter's Old Time Photos Family Photo Session & Pirates of Wildwood 3D Blacklight Mini Golf Passes ($250 value)
  • Morey’s Piers Amusement and Waterpark Passes ($225 value)
  • Crest Tavern Gift Card – plus t-shirts ($180 value)
  • Splash Zone Waterpark Passes ($144 value)
  • Captain Schumann’s Sightseer Whale-Watching Cruise ($120 value)
  • Jersey Shore Beach 'n Boat Fishing Tournament Entries ($100 value)
  • Cape May Par 3 Golf Range – round of golf for four ($84 value)
  • Boardwalk Tram Car Passes ($75 value)
  • M.S. Brown Jewelers Sterling Silver Wildwood Day Dreamer Necklace ($67 value)
  • Maui's Dog House Gift Card ($60 value)
  • Schellenger's Restaurant Gift Card ($50 value)
  • Back to the '50s Neon Night Bus Tour Tickets ($48 value)
  • Naval Air Station Wildwood – admission for four plus a museum mug ($45 value)
  • Historic Cold Spring Village – admission for four ($36 value)
  • Dragon’s Lair Blacklight Mini Golf Passes ($32 value)
  • And more

The sights, sounds and smells of the Wildwoods Boardwalk will leave the winning families talking about these vacations of a lifetime for years to come.

Every participant who fills out an entry form on the website is eligible to win. Mail-in entries will also be accepted. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person allowed. 

By entering one time, you are eligible for both the Spring Vacation Contest – which will be drawn on Friday, June 20, 2014 and the Summer Vacation Contest – which will be drawn on Friday, August 29, 2014. All entries must be received by either Thursday, June 19, 2014 or Thursday, August 28, 2014 to be eligible to win.

For additional information about the contest rules, visit

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.

The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

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 Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, 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 about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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