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Wildwood Crest Introduction

Filled with retro motels and neon-lit diners, Wildwood Crest captures the fun-loving spirit of the Jersey Shore. A white sandy beach lures sun seekers, while a breezy 2-mile boardwalk and handful of amusement piers offer fun for the whole family. Wildwood Crest also attracts its fair share of partygoers, with plenty of places to sip margaritas, listen to live music, and dance the night away. Whether you're planning a family beach vacation or a spring break for the ages, Wildwood Crest hotels promise a memorable stay.

Hotels in Wildwood Crest

From dime-a-dozen motels to family-friendly resorts, Wildwood Crest offers accommodation for every budget. Luxury hotels in Wildwood Crest treat guests to sleek decor and modern amenities. Lagoon swimming pools and sparkling views of the North Atlantic promise a resort atmosphere. Traveling with kids? Family hotels in Wildwood Crest offer spacious suites with separate bedrooms and kitchenettes. Cribs and rollaway beds make it easy to accommodate extra guests, while extras like tennis courts and basketball hoops will keep the kids occupied. As well as independent hotels and motels, you'll also find a great selection of chain favorites.

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Where to stay

Most Wildwood Crest hotels are strung along Ocean and Atlantic Avenues. Popular with families, accommodation in this area puts you within strolling distance of the beach, as well as pancake houses, milkshake shacks, and diners. For discount hotels, look a few streets back from the waterfront. In town for the Jersey Shore party scene? Consider staying up the peninsula in Wildwood, where hotels put you just steps from beach bars, nightclubs, and happy hour hotspots. You'll also find a great selection of hotels in Cape May, a charm-soaked resort filled with Victorian buildings and boutique wineries.

Things to see

Sun, sand, and salt water are big draws in Wildwood Crest. The resort is fringed by a 5-mile stretch of sugar-white sand and crystalline water. Claim a lounger and spend the day basking in the sunshine or make a splash with water sports like surfing, boogie boarding, and jet skiing. There's even a designated dog beach, if you're traveling with a furry friend. Wildwood Crest hosts a colorful lineup of events throughout the summer, including beach soccer tournaments, monster truck races, sand sculpture festivals, and the famous Wildwoods International Kite Festival. The boardwalk is peppered with 3 amusement piers, offering more than 100 rides. There's something for everyone, from heart-racing roller coasters to leisurely Ferris wheels. Got the munchies? Devour funnel cakes, curly fries, ice cream, and hot dogs. Waterfront restaurants raise the bar with ocean-fresh seafood and million-dollar views.

How to get to Wildwood Crest

Wildwood Crest is in Cape May County, a 1.5-hour drive from Philadelphia and 2.5 hours from New York City. Most visitors arrive by car, via the US Route 9 or Garden State Parkway. Atlantic City International, a 45-minute drive north, is the closest major airport. Philadelphia International Airport is also a popular gateway. New York City's JFK International, La Guardia, and Newark are also good options. Most vacationers get around on foot or by bicycle. You can also ride the vintage tram along the boardwalk.