Wildwood is a resort destination along the southern shores of New Jersey. Wildwood is located on a barrier island which rests along the Atlantic Ocean. The city is comprised of four separate municipalities, each which boasts a slightly different atmosphere for vacationers and tourists. The Borough of Wildwood Crest, the Borough of West Wildwood, the City of North Wildwood, and Diamond Beach are collectively referred to as Wildwood.
The unique attractions of Wildwood are plentiful. Top features include the two mile carnival-like boardwalk which boasts amusement piers and water parks. Also, you can not forget the vast sandy white beaches which permit vacationers time to relax in the sun, swim in the ocean, or engage in their favorite beach-time activity.
For those history buffs, how is such a fun-filled, action-packed tourist destination also referred to as the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll"? Answer: To kick off the summer season on Memorial Day in 1954, Billy Haley and His Comets performed their famous hit, Rock Around the Clock, which some now consider the first rock and roll album.
The development of Wildwood as a resort city during the 1950's and 1960's is still apparent in the Doo Wop style architecture of the numerous hotels and motels. This Doo Wop design includes neon signs, bright colors, starbursts, and angular buildings. Current guidelines encourage the newer high rise district to maintain this unique architectural style. Such accommodations enable vacationers and tourists to capture the unique flavor of Wildwood. However, if you prefer a more traditional stay at the beach you can choose from one of the many summer rentals, including condos, townhouses, and single family vacation rentals.