Beach - Free, safe with life guards from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10am to 5pm in North Wildwood and until 5:30pm in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. The beaches are raked and cleaned every day. Our beaches are big, wide and you'll never feel squeezed or crowded on North Wildwood's pristine beach. Click here. Bicycling is permitted on the boardwalk weekdays until 11am and until 10:30am on weekends. Plus there are several bike paths from Rambler Road to Cresse Ave. along the beach and in North Wildwood. Another great place to bicyle is at the Cape May County Park And Zoo ( see below). Click here for bicycle rental locations. Scoops Ice Cream Café, cappuccino and coffee bar, 12th and New Jersey Ave. North Wildwood. 729-2665. Go back to the 1950's, sit in a 1957 Chevy in their larg indoor/outdoor seating area while enjoying one of the many flavors of home made ice cream, 11 flavors of soft serve, sugar free ice cream and Italian Ice, Water Ice, Ice Cream cakes, Birthday parties or have a cappuccino, play a video game, listen to one of the many Doo Wop groups while enjoying the nostalgia of the 1950's Delta Lady is located at the foot of the bridge on Rio Grande Ave, 609-522-1919. The Delta Lady is a paddle boat cruise ship that brings you back in time to the 1850's. You will see breathtaking sights along the intercostal waterway that include waterfront restaurants, mega-yachts and mansions. In the morning you can cruise with Captain Kidd and enjoy a free continental breakfast or take the evening sunset buffet dinner cruise. Casba Comedy Club, Spicer & Atlantic Avenue, 609-522-8444. Marking their 41st year presenting Las Vegas style entertainment, and their 18th year in comedy. The club is rated as one of the top ten longest running comedy clubs in America. Dom Irerra, Paul Venier, "the hypnotist" and Angel Salazar are just a few of the head liners. Get a discount tickets from the Alante's front office. Click here. Jurassic Adventure Golf, 4th & New Jersey Ave, 609-729-5577. Life size authentic dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures "cloned" from measurments of fossil remains. Multi-level shots for challenging fun. Click here for more places. HISTORIC & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Coast Guard Tower, 1st and Central Ave., North Wildwood. It's a restored 1874 lighthouse, with a 49 foot tower and a beacon visable for over 13 miles. open daily. Free. 609-522-4520 Click here.
DOO WOP Preservation League great organization dedicated to sharing the island's mid-century (the 50's) architectural treasures. 609-523-2400 Click here.Wildwood Historical Society and George F. Boyer Museum in the Holly Beach Station Mall on Pacific Ave, Wildwood. The first settlers of the area now known as the Wildwoods were the Lenni Lenape Indians who summered on the Jersey Cape. In the 1700's they were joined by fishermen and mainland farmers who grazed cattle and horses on the Island. (Donation requested) 609-523-0277. Click here. National Marbles Hall of Fame, 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood. Learn about the sport of marbles. The Marbles National Championship is held every year for 75 years on the Wildwood Beaches with special rinks built into the sand. (Donation requested) 609-523-0277. Click here. Wildwood Crest Historical Museum at 5800 Ocean Ave., Crest pier, bldg #3, Wildwood Crest. 609-729-4515. Click here. Sunset Lake and Turtle Gut Park and Memorial. The site of the only battle of the American Revolution fought in Cape May County. New Jersey ave. and Miami Ave, Wildwood Crest. 609-522-0221 NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Atlantic City Casinos is the east coasts entertainment and gambling Mecca. Buses will pick you up and return you to the front of the Alante Motel. If you prefer to drive, it's only 40 miles away. Click here. Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, 609-368-1211. The Institute has a salt marsh trail, Observation tower, deck and pier, an aquarium, touch tank and displays. You can see an Osprey family on live TV, and have guided bird walks, summer nature classes for kids and more. Click here. Cape May County Park and Zoo, Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. The 128 Acre Cape May Park offers a wide range of recreational activities including a variety of sports, fishing, hiking, bike riding, picnicking, children's playground, and more. The zoo portion is home to over 170 species of wildlife including a bird atrium, and reptile house. The relaxed park setting houses tigers, giraffes, lions, bears, monkeys, zebra, buffalo, deer, etc. in a natural setting. Click here. Victorian Cape May provides a picturesque 19th Century ambiance including America's largest collection of authentically restored and preserved Victorian homes. There are over 600 of these elegantly decorated homes lining Cape May's gas lit streets. An attractive pedestrian mall lined with eateries, pubs, unique shops, and several antique stores is a great place to stroll with loved ones or friends. Click here. Historic Cold Spring Village 720 route 9, Cape May, 609-898-2300. The village is a 19th century living history museum located only 7 miles from the Wildwoods. Come and spend a few hours or the day with the villagers and experience the sight and sound of yesteryear. They will enlighten you about the lifestyle of Cape May County's 18th century settlers. The Village is dedicated to preserve the crafts, trades, lifestyles and architecture of a small South Jersey rural community of 150 years ago. Weekday activities include storytelling, folk art classes, children's crafts, and visiting craftspeople. Click here. Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 rte. 47, Cape May Court House, 609-861-0700. For 2 centuries Cape May has been the location for observing birds in North America and favored by celebrated naturalist like John Audubon. More than 400 species have been seen on the peninsula during fall migrations. There are nature shops, walks that include birds of the seashore, sunset birding, butterfly walks, birding hot spots, and wildflower walks. Click here. Leamings Run Gardens. 1845 Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. It has over 30 acres of beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds which makes it the largest annual garden in the United States. It has been featured in Architectural Digest and selected as one of the top twenty gardens in America. The gardens are especially nice in August when hundreds of Hummingbirds are attracted to its colorful flowers. Click here.