America's retro sun-and-fun destination: The Wildwoods!
With beautiful beaches, a one-of-a-kind boardwalk, legendary nightlife, eclectic dining, an action-packed calendar of events, and the world’s largest collection of wild and wacky “Doo Wop” architecture, the Wildwoods are among the most unique and exciting resort destinations in America! In addition, the beauty of Victorian Cape May and the exciting casinos of Atlantic City, along with fine golf courses and other attractions are all just a short drive away!
The Wildwoods boast the largest, finest, safest and FREE beaches on the East Coast… soft white sand and the calm, friendly ocean stretch for miles making Wildwood’s famously expansive beach truly one of the most unique in the world!
The world-famous Wildwood Boardwalk is home to a dazzling display of lights, colors, sounds and smells that awe the senses and offer an unsurpassed level of excitement and energy. The boardwalk’s six amusement piers boast more rides than Disneyland, complete with world-class rollercoasters, beachfront waterparks, family-friendly attractions and cutting-edge thrill rides. In addition, a seemingly endless array of restaurants and shops offer everything from classic boardwalk fare like funnel cakes and homemade fudge to seafood specials and gourmet pizza.
Entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife abound in the historic Wildwoods… once the playground of such ’50s and ’60s era stars as Chubby Checker, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Liberace, Bobby Rydell, Tony Bennett, Little Richard, Jerry Lewis and others…. many got their start in the show biz world right here in Wildwood, which was once known as “Little Las Vegas”! An eclectic mix of new restaurants, cafes, shops and night spots are re-creating the excitement today!
Doo Wop Architecture
The Wildwoods are home to the world’s largest collection of 1950s and 1960s-era resort motels! With loud colors, over-the-top neon signs, wacky themes, and unusual architectural features, the Wildwoods’ “Doo Wop District” is listed on the New Jersey state register of historic places and has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation – a must-see for any visitor to the Jersey Shore!
Doo Wop Experience Museum
Visit the Doo Wop Experience at Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center and see a fascinating collection of artifacts from the Wildwoods’ mid-20th century heyday. Learn about the history of the resort, its famous motels, and its role as an entertainment mecca in the 1950s! Plus: The Doo Wop Malt Shop serves classic ’50s-style treats like ice cream sundaes and floats, as well as snacks and sandwiches for lunch.
Driving Directions to the Caribbean Motel:
Garden State Parkway south to Exit 4A (formerly 4B);
Route 47 (Rio Grande Ave) east to Ocean Ave;
turn right; drive about 1/4 mile
to Ocean Ave & Buterrcup Rd
5600 Ocean Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260