Hotel at a Glance: Acacia Beachfront Resort
The rooms at Acacia Beachfront Resort open directly onto the sand. After settling into suites equipped with sitting and dining areas, visitors can explore downtown Cape May, located just 5 miles away.
- Go for a swim in the outdoor pool or walk out the door directly onto the beach.
- Look out at the waves from your private patio or balcony.
- Cook up meals in your room with kitchenettes that include a stovetop, full-size refrigerator, pots and pans, and utensils.
- Catch some rays by lounging on one of the sun deck’s provided chairs.
The Wildwoods, New Jersey: Classic Boardwalk Fun and Doo-Wop-Era History
Less than an hour south of Atlantic City, you’ll find the Wildwoods, a cluster of towns set on a barrier island just off New Jersey’s southernmost point. Though the area is more subdued than Atlantic City, families will still find a dizzying assortment of carnival rides, malt shops, and arcade games along the Wildwoods Boardwalk.
During the 1950s and ’60s, the area became a hot spot for up-and-coming rock and doo-wop singers, including Chubby Checker, Bill Haley, and Bobby Rydell, who immortalized the city’s carefree spirit in the tune “Wildwood Days.” You can learn more about the era at the Doo Wop Experience and Neon Sign Garden, which pays homage to mid-20th-century music, decor, and advertising.