Hotel at a Glance: Cape Cod Inn Motel
Cape Cod Inn Motel is located just blocks from some of the Wildwoods’ greatest attractions, including the boardwalk, the beach, and Sunset Lake. The hotel also offers many onsite activities. You can sunbathe on the deck and cool off in the pool as little ones splash in the kiddie pool. After playing a game of mini golf or pool, have a cookout using the barbecue grills.
- Accommodations: Each comfy suite is outfitted with a fridge and microwave.
- Wildwood Boardwalk is located a short walk away. Here, you can ride more than 100 amusement-park rides, shop, and rent a side-by-side bike to pedal around.
- Grab a bite at one of many nearby restaurants, including sandwich shops, Mexican restaurants, and Italian eateries.
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.