Memorial Day weekend unofficially marks the beginning of summer.While many of my friends either headed to South Beach or stayed local to fête non-stop I opted to spend one day of my long weekend on a mini road trip to Wildwoods New Jersey. Why Wildwoods? My partner in crime wanted to check it out after hearing good reviews from co-workers and besides we shot footage for our travel project. Killing two birds with one stone…efficient.
I was not sure what to make of the town before going but Wildwoods has some impressive accolades; landing on top ten lists for best boardwalk, water parks, and best beach town from publications like Trip Advisor, National Geographic, and the New York Daily News. It is a charming little beach town with tons of hotels and motels on the strip in case you want to extend your stay.
The day consisted of water rides and food. Can’t get much better than that! After strolling the boardwalk in search of the best funnel cake and popcorn shrimp we took the last call special at the water park.After 3:30 admission drops to $24 which leaves you with about a solid 2 hours to enjoy the rides before the park closes. The rides were pretty tame, nothing too crazy. Ok I’m lying, the first time on the Beast of the East… complete darkness, enclosed space, feeling like I was about to fall out, I screamed like a little….LOL
But let’s get to the good stuff….THE FOOD! Dinner at GoodFish Grill like their tagline (Seafood So Good..It’s Heavenly) says was indeed heavenly. Being the FAs that we are, we ordered two main appetizers, Mojito Calamari and Firecracker Shrimp. For entrees we decided on Seafood Fra Diablo with linguine and the Crispy breaded seafood combo. Words cannot describe how exquisite the food was. The seafood used is the catch of the day, perhaps the freshness added to the overall taste and flavor of the meal. Hands down this ranks in the top 5 seafood meals I have had in my life!….and I’ve had a lot of seafood.
Wildwoods is the perfect daycation spot if you are looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.