Thank you to Morey’s Piers for hosting our stay.
I’ve lived my entire life in New Jersey and sometimes I’m amazed at all the wonderful places this state offers for families. Things I don’t get to experience nearly enough. It’s been years since I’ve been to Wildwoods, New Jersey. In fact, I think the last time I was there was back when I was in high school. So it’s been a little while. When Morey’s Piers invited us down for the weekend to experience everything they have to offer families, I immediately said yes. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how much fun my family and I had.
Truth be told, I was never a big “Jersey Shore” girl growing up. So it’s no surprise that it didn’t rank too high on things to do with my family. Since my youngest is a beach girl at heart, I’ve had a new found appreciation for the shore and beach towns. So if I was going to any shore town for the weekend, it would definitely have to include a trip to Morey’s Piers.
We arrived a bit later than I had hoped due to a prior commitment I had in North Jersey that morning so we headed right to our hotel to check-in before we headed out for a night on the boardwalk. We stayed at the Pan American Hotel right on the main drive.
Our room had gorgeous views of the beach right from our balcony. The kids loved sitting out there every morning before we headed down to to the boardwalk. It was about a 6 block walk down to the boardwalk but we choose to drive and park at one of the lots closer to the boardwalk entrance. Evie is all about her independence right now and strollers cramp her style. She prefers to walk around and explore so parking at one of the lots and skipping over that walk down was just easier for us. Plus the parking was pretty cheap for a beach town.
The weekend flew by. There was so much to do, so much to see and so much to experience that it just made the time fly on by. Our first night we had so much fun riding rides, it was 11:30 pm before we knew it. Well past the kids’ bedtimes but they didn’t care. They didn’t want to leave the boardwalk.
No visit to Wildwoods is complete without visiting Morey’s Piers. With three different piers full of games, rides and even a waterpark. I can guarantee you won’t be bored.
There are rides for the whole family to enjoy. Evie even went on a few all by herself.
No boardwalk experience is complete without with iconic games to try your luck. I never have any luck on them but my oldest seems to get lucky every now and then. Even when he doesn’t win, he still has fun. He got lucky on with the basketball hoops winning his sister some cute plush toys.
His favorite games are the ones where you can win those giant bags of candy. Sure enough, he won two of his favorites a giant bag of Swedish fish and Twizzlers. Whatever your gaming style is, Morey’s Piers has a game for you.
When it comes to Jersey beaches, Wildwoods’ offers five miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches and best of all they’re FREE. That’s right, there’s no beach pass fee to enjoy the sun, sand, and water.
Morey’s Piers did not disappoint in the food department. We had a chance to experience some of the best dining right on the boardwalk. From boardwalk treats like cotton candy and ice cream to the delicious fries. There’s no shortage of food and delicious restaurans to eat at.
One of my favorite spots was Jumbo’s right on the boardwalk. Their spicy shrimp appetizer was amazing and their crab cakes were some of the best I’ve ever had.
I can’t forget about the beachfront waterpark. That’s right. A water park on the beach. It doesn’t get much better than that. Sadly, we didn’t get a chance to hit the water park and we were quite bummed. But that means I’m just going to have to book another trip back to Morey’s Piers before the summer is over.
We left wondering why we hadn’t spent more time down in Wildwood but it was some of the most fun we’ve had together in a long time. The kids are already begging to go back. I definitely see another trip in our future – this time at the waterpark.
Have you been to Wildwood, New Jersey before?