Hey. Another getaway weekend at our American getaway was at a place called Wildwood in New Jersey. As our hosts explained to us – it’s a popular holiday destination for many Americans. It was a few hours by car from Avon where we were staying most of the time.
I was sleeping through the whole of the road trip so I don’t remember any of the states we passed on our way.
We arrived at this lovely town with a bunch of hotels and a 3 km long boardwalk. We had a reservation at a motel right next to the beach with an incredible view over the ocean as you can see in the photos in this article. The motel had its own pool for motel visitors. We didn’t eat at the motel, we went to eat in the town every time.
I can’t tell you the price as once again everything was paid for by our American grandparents.
On the first day we arrived quite late and we took an evening walk over the city to make some plans of where to go the next day. We went to a boardwalk which has an incredible amount of fast-food stores, amusement stores, and gift shops. Over the 3 km of stores, there were 3 major watermarks and amusement parks. While we were checking them out the huge storm came so we couldn’t go on any rides that night. We just had dinner at a local restaurant and prepared for the next day.
Day two was water park day.
Early in the morning, we got into the line for tickets to the biggest water park at the boardwalk. I remember it being around 100$ per person for both waterpark and amusement park (it was at the same place but you had to buy separate tickets or you could buy tickets for just waterpark – around 40$ for the whole day) Again I’m not 100% sure as we just got the tickets from our hosts.
I have honestly never been to such a huge waterpark before and it was an incredible experience for me.
They had tons of water slides and even as someone who hates water slides I just couldn’t resist going on a few. You could choose from simple ones with a bunch of twists or my favorite water slides with big floating wheels. I took a few on my own and few times I went on double wheels with my American grandma Sue and we had great fun. What I loved the most was that it was made for people like me – who is not a big fan of rides – as there was this one really big slide and you had to get really high by stairs to get to the starting point.
I was starting to panic when I saw how high I am and what horrible ride would it be to get down – but – the slide had few stop pools all over itself. Meaning that I didn’t have to go all the way down at one go but it was divided into smaller parts. I loved it.
Another one I took after conquering all of my fears was the Freefall slide. The slide was very short but after you got off it you would just fall for few seconds straight down until you hit the water surface. I was so scared but those few seconds in free fall was incredible! Once I hit the surface really hard and couldn’t swim up right away it wasn’t as fun as I swallowed gallons of water and refused to go anymore.
The place is incredible for kids, there were several small pools just for little ones.
My favorite was a pirates pool with a big floating pirate ship. Young adults like us had an incredible time there at may water slides but it was even greater to watch our American grandparents go on every ride with us! We had a blast.
As this was the middle of the summer and Saturday it was filled up with many people so each ride took longer than it probably does on a regular day, but you can easily overcome long queues when you’re having such fun. The day went by incredibly quickly and around five o’clock we packed ourselves, took a quick shower, and headed to an amusement park for the second part of our fun day.
We had tickets to every attraction to be found in an amusement park.
We took a bunch of Scary rides in small trolleys – but it wasn’t scary at all. I guess it was meant for smaller children. Another one was floating ducks all over the park and from up high we had an incredible view of the whole park. A much better view was from the Ferris wheel we went on. We took some spectacular photos from up there. We even met few Czech-speaking girls who work at the park and had a nice conversation with them as they explained to us how they got to work there. I would love to work at such a park over the summer too. The amusement park offered many many attractions and I can’t even remember everyone we took. We were in our childhood heaven.
Honestly, we were so so beautifully exhausted after this day.
We managed to take a night walk over the boardwalk and taste our first fudge chocolate (loved it) and caramel apples. I know this might come as a shock but no one sells them in our country. I liked it a lot but I was so confused about how am I supposed to eat it when I cannot get the first bite through the sugary coat. (but I found a way after a while). We had dinner and a few drinks. We tried chocolate margaritas and my cousin who rarely drinks got so drunk of it and it was hilarious to watch her.
The next day we planned on staying on the beach most of the day.
Wildwood beaches are very wide and have this incredible soft almost white sand. We spend our day relaxing and swimming in the ocean. Later on, we got to the boardwalk once again for our last time. Had dinner and few drinks at this place with really nice live music and slowly said goodbye to Wildwood.
We took so many positive memories from that place.
We tried so many new things and had one of the most amazing weekend in America. Before we never heard of Wildwood but after experiencing this place myself I can highly recommend it as a great summer destination.
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