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Go Fly A Kite! Wildwoods International Kite Festival: May 27-30

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Who doesn’t love see kites soaring overhead? If you love a bit of whimsy, you’re in luck because the Wildwoods International Kite Festival flies into town and it just happens to be the largest kite festival in the whole of North America.

Happening at the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, the weekend-long event kicks off Friday May 27 at noon with “Unlocking of the Ocean media event on the beach south of the convention center. After that, the Kite Sales tent opens and by 9 p.m., illuminated kites fill the sky. Events on Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach, as well as kite workshops and family games. Monday, May 30 wraps up the festival with the World Indoor Kite Competition inside the convention center – come and watch the pros fly kites without wind! This entire event is free for all.


Farmers Market Grand Opening: May 28

The Jersey Shore’s best Farmers Market is opening for the season on Saturday May 28 at the corner of Pacific and Schellenger Avenues. A wondrous way to wander through a morning here in Wildwood, this farmers market won the 2014 Best New Attraction award from the Wildwood Chamber of Commerce and the 2014 Best of Free Time award from Catamaran Media weekend until September 3, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The corner of Pacific and Schellenger is a short drive or comfortable walk from our family owned and operated resort.

We offer free Wi-Fi, several large heated pools and two kiddie pools to suit the whole family, as well as shared use grills and large picnic tables for a lovely outdoor meal – perfect for the gorgeous meat and produce you just picked up at the farmers’ market! Book your stay today for an amazing stay in Wildwood!

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Wild Events in Wildwood This Spring

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

As the sun starts peeking its head out, Wildwoods, New Jersey is starting to pick up again. The liveliest place on the coast, we’re no stranger to good times—but with so much choice, it’s sometimes hard to pick what to do! We’ve got you covered, with three of our favourite upcoming events.

Wildwoods Casino Royale – Feb 27

Start your trip off by trying your luck at the tables! For price of admission, you get a full delicious meal and $50 in chips. Whether you want to draw for Blackjack, throw for Craps, or spin for Roulette, your game is here at our local casino night. Will you blow it all on a bad hand, or will you make out like Bond and bag the chips? Prizes will be given to those who break the bank! All proceeds go toward scholarships for local students. Learn more here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade – Mar 12

With one vice out of the way, double up at the St. Patrick’s Day parade! Toast the Irish with a Guinness in your green garb, and dance a jig to the fiddle and flute. There will be a full ceremony, a bagpipe troupe, and—if you know where to find it—plenty of beef stew and tankards full of ale! You may not have had any luck at Casino Royale, but tonight you’re sure to be blessed with the Irish. Learn more here.

Health & Fitness Expo – Mar 19

Once you’re done with feasting, drinking, and gambling, you may feel like you need something—well we have that to, and it’s a Health & Fitness Expo! Don’t groan—we promise you’re going to have a great time. If you’re still remembering those New Years Resolutions you abandoned last month, this is a great chance to get back into the groove with information on the latest fitness equipment, fun physical activities, and the scoop on the newest diet breakthroughs. Learn more here.

Wildwoods is known as a thrill-a-minute for a reason, so we hope these exuberant events will tide you over. And when you’re ready to rest for the next day, you won’t find a deeper sleep than in our very own hotel rooms. Book yours today. We look forward to your visit!

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Upcoming Fun in Beautiful Wildwood!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Summer may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean there’s no more fun to be had in beautiful Wildwood, NJ. Though it may be our gorgeous beaches and sun-soaked summer days that have made our corner of the coast famous, don’t be fooled—Wildwood is home to unbeatable fun, all year round.

Here a few exciting highlights for the coming Months!

Cheer Tech Island Championships | November 1

On the first day of November, head over to Wildwoods Convention Centre (just a quick trip from our cozy hotel) for a day of action-packed cheer fun. Attendees will witness cheerleading competitions at the recreational, school, college, open and all-star levels, all of which will be beautifully choreographed and performed on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor. A small admission fee will be charged at the door. Don’t miss it!

‘Burn the Bird’ Boardwalk 5K Turkey Trot | November 28

On November 28, burn off all those Thanksgiving calories with Burn the Bird, an annual 5K run presented by the South Jersey Triathlon Club. Registration for this awesome event begins at 9:00am at the Wildwoods Sign (at Rio Grande and Ocean Avenues), just a short distance away from our hotel. Don’t miss this awesome chance to work up a sweat and have fun doing it. More information can be found here!

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting | December 4

While Easter seems like it was just yesterday, another Christmas is already just around the corner. In the Wildwood region there’s no better way to get into the spirit of the season than attending the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting. In addition to a dazzling tree lighting, this event will also feature live music, cookies, hot chocolate, and appearance by Santa Clause himself. The perfect event for guests traveling with children, it is not one to miss. The fun begins at 5:30 at Hereford Inlet Courtyard.

Yes, the coming of winter does not mean the fun is over in Wildwood. Book a room at our hotel today to discover all the fun that our famous coastline has to offer!

We look forward to welcoming you to town!

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Best of the Theater in New Jersey this August

Friday, July 31, 2015

New Jersey is full of great culture, but our favourite has to be the theatre. If you’re a theatre lover, you won’t want to miss this curated picks, so the next time you’re in town, get your stage glasses and your evening wear and come out to the show.

Frank Sinatra: The Man, The Voice, and The Fans – August 2-30

Start your month of theatre off with a little history lesson on one of the greatest performers of all time, Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer filled countless theatres in his day, and is still hailed as one of the greatest singers of all time. Held at the Hoboken Historical Museum, this exhibits celebrates the man in the centennial year of his birth, a birth which actually happened in Hoboken. Learn more here.

Once On This Island – August 1-15

Once you’ve got your history down, it’s time to take in a show that will go down in history as one of the greatest musicals of all time. This theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the Little Mermaid was awarded eight Tony nominations, including Best Musical, as it tells the touching and compelling story of true love from two different worlds—of course, love conquers all in the end, making this a joyous performance. Learn more here.

"Misalliance" by George Bernard Shaw – August 5-30

George Bernard Shaw, known for his timeless plays such as Pygmalion, Man and Superman, and Candida, creates a beautiful chaos of class systems, gender differences, and other dividing issues that are still as relevant today as they were in the early 1900s. Taking place in a sprawling country estate, the play follows the “king of the undergarment industry” as he attempts to keep hold on a family teeming with ideologies. A play for the ages. Learn more here.

New Jersey’s theatres are teeming with fabulous performances this August. Of course, you can be the star of your own show right in our family resort. With our premium amenities and outdoor swimming pool, you may never want to leave! Book your room today. We look forward to your visit!

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Spring Events in Wildwood

Monday, April 20, 2015

Another summer is upon is in beautiful Wildwood Crest, and with it, a sprawling spectrum of exciting outdoor events are coming to town. From cars, to concerts, to kites, expect a little bit of everything along our beautiful beach over the coming month.

Here are a few upcoming highlights we think our guests might enjoy!

Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show | May 7-10

For three days, on the second weekend of May, the bustling Wildwoods Boardwalk will come alive with dozens of cool, classic cars. It’s the annual Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show! The three day event unfurls along the boardwalk, and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, which you’ll find just a short trek down the beach from the fantastic amenities of our resort. For auto-enthusiasts, this is not one to miss!

Wildwoods International Kite Festival | May 22-25

On the weekend of May 22, the sky above Wildwood Crest will get even more beautiful—yes, it’s possible—with a kaleidoscope of colorful kites. We’re talking, of course, about the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the largest festival of its kind in North America. The event, which will feature kite-making workshops and a whole lot of fun in the sun, goes down both in the convention center and on the adjacent beach. It’s the perfect family event; just don’t forget to wear plenty of sunscreen!

Gotta B Wildwoods Music Festival | May 30

What better way to close out a sunny month of May than with a little bit of live music. On the second last day of the month, head down to Fox Park on Ocean Avenue, between Burk and Montgomery Avenues, for Gotta B Wildwoods Music Festival, a new and better still, FREE family event. The fun runs from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Enjoy the show!

Wildwood Crest is abuzz with excitement all summer long, as evidenced by the packed schedule of events coming to town this May. All it takes to partake in this excitement is a room at our cozy, Oceanside resort. Book yours today!


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The Fun Never Stops on America’s Most Famous Shoreline

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

People may think they know New Jersey; after all, much has been publicized through various media and entertainment portals on our lifestyles. But the truth is, New Jersey cannot be pigeon-holed, pegged, or even predicted. In fact, the only uniformity that can be found here is in that the residents are equally discordant in their lifestyles and interests! In Jersey, there is no event too small to celebrate, no manner too grandiose in which to do the celebrating, and no need to go looking for the party when it is always guaranteed to come to you. The fete awaits in Wildwood, so come join us at the diverting events:              

Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Jan. 28th-Feb.1st: So amorous is the bond between man and canine, how many of us dog lovers find ourselves whispering sweet nothings of our pooches being ‘the most perfect dog in the world’ into their floppy ears on an almost daily basis? Now comes the time to really put this to the test at the Kennel Club Dog Show, comprised of  Best of  Breed competitions, Obedience and Rally trials, puppy showdowns, Police K-9 unit demonstrations and more! This will be the culmination in canine competition; a display of fine breeding, pedigree, slobbery kisses and wagging tails. Contests being every morning at 8am, and tickets are $8 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

Wildwoods Casino Night, Feb.21st: Let luck be a lady tonight! Though if more of a capricious and relentless shrew she ends up being, burrow your woes deep in the delectable dishes of the buffet at the Bolero Hotel Resort & Conference Center, host of this year’s Wildwoods Casino Night! For a $25 admission price, attendees are given access to all playing tables, and $50 in chips that will hopefully evoke the chant ‘winner, winner, chicken dinner!’ by evenings end. Though if the opposite occurs and luck is not on your side, it is said that energy is never lost, only transferred…so think of what was contained in your now empty pockets as the energy flow to fill the minds of local students, as all proceeds earned will go toward educational scholarships.

At the Biscayne Resort on the Wildwood Crest, we know there is no shortage of things to do along our bustling shore. So we direct our focus on your comfort and rejuvenation, and we do so by ensuring with care that your every need is overseen. Book with us today and experience the blissful, replenishing effect of relaxation.

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Exciting Fall Events in Wildwood, NJ

Friday, October 31, 2014

There are a few great events taking place in our town celebrating the spookiest time of year: Halloween.  But that’s not all.  If you’re staying in Widldwood this fall, there are plenty of events and festivals going on about town.  Check out our town’s full event calendar here and don’t miss a few of these upcoming highlights listed below!

Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House: Oct. 31

Okay Trick-or-treaters, get ready to meet your match at the Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House!  Located at 109 W. 1 Ave in North Wildwood, from 5-8pm enter this spooky house if you dare!  For more information, contact 609.729.2170.

North Wildwood Halloween Trunk or Treat and Block Party : Oct. 31

Decorate the car and bring the entire family to this brand new event for 2014!  The idea of this event is to get into costume, drive the family out to Olde New Jersey Avenue between 2nd and Chestnut Avenue, and trick-or-treat out of the trunks of cars.  Both car decorations and the kids costumes will be judged and awarded prizes at the end of the night.  For more information and registration, call 609-522-2955.

Jersey Shore Beach 'n Boat Fishing Tournament: Nov 1

Reel in the big one this year at the Jersey Shore Beach ‘n Boat Fishing Tournament taking place in Wildwood and the surrounding area.  This statewide fishing derby brings out anglers of all skill levels to compete for cash prizes.  Prizes are awarded for the largest catches and all proceeds go to the Fisheries Conservation Trust.  For more information and how to participate call 609-423-4002. 

Welcome to the Biscayne Family Resort in beautiful Wildwood New Jersey.  Our hotel is your best choice for family friendly and comfortable accommodations in Wildwood.  Book your stay with us today!

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Monkey See, Monkey Do: Why you Should Visit the Cape May County Zoo

Friday, July 25, 2014
Sometimes the best things in life are free. Besides oxygen, friendship and the unconditional love of your family, you can count on the Cape May County Zoo to fall in line with this popular commonplace dictum.

With over 550 critters representing over 250 species, the Cape May County Zoo offers free admission to their zoo for everyone. The zoo is supported by the non-profit organization Cape May County Zoological Society. This society continuously strives to maintain the zoo for conservation purposes and for the enjoyment of the community. To help keep the zoo alive they are always accepting donations and encourage you to become a “ZooFriend.”

From animals like the Bennett’s Wallaby to the Iberian Ribbed Newt, visitors can be sure to find a favourite in the vast array of flora and fauna. Just last September a baby female giraffe was born to a dam and sire and now roams the grounds of the zoo in her herd. The birth of this calf is the first in over a decade at the Cape May County Zoo.

The Zoo also offers a series of events to the public including their popular Night Walks where visitors can enter the zoo after hours for an additional fee and observe the animals after dark. Also coming up is their Scales and Slime day on August 5th where guests can check out the many amphibians and reptiles as well as make some gooey slime.

The Cape May County Zoo is a family affair, and they encourage anyone to come out and see the splendid wildlife. Putting conservation above all else, their skilled staff and zookeepers give the utmost care to their creatures and hope the community can benefit from their efforts.

Just a 20 minute car ride away The Biscayne Family Resort is the ideal place to visit Wildwood Crest New Jersey and plan a trip to the renowned Cape May County Zoo. With our ocean front location and charming accommodations we promise a relaxing vacation stay. Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed. 

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4 Best Tourist Attractions in Wildwood

Friday, April 25, 2014

Are you travelling to the east coast for the summer? If so, make sure to bring the family and visit New Jersey’s famous Wildwood County! 


1) White Sand Beaches and Boardwalk

White Sand Beaches

Step in to Wildwood’s very own white sandy beaches and join in the fun under the sun! Wildwood’s spacious beaches stretch for 5 miles and are packed with endless beach activities such as boogie boarding, surfing, jet skiing, power boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking and whale watching.


Just overlooking the stunning beaches is the award-winning 2 mile Boardwalk filled with unique shops, water parks, one of a kind restaurants, live entertainment, and many more!  Take a stroll by or hop on the tram car to the world renowned Wildwood Boardwalk and explore what the wooden way has to offer!

2) Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show

Calling all car fanatics from all over the world! From Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th from 8:30 am to 3 pm on the Wildwood Spring Boardwalk Car Show will be showcasing car models from 2003 and older on the renowned Wildwoods Boardwalk. The ‘Boardwalk Top 40’ will be exhibited on Saturday at 5pm and at sundown, stay a bit longer for the drive-in movie at Fox Park (weather permitting). On Sunday, don’t forget to join the awards ceremony 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center for trophies and cash prizes!

Do you own a car that you would like for everyone to see at the show? Registration now at the Imperial 500.

3) George F Boyer Historical Museum

Get the chance to look back in time at Wildwood’s George F. Boyer Historical Museum! For 50 years, the museum has preserved precious, antique items that withstood the test of time and is now being displayed for spectators to enjoy. Take a peek at the enriching collection of photographs and artifacts dating all the way back from the late 1800’s to the 50’s and 60’s! Visit today to learn about Wildwood’s distinctive history and don’t forget to check out the gift shop on your way out for your very own Wildwood memorabilia to take home!

4) Wildwood’s Water Parks

Splash Zone Water Park

Visit Wildwood’s Splash Zone Water Park for excitement and family fun! The water park offers a selection of thrilling slides! If you are not the daredevil type, no problem! Splash Zone offers the Rivy River that runs through the park for a gentle, smooth sailing.

Morey’s Piers’ Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club

Choose to explore the newest six-lane water slide, Wipeout and the exhilarating Cliff Dive slide or sit back and relax at a private family cabana! In addition, Bonsai Beach is complete with water jets, climbing ropes and slides for kids to enjoy!

Morey’s Piers’ Raging Waters Waterpark

Enter in the shipwreck-inspired water park and explore attractions with the family such as River Adventure, Shotgun Falls, and Raging Waters’ two kiddie play areas Shipwreck Shoals, and Camp Kidastrophe!

The Biscayne Family Resort in Wildwood, NJ is delighted to provide family-friendly service to accommodate families who are visiting Wildwood! We offer two to three bedroom suites that can house up to 8 guests, wide kitchens and living facilities in each room to make you feel right at home. Our friendly staff is more than happy to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate book your stay with us today! 

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Take a Walking Tour Through the Wildwood Shore Resort Historic District

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Wildwood Crest New Jersey has one of the largest concentrations of mid-century Doo-Wop architecture in the country. This unique style emerged in the 50s and 60s and influenced the design not only of buildings but of cars and consumer goods. It is characterized primarily by eye-catching “space-age” design elements inspired by the shapes of atoms, flying saucers, and jet planes.

In the case of the more than 100 motels and resorts that make up the Wildwood Shore Resort Historic District, the Doo-Wop style is accented by neon signs, plastic palm trees and bright colors. One example is our very own Biscayne Family Resort, constructed in 1968!
The Biscayne Family Resort, constructed in a Doo-Wop inspired style

The Doo-Wop style, sometimes referred to in architectural circles as the “Googie” style, is very much a product of 50s and 60s pop culture. These were exciting times, when a range of new technology was bursting on to the scene. Television, rock and roll and space travel were all exciting and novel concepts. This was also a period of unprecedented economic prosperity for the United States, and automobile culture was thriving.

With more people having the time and means to take vacations, Wildwood Crest grew to meet the demand. Enterprising hoteliers rapidly constructed motels to accommodate the automobile traveler and to appeal to the hip new aspects of pop culture. Thus, what we now know as the Doo-Wop motel district was born!

A motel pool displaying the characteristic plastic palm trees of the Doo-Wop style

Unfortunately, like many buildings and styles of the past, the Doo-Wop motels weren’t always seen as historically significant. As the 20th century drew to a close, many of the Wildwood Crest motels faced an uncertain future. However, following a renewed interest in the styles and architecture of the period, the Wildwood Crest motel district is now recognized and celebrated as one of the finest collections of the Doo-Wop style in the country.
Another local motel displaying typical features of the Doo-Wop style

For anyone visiting Wildwood Crest, we recommend you take the time to explore the Wildwood Shore Resort Historic district on a self-guided walking tour. Be sure to take lots of pictures. And when it comes to choosing a resort to spend your vacation at, look no further than the Biscayne Family Resort for comfortable and affordable Wildwood Crest accommodations.
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