Hotel at a Glance: Adventurer Oceanfront Inn
A wide swath of golden sands is all that separates Adventurer Oceanfront Inn from the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is just a few steps from the legendary beaches of the Jersey Shore and a long wooden boardwalk that leads to Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, located a mile up the road. Visit the hotel's second-floor sun deck for sweeping views of the coastline; the deck connects to an outdoor pool area with a large heated pool, a kiddie pool, and lots of shaded seating.
- Spacious two-room suites feature private balconies and kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, two-burner stoves, and cookware.
- Oceanfront dining: Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Adventurer Pancake House & Family Restaurant, which looks out onto the Atlantic.
- Stay fit in a 24-hour fitness room with treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, free weights and universal exercise machines.
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.
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