The Wildwoods named among Trip Advisor’s® “15 Destinations on the Rise”

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The Wildwoods, NJ – January 3, 2012 – The Wildwoods have received their first major honor of 2012 as they were named one of TripAdvisor’s® “15 Destinations on the Rise.”

According TripAdvisor’s® website, the seaside destination was included on the list because “The Wildwoods and its beach and boardwalk are where city denizens from Philadelphia and New York have escaped to for decades. Soak it all in… the ’50s-style theme motels, the fried food palaces, the Doo Wop tours that recall the many rock ‘n’ roll stars who performed here.” TripAdvisor® goes on to say that the Wildwoods are “a trip back in time to a more optimistic age.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to once again be recognized by TripAdvisor® and be among their 15 Destinations on the Rise,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA). “This accolade, along with all of the other recognition we’ve received from renowned publications and websites over the past years, is a huge credit to all of our visitors, as well as each and every person that works tirelessly to continue making the Wildwoods one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations.”

The Wildwoods have also been recognized as one of TripAdvisor’s® top three “Travelers’ Choice Family Award-Winning U.S. Amusement Park Destinations” and one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks” in 2011; Smarter Travel’s “Best Beach Town In America For a Classic Experience” in 2010; and one of Forbes Traveler’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” in 2009.

The Wildwoods are also home to “New Jersey’s Best Beaches” as awarded by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium in 2011 and 2010, as well as over 180 festivals and events throughout the year, plus the country’s largest concentration of mid-century “Doo-Wop” architecture.

TripAdvisor® is the one of the world’s largest travel websites, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip by offering trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 50 million unique monthly visitors across 18 popular travel brands operating in 27 countries worldwide with 20 million members and over 45 million reviews and opinions.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.