I can’t believe it, Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, NJ turns 50 this year and today is their grand opening for the season. Morey’s and I go
wayyy back… since the ’80s! The amusement rides, waterparks, games, and food keeps people coming back year after year. With good reason — it’s fun in the sun on steroids at the Jersey Shore! But seriously, it’s the best!
We were fortunate enough to visit last year during the Oktoberfest celebration in the Fall. There’s something to be said about a visit in the off-season — pre-Memorial Day or post-Labor Day. When we traveled down in October, we hunkered down at the spectacular Starlux Boutique Hotel. The weather was actually perfect!
One of our favorite places to stay in Wildwood, the Starlux is right up our alley because of its retro, Mid-Century Modern vibe.
I grew up going to Wildwood as a kid for the beach and boardwalk, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I started appreciating it for its quirky Modernist charm. It’s like a step back in time and unlike any other shore town.
Wildwood became a hot Jersey Shore vacation destination, especially in the post-war 1950s, when more and more cars were hitting the road.
Predominantly known for its stunning “doo wop” (wild and wacky) and “Googie” (futuristic, Atomic-age) architecture, Wildwood continues to draw fans of this distinct Americana style. The town’s Doo Wop Preservation League works hard to preserve and promote appreciation of the kitschy district.
We adored our suite at the Starlux, not only for the look and feel, but it’s in the heart of Wildwood and just steps from the beach and boardwalk. You can’t get any closer to the action! Not into all that? Just hang out in the large glass-paneled lounge and kidney-shaped pool. Truly stunning when it’s all lit up at night!
We can’t recommend Wildwood, NJ and Morey’s Piers enough — with a stay at the Starlux Boutique Hotel — as your summer destination. The weather is so nice now, though, so why not beat the crowds and pop on down during the Spring?
Make your reservation now before it’s all booked up! Tell them Philly Grub sent ya!
Special thanks to Morey’s Piers for hosting us, as always our opinions are our own.
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