My mom and I just got back from Wildwood and after looking for weeks at all the motels I knew this wasn't a real "resort" area like were use to down at Disney World. I had to go for a Dance competition, but thankfully for only one night. it was about 4-5 hour drive down to wildwood. We looked for weeks at places to stay and we finally picked one. I would've stayed at the Wildwood Crest if i knew the layout of things. We only walked th boardwalk but after going to Ocean City, Maryland for YEARS for dance competition for my old dance studio many years ago I would suggest going there if your looking for a boardwalk type vacation. This boardwalk is very small only 2 miles long and not much to do honestly. There are rides and a waterpark area but again not big at all and my dance teacher the owner of my studio made this her vacation and she said its very expensive to go to the attractions. There are go karts ect... but like I said if your looking for a "real" family vacation I would suggest Ocean City over Wildwood take the extra time to drive there its worth it! They have real Hotels not just dumpy motel's to stay at! Thats my opinon sorry I just wanted to give my feed back on our stay. Again we only stayed one night! But, if you do go here stay at the crest area its alot nicer and a much better beach area. Also i would reserach if your going in the summer time "next year" if dance competitions are coming to the convention center because they bring a ton of kids and families!