What’s Open This Weekend In The Wildwoods Aug 14th – 16th
It’s time for the for our weekly recap of what will be open this weekend in the Wildwoods.
Please keep in mind that with covid-19 rising some of these things could change.
NJ Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that face masks must be worn outdoors when social distancing isn’t possible. If you want to read about the order click the link below.
Currently New Jersey is in Stage 2 of the covid-19 reopening.What is open includes
- Bowling Alleys
- Indoor Batting Cages
- Boardwalk Arcades
- Outdoor Waterparks
- Outdoor Amusement Parks
- Boardwalk Games
- Mini Golf
So does this mean for down here.
At this time our Boardwalk is allowed to be open. Waterparks, Rides, Games, Stores and Arcades can open with restrictions.
These restrictions include;
- Arcades only allowing 25% capacity
- Amusements only allowing 50% capacity
- Most Restaurants Are only allowing outdoor dining or carry-out
Morey’s Piers is open BUT will only offer LIMITED rides. At this time only Mariners Pier (with limited rides), Surfside Pier (with limited rides), Adventure Pier (Some Extreme Rides) and Raging Waters water park will be open this weekend.
Morey’s Piers had to make a ton of changed to ensure everyone’s safety. For a video tour of those safety protocols click the link below.
[NOTE: Morey’s Piers have gotten ride of their gate/reservation system]
For those asking about the Friday Night fireworks, at the time of the writing of this article (6am) they are still on. That could change as there is rain in the forecast for Friday Night.
The fireworks are in a new location. You can read the press release by clicking the link below.
With the rising of cases the Governor has postponed the opening of indoor dining and lowered the amount gatherings to only a max of 25 people.
Most restaurants on the boardwalk and off the boardwalk are open for business. Restaurants have already started their outdoor dining. If you want to watch a video on how that looks click the link below.
Many boardwalk businesses do not have an outdoor seating area which would mean that they are could be take-out only.
The beaches are open to sit and enjoy! Be sure to swim near a lifeguard.
If you are wondering what going to the beach is like during a pandemic watch the video by clicking the link below.
Bars are open for drinks to-go. This is something very new. If you want the full article click HERE but the gist is that now you can get drinks from your favorite bar and take it home to drink it.
Wildwood closed Pacific Avenue to traffic from Lincoln Ave to Spicer Ave to help businesses be able to use the Right-of-Way in front of their stores for dining tables. The closed streets are called the “Pacific Avenue Mall.” You can watch a video tour of this mall below.
Motels and Hotels ARE open! Give your favorite spot a call and see if they have any rooms open. Pools are open as well (Click the link below for more details)
As a reminder, It is STILL required to wear a mask when visiting ANY businesses even if it’s on the boardwalk.
Governor Murphy is also urging people to wear a mask or face covering while in more crowded areas or on the boardwalks.
Please again keep in mind that these rules and orders do change quickly. Tune back later for more info!