The beaches of Wildwoods, N.J., recently received some much-deserved recognition.  

Better Homes & Gardens named Wildwoods to their list ‘Top 10 Beaches You MUST Visit With Your Family.”

Editors and the travel writer of the magazine selected the top 10, which are named in random order. The magazine noted:

“From 1950s mod-style motels to boardwalk custard stands and amusement arcades, this classic Jersey Shore town packs a lot into its 5 miles. Take the kids crabbing, show them your Skeeball prowess, then dance the night away at an evening concert.”

More than nine million people visit the area each year. The beaches, which stretch for 5 miles, are free for visitors. Wildwoods also was recently named TripAdvisor’s No. 1 Destination on the Rise for 2015, as well as a number of awards from different organizations such as FamilyFun magazine and Thrillist.com.  

“We know that nowhere in the state or even in the nation can you find a better free beach or shore destination that offers so much fun, and excitement and free activities to its visitors than in the Wildwoods,” says Siciliano, executive director, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority. “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized nationally by Better Homes & Gardens as a must-visit destination—frankly we couldn’t agree more.”

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.