The Wildwoods, N. J., just scored a top-notch award.

NJ.com, the state’s largest website for local news, sports, entertainment and more, announced the Wildwoods as winner of the Best of the Shore—Favorite Shore Town reader poll. Readers nominate their favorite shore town and then voted from a list of eight.

The area won with 35.5 percent of the vote.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the readers of NJ.com, a website with a strong concentration of readers in central and northern New Jersey, as their Favorite Shore Town,” says John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority.

Wildwoods also was recently named the No. 1 Destination on the Rise in the U.S. for 2015 by TripAdvisor and has been named to other top lists across many publications. 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.