Surprising no one, the Wildwoods, N.J. has been named The Most Beautiful Place in New Jersey by Thrillist.com.

The website, which focuses on food, beverages and travel, surveyed residents and tourism boards from every state to find the most beautiful spots within each state.

The website noted the area’s boardwalk, downtown and beaches as reasons for bestowing the honor on the Wildwoods. There are three amusement piers and a number of shops, arcaes and more than 300 restaurants. The area also features more than 8,000 guest rooms and 3,000 vacation rentals.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by Thrillist.com, a website with a strong position on travel, as the Most Beautiful Place in New Jersey,” says John Siciliano, executive director, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority.

With so many people searching for niche, unique vacations, it can be difficult to find the perfect spot. However, if it’s rich history, a variety of event spaces, and a plethora of outdoor recreation activities you’re looking for, look no further than Altoona, Pennsylvania.

 

Washington D.C.’s up-and-coming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is the ideal backdrop for Thompson Hotels’ new 225-room property set to open this winter. Thompson Washington D.C. will flaunt 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space with sweeping floor-to-ceiling views.

 

Pestana Hotel Group has announced that it will be opening its first property in New York. The new hotel, Pestana Park Avenue, is located at 23 E. 39th St. between Park and Madison avenues and within walking distance from Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations Headquarters, Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and many more attractions.