Distance from Baltimore: 150 miles, about a 3-hour drive Why it's worth the gas: The spectacular amusement piers and boardwalk boast more rides and attractions than Disneyland. At more than two miles long, the boards are crowded with funnel cake stands, theme park rides, arcade games, water parks, ice cream shops and souvenir stores. Don't miss: Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, with more than 100 rides and attractions on three piers. The water parks feature a newly renovated lazy river ride, as well as a new six-lane racer water slide called Wipeout! Information: Go to wildwoodsnj.com or call 800-992-9732.
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