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Best Places to Mini Golf in Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood and Wildwood Crest are home to courses made for mini-golfers of all ages and skill levels. When you stay at ICONA Diamond Beach, you're just minutes away from these mini golf courses and many other popular Jersey Shore attractions and landmarks. 

Of course, the ICONA team wants to help you make the most of your Wildwood mini golf experience. As part of our efforts, we've put together a list of five can't-miss destinations for mini golf in Wildwood Crest and Wildwood.

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5 Things to Do in Avalon, NJ When It Rains

Who says you need the sun to have fun at the Jersey Shore? At ICONA, we make it easy for guests to enjoy the best of Avalon, even when it's raining. At ICONA Avalon or ICONA Windrift, and you're only steps away from the beach. And if it rains, you're just minutes away from many of the area's top indoor attractions and landmarks. 

To help prove our point, we've put together a list of five can't-miss things to do in Avalon, NJ on a rainy day.

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Best NJ Beach Towns for Your Next Vacation

Ready for a beach vacation in New Jersey? NJ has many beach towns — and ICONA Resorts gives you access to the best ones. 

No matter where you stay with us, you'll be able to enjoy an unforgettable beach vacation experience with family and friends. 

We want to help you get ready to explore the best NJ beach towns. As part of our efforts, we've compiled a list of NJ's top beach towns. 

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The Best Golf Courses Near Avalon, NJ

Want to enjoy a round of golf with family and friends? ICONA Resorts has you covered. Two of our hotels, ICONA Avalon and ICONA Windrift, are just minutes from some of the top Avalon, NJ golf courses.

Stay at ICONA Avalon or ICONA Windrift to make the most of your time at the Jersey Shore — and while you're here, visit any of these can't-miss golf courses near Avalon, NJ for an amazing experience.

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Best Wineries in Cape May, NJ

Wine aficionados rejoice! Cape May, New Jersey is home to some of the top wineries in the United States. 

When you book a stay at ICONA Cape May, you'll enjoy convenient access to these wineries — and so much more. We love helping our guests find and taste the best locally-produced wines. As part of our efforts, we've put together a list of four of the premier wineries in Cape May, NJ.

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4 Ideas for Romantic Weekend Getaways in NJ

Want to spark up romance with someone special? Plan a romantic weekend getaway in NJ with help from the team at ICONA Resorts. At ICONA, we want you to enjoy a peaceful romantic getaway. To achieve our goal, we offer premium accommodations and amenities, so you can experience sacred moments of relaxation with the people you care about most. We make it easy to plan some of the best weekend getaways in NJ. 

Here are four of our can't-miss ideas for romantic weekend getaways in NJ. 

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5 Things to Do in Cape May When It’s Raining

Even a rainy day in Cape May presents a golden opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled activity indoors with family and friends. At ICONA Resorts, our boutique hotel in Cape May blends coziness with modern, upscale comfort. We want you to make the most of your Cape May experience, both indoors and out. 

As part of our efforts, we're sharing our list of five of the top things to do in Cape May on a rainy day.

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6 Best New Jersey Beach Resorts for Families

Want to enjoy an unforgettable family getaway at a New Jersey beach? Check out any of the top New Jersey beach resorts for families. 

At ICONA Resorts, we offer the best NJ Shore family resorts located in all of your favorite beach towns. Visit any of our resorts to break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take advantage of our shuttle services included in your stay to discover everything these towns have to offer.  

Here's a look at some of our resort destinations and how they make it easy to enjoy the best family beaches in NJ. 

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5 Things to Do in Cape May in Winter

Cape May is one of the most popular beach destinations in the United States. However, what most people don't realize is Cape May also offers the perfect cozy season getaway. 

Here at ICONA Cape May, we want you to make the most of Cape May in winter. Our modern oceanfront hotel blends upscale comfort with a timeless design, making it a great place to get away during the cozy season.

Here are five of the best things to do in Cape May County in the winter. 

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4 Ideas for Cozy Winter Getaways in NJ

Cozy season is officially here. To celebrate the season, book a winter getaway at the Jersey Shore. 

The Jersey Shore is home to various getaways to help you beat the winter blues. These getaways allow you to relax by yourself or with family and friends. They're also close to home and offer the best rates. 

Let's look at four can't-miss Jersey Shore winter weekend getaways.

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Cape May, America’s Original Five-Star Seaside Resort Deserves Five-Star Accommodations

The question is who, what, how, when, where? We believe we have the answer.

ICONA Resorts is proposing the first new, luxury resort hotel in Cape May in over half a century. What many may not know is, since 2000, the number of hotel rooms in Cape May has rapidly decreased by more than 50 percent. 

The fact is, visitors still desire the classic hotel experience for their families, one that honors the past, but envisions the future with modern amenities to make wonderful memories! We assure you that we at ICONA are committed to creating a beautiful hotel that fits the character of America’s Original Seaside Resort – timeless elegance reflecting the historical style and the “Victorian” and “shingle style” influences of Cape May.

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AVALON, N.J. – MARCH 26, 2021 – ICONA Resorts today announced that it has purchased the Windrift Hotel, the oceanfront resort adjacent to ICONA Avalon, built and owned by the Buckingham and Diller families since 1967. With this acquisition, ICONA Resorts now owns and operates the largest oceanfront resorts in Avalon and Stone Harbor. 

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ICONA Diamond Beach Named #1 Hotel in New Jersey & #6 Best Hotel for Service in USA   

ICONA Diamond Beach announced today that it has been recognized with two distinct hotel achievements. U.S. News & World Report named ICONA Diamond Beach the best hotel in the state of New Jersey and Tripadvisor recognized the hotel as No. 6 in the United States for its exceptional service.  

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ICONA Diamond Beach Construction & Renovations

New & Improved ICONA Diamond Beach Re-Opens Spring 2021  
We are excited to announce that a full multi-million dollar renovation project is underway and we'll be re-opening in May 2021! Secure Summer 2021 reservations now for best rates & availability.

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ICONA Avalon Named #23 Hotel in USA

We haven’t seen a single flake of snow this winter (save one blustery day in November) as temperatures have hovered in the 40s and 50s here at ICONA Resorts. Easterners don’t visit South Jersey to crash down ski hills or snowshoe through three feet of fresh powder because our winter paradise is a beautiful, quiet, and reflective experience.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit ICONA This Winter

We haven’t seen a single flake of snow this winter (save one blustery day in November) as temperatures have hovered in the 40s and 50s here at ICONA Resorts. Easterners don’t visit South Jersey to crash down ski hills or snowshoe through three feet of fresh powder because our winter paradise is a beautiful, quiet, and reflective experience.

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A South Jersey History Tour

Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking to pass the time during a rainstorm, South Jersey has several interesting museums worth exploring during your next visit to ICONA Resorts. Many of our oceanfront cities, including Cape May, NJ, played a crucial role in World War II. All three of our oceanfront Jersey Shore hotels are minutes from a historic naval air station, a WWII lookout tower, and timeless lighthouses.

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A Romantic Winter Getaway to South Jersey

Winter is the season of love here in South Jersey as the cooler temperatures inspire couples to cozy up morning, day, and night. Very few romantic New Jersey getaways rival an extended weekend stay at ICONA Resorts. Our three oceanfront resorts provide sophisticated charm, romantic restaurants, and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views, all within minutes from delightful wintertime fun.

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New Jersey Lighthouses: A Self-Guided Tour

New Jersey is home to 23 unique lighthouses, many of which can be discovered within minutes of ICONA Resorts. Lighthouses have become such a fascination among Americans that citizens can now join the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s “Passport Program,” one of the many ways you can hunt down the rarest beacons. Hunting for lighthouses is a popular activity for couples and families alike.

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The Avalon Brew Pub Burger of the Week

Is there a better guilty pleasure combination than a refreshing Bohemian pilsner and a juicy Angus burger? Lucky guests at ICONA Avalon are just steps from a fresh pint and a casual upscale dining experience at one of the best New Jersey breweries: Avalon Brew Pub. Not only is Avalon Brew Pub the East Coast’s only beachfront microbrewery, but it has quickly turned heads with the “Burger of the Week.” Each week, the inventive and talented culinary team at Avalon Brew Pub piece together a unique Angus beef burger creation, all of which pair perfectly with a house brew.

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Plan a Winter Beach Wedding Ceremony at ICONA

Happy couples have been planning Diamond Beach wedding ceremonies for years even during the cozy season. It’s hard to top the soothing sound of lapping waves, the azure blue ocean, and the soft, white sand. ICONA Diamond Beach has quickly become one of the premier Jersey Shore wedding venues thanks to our prime beach access, elegant accommodations, and on-site catering. We have three oceanfront resorts within minutes of each other, so our wedding packages are entirely customizable.

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New Year’s Eve Celebration at ICONA

Ring in the new year on the beautiful South Jersey Shore with family and friends. ICONA Resorts is currently offering New Year’s Eve packages starting at just $145 per person. Depending on which resort and package you choose, you and a significant other can enjoy a comfortable overnight accommodation, open bar, dancing, four-course dinner, and breakfast buffet.

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Thanksgiving Getaways on the Jersey Shore

Perhaps this is the year that you finally retire the apron and treat your family or spouse to a stress-free Thanksgiving getaway. There aren’t many Thanksgiving getaways in New Jersey that help celebrate this family-oriented holiday. ICONA Resorts, however, will gladly be hosting a Thanksgiving weekend extravaganza for families hoping to avoid the countless hours spent cooking and cleaning during this annual holiday.

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Top South Jersey Hidden Gems

Most tourists who visit the Jersey Shore arrive with beaches, cocktails, and cabanas on their mind, but our lively slice of New Jersey is also home to some of the most diverse and unique habitats on the East Coast. When you choose to vacation at ICONA Resorts, you’re always minutes away from a beach, ocean, or boardwalk adventure. ICONA Diamond Beach has firmly placed itself as one of the premier Wildwood Crest NJ hotels.

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