BACKGROUND: "Watch the tram car, please," has been the soundtrack to summers in Wildwood since 1949, when the city first began operating tram cars on the Boardwalk. The first five cars were built for the 1939 New York World's Fair, and three more were added in 1963.
INSIDER INFO: The tram car is so famous that you can purchase a toy model of it at many of the Boardwalk shops in Wildwood. The toy even has a button that plays the famous warning.
WHERE: Wildwood's Boardwalk. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=BURK+AVENUE,+WILDWOOD+NJ&sll=39.174146,-74.966943&sspn=1.034792,1.494141&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=W+Burk+Ave,+Wildwood,+Cape+May,+New+Jersey&ll=38.982464,-74.818225&spn=0.004053,0.005836&z=17" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.
HOURS AND COST: Each tram is made up of four passenger cars that pick up and drop off tired beachgoers and boardwalk sightseers from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily during the summer. The electric-powered trams run from Cresse Avenue on the Wildwood Crest border to 16th Street in North Wildwood.
Wave down the bright yellow-and-blue colored trams to hop on for a ride. Get used to the repeated, and famous, pedestrian warnings. The cost of a ride is $2.50 per person and covers a one-way trip along the two-mile boardwalk. Call 609-523-8726.