The Best Undiscovered (and Affordable!) Beach Towns in America

1/7 Wildwoods, New Jersey

This charming little beach community on the southern Jersey Coast is a well-kept secret that might just be the best family vacation spot you've never heard of. The main town is Wildwood, but the whole area is also referred to as the Wildwoods, since it's actually made up of a cluster of beach towns with the word "Wildwood" in the name (Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood and so on).

On the southern end of the Cape May Peninsula, one of the best parts of Wildwood is its affordability. You can easily find a hotel for under $150 a night, food is inexpensive and you can purchase a moderately priced wristband that gives access to most of the rides and the water parks. Full of fun along the board walk and at the waterparks, it's the ideal family beach town.