Eight Things Cape May Vacation Plans Should Include

Cape May Vacation Plans Should Include:

Cape May vacation plans should include activities off the beach as well. Go to the beach, use sunscreen and have a good time. Off the beach plans should be just as much fun.

Every concierge gets questions in Cape May. What else is there to do besides the beach? Well here is a few ideas.

  1. A visit to the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts Carroll Gallery to see the storms of Cape May’s stormy past exhibit. Curated by Exit zero’s Ben Miller, this exhibit documents the historical storms that have had an impact on Cape May’s history.
  2. Cocktails on the roof top bar of Harry’s Ocean Bar and grill. Not since the demise of the Top of the Marq has there been a better view for enjoying an orange crush, listening to music while enjoying an ocean breeze. Voted one of the best beach bars in New Jersey.
  3. A combination trip to Beach Plum Farm and Willow Creek Winery. Considering their close proximity, it makes perfect sense to enjoy both destinations.
  4. Leisurely stroll and shop the Washington Street Mall. It’s not just ice cream and  t-shirts anymore. See the galleries, craft and jewelry shops. Look for what’s new.
  5. Take the family to the Wildwood Naval Air Station and Museum. You can hear all about this on the Locals Podcast.
  6. See the flag lowering ceremony at Sunset Beach any night at sunset.  This is a memorable tribute to veterans and loved ones.
  7. Spend an afternoon in West Cape May. Shop the West End Garage, Flying Fish and the Cape May Artists Cooperative all within two blocks of each other.
  8. Take one of the Whale watching trips from Cape May. Humpback have been spotted regularly feeding on bait fish in the area. Then grab a flatbread pizza at Lucky Bones.

Is that all there is to do in Cape May?

Two years ago we did an exhaustive list of 101 things to do in Cape May. To date it’s our most clicked and read upon blog post. The eight activities mentioned above could be accomplished in one day or to fill the gaps on a weeklong vacation.

We left off things like wing night at the C-View Tavern or sunset drinks on the veranda of Congress Hall. Why? Because we have to keep a few things to ourselves. Unless you’re a Cooke Cape May follower.

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  1. Tara
    June 20, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Love all of these John! We need to try the C-View and Harry’s! We will be stopping to get more info!!

  2. Jen Crossett
    June 21, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I wish I could do that. Love to stay at your motel.

  3. Michael M Mason
    June 25, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Looking forward to Lucky Bones again – always good.
    Will do first time to Harrys
    Been to the Aviation Museum – Excellent.
    Fins is real good.
    Colliers has very good wine and beer selection.

    Definitely going to hit MAC Gallery.

    VIew Tavern.? Another well kept secret.