Every Vacation Needs a Plan B

The suitcases are packed, the kids are excited, the reservations are made. But the forecast is calling for rain.

Don’t call the hotel or motel and ask what the cancellation policy is, just because the weather man is giving a less than perfect forecast. Instead have a plan B. Fortunately the guests of our motel already have plan B’s ready for them.

Below is just a short example of the many things to do or see in Cape May. Whats on your list?


In or Near Cape May

  • Historic Cold Spring Village
  • Aviation Museum at CM Airport
  • Cape May Model Trains
  • Nature Center of Cape May
  • Cape May Lighthouse & WW II Tower
  • Emlen Physick Estate & Trolley Tours
  • Sunset Beach & Cape May Diamonds
  • Cape May-Lewes DE Ferry
  • W. Cape May Farmer’s Market (Tuesdays)

North of Cape May

  • Cape May County Zoo & Park
  • Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor
  • Wildwood Boardwalk & Morey’s Piers
  • Leamings Run Gardens
  • Hereford Islet Lighthouse, Wildwood
  • Woodland Village Shops




Boardwalk Arcades

Music Performances

Library Activities

Theatre Show

Trolley Tours


Afternoon Tea




Whale/Dolphin Watch

Boat Cruise or Kayaks



Bikes & Surreys


Art Galleries

Wineries & Brewery

Local History Museums


Massage or Day Spa


Wetlands Institute & Aquarium, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd (10B GSP – to Stone Harbor)

609.368.1211  www.wetlandsinstitute.org

 Cape May Co. Zoo & Park – 707 Rt 9 N (Exit 10 GSP – to Cape May Court House)

609.465.1033  www.capemaycountyzoo.org

Aviation Museum, Cape May Co. Airport

500 Forrestal Road, Rio Grande  609.886.8787  www.usnasw.org

Cape May – Lewes DE Ferry – 1200 Lincoln Blvd, N.Cape May

800-64FERRY   www.capemaylewesferry.com

 Cape May Model Trains, 525 Elmira Street

609-432-1690   www.cmmt.org

Cape May Point State Park & Nature Center, 107 CM Point

609.884.2159    www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/capemay

Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 Cape May

609.898-2300   www.hcsv.org

MAC – Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts

 – Emlen Physick Estate & Carriage House Tearoom

1048 Washington St  609.884.5404  www.capemaymac.org

 -Cape May Lighthouse

Lighthouse Ave, CM Point State Park

 -World War II Lookout Tower

Sunset Blvd, Cape May Point

 -Trolley & Self-Guided Tours: Family Treasure, Garden, Bike

Washington Street Mall Information Booth

Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave

609.898.8848   www.njaudobon.org/centers/NCCM

Sunset Beach – Concrete Ship, Shops & Mini Golf

502 Sunset Blvd, CM Point  609.884.7079   www.sunsetbeachnj.com

Village Bike Shop & Rentals, 605 Lafayette Street (by ACME)

609.884.8500  www.villagebikescapemay.com





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  1. June 11, 2014 / 11:00 am

    My favorite thing to do in the rain at Cape May is to sit in a sheltered spot, like under the cover of the balcony or in the Sunset Pavilion, and read a good book. It’s the most relaxing thing in the world! I also love to swim in the rain (pool). I know neither sound very exciting, but they are exactly what I need on a vacation.

  2. June 11, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    This is why guests keep coming back to the Victorian Motel. They know that their needs will be taken care of no matter what the weather. Thanks for the attractions list.

  3. June 11, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Even though my child is grown, I still make Plan B lists for my vacations. Thank you – this is so comprehensive and some is usable even if you aren’t visiting Cape May.

    • June 12, 2014 / 7:12 am

      Thank you so much Alana.We use to travel to Syracuse quite often to visit my mother in law. Passed through Johnson city outside Binghamton often. Plan B’s work not matter where. There’s always lake effect snow to deal with.