Cape May

Cape May is America’s oldest seaside resort, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Full of beautiful Victorian architecture and B&Bs, Cape May is considered a New Jersey gem. When you visit this charming town, you’ll witness firsthand how it truly embraces its arts, culture and history.

Things to Do

Varied interests are accommodated within Cape May’s Victorian setting, with two miles of beautiful beaches, top theatre companies, special tours, multiple historic landmarks and much more.

Washington Street Mall

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Shopping

Washington Street Mall

Shop, dine and relax at the Washington Street Mall in the heart of Cape May. Experience unique shopping and over 10 restaurants, all within three blocks. 

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

Activities

Tours & Historical Sites

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers a year-round calendar of tours promoting Cape May’s rich history and culture. The Emlen Physick Estate and the Cape May Lighthouse are two of MAC’s historical sites worth visiting.

Theatre

Cape May is home to three talented local theatre companies: Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater Company and Elaine’s Dinner Theater. Let the latest shows from these companies impress you!

Food & Drink

Long renowned for fine dining, Cape May’s restaurants offer quality meals of every cuisine to please your palate. Here, you’ll find casual to formal dining options for every meal that will satisfy any craving.

Events

Cape May plays host to an abundance of events without compromising its tranquil, slow-paced and relaxing atmosphere

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Cape May - From Thursday, Oct.18 to Sunday, Oct. 21, New Jersey Audubon (NJA) will host birders from far and wide for a weekend immersion into one of National Geographic Magazine's best places in the world for birding - Cape May. NJA and its Cape May Bird Observatory are also taking over Cape May... Read More
Friday, October 19, 2018
Cape May - Cape May Film Society and Burkard Studio present “Under an Arctic Sky,” an intriguing film following the thrilling adventures of six surfers in search of perfect waves as far north as possible.  Experience the breathtaking fjords of Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Feel the swells of... Read More
Cape May - “You won’t see this anywhere else unless you hop on a plane to the Amazon or Southeast Asia,” says “Nature” Nick Jacinto, who has headlined with his animals in everything from backyard birthday parties, to swanky corporate events in the Big Apple, to appearances on national TV shows on CNN and Fox... Read More
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Cape May, Ocean City, Stone Harbor - Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21. Challenge yourself to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse... Read More
Cape May - Jennifer Valentine, Director of Program Services for Court Appointed Special Advocates, will attend the world premiere of Cape May Stage’s “The Shuck” by Cape May County native Shawn Fisher, directed by award-winning director Roy Steinberg, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Cape May Stage will... Read More
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Cape May - Cape May’s annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 beginning at 3 p.m. Prior to the parade, trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall will be held from noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Small Businesses of the Washington Street Mall. The parade route begins at Perry Street... Read More

Entertainment

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! You’ll find the best nightlife along Beach Avenue, as well as in other bars and restaurants throughout Cape May. Jam to the hottest local bands, DJs and musicians!
Monday, October 15, 2018
Don Shaw 7p-11p
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Matt Diventi 7p-11p
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Live Acoustic Music 6p-9p
Dan Barry 7p-11p
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Walter Sapsai 5p-9p
Gregg Carpenter 7p-11p
Friday, October 19, 2018
Aaron Burgos 8p-12a
Nate Cwik 8:30p-12:30a
DJ Dance Party 9p-12a
Tribe 9:30p-1a

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