Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seaside Resort

Cape May, NJ Lifeguards

Visitors to Cape May often wonder if any seashore resort offers more interesting and fun things to see and do.  They start to doubt it as they begin to explore the rich history and wondrous surroundings of this National Historic Landmark City known as the nation's oldest seaside resort. Cape May is proud of its historical heritage and makes it easy for Visitors to peel back the layers of time on a variety of trolley, walking and self-guided tours.

Cape May has an uncanny way of blending it's rich history with the modern lodging amenities, services, entertainment and dining choices that vacationers look for in a contemporary vacation resort.  Here you will find a wide range of first rate hotels vacation rental properties and of course stunning Victorian  styled Bed & Breakfast Inns.



Because Cape May is an island, it offers plenty of opportunity to get out on the water in so many ways. So visit East Coast Parasail and Jetski for parasailing adventures and wave running fun.  It's highly recommended to relax and enjoy the Whale & Dolphin Watching cruises and Sunset Dinner Cruises aboard fully equipped cruise boats for sunsets that must be seen. Fishing trips from the boats of Cape May Harbor run trips nearly year round for recreational anglers to experience the big catch. While nature tours from The Nature Center of Cape May offer waterway kayaking and land tours on   a regular schedule.


If there was a restaurant capital of New Jersey, Cape May would surely be it.  Local chefs masterfully create dishes with "catch of the day" seafood delicacies caught from one of the largest fresh seafood ports on the east coast.  But French specialties and home cooked comfort foods are also served in intimate indoor atmospheres and at tables with amazing outdoor views.  Visit the Food & Wine Celebration September 14 - 23rd to savor the best Cape May has to offer.


In addition to the history tours, beach time and water fun is Cape May's year round award winning special events like the Spring Music Festival May 27 - June 14, the Fall Victorian Weekend October 4 - 8 and Christmas in Cape May when the town sparkles with tours and entertainment from Thanksgiving to Christmas. 


The Blue Pig Restaurant at ChristmasTHE HOLIDAYS IN CAPE MAY

The holiday season is magical with decorated house tours, unique shopping and events that will put you in the spirit of the season. Get away in the winter months with a romantic escape to Cape May's historic bed & breakfast inns where friendly hospitality and cozy surroundings will warm you up.  Historic hotel style accommodations await your winter getaway at places like the iconic landmark Congress Hall hotel. Cultural activities, historical tours plus food and wine events continue throughout the winter months produced by organizations like the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts.



Meters/Kiosks May 1st- Oct. 31st from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. 
Free Parking available at the Cape May Elementary School during the Summer

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