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It’s long been believed that the salt air of the Jersey Cape has a therapeutic quality…today you can combine this unique natural therapy with a variety of amenities and experiences that are good for the body and soul. A trip to the Jersey Cape is a good time during any season, but what if you could visit – even in the busy summer season – and still find places to relax, recharge, be eco-conscious and spend quality time with family and friends?
We picked a few ways to lift your spirits and unwind…
Spas and Yoga – Get Relaxed
The Jersey Cape is home to several amazing spas that are poised to rejuvenate your body and mind. Escape to the comforting confines of Cape May Day Spa where you can enjoy state-of-the-art spa services in a relaxing, tranquil and richly-appointed ambiance of total comfort. Book some time at The Reeds Resort’s new Salt Spa and be one of first to experience the soothing surroundings and treatments of this new amenity in Stone Harbor. The Salt Spa will offer the ultimate luxury spa experience with unparalleled signature services designed to rejuvenate, relax and refine.
For a tranquil summer outdoor experience, the Jersey Cape offers Beach Yoga, Yoga in the Plaza and Full Moon Beach Yoga. And now you can enjoy SUP Yoga that is just like traditional yoga but it’s done using a paddle board on the calm waters of the back bays instead of a mat in the studio.
Kayaking and Nature Trails – Spend Some Quality Time
Paddle a kayak in the calm inland waterways or walk to explore the many unspoiled nature trails of the Jersey Cape for the perfect way to enjoy the calming beauty of nature and discover the natural scenery of our unique peninsula. Exploring nature at the Jersey Cape by kayak or foot is sure to provide a relaxing experience that provokes new conversation, unlimited photographic opportunities and is the perfect way to spend quality time with family and friends.
It’s easy to find the uncrowded and quiet waterways here, where outfitters are ready to get you geared up and out on the water. Search Jersey Cape Kayaking or give a call to Miss Chris Marina or Aqua Trails Kayak Tours at the Nature Center of Cape May to reserve your piece of mind.
Off the path nature trails abound at the Jersey Cape in places that you may not have heard about. Enjoy a stroll in solitude or spend quality time with family and friends at places like the Diamond Beach Wildlife Refuge, Cape May Point, the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary, or Corson’s Inlet State Park in Ocean City. If you’re up for more than a walk, bring your rod or binoculars for a little fishing or bird watching along the way. Visit these places and you will surely come away with an appreciation of nature while getting in some quality family time far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Visit our Eco-Tourism page for additional relaxing, nature based activities.
Cozy, Eco-Friendly Places – Lift Your Spirits & Help Save The Planet
Many people know that the Jersey Cape is home to great hotels, motels and vacation rental homes that offer exciting amenities like swimming pools, recreational play areas and common areas to barbeque. But did you know that there are many quietly cozy places to stay and visit?
Get cozy throughout the year at places like the West Cape Motel in Cape May that is tucked away near the nature trails of Cape May Point, or find a nook to relax away from the crowds at the less crowded beach fronts of the Icona Resorts in Avalon and Diamond Beach. Beyond the summer season, get comfy in front of the fireplace at The Reeds Resort, or enjoy similar comforts at the Cape Resorts properties. Browse the pages of the Jersey Cape Vacation Guide for all of the coziest places to visit.
Many of the Jersey Cape’s lodging establishments are uniquely eco-friendly and have installed solar panels on their roof tops, developed bath soap recycling efforts and housekeeping procedures to help save the planet. Additionally, many restaurants of the Cape offer farm-to-table dining that contributes to the eco-friendly culture of the Jersey Cape. Look for the eco-friendly icon in the lodging listings on the Jersey Cape Vacation Guide website for the places that employ conservation principles in their operation.