Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seaside Resort

 

Santa Claus sitting on a bench with little girl in Cape May, NJ

Cape May is beyond proud of being a National Historic Landmark City and the nation’s oldest seaside resort. This is evident by the way they seamlessly blend history with  modern amenities. The beautiful beaches are a big reason why it remains a favorite seashore resort, but in the off-season there's still plenty to do. Great shopping, the best restaurants and select events are all happening in the winter for terrific getaways.




 

Horse and carriage rides in Cape May, NJHISTORY AND TOURS

The significant history of Cape May makes it easy to tell visitors about its interesting past and they do it with a variety of exhibits, trolley and walking tours, and horse drawn carriage rides. From the time Cornelis Mey named it after himself in 1620 to when Presidents summered there and John Phillips Sousa struck up the band, Cape May has always been a part of the American experience. The telling of its history continues in 2020 with the opening of the Harriet Tubman Museum.




Blue Pig Restaurant dining roomFOOD & WINE

With all of the activity going on in Cape May, visitors work up hearty appetites and the award-winning restaurants of Cape May are ready to serve. The masterful chefs create dishes with "catch of the day" seafood delicacies and recipes with the freshest local ingredients. Socially distanced dining with cheerful holiday decorations can be found all throughout town.



 

 

Tree lighting ceremony at Emlen Pnysick Estate in Cape May, NJEVENTS COME ALIVE

Scheduled between the historical tours, sightseeing and great food are Cape May's award-winning special events. Christmas in Cape May has begun where the town sparkles with tours and entertainment through the end of the year. Enjoy traditional events like Holiday Lights Trolley Ride, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides and Lamplighter Christmas Walking Tours just to name a few.

 

 

 

PARKING

Meters/Kiosks May 1st- Oct. 31st from 10am- 10pm. Free Parking at the Cape May Elementary School during the Summer.
ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
La Mer Beachfront Resort,1317 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum – 500 Forrestal Rd., Cape May Airport, NJ 08204

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