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Things to do in Cape May

Cape May is a charming seaside town with something for everyone, with its charming atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and endless activities, Cape May is the perfect place to relax and have fun. Here are just a few recommendations of the things you can do during your visit.

Cape May Lighthouse

Explore Cape May’s Landmarks:

The Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) is a non-profit organization that operates and manages several museums and cultural institutions in Cape May, New Jersey and offers a variety of experiences for individuals, couples, families, and groups of all sizes.

Visit the Cape May Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark that offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a tour of the WWII Lookout Tower, which once served as an observation post for German submarines. And step back in time at the Emlen Physick Estate, a beautifully restored Victorian mansion that is now a museum.

Cape May Beaches

Unwind on Cape May’s Beaches:

Cape May is home to some of the best beaches in New Jersey, and the Inn of Cape May is just steps from them. We offer two complimentary beach tags, two beach chairs, and 1 umbrella per room so you can spend the day swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles!

Head to Sunset Beach and explore the shoreline for Cape May Diamonds, peruse the gift shop to find something special to remember your trip, challenge your group to a game of mini golf, or learn more about the ill fate of the ship sunken just off the coast. Best of all, it’s one of the island’s best spots to catch a beautiful Cape May sunset and the nightly Flag Ceremony during the summer.

Shopping in Cape May

Browse Cape May’s Stores & Shops:

Cape May is a shopper’s paradise with something for everyone. Our main shopping district, Washington Street Mall, is home to a number of unique boutiques, antique stores, high-end designer shops, and art galleries featuring something to tempt every taste and budget. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Cape May!

Cape May Breweries

Indulge in Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries:

For guests 21+ in search of local libations, Cape May offers no shortage of winery, brewery, and distillery options. Within a 15-minute drive of The Inn, you’ll find at least nine specialty destinations to boost your spirits. Nearly all the locations feature both indoor & outdoor seating options.
Please drink responsibly, call (609) 898-7433 for a Local Taxi.

Cape May County Zoo

Explore Cape May County Zoo:

The Cape May County Zoo is home to over 400 animals representing over 100 species, is open year-round, and offers a variety of educational programs and events. It’s a great place to learn about animals from all over the world, and it also has a petting zoo where you can get up close and personal with some of the animals. The Cape May County Zoo is a great place to visit for all ages!

Cape Sea Excursions

Book a Trip with Cape Sea Excursions:

Cape Sea Excursions offers a variety of trips to experience the beauty of the Cape May coastline and learn about the marine life that calls it home. Whether you’re looking to see humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles, or just enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise, Cape Sea Excursions has the perfect trip for you!