Neighboring Towns

Cape May's neighboring towns and nearby attractions. For those of you wondering, "How far is Cape May from..." your destination, we have included time estimates to help make your planning easier! See a map of these locations

Delaware BayDelaware Bay - North Cape May & Villas

5-15 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: Spectacular sunsets, dog-friendly beaches, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, full-sized Acme grocery store, McDonald's, Rite-Aid, a variety of restaurants and bars, including Harpoon Henry's.

How to get there: Take Route 9 north, following signs for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.


Rio Grande

15 minutes from Cape May

Rio Grande is part of Middle Township, formed by the intersection of Routes 9 and 47. A year-round community, during the summer it's your best bet for big box stores and late-night tank fillups.

What you'll find: ShopRite grocery store, Starbucks, 24-hour gas station, Joe Canal's discount liquor, Walgreens pharmacy, Walmart, K-Mart, Lowe's, Bed Bath & Beyond, clothing stores, restaurants, and a year-round movie theater. Also home to the original Winterwood store and Menz Restaurant.

How to get there: Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 4 toward Rio Grande.


Wildwood NJ, The Wildwoods, Wildwood Amusement ParksThe Wildwoods

15 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: The Wildwoods are home to amusement parks and shops and restaurants along their wooden boardwalk.

Attractions: Morey's Piers

How to get there: Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 4 toward Wildwood.


Avalon NJ, Stone Harbor NJ, 7 Mile IslandAvalon & Stone Harbor

20-25 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: These neighboring island towns are worth a visit during your stay. 7-Mile Island is home to Avalon and Stone Harbor, charming seaside villages with boutique shopping and dining.

How to get there: Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 10 (Stone Harbor) or 13 (Avalon).


Cape May Court HouseCape May Court House

20-25 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: Public library, the courthouse, Cape Regional Medical Center, Acme grocery store, a variety of restaurants, McDonald's, Pier 1, Marshall's, TJ Maxx Home, Staples.

Attractions: Cape May County Park & Zoo (exit 11), Leaming's Run Gardens, Woodland Village, Cape May County Museum, Wetlands Institute

How to get there: Take the Garden State Parkway north to exits 9, 10, and 11. Exit left at any of the three. You can also take Route 9 and Route 47 north to CMCH.


Ocean City NJ, Somers Point NJSomers Point & Ocean City

40 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: Beaches, restaurants & shopping

How to get there: Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 29.


Margate

40 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: A charming little community located along the water, offering great dining and a famous six-story elephant named Lucy.

Attractions: Lucy the Elephant

How to get there: Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 29. Turn right onto Mays Landing Road. It will turn 90 degrees and turn into Shore Road. Turn right onto East Maryland Avenue. This turns into E 152/Longport Bridge. You'll go over two bridges and end up in Margate. Lucy the Elephant is located on Atlantic Avenue.


Atlantic City NJAtlantic City

45 minutes from Cape May

What you'll find: Atlantic City Airport, casinos, outlet shopping, luxury retail, fine dining, live shows, boardwalk with jitneys, and the historic Steel Pier.

Attractions: Atlantic City Aquarium, Steel Pier

 


Glasstown Arts DistrictCumberland County

1 hour from Cape May

What you'll find: Cumberland County Mall; shopping and dining in Vineland

Attractions: WheatonArt, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Glasstown Arts District


Rehoboth BeachLewes and Rehoboth Beach, DE

1 hour, 25 minutes by ferry from Cape May

What you'll find: Fine dining, antiques, shopping, beaches, boardwalk, and Delaware's famous tax-free shopping!


Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia

2 hours from Cape May

Philadelphia served as one of America's first capitals and is home to a wealth of American history, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted. If you are visiting with schoolage children, we highly recommend this day trip!

Tours of Independence Hall are free, but you will need a ticket during the summer which designates the time of your tour. There is no cost, nor are tickets required to visit the LIberty Bell.

What you'll find: The Philadelphia International Airport, museums, restaurants, shopping, theater, sports stadiums (Eagles, Phillies, Flyers)

Attractions: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia Museum of Art, U.S. Mint, Valley Forge (nearby)