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What to do in Cape May

There is so much to do and see in Cape May that even on a rainy day, you won’t be bored. And Cape May isn’t just a summertime destination. Year-round, you can find entertainment, art shows, go boating, visit the Cape May County Zoo, and enjoy our beautiful natural environment by the sea.


Featured Activities

gswga Garden State Wine Growers Association - From Sussex County to Cape May come out and experience New Jersey wine country. Sample our award-winning wines and enjoy the unique experiences each of our wineries has to offer. Check the event calendar to see what NJ wineries have in store for you!
willowcreekwinery2 Willow Creek Winery - The only Napa-style winery located on Cape May Island. Pet-friendly patio.
lighthouse Cape May Lighthouse - Just two miles from the city of Cape May, NJ, the Cape May Lighthouse has drawn visitors throughout its history.
course4 Cape May National Golf Club - Cape May National Golf Club is one of the most natural golf courses ever built.

What is there to do in Cape May when it’s raining?

Rainy days are often more crowded in Cape May due to an influx of people from nearby shore communities that have less to do when the sun is hidden. Hit the shops along the Washington Street Mall or duck into a restaurant to wait out the rain. If lightning is spotted, lifeguards will close the beaches.

Activities in the off-season

Cape May is a year-round community, and there is plenty going on throughout the year to make your trip memorable, even during the winter. During the holiday season, you’ll be treated to a display of decorations and lights on the historic bed and breakfast inns and along the Washington Street Mall. Visit us after October 31st and parking is free.