The 10 Best Things to Do in Cape May, United States

December 19, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Yes, Cape May is, technically, on the Jersey Shore. But it’s the antithesis of the Jersey Shore you’ll see on TV—instead of nightclubs and tanning parlors, you’ll find Victorian mansions and a famous lighthouse.
Restaurants in Cape May

1. Jersey Shore Alpacas

521 Route 47 S, Cape May, NJ 08204-5101 +1 609-889-4957
Excellent
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5 based on 330 reviews

Jersey Shore Alpacas

Fleece and Fun for Everyone! Jersey Shore Alpacas is a small, friendly farm located in Green Creek, just north of Cape May, NJ. Our farm is open to the public 10am-4pm on Saturdays March - December. We also take private appointments Monday-Friday only (we are closed on Sundays). We'll give you some carrots to feed to our friendly 'pacas during your visit (both open days and private visits). There is no admission charge on "open days," but donations are accepted and much appreciated. You'll love meeting our curious alpacas and browsing in our shop for soft, warm alpaca clothing and cuddly toys! We also carry more than 20 different types of alpaca yarn from Blue Sky Fibers, Alpaca Yarn Company, our Coop, and farm yarn (when available). Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By lynn325 - Monroe, New Jersey

We met Topaz, Maybelline, Leah, and so many more. We were given carrots to feed the alpacas. My mother has a walker and we prearranged by email for the visit. Tish and the delightful people shared their knowledge with us. They were all helpful with mom. We bought pretty hats, gloves, and more. Thank you for a great visit.

2. Massage by Pearl

846 Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204-1256 +1 609-675-4929
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5 based on 57 reviews

Massage by Pearl

I am licensed and insured. I am certified in The Finesse Massage Technique. My focus is to give you all the benifits of a deep tissue and sports massage Without the pain. The Finesse Massage Techniques work with the fascia to relieve the trigger points that are causing you discomfort. I do offer a FMT treatment plan for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia, as well as my integrated FMT massage and Thai Table Massage and bodywork

Reviewed By Daniel S - Philadelphia

My husband and I had an amazing experience, she received us with fruits and cheeses, she was very accommodating to our needs, the massage itself was great both of us were extremely pleased with the entire experience, will definitely recommend it.Thank you so much for coming to see me and I hope you will come again. Enjoy the summer?

3. Cape May Point State Park

Light House Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ 08212
Excellent
76%
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Cape May Point State Park

Reviewed By TakeMeAway44 - New Jersey

We must have come on a perfect day because we saw a bald eagle and ten other species including many hawks, accipiters, and falcons. There were even a few Monarch butterflies left. Lovely day and the staff was knowledgeable and had to quality Swarovski field glasses. To loan out.

4. Sunset Beach

502 Sunset Blvd, Lower Township, NJ 08212
Excellent
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4.5 based on 505 reviews

Sunset Beach

Reviewed By CGin23 - New Jersey

This is a beautiful beach away from the hustle and bustle. The WWII lookout tower is visible as well as a ship wreck. Great place to watch the sunset as you can probably figure out by the name.

5. Cape May City Beaches

Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cape May City Beaches

Reviewed By moseysmelody - Stony Point, North Carolina

The beach was very clean and beautiful. Being from North Carolina we do not need tags to go on the beach, so we were kind of shock you have to buy tags to get on the beach before 5pm in New Jersey. Therefore, we walked around the stores til we could get on the beach after 5pm.

6. Beach Plum Farm

140 Stevens St, West Cape May, NJ 08204-1070 +1 609-849-9019
Excellent
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Beach Plum Farm

Our 62-acre Beach Plum Farm in Cape May, NJ has more than 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers that are grown and harvested for our restaurants' kitchens. Three mornings a week, fruit and vegetables are hand-picked at the farm and delivered so our chefs can develop daily menu specials around them. During the spring, summer, and fall, join us at the Farm! Kids welcome!

Reviewed By nbough - Philadelphia, PA

Hidden gem that fell on our radar because we were looking for something to do on a slow weekend. Went on a hayride to a pumpkin patch. Our 2yr old loved it. They have chickens, ducks, pigs! Adorably perfect little place.

7. Sunset Beach Gift Shop

502 Sunset Blvd, Cape May Point, NJ 08212-3117 +1 609-884-7079
Excellent
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Sunset Beach Gift Shop

Sunset Beach is one of the East Coast's most unique beaches. Voted Top 25 beaches by Trip Advisor in 2013, Sunset Beach is located at the very tip of South Jersey and the end of Sunset Boulevard. Sunset Beach offers an unobstructed view of spectacular sunsets over the waters of the Delaware Bay. Atmospheric conditions caused by the of sea breezes across the bay waters create spectacular colors as the sun sinks below the horizon. For over 50 years just off the coast of Sunset Beach lies the concrete ship "Atlantus". Thousands of visitors come annually to view the cracked, weather beaten hull and watch the sunset over the remains of the ship. You'll love shopping their gift shops, playing a round of mini golf, beachcombing for Cape May diamonds or grabbing a bite to eat at The Grille (Grille open April-October.) Be sure to experience the Evening Flag Ceremony Honoring an American Veteran every evening at 7pm Memorial Weekend through August 31. (Saturdays in September at 6pm)

Reviewed By Bunky13 - Phoenix

Stopped here one evening to watch the sunset...afterall, it is "sunset" beach; it gets very crowded and there is little parking; walked into this little shop to see what they had; they have alittle of everything. If you are looking for Cape May trinkets to take home, this is a good place to find something and then some. Then you can walk along the beach, set up your chairs and take it all in.

8. Turdo Vineyards & Winery

3911 Bayshore Rd, Lower Township, NJ 08204-4301 +1 609-884-5591
Excellent
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Turdo Vineyards & Winery

Established in 1998, Turdo Vineyards is now in its 10th vintage. A family owned and run operation, Turdo Vineyards is known for producing award winning, premium hand-crafted wines. Including italian varietals such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and its signature wine, Nero D'Avola. All the fruit used is 100% estate grown, with the main focus being quality, not quantity. Owner and Master Winemaker, Salvatore Turdo's passion and commitment, has established Turdo Vineyards as New Jersey's most distinct vineyard & winery. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed By Frampy24 - Easton, Maryland

Tasted 5 wines and they were all delicious. Not the sweet crap that so many places on the East Coast. These wines reflect Italy and California, dry with great tannins. Get here early, as the tasting room is small and fills up quick:

500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande, Cape May, NJ 08242-2203 +1 609-886-8787
Excellent
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4.5 based on 739 reviews

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, Cape May County, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the Navy airmen who died while training during World War II. Hangar # 1 was listed onto the National Register of Historic Places in September of 1997. Naval Air station (NAS) Wildwood was commissioned on April 1, 1943. The site served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility from 1943 to 1945. Aircraft stationed at NAS Wildwood included TBM Avengers, Douglas Dauntlesses, Vought Corsairs and Curtiss Helldivers. Forty-two airmen perished while training at NAS Wildwood during World War II. In June 1997, NASW Foundation purchased Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. The 92,000 square-foot all-wooden structure was in a state of disrepair and required extensive renovation. Under the stewardship of NASW Foundation, the hangar was listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places at the National Significance Level. NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum now boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs and more. Additionally, the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has provided NAS Wildwood with a wealth of interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight. The museum also features a library, food vending area as well as a recently expanded gift shop. In its role as a community resource, NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum regularly hosts activities including fly-ins, aviation festivals, big band concerts, swing dances, veterans’ ceremonies, historical lectures, school field trips and senior tours.

Reviewed By John G - Lebanon, Pennsylvania

A little off the "beaten path," but well worth the visit. great introductory video to provide some context/history for the naval air station. Aircraft displays allow up close and personal inspection and stairs allow you to take a look inside some cockpits. Smaller educational displays were well done. (Hint/suggestion - if visiting during the off/winter season, dress warm since there is no heat in the hanger.)

10. Cape May Artists’ Cooperative

122 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May, NJ 08204-4155 +1 609-435-5253
Excellent
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Cape May Artists’ Cooperative

The Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery is a group of local artists collaborating to showcase and sell their work and share their art with the public. The gallery carries a full selection of members' work, including original paintings and photography and prints, jewelry, stained and fused glass, wood turning and assemblages, fiber arts, candles, pottery and mosaics.

Reviewed By Sandra S - Plainfield, New Jersey

Don't miss this gem of a shop, featuring the handiworks of LOCAL ARTISANS! The paintings were all quite lovely, the jewelry unique and well made, the fabric works beautiful, the ceramic pieces unusual and useful...and there were many more items as well. Stop by and support them, you will be pleased with what you find!

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