7 Reasons to Do the Shore this Season

Congress Hall's Winter Wonderland. Photo by Gia Gallone.

Whether you live in Cape May County year round or are a visitor from out of town, you’re guaranteed to love doing the shore this holiday season!

1. Get a new perspective of your favorite beach town.
Watch as your shore community transforms from a beach paradise to a winter wonderland! You’ll be dazzled by the sparkling lights and festive decorations the shore is decked in this time of year. Grab your family and friends (and a camera!) and take a stroll around town, enjoying the sights of the season.

2. Experience smaller crowds.
Although many people tend to flock to the shore this time of year for different holiday events, the crowds aren’t nearly as bad as the summertime. Take advantage of the smaller crowds and get out and do those fun activities you never got a chance to do in the summer. Consider visiting a local winery or brewery, taking a tour or seeing a show at the theater!

3. Complete all of your holiday shopping.
Cape May County’s local shopping districts offer one-stop shopping for everyone on your list. Each community offers its own unique shops full of one-of-a-kind treasures for your loved ones, so you can make your gift giving more personal this year. If you do desire certain brand names, many shops carry multiple well-known brands as well.

5. Attend great holiday events.
Get in the spirit with Cape May County’s community Christmas celebrations, tree lightings and parades, as well as New Year’s Eve celebrations – all perfect for the entire family!

6. Dine without the wait.
During the summer months, it might be an hour or more wait just to have a meal at your favorite restaurant. But this time of year, you can enjoy the same meal with little to no wait at those restaurants that stay open year round.

7. Enjoy the beach for free.
We know – sunbathing and swimming isn’t much of an option this time of year. But who doesn’t like a nice, quiet walk on the beach? Access Cape May County’s beaches for free during offseason and enjoy the peaceful scene of the beach without the summer clutter.

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