Cape May

Cape May is America’s oldest seaside resort, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Full of beautiful Victorian architecture and B&Bs, Cape May is considered a New Jersey gem. When you visit this charming town, you’ll witness firsthand how it truly embraces its arts, culture and history.

Things to Do

Varied interests are accommodated within Cape May’s Victorian setting, with two miles of beautiful beaches, top theatre companies, special tours, multiple historic landmarks and much more.

Washington Street Mall


Washington Street Mall

Shop, dine and relax at the Washington Street Mall in the heart of Cape May. Experience unique shopping and over 10 restaurants, all within three blocks. 

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities


Tours & Historical Sites

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) offers a year-round calendar of tours promoting Cape May’s rich history and culture. The Emlen Physick Estate and the Cape May Lighthouse are two of MAC’s historical sites worth visiting.


Cape May is home to three talented local theatre companies: Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater Company and Elaine’s Dinner Theater. Let the latest shows from these companies impress you!

Food & Drink

Long renowned for fine dining, Cape May’s restaurants offer quality meals of every cuisine to please your palate. Here, you’ll find casual to formal dining options for every meal that will satisfy any craving.


Cape May plays host to an abundance of events without compromising its tranquil, slow-paced and relaxing atmosphere

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Cape May - On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m., SUP Cape May will host the second annual City Meets the Beach Paddle Race & Benefit. This seven-mile paddle race will raise money for the Children’s Fresh Air Home (CFAH)  organization, a nonprofit organization that provides a no-cost, enriching summer... Read More
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Cape May, Off Shore - If one wishes to immerse him or herself in theater and save money, then the 2nd Annual Theater Week in Cape May from Sept. 26-30 is the perfect time for both. East Lynne Theater Company is offering the New Jersey premiere of "Silent Sky," written by Lauren Gunderson, currently the... Read More
Friday, October 5, 2018
Cape May - Cabanas and Carney’s are hosting the first annual Blues, Brews and Bar-B-Q’s of Cape May music festival on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., located between Jackson and Decatur streets on the beachfront. This two-day event will feature local and popular blues artists,... Read More
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Cape May - Yum! Lima beans! What? You don’t think so? Come to the Lima Bean Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6 where this lovely and lowly legume gets to be the center of our celebration. You will be amazed at the way the lima bean can be rendered, regaled, represented, respected and rejected. Wait!? Not rejected... Read More
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Cape May - TEDxCapeMay returns to the Jersey Shore for its seventh season on Sunday, Oct. 14 to find "Common Ground" with 12 outstanding speakers and performers, each challenged with presenting a novel "idea worth spreading" in 18 minutes or less. Topics range from the #MeToo movement to... Read More


The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! You’ll find the best nightlife along Beach Avenue, as well as in other bars and restaurants throughout Cape May. Jam to the hottest local bands, DJs and musicians!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Villas People 3p-7p
Andy Reeves 4:30p-8:30p
Darin MacDonald 8p-12a
The Knockers 8:30p-12:30a
DJ Dance Party 9p-12a
Billy D Light 9:30p-1a
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Wesley Ochs 12 Noon-4p
Bastard Sons of Captain Mey 4:30p--8:30p
Don Evans 5p-9p
Aaron Burgos 7p-11p