Do The Shore This Fall


While the Jersey Shore most definitely shines during the summer months, it still has plenty to offer when the heat subsides, and the leaves begin to fall! Here are some things you can do in Cape May County this season.

Try a New Restaurant

Make up for lost time in 2020 and try a new restaurant in Cape May County this fall! From BBQ to seafood, Italian to Mexican food, there is so much to try up and down the coast. Many restaurants are open into the shoulder season and some even year-round! Call ahead to confirm business hours. Get out in the community and try new dishes all fall long.

Attend a Halloween Event

This year, there are tons of fun, safe, and socially distanced Halloween events scheduled throughout October! Grab your costume and get ready to have some fun as spooky season continues. For more information and a list of Halloween events in Cape May County, keep reading the Do The Shore section.

Have Your Own “Oktoberfest”

Calling all beer lovers! While many Oktoberfest events are canceled this year, you can still have your own “Oktoberfest” with your family or friends! Plan a brewery tour through Cape May County to try their seasonal Oktoberfest beers or sample some of their signature brews. If you’d like to stay home for your own fest, you can always stop by one of the local liquor stores or breweries for beer to-go. No matter what you decide, you’re sure to enjoy the seasonal, German-style beers!

Go Pumpkin Picking

Fall is the perfect time to head outdoors, pick some pumpkins, and bring them home to carve them! Not only is pumpkin picking a fun activity, but you’ll be able to express your creativity with your carved creation to add some fall spirit to your front porch for all to see.

Visit Cape May Point State Park

As the leaves begin to change and the birds begin to migrate, head to Cape May Point State Park to admire the changing colors or bird watch. The park is one of North America’s most popular sites for viewing the fall bird migration, so grab your binoculars and join other birders at the Point. While you’re at the park, stop by the Cape May Lighthouse to climb the 199 steps to the top for a great view of the trees and the ocean from up above.

Try a New Restaurant

Before the weather gets chilly, take advantage of outdoor dining and try a new restaurant in Cape May County! From Italian to Chinese, pizza to classic bar food, there is so much to try up and down the coast. Once the temperature drops, you still have the option for indoor dining and takeout so you’ll be able to try new dishes all fall long.

Shop for a New Fall Wardrobe

As you pack away your shorts and sandals, you may realize that your fall wardrobe needs to be updated! Give yourself an excuse to explore Cape May County as you shop your way up and down the coastline from Cape May to Ocean City, then back again! Visit the Washington Street Mall in Cape May, the stores on the famous Wildwood Boardwalk, the quaint Stone Harbor shopping district on 96th Street, the unique stores along Dune Drive in Avalon, the must-see shops along the Sea Isle City Promenade, and the family-favorite Ocean City Boardwalk. When you’re done shopping along the coast, venture to the offshore towns to find many hidden treasures and gems, including thrift store items, antiques, home décor, country furnishings and accessories, and more!

Enjoy Fun Fall Fishing

As we say goodbye to the summer fishing season, the fun isn’t over just yet! Grab your fishing pole for some fall fishing and enjoy some time out on the water before the weather gets too cold. While you can fish all year round, this is the perfect time to embrace the next few months of gorgeous, autumn weather!

No matter what you decide to do this fall, enjoy the beautiful weather and everything the wonderful autumn season has to offer! For more fall events and local information, visit!