Stone Harbor & Avalon: What to Do in the Winter at the Jersey Shore

Stone Harbor and Avalon are known as exciting summertime destinations, with bustling crowds, popular shopping districts, delicious restaurants and of course, beautiful beaches. The crowds may thin when the calendar reaches the colder months, but there are still plenty of ways to Do The Shore! Take a break from reality for an offseason getaway, and come see all Stone Harbor and Avalon have to offer in the winter.

Cape May County offers many great facilities that allow interaction with wildlife and its habitats. The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, surrounded by award-winning gardens with hundreds of native plants, features Marshview Hall from which visitors can observe the surrounding marsh and sample wildlife art and carvings.

Also in Stone Harbor is Harbor Square Theatre, where you can take dinner and a move to the next level. Hit the Harbor Burger Bar pre-movie, or purchase food, beer and wine to take in and enjoy during the movie!

On those mild winter days, head offshore of the Seven Mile Island to the free Cape May County Park & Zoo in Cape May Court House, consisting of around 550 animals representing 250 species.

Around the corner from the zoo sits an abundance of history at The Museum of Cape May County. Travel back in time and see a showcase of county life from Native American times through the 21st century.

Entice your palate with tours and tastings at Natali Vineyards, Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May Distillery and Bucket Brigade Brewery, all located in Cape May Court House.

There’s always something happening at the shore! Check out and visit our events calendar for more ways to Do The Shore during the offseason.