Why gloss over such a remarkable shore town? Get the most out of your vacation. Try new restaurants. Explore off the beaten path. Take advantage of Cape May, America’s oldest seaside resort. Follow DoTheShore on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest information and updates on where to go.
Where To Shop
Few areas are as popular with locals and visitors as the Washington Street Mall. Here, you can browse amongst some truly unique, often family owned shops. For the perfect souvenirs and Cape May memorabilia, visit Great White Shark. They have everything from sweatshirts to nautical jewelry, so be sure to stop by.
If holiday season is your favorite season, Winterwood Gift & Christmas Shoppe is a must-see. Besides the thousands of decorative items, including nautical and sports themed ornaments, Winterwood also sells women’s jewelry and accessories. Check out their two-level shop on the edge of the Washington Street Mall.
For more information on the Washington Street Mall, click here.
Where To Eat And Who To See
Walking along the water? Try some of these restaurants near the ocean.
For an elegant evening with classical music, visit The Merion Inn where live piano music nightly serenades patrons. Check out their menu and address here.
The Boiler Room at Congress Hall is renowned not just for their authentic infrastructure (it was built into the foundation of Congress Hall), but also for the great live music. Their entertainment line up can be found here.
Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille offers daily drink specials, a panoramic patio bar, great food, and live entertainment. They offer late afternoon/early evening entertainment, the perfect time for dinner and drinks. Check them out here.
Iconic surfer bar and restaurant, the Rusty Nail epitomizes seaside culture with live entertainment, a fire pit, and canine friendly outdoor dining. Check them out here for upcoming entertainment events and their menu. The Rusty Nail’s variety of performances ranging from acoustic to dance party, offers something for everyone. Try something off their famed menu, or one of their delicious cocktails while you’re there.
Hemingway’s Restaurant offers quality food at reasonable prices served by friendly staff. Try one of their U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks or fresh seafood. Look here for their menu and location.
Don’t miss a thing in Cape May! Check out this comprehensive entertainment grid for all upcoming events at some of the best local restaurants and bars.
Break Free And Explore The Outdoors
Cape May boasts extensive saltwater marshes, an essential part to our ecosystem and environment. Cape Kayaks offers daily tours led by friendly, knowledgeable staff, as well as Full Moon Tours where kayakers see the sunset and moonrise. Kayak rentals are also available. Kayaking not your thing? Try their new Stand up Paddle Boards-perfect for the beach or bay! Start your adventure here.
Family owned and operated, Utsch’s Marina is perfect for family fun and offers services for any of your nautical needs. From parasailing, to transient docking, Utsch’s is the place to go. For more information on the services they provide, click here.
From trolley rides to ghost tours, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts has something for everyone. For their schedule and information, click here.
Did you know that Cape May County boasts several wineries? Because of the microclimate akin to Bordeaux in France, wineries like Willow Creek, positioned between the bay and sea, produce fine wines. Learn more about Willow Creek Winery’s beautiful vineyards and gardens here.
By Emily Hess