Monday, October 8, 2012

The Cape May Fall Season is in full Swing- Top Ten Things to Do in Cape May During the Fall Season

The summer is over and it’s fall in Cape May. The Fall Season is in full swing in Cape May with many new local events taking place. Some come down to the Jersey shore, stay at a Bed and Breakfast and visit America’s best East Coast Resort Area this fall. We’ve been staying in Cape May for over 20 years and the fall events keep getting better. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in Cape May, bring the kids and the dog or just come down and have a romantic week end to relax and walk the beach. You can view the Cape May 2012 visitors guide here to plan your trip.

Cape May Exit 0 Jazz Fest

  1. The Cape May Jazz Fest has been a winter tradition for many years. This year is the inaugural edition of the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival which kicks off during November 9-11 in Cape May. The festival features headline Ramsey Lewis and his Eclectic Band n the main stage of the new Cape May Convention Hall during Saturday November 10th. You can check out the eight different festival club venues here at  the Exit Zero Jazz Festival Page.
  2. Go Shopping in Cape May, It’s always fund to go antiquing in Cape May, you can go on a scavenger hunt and visit the Antique center as you enter town, or visit West Cape May and check out the local artistry and fine goods at the West End Garage. If you don’t make it all the way to Cape May, check Tree House Antiques on Route 9 in Cape May County or visit any other of these great shops.  Or you can go shopping and check out the fall discounts at the Cape May Washington Street Mall. You can walk the outdoor concourse stop at the Brown Room in Congress hall and finish up with a lunch or dinner at Louisa’s CafĂ©.
  3. Grab the kids and help to burn off some energy outdoors in the cool weather, take a drive down to Sunset Beach and go shell shopping after checking out the Atlantus Concrete ship in Cape May. Don’t forget to leave early and hit the Hippy Chick Bread Lady for some fresh baked goods. On the way back from the Sunset Beach you can let the kids climb the Lighthouse for free or the can take a tour of the Cape May World War II spotting tower.
  4. On a cool winter day in Cape May, we always enjoy walking the beach to look for those newly washed up shells, and we finish up with a hot chocolate at the Blue Pig in Congress Hall or sit in front of the fire place at the Virginia Hotel and warm your feet while you sipping on a warm refreshment and listening to live piano.
  5. We love to visit Lewes Delaware during the fall or winter, you can catch a boat ride on the Cape May Lewes Ferry and visit the quaint town of Lewes, go shopping have lunch and return back to your Bed and Breakfast in Cape May all in one day. Lewes offers a variety of custom shops and restaurants
  6. Take a bike ride to Cape May Point from downtown. It’s a brisk ride to the Point and you can stop at The Red General store for lunch or dinner or have a glass of Ice Tea. We love to tour the quiet back streets of Cape May Point and take a ride under the lighthouse or check out the local birding at Cape May Point State Park.
  7. Get out your Smartphone or GPS and program in a Cape May Winery Tour by car. You can create your own self guided wine tour in the Cape May Area. You can easily tour over six award winning vineyards in Cape May County all within a 20 minute driving area. We enjoy creating a tasting tour, and collecting custom wine glasses from the Cape May Winery, Hawk Haven, Willow Creek Winery, and several vineyards.  The Cape May site is now fully supported with a mobile site to help with your self guided wine tour.
  8. Pack up the Kids and visit the Naval Air Station Museum in Rio Grande. The Naval Air Station or “NAS” Wildwood is only six miles from the center of Cape May NJ, located off of Route 9 inside the Rio Grande Airport. It’s very easy to find and has free parking for cards, vans or campers. This nonprofit museum is located in a resorted hanger which houses several restored antique airplanes, along with interactive displays for the kids. You can also get a half off ticket here, bring your sneakers and cameras. As the kids can climb up into a real aircraft field control tower and they have over 26 airplanes to check out.
  9. Treat yourself to a luxurious Bed and Breakfast experience in Cape May.  There is nothing better than sitting on the porch of a Victorian Cape May home while enjoying a home cooked breakfast and sipping tea in the afternoon while meeting new guests. Cape May offers the best Bed and Breakfast Inns on the East Coast with several Select Registry properties. We recommend and enjoy the Queen Victoria, The Southern Mansion, The Bayberry Inn and we love the view of the Beach from the Peter Shields inn on Beach Avenue in Cape May.
  10. Visit the Cape May County Zoo located on Route 9 only five miles or a 10 minute drive from the center of Cape May, New Jersey. Plan for a day outdoors with some walking for about two hour stay, pack your lunch or eat at the Zoo. The park has many shaded stations to stop and rest and comfortable concession areas. The best part of your trip is that the admission to the Cape May County Zoo is free, and you can make a donation at your own discretion. 

  •  If you can’t make it to Cape May this week end curl up and read a good book at home this fall from a Cape May author or study the local history. You can get doorstep delivery on any of these fine Cape May books, or you can start to decorate for the Holidays and add a little beach shabby chic to your home with some new beach accessories or lighting. Fall is a special time in Cape May with the International Jazz Fest and it only gets better with the special magical time of Christmas in Cape May.

About Cape May and Cape May

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America's top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches. is a site that's totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals - to promote our beautiful town's local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.
This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory. Cape May is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.

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