Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cape May Bird's Eye Aerial View from Above with Unique Drone Footage

Take a Bird's Eye View of Cape May with this Unique Perspective Take a flight over Congress Hall in Cape May and view the Beaches from a Seagulls view with this unique aerial drone footage from above.

  Congress Hall is a historic hotel in Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States, occupying a city block bordered on the south by Beach Avenue and on the east by Washington Street Mall. It is a

contributing building in the Cape May National Historic District.[1] Congress Hall was first constructed in 1816 as a wooden boarding house for guests to the new seaside resort of Cape May; and the proprietor, Thomas H. Hughes, called it "The Big House." Locals, thinking it too big to be successful, called it "Tommy's Folly."[2] In 1828, when Hughes was elected to the House of Representatives, he changed the name of the hotel to Congress Hall. It burned to the ground in Cape May's Great Fire of 1878, but within a year, its owners had rebuilt the hotel in brick Cap May NJ Press Release

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Dolphin Watch Around Cape May 10 AM Loved by adults, family’s, children, and seniors, our morning trip remains the most popular group option. The timing leaves the day free for further exploration of the Cape. See the Dolphins in the perfect morning light . Big Trip “Whales and Dolphins” 1:00PM Depart the Miss Chris Marina on a voyage into the unknown- at least for you. Captain Jeff and his seasoned crew will take you into the Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Delaware Bay Estuary is a sanctuary for many species of Marine Life Dolphin Watch Sunset Cruise 6:30 PM Enjoy the sights and sounds “Around Cape Island” as you take in the beauty of Cape May at Sunset while dolphins play near the boat. It is the perfect end to a vacation day for couples and families. This trip includes free pizza, hot dogs and fun. Cape May Whale Watcher Grand Lighthouse Cruise 10:00 AM See the Lighthouses of the Delaware Bay while we inform you about the history of each of these distinctive and unique light houses that can only be seen from the water. Includes Cold Buffet and Breakfast. Cape May Whale Watcher Prime Rib Buffet Dinner Cruise – 6:30 PM An early evening Voyage Off Shore Aboard New Jersey’s largest and most comfortable Marine Mammal Boat, enjoy the Summer Cape Sunset fading into the horizon as you dine on Prime Rib and enjoy the air conditioned cabin wit spectacular ocean and beach views East Coast Jet Ski Rental – Cape May Get on the Water in Cape May NJ If you are looking for a cool and refreshing way to enjoy your summer vacation in Cape May, try renting a personal watercraft (PWC), also called a Jet Ski or Waverunner

JANUARY 23RD, 2017
Exit Zero Jazz Festival Spring Edition 2017 Press Release

More Great Talent throughout the Weekend – NeTTWork Trio with Charnette Moffett/Stanley Jordan/Jeff “Tain” Watts, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music, 2017 Music Connects Artist in Residence Michael Pedicin, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Philly Bloco, Freddie Hendrix, Brian Betz/Denis DiBlasio 4Tet, Daisy Castro + More Presented by Exit Zero Publishing, Motéma Music, Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty and Produced by Spy Boy Productions
Cape May, NJ (January 18, 2017) – The 4th Spring Edition of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival is set to kick off in Cape May, NJ, April 21-23, 2017. Festival Producer Michael Kline announces the headliners and first round of club artists for the 2017 Spring Festival. Friday, April 21st, on the MusicConnects Stage in Schmidtchen Theater, Exit Zero Jazz presents The Ultimate Tribute to Ray Charles featuring legendary funk saxophonist Maceo Parker with the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes. The Ultimate Tribute to Ray Charles premiered at the Hollywood Bowl in the summer of 2016, followed by a performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The performance at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival is the premier of the project on the east coast. Kline remarks about the coup of presenting this spectacular program, “We are thrilled to present Maceo Parker with the Ray Charles Orchestra on the opening night of Exit Zero Jazz. This continues our tradition of hosting world-class artists on the Festival stages. Our audiences recognize and have a deep appreciation for this music and we are thrilled for Maceo and the Orchestra to celebrate the music of American icon, Ray Charles.”
Headlining the Schmidtchen Theater MusicConnects Stage on Saturday, April 22nd, is the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment. The most prominent artist blurring the musical lines between acoustic jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary R&B, pianist Robert Glasper became a crossover star with his electro-acoustic Experiment band following the game-changing 2012 release Black Radio, winning the GRAMMY for Best R&B Album. Since then, Glasper’s profile has exploded, with the pianist composing the soundtrack for director/star Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead and performing at the White House with rapper Common.
The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is a multi-venue festival with three full days of performances staged in the 1,177 seat Schmidtchen Theater, the 800 seat Cape May Convention Hall and in the clubs of Cape May. A wide array of jazz and other genres of music are presented throughout the weekend. Featured artists performing on the Cape May Convention Hall / It’s a Breeze Stage include NeTTWork Trio with Charnette Moffett/Stanley Jordan/Jeff “Tain” Watts, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and 2017 MusicConnects Artist in Residence Michael Pedicin. The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, PhillyBloco, Brian Betz/Denis DiBlasio Quartet, the Freddie Hendrix 4tet and gypsy jazz violinist Daisy Castro will perform on the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass Club Series, with more club artists to be announced February 1.
Exit Zero Jazz Festival is produced by Spy Boy Productions. Helmed by Michael Kline, who also produces the Rootstock Summer Concert Series at Hawk Haven Winery and the Cape May Convention Hall Summer Series, Kline celebrated many summers in Cape May and returned in 2005 from New Orleans. He shares his thoughts about presenting the Festival in Cape May: “We want to offer a world-class cultural experience in Cape May that rivals those of other iconic festivals and trumpets the vibrant, thriving community in Cape May beyond the incredible beaches and Victorian architecture. Through music, we celebrate the spirit and creative energy in Cape May. It’s always a great party, and we’re thrilled that people keep coming back for more.”
Named for the exit to Cape May off the Garden State Parkway, the festival attracts a loyal, diverse audience of thousands from the major metropolitan regions surrounding Cape May including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., all within a four or five- hour drive of Cape May. The Festival features Grammy Award-winners, living legends, NEA Jazz Masters, emerging jazz stars, international musicians and home-grown talent too. The Festival is supported through the efforts of Festival Presenters: Motéma Music, Exit Zero Magazine and Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty, and Congress Hall, the Official Hotel of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, The Whale’s Tale, It’s a Breeze, Hawk Haven Winery and Vineyard, Cape May Brewing Company+ many other Cape May & Cape May County businesses.
Ticket Information. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or by calling the
Exit Zero Jazz Festival Central at (609) 849.9202. Hotel packages are available from Congress Hall, the Official Hotel Partner of Exit Zero Jazz, and from Hotel Partners on the Festival web site. Individual tickets are available to all Main Stage performances in Schmidtchen Theater and Cape May Convention Hall. Festival Passes provide the best value for fest-goers: VIP Pass: $195 plus tax and ticket facility fee includes reserved Orchestra Center Seat to headline performances in Schmidtchen Theater, reserved seating for all Cape May Conventional Hall performances, access to the Festival VIP Lounge with private bar, priority entry to Congress Hall Ballroom performances and first come, first served entry into all other Festival Clubs; All Event Pass: $175 plus tax and ticket facility fee Includes Orchestra reserved seats to headline performances in Schmidtchen Theater, priority entry in Cape May Convention Hall performances and first come, first served entry to all club venues. Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass: $48 plus tax and ticket facility fee through January 31; $55 plus tax and ticket facility fee beginning February 1 includes entry on a first come, first served basis to all Festival club venues.
Friday Pass: $85 plus tax and ticket facility fee Includes reserved seat to The Ultimate Ray Charles Tribute featuring Maceo Parker with the Ray Charles Orchestra and Raelettes, general admission seating to NeTTWork Trio & first come first served entry into all Festival club
shows Friday, April 21. Saturday Pass: $125 plus tax and ticket facility fee Includes reserved seat to Robert Glasper Experiment performance in Schmidtchen Theater, general admission seating to Michael Pedicin, Kenny Barron and Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah & first come, first served entry into all Festival Club Shows on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Sunday All Access Pass: $30 plus tax and ticket fee includes first come, first served all club performances on Sunday, April 23.

Cape May Ferry Spring Schedule 2017, check the ferry Schedule here and book your Spring Trip aboard the Cape May Ferry
5-ferry-31The ferry is a great way to take a day trip either to just cross the bay and come back again without leaving the boat, or to take some time ashore and do the some of the great ideas shown below.  Please call ahead to confirm availability and dates of operation. Times and dates listed are best information received at the time of publication and are subject to change by the individual properties.
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During the summer season, shuttles can help get you to some of the locations, but all are available by car. (Shuttles do not operate at other times of the year.)
Want a suggested itinerary? Call 1-800-643-3779 to discuss and book your trip with our Guest Services team. Or check out our Day Trip short video and our idea galleries below!
Bicycles Are Free!
Did you know Delaware is now rated #3 in the nation for bicycle friendliness with new trails nearby the Lewes Ferry Terminal?  NJ is not far behind, ranking #7 with trails to nature centers, Cold Spring Village and the beach!  See how you can rent bikes at each terminal during the summer, and find info on bike trails at

Vehicle and Driver

Car and Driver (includes cars, SUVs, vans, pick-up trucks; vehicles must be less than 20′)$28.00$39.00$44.00$47.00
Return-Trip Value Fare$23.00$33.00$38.00$47.00
Motorcycle or Motorbike$24.00$34.00$39.00$39.00
Return-Trip Value Fare$19.00$28.00$33.00$39.00
Six (6) Trip Vehicle Voucher (All vehicles must be less than 20′) **$153.00$153.00$153.00$153.00
Twelve (12) Trip Vehicle Voucher (All vehicles must be less than 20′) **$288.00$288.00$288.00$288.00
** Multi-trip discount vouchers cannot be used on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day
PEAK SEASON: Memorial Day to Labor Day–Fri, Sat, Sun, & Holidays
MILITARY DISCOUNTS:  Applies to Active Military  or Retired Military ID’s only.

Vehicle and Foot Passengers

Children, age 6-13$4.00$5.00$5.00$5.00
Return-Trip Value Fare$3.00$4.00$4.00$4.00
Adults (14-61 years)$8.00$10.00$10.00$10.00
Return-Trip Value Fare$6.00$8.00$8.00$8.00
Seniors (62 + years)$6.00$8.00$8.00$8.00
Return-Trip Value Fare$5.00$6.00$6.00$6.00
Return-Trip Value Fare$5.00$6.00$6.00$6.00
Six (6) Trip Adult Passenger Voucher$45.00$45.00$45.00$45.00
 Twelve (12) Trip Adult Passenger Voucher $90.00$90.00$90.00$90.00
 25 Trip Adult Passenger Voucher$150.00$150.00 $150.00$150.00
*NOTE: Return-Trip Value Fares must be purchased with initial Sailing
*PEAK SEASON: Memorial Day to Labor Day–Fri, Sat, Sun, & Holidays
* MILITARY DISCOUNTS:  Applies to Active Military  or Retired Military ID’s only.

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Check Weekly and Daily Cape May Spring 201 Events here 

SpringAre you coming to Cape May for the weekend or planning a vacation stay for the Spring  Check this weeks events in Cape May to stay up to date on new events and local activities in town. If you are looking for addtitional things to do in Cape May or some fun family activities please read out fun things to do in Cape May Guide here  Please click below to see what’s going on in the shore town of Cape May today.

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Find the Best Cape May Restaurants with Current Reviews

Come to Cape May and eat like a local, take a look at some of the top restaurants in Cape May New Jersey.

Cape May offers a wide range of restaurants from the traditional outdoor venue to the newer restaurants opening this Season. Simply click on the following links to get real time reviews and google maps to plan your next dining experience.
Click on the links below to select current hours of operation, cuisine, locations, and real rankings from Trip Advisor visor or Google.

Cape May Bring Your Own Bottle Restaurants

Are you coming to Cape May and would like to try a BYOB or Bring Your Own Bottle restaurant. One of our favorites is Union Park located on Beach Ave inside the Hotel Macomber. If you are looking to get away from the crowds try the Red Store located in Cape May Point.
Why not save half of your Cape May Restaurant bill and bring your Wine or beverage for dinner. You will not be charged a corkage fee and if they do not serve alcohol, and you can enjoy your favorite wine selection as you dine. Cape May offers a number of liquor stores nearby to pick up your favorite selections.
Union Park in Cape May Offers BYOB
Cape May BYOB Restaurant Listings
  • Panicos-West Cape May
  • The Black Duck- West Cape May
  • The Red Store-located in Cape May Point
  • Louisa’s
  • Union Park Dining Room, located in the Hotel Macomber
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • 410 Bank Street Restaurant
  • Tisha’s Fine Dining
  • Backstreet Simply Delicious
  • Cappy’s Seaside Pizza
  • Higher Grounds Organic Café
  • Good Earth Organic Eatery
  • Cooper Fish
  • A Ca Mia
  • Back Bay Bistro (Villas)
  • Cape Orient
  • Cucina Rosa
  • Freda’s Cafe
  • Frescos
  • Beach Side Smoke House
  • Blue Moon Pizza
  • Gecko’s
  • George’s Place
  • Godmothers Restaurant
  • La Verandah at the Hotel Alcott
  • Louisa’s Cafe
  • Island Grill
  • McGlade’s
  • Old Grande Restaurant by Tony Clark
  • Panico’s
  • Peter Shields Restaurant
  • Seaside Cheese
Where can I find a local Liquor Store or Tobacconist in Cape May or the Wildwood area During our Vacation?
Local Cape May County Liquor Stores
  •  Sunset Liquors in West Cape May-106 Sunset Blvd West Cape May – Cape May (609) 435-5052  – Brand new store that opened in May 2012, this was a great place that I was surprised was open late on a Sunday. Vast selection of items, very clean, nice interior & exterior, a bit on the expensive side. This store is across the street from the Black Duck Restaurant in West Cape May and we Love the fact that it is not a chain & is a locally owned business.

  • Montreal Liquor Store in Cape May 1025 Beach Ave Cape May (609) 884-6114 – This store is in a great location attached to the Montreal Hotel on Beach Ave. The owner is extremely informative on wine selections and it’s one of the most convenient locations in Cape May. Browse our incredible selection of wines from Cape May County and around the world. The Montreal Liquor Store also features Cape May’s best selection of domestic, import and craft beers, as well as a wide array of your favorite liquors and spirits. Located Next Door to Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille