If you plan to spend the holidays in Cape May, N.J., count yourself lucky. Cape May is a beautiful, quaint town with much to do in terms of restaurants, shopping, sight-seeing, and touring. The lovely beach atown of Cape May offers many things to do for the holidays, from a walking tour of the Washington Street Mall to casual or fine dining and much more.
To plan your own list of things to do when spending the holidays in Cape May, N.J., consider those who are traveling with you and the guests you are visiting. Keep everyone’s age, health, and personal interests in mind as you try to find the perfect holiday activity in Cape May.
Consider the following list of ideas for things you can do over the holidays in Cape May, N.J., whether by yourself or spending the time with your friends and loved ones.
1. Visit any or all of the Cape May, N.J. wineries and vineyards for an enjoyable cultural experience.
Wineries and vineyards offer so much to those who take the time to visit and sample the selection of wines. A winery tour can be as simple or as complex as you wish, ranging from an hour or two to visit or planning a full day of wine tastings and tours, visiting several wineries instead of just one.
Cape May, N.J. offers a fine selection of wines to indulge your senses. Consider visiting Cape May’s wineries:
Cape May Winery
711 Town Bank Rd, Cape May, NJ
Cost: Wine tasting for $5, keep the glass.
January – April: 12 – 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
May – December 12 – 5 p.m. Daily
Extended hours: July – August till 6 p.m.
Closed: Easter, Thanks
Gift shop on site
3911 Bayshore Rd, Cape May, NJ
Visit: Open daily for wine tasting, 12 – 5 p.m.
Natali Vineyards LLC
221 N Route 47, Cape May Ct Hse, NJ
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day
2. Take a walk through the festively decorated Washington Street Mall.
Many of the cute shops and eateries in Cape May remain open at night during the holiday season. You can do a little last minute shopping, pick up a few things for your own home, or simply enjoy the noncommittal joys of window shopping.
Cape May’s Washington Street Mall recently underwent some renovations to enhance the aesthetics of the town’s popular attraction. Various eclectic shops and restaurants line the street, which now boasts a lovely brick pattern on the ground between all the stores. The renovations also include fountains and other aesthetics.
The Washington Street Mall features a wide array of gift shops, art galleries, bookstores, clothiers, jewelry stores, toy stores, restaurants, candy shops, and ice cream parlors, to name a few. For an artistic afternoon, consider checking out some of Cape May’s lovely art galleries: Cape May on Canvas, Victorian Walk Gallery, Washington Street Gallery, and Winterwood Gift & Christmas Gallery. Some favorite Washington Street Mall restaurants include Stumpo’s Italian Grille and Cucina Rosa, but the walk is lined with options to fill your tummy.
To learn more about the Washington Street Mall in Cape May, N.J., visit: http://www.washingtonstreetmall.com.
3. Take a ride on a Cape May horse-drawn carriage.
Schedule a romantic date or family activity in Cape May. A half-hour tour of the quaint town on the horse-drawn carriages (also known as hansom cabs) may be the perfect holiday activity for you and your sweetheart or for your group. Riding in a horse-drawn carriage is an excellent activity for any time of year, but during the holidays, it offers an extra special element of romance to the experience.
When weather permits, the Cape May Carriage Company takes guests on a romantic tour of Cape May, starting at Ocean St. & The Washington Street Mall. The carriages can accommodate up to eight adults and two children.
Cape May Carriage Company
641 Sunset Blvd.
Cape May, N.J. 08204
To learn more about horse-drawn carriages and horse-drawn carriage rides in Cape May, N.J., visit http://www.capemaycarriage.com.
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