Activities

Where to Shop, Eat and Play in Cape May

There's always something to discover on Cape Island. New restaurants to try, new boutiques to browse, new local spots to explore for locals and visitors alike, no matter the season. As our guest, you'll have full access to all the activities, amenities, and hidden gems that make this town so special.

While You're Here

Summer
Family Fun

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Summer Dining Events

Dinner & Bingo, Clamakes on the Lawn & More

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Beach Plum Farm

Explore the old and open spaces of Beach Plum Farm, our 62-acre working farm in West Cape May. Open to the public, Beach Plum invites everyone near and far to witness firsthand the timeless farming heritage of the Garden State.
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Tommy's Folly

Featuring a café, a fashionable boutique, a branded home goods store and a kids' shop all-in-one, Tommy's Folly is a full-service retail experience located right in the Lobby of Congress Hall.
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West End Garage

Located in West Cape May, West End Garage is a shopping destination comprised of over 60 unique vendors as well as home to the Beach Plum Bakery and Café, serving fresh baked treats and La Colombe coffees.
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The Sea Spa

Located in Congress Hall, the Sea Spa is a full-service day spa that offers a haven of healthy delights and sea-inspired treatments.
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HISTORY TOURS

at Congress Hall

Did you know that Congress Hall is the oldest seaside hotel in America? Or that four sitting presidents have stayed there? And that one of those presidents set up office in the hotel’s ground floor, establishing the first Summer White House? On a Congress Hall History Tour, you'll be guided through the grand hotel's storied past. Led by "Annie Knight" who owned the hotel from 1904-1931, our 60-minute History Tours are an interactive and engaging way to learn all about the Big House by the Sea.
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Guided Excursions

Discover Cape May's Hidden Gems

Set out with a local guide and treat yourself to a below-the-radar Cape May experience like hiking to a secret lake in the sand dunes, exploring the Delaware Bay oyster farms, taking a sunset cruise around Cape Island in a 1920s-style yacht and more.
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eat & drink

The Ebbitt Room

Artisanal cocktails, seasonal farm-fresh classic American regional cuisine served in a sophisticated setting with a casual vibe.

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Restaurants + Lounges

Blue's Clubhouse

A structured & interactive kids' club

Kids age 4-12 will love Blue's Clubhouse, our structured sitting service that's chock-full of awesome activities, games and arts & crafts. Run by Guardian Angels Sitting Service, Blue's Clubhouse includes a delicious dinner and dessert in the Blue Pig Tavern as well as hours of creativity and fun!
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Live Entertainment

The Rusty Nail

Unwind to sunny acoustic tunes and beachy full-band jams that blend perfectly with the Nail's laid-back surfer vibe.

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The Boiler Room

Dance the night away to rockin' full bands and DJs, and enjoy afternoon acoustic sets that pair pitch-perfect with a little pizza and wine.

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the brown room

Sip cocktails in the vibrant new Brown Room as piano music and acoustic duos underscore the buzz of conversation around you.

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THE BIKE SHOP

at Congress Hall

Cape May is perfect for bike rides — the city is flat as a pancake and every corner is filled with scenic sights and new discoveries. The Congress Hall Bike Shop is your one-stop resource for rentals of singles, doubles, and children's bicycles, as well as whole-family surreys and all the supplies you'll need for a day of pedaling around town. We've partnered with Cape Island Bikes to provide a seamless rental experience as well as service and sales of bicycles like Benno, Tuesday Cycles, Fuji, and Biria.
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stay overnight

A day in Cape May isn't enough.

Whatever the season, a visit to Cape May isn't complete without experiencing the bucolic charm of Beach Plum Farm, searching for shells along Cape May's miles of coastline, followed by a leisurely stroll through the charming downtown shops, taking in the beauty of our magnificent Victorian architecture, capped of by a sunset cocktail on the porch of the Virginia. Even if you are visiting from close by, consider staying over to fully experience Cape May.
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