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Summer In Cape May

WHERE FAMILIES COME TO PLAY

There's nothing quite like summer in Cape May. The buzz of Washington Street, the lapping waves of Sunset Beach — there's a magical feeling to this seaside town that swells with the warmth of summertime. Here at Cape Resorts, we've prepared an expansive selection of activities and experiences that will allow you to fully capture all the season has to offer.
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Dining Events

From the vegetables grown in the fields of Beach Plum Farm to the seafood caught just off the shore, the flavors of Cape May's famous culinary scene come into full bloom during the summer months. Join us at our summer Dining Events for a delicious taste of the season.
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man juggling fire at a Congress Hall carnival

Carnival
& Dinner

Mondays through August 26th
5:30pm | Congress Hall

Enjoy Carnival games and a delicious dinner featuring favorites like burgers, fries, hotdogs and more.
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congress hall clambake setup on picnic table, shellfish and lobster in a galvanized bucket with lemon

Clambakes
on the Lawn

Tuesdays from July 9th - August 27th
6:00pm | Congress Hall

Join us on the Lawn for live entertainment, summer activities and a delicious old-fashioned clambake.
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blue the pig smiling

Dinner & Bingo
with Blue

Wednesdays from July 10th - August 28th
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Congress Hall

Head to the Ballroom for a delicious meal and a round of Bingo with Blue the Pig!
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place settings at a beach plum farm summer dinner

Summer
Farm-to-table Dinners

Wednesdays from June 19th - August 28th
6:00pm | Beach Plum Farm

Savor the season's harvest with an intimate family-style dinner at Beach Plum Farm.
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grilled chicken set up at a congress hall barbeque

Backyard BBQ
on the Lawn

Thursdays from July 11th - August 29th
6:00pm | Congress Hall

Come to the Congress Hall Lawn for a homespun summer BBQ featuring all the favorites and fixin's.
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fire cooked mussels with seasoning on tray

Farm, Fire & Fin

Fridays from June 21st - August 30th
6:00pm | Beach Plum Farm

Enjoy Beach Plum Farm's fire-cooked farm-fresh fare paired with local seafood wild-caught right off the shores of Cape May.
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beach plum farm barn at twilight with campire and string lights

Farm Sunday BBQs

Sundays from June 16th - August 25th
12:00pm - 8:00pm | Beach Plum Farm

Enjoy a casual summer BBQ at the Farm, featuring sustainably-raised meats and pasture-raised poultry with all your favorite home-cooked salads and sides.
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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 this 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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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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family fun

Daily through September 1st

Monday to Sunday and everyday in between — our Programming Team has jam-packed every day this summer with awesome activities the whole family will enjoy. Use the sliders below to view a list by day and see what to add to your vacation agenda.
A selection of Family Programming is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts Guest. Learn More


Monday

CARNIVAL ON THE LAWN
5:30pm - 9:00pm | Congress Hall
Classic Carnival games plus a delicious dinner! Learn More

TUESDAY

TIE DYE TUESDAYS
1:30pm - 3:00pm | Congress Hall
4:30pm - 6:00pm | the Rusty Nail

wednesday

CERAMICS ON THE VERANDA
3:00pm - 5:00pm | Congress Hall

thursday

CRAFTY PAINTING
2:00pm - 3:30pm | Congress Hall

thursday

LEI NECKLACE MAKING
12:00pm - 1:30pm | the Rusty Nail

friday

BEACH ACTIVITIES
11:00am - 12:00pm | Congress Hall Beach

friday

MOVIES, S'MORES & LAWN GAMES
7:30pm | Congress Hall
This event is reserved for guests of Cape Resorts.

saturday

SOCCER ON THE LAWN
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Congress Hall

saturday

DIVE-IN MOVIES
7:00pm | Congress Hall
This event is reserved for guests of Cape Resorts.

sunday

SUNDAY SWIMS AFTER SUNSET
8:00pm - 10:00pm | Congress Hall
This event is reserved for guests of Cape Resorts.



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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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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Health & Wellness

Vacation doesn't have to mean a break in your fitness routine. As a guest of Cape Resorts, you'll have access to two incredible Wellness sessions, both held daily on the beach in front of Congress Hall. Get your heart pumping with a morning of Beach Bootcamp, or ease your way into the day with a yoga session held just steps away from the ocean surf. After your session, relax and indulge in a treatment at the Sea Spa.

beach boot camp

Join our instructor Donna Valentine on the beach for a full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels.

Daily at 8:00am

Yoga on the Beach

Our professional instructors will guide you through a relaxing routine surrounded by sand and ocean surf.

Daily at 8:00am

the sea spa

A full-service day spa in Congress Hall, the Sea Spa is a haven of simple pleasures and healthy delights.

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Yoga on the Beach and Beach Boot Camp sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts Guest.
Nonguests can purchase tickets on the beach the morning of the session for $14.95 plus tax.

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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