Winter Activities

Where to eat, play & warm up in Cape May

Winter may bring a quiet beauty, but that doesn't mean the town falls asleep. Cape May is different from most East Coast resort spots in the sense that that things don't wind down after the summer — in fact, quite the opposite! Restaurants bustle, fireplaces roar, bars burst with live music and boutiques stock up on cold-weather fashion. Discover all there is to do on a winter retreat in Cape May.

Winter Highlights

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Congress Hall's

Concert Series

Congress Hall's Concert Series is back! Share in a Sunday Supper and Hymn Sing, belt out your favorite show tunes and dance along with Dane Anthony.

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Congress Hall's

Concert Series

Every winter, Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom is filled with the music of our Concert Series. Join us for a traditional hymn-sing, a Broadway musical sing-along, or a rockin' evening with Dane Anthony and the Sons of Thunder with their tribute to Bobby Darin.
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Sunday Supper & Old-Timey Hymn Sing

Head to the Ballroom for a family-style fried chicken dinner, followed by a singalong of traditional hymn favorites.

Sunday, January 26th

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Broadway Musical Sing-Along

Join us as we belt out our favorite Broadway showstoppers. Featuring Myra Vassian, professional Broadway performers, and you!

Sunday, February 23rd

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Beyond the Sea:

The Bobby Darin Show

with Dane Anthony & the Sons of Thunder

Dance along with Dane and the band as we host a high-energy tribute to the music of Bobby Darin.

Sunday, April 19th

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Eat & Drink:

The Ebbitt Room

Winter is a creative time for Chef Jason at the Ebbitt Room. Fueled by new flavors and inspiration from the season, it's a period to reflect, tweak and experiment. Come see what's on the menu.
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The Boiler Room

Brick-oven pizza, hearty pastas, specialty cocktails and local beer on tap. Go downstairs to warm up in the Boiler Room, Cape May's legendary pizzeria and nightclub.
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The Brown Room

Open year-round, the Brown Room is your go-to spot for good music, good drinks and good conversation. Try a new cocktail of off our winter menu, or stick to our classic list of martinis and much more.
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The Blue Pig Tavern

Grab a table by the Blue Pig's wood-burning fireplace. Chef Michael Greenstein's wintertime menu features a healthy mix of hearty Tavern staples and creative, limited-run specials.
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Tommy’s Folly

A trip to Cape May isn't complete without a visit to these four charming shops located in Congress Hall.

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West End Garage

Cape May's premier shopping destination featuring 62 vendors in a charming renovated garage.

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Ease away the winter blues with a healthy, rejuvenating treatment at the Sea Spa in Congress Hall.

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Valentine's Day Dinners

Plan the perfect Valentine's Day with a dinner in Cape May this year. Enjoy a night of fine dining at the Ebbitt Room, or grab a cozy candlelit table by the fireplace in the Blue Pig Tavern. If you're looking for the ultimate Valentine's treat for you and your special someone, venture just outside of town for a Valentine's Day Farm-to-Table Dinner at Beach Plum Farm.

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Cape May

Winter Excursions

Gnarled driftwood, wind-swept beaches, beautiful winter sunsets—set out with one of our experienced Cape Resorts Guides to discover a whole new side of Cape May's natural beauty.
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Winter Getaways

My Blue Valentine

Available February 1st through 28th

Why give your sweetheart red roses when you can have a Blue Valentine at Congress Hall this February? Enjoy split of champagne, Blue Valentine cupcakes, a romantic dinner in the Blue Pig Tavern, breakfast in bed, late check out and more.

Treat your loved one to a special getaway in a special place. Whether you tied the knot here years ago or its your first visit, you'll find the warmth and coziness within our walls as warm as your love for each other.

Our guests will enjoy:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Welcome amenity split of Champagne on Ice plus 2 Blue Valentine Cupcakes
  • One stuffed Blue Pig
  • Dinner for two in the Blue Pig Tavern*
  • Breakfast in bed for two with in-room dining or start the day with Breakfast in the Blue Pig Tavern, per stay*
  • Late 1pm Check out**

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congress hall the star the Congress Place Suites: (844) 499-9815

*Dinner for two is a $75 dinner credit in the Blue Pig Tavern and breakfast for two is a $30 breakfast credit in-room or in the Blue Pig Tavern. Subject to availability and change. Credit is per stay for each dining experience. Dining reservations are required on Friday nights, Saturday nights and on Valentine's Day. Please call the Blue Pig Tavern at (609) 884-8422 for dining reservations. Packages and special offers not applicable to groups or existing reservations. Tax and gratuity not included.

**1pm late Checkout not available on Friday and Saturday departures. 

An Evening to Remember

Available Year Round

Make your romantic getaway one to remember at the Virginia Hotel & Cottages. Stay with us during the month of February and surprise your sweetheart with a beautiful Cape May Diamond Necklace along with a welcome bottle of champagne, delicious chocolate truffles, a candlelit dinner in the Ebbitt Room and more.

Artisanal cocktails, each expertly paired with farm-fresh classic American cuisine—every celebration or evening is made truly memorable with an epicurean experience at The Ebbitt Room. Whatever the milestone, we will provide the gracious touch and exceptional service that ensure indelible memories.

Reserve this package and stay with us during the month of February and receive a gift as unique as your love and as extraordinary as Cape May with a beautiful Cape May Diamond necklace. These precious gems are created from stones found right here on the Delaware Bay.

Your romantic getaway includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Welcome bottle of house champagne and chocolate truffles
  • Ebbitt Room dining credit ($100 per stay)*
  • Continental Breakfast for two each morning
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Plus: Reserve this package and stay with us during the month of February and receive a beautiful Cape May Diamond necklace

After booking your stay, please call the Ebbitt Room at (609) 884-5700 to reserve your table for dinner. For packages sold over Valentine’s Day February 14th, dinner is offered for two from a 4-course prix-fixe special menu at $85 per person.

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*All food and beverage charges must be signed to your room for the Dining Credit to be applied. No Cash Value. 

Romance at the Farm

Available February 14th & 15th

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with a visit to Cape May? The Cottages at Beach Plum Farm are the ideal romantic retreat. Enjoy coffee and donuts delivered each morning, a late checkout on Monday and more. Plus, add a farm-to-table Valentine's dinner as a Stay Enhancement.

The cottages provide a quaint, secluded setting, just two miles from the beach and Cape May’s historic district. Toast to your love with glass of champagne, chilled to perfection upon arrival. Sit fireside before heading over to the barn for an intimate dinner for two. This romantic, candlelit meal is crafted with the farm’s freshest ingredients. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s together or your fiftieth, Beach Plum Farm is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love.

Your stay at the farm includes:

  • Cottage or Barn Accommodations
  • Fresh homemade donuts and coffee delivered each morning
  • Access to Bikes and a Golf Cart
  • Late check out of 5pm on Monday

Make it a romantic getaway to remember with these Package Enhancements:

  • Champagne and locally made chocolates to toast the evening plus a romantic Valentine's dinner for two.
  • $200 Spa Credit for the Sea Spa at Congress Hall

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Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call (833) 327-6268.

Romantic Retreats

at the Sandpiper

Available February 1st through 29th

The Sandpiper is the perfect home base for a romantic Cape May getaway. Enjoy deluxe accommodations in one of our spacious suites, and plan a candlelit farm-to-table dinner when you purchase a Dining Credit as a Stay Enhancement.

With its cozy restaurants and lounges, quint boutique shopping and storied Victorian architecture all steeped in seaside charm, Cape May was practically built for romantic getaways. This February, rent a suite overlooking the ocean at the Sandpiper and discover why so many make this town their romantic retreat of choice. Fill your days with late-morning brunches, followed by a little shopping and exploration—February is the perfect time to discover new gems on our island without the summertime crowds. When the sun sets, enjoy cocktails in the Brown Room, followed by a romantic candlelit dinner in the Blue Pig Tavern or Ebbitt Room.

Plan your Romantic Retreat and enjoy:

  • Deluxe accommodations at the Sandpiper
  • Receive a $100 Ebbitt Room Dining Credit for only $85 when purchased as a Stay Enhancement
  • Receive a $50 Blue Pig Tavern Dining Credit for only $40 when purchased as a Stay Enhancement

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Winter Warm-up

Available November 1st, 2019 through March 31, 2020

The weather may be cold outside, but Cape Resorts has everything to keep you warmed up this winter. Enjoy hot chocolate by the fire, a dining and cocktail credit, and a late check out. Plus, Kids Eat Free!

Winter Warm-Up

Even when the weather is frightful, Cape May has cozy fireplaces, fine dining, quaint Victorian houses, and the most beautiful winter sunsets. Sit back and relax with a cocktail in the Ebbitt Room, or enjoy dinner by the fire in the Blue Pig Tavern. Visit our Sea Spa and relax away the temperatures with one of our signature treatments.

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dining and Cocktail Credit for all Cape Resorts restaurants and lounges ($40 per day)*
  • Hot chocolate with whipped cream for two from Tommy's Folly
  • 1pm late check out**
  • Get $200 Spa Credit for $170. Save 15% when you purchase a Spa Credit in advance as a Stay Enhancement.
  • Plus: Kids Eat Free! (should you decide to bring them)***

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congress hall sandpiper the star Call to book the Congress Place Suites: (800) 732-4236

* All dining and cocktails must be signed to your room for the dining credit to apply. No cash value.
** Late checkout is based on availability and does not apply on Friday and Saturday departures
** Kids Eat Free: 1 complimentary meal off the children’s menu, for every adult entrée or sandwich purchased off the regular Blue Pig Tavern menu, maximum 2 children. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash value.

Winter Warm-Up at the Virginia

Available October 31, 2019 through March 31, 2020

Plan a winter retreat at the Virginia with a Cape Resorts dining credit, Chocolate Martinis for two, late check out and more.

Winter Warm-Up at the Virginia

The weather may be cold outside, but Cape Resorts has everything needed to keep you warmed up this winter. Even when the weather is frightful, Cape May has cozy fireplaces, fine dining, quaint Victorian houses, and the most beautiful winter sunsets. Sit back and relax with a cocktail in the Ebbitt Room, or enjoy a dinner by the fire in the Blue Pig Tavern. Visit Congress Hall's Sea Spa and relax away the temperatures with one of our signature treatments.

As our guest you will enjoy:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dining Credit for all Cape Resorts Restaurants and Lounges ($40 per day)*
  • Chocolate Martini for Two at the Ebbitt Room Bar
  • 1pm late check out**
  • Continental Breakfast for two each morning
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Get $200 Spa Credit for $170. Save 15% when you purchase a Spa Credit in advance as a Stay Enhancement.

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Virginia Hotel Call to Book the Cottages: (800) 732-4236

* Dining credit must be signed to room to be applied.

** Late checkout is based on availability and does not apply on Friday and Saturday departures.

Girlfriends Getaway

Available Year Round

Grab your crew and head out to the Beach Plum Farm for a luxurious and relaxing Girlfriends Getaway. Treat yourselves to beautiful accommodations, coffee and fresh-baked donuts each morning, an exciting local excursion and more.

When is the last time you had the chance to sit around with your best friends, catching up over a bottle of wine? How about the last time you had a girls’ day at the spa? When is the last time you all got to have dinner together on a beautiful farm, located just two miles from the beach? With the Girlfriend’s Getaway at Beach Plum Farm, you’ll get to do all the above. Whether you’re a group of moms in need of a little rest, college friends looking to reunite, or just to escape the city for a weekend, the Beach Plum Farm Cottages are the perfect place for a vacation with the girls. Spend the day exploring the shops in Cape May, or go for a walk along Higbee Beach. Visit Congress Hall’s Sea Spa for a relaxing treatment, and explore one of the farm’s unique excursions. Whatever you decide to do, you know it will be memorable as long as you are all together.

Your stay at the farm includes:

  • Cottage or Barn accommodations
  • An Excursion of your choice
  • Access to bikes and golf cart
  • Late Check-out of 5pm on Sundays*

Make it a Girlfriends Getaway with a package enhancement**:

  • $200 spa credit at Congress Hall’s Sea Spa for $170, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne and locally-made chocolates

*Late check-out is subject to availability.
**Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.

Call Now to Book: (833) 327-6268

Date Night in Cape May

Available Year Round

Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway in Cape May, complete with an intimate evening of artisanal cocktails and cuisine at the Ebbitt Room.

Date Night in Cape May

Make every celebration or evening truly memorable with an epicurean experience. Expertly-crafted libations and farm-fresh classic American cuisine are accompanied by the sweet sounds of the piano. Whatever the milestone, we will provide the gracious touch and exceptional service that ensure indelible memories.

Your package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • $100 Ebbitt Room Dining Credit (per stay)*

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*Meals must be charged to the room for the credit to be applied.