Cape May is the perfect destination for birders. It hosts the World Series of Birding every year. Serious bird watcher
or casual observer, you will delight in the awesome variety of winged creatures in the area.
Cape May is an easy area to explore, but don't expect to take in all of its wonders in one day. There are walking
tours, trolley tours, biking tours, horse and carriage rides, and kayak excursions in the back bays.
Cape May Point State Park is home to the Cape May Lighthouse. Visitors can climb its 199 steps
for an incredible view of the harbor. Another fun stop is the Cape May Lewes ferry. The ferry ride takes you from Cape May
to Lewes, DE. Dolphin are frequently seen on the trip.
The Washington Street
Mall in Cape May City is (an avenue of shops closed to vehicular traffic) is the tourist center of town. It has a wide variety
of boutiques and specialty stores as well as fine art galleries and restaurants. Historic Cold Spring Village recreates life
in the 19th Century. A Blacksmith shop, one room schoolhouse, tavern, farmhouse, pottery barn, plus exhibits of life in a
by-gone era occupy 22 acres of shady grounds.
Along Stone Harbor Boulevard
you will find the Wetlands Institute. Dedicated to the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems, it is the focal
point for the study of terrapin turtles. It offers a wide variety of daily programs.
On the western side of the county, life is more rural. Here you will find three vineyards and wineries: Cape May
Winery in Lower Township, Natalie Vineyards in Cape May Court House, and Turdo Vineyards in North Cape May. All are open to
visitors for tours.
Home to jazz festivals in the fall and spring, Cape
May clubs along the oceanfront offer a wide variety of musical entertainment all year round.
A drive along Route 9 or Route 47 will take you past horse farms, garden marts, antique shops, and woodlands. This
is definitely the scenic route. Drive down the Garden State Parkway to exit zero and enjoy this national treasure, Cape May.