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These are the BEST Things to do in Cape May This Summer!

Select Registry - March 8, 2022

The Jersey Shore is Waiting!

Spending a day at this beautiful beach is one of the top things to do in Cape May NJ

Cape May, New Jersey, fondly referred to as “America’s Original Seaside Resort,” is a stunning place to relax, unwind, and soak up the summer sun.  Though the beach is the big draw, there are so many great things to do in Cape May – and we’d love nothing more than to share it with you this summer.

The quaint town of Cape May is located at the southern tip of New Jersey’s Cape May Peninsula. It’s a town known for its picturesque beaches, of course, but also for its beautiful Victorian architecture. For a small beach town, there is a surprising array of things to do in Cape May. Spend your day at the beach, walk the promenade, visit lighthouses, shop, eat, and otherwise have yourself a memorable summer vacation on the beautiful Jersey Shore. 

If you’re looking for the best places to stay in Cape May, there are two wonderful Select Registry properties in the area. Each offers Select Registry’s signature commitment to excellence. From the moment you arrive on property, you’ll be welcomed and treated to the best hospitality around. 

Both Select Registry properties are within easy walking distance to the beach and the very best of Cape May, ensuring you’ll have the getaway of a lifetime.  Explore with us this summer, and learn more about the best places to stay in Cape May, New Jersey this summer. 

Walk and ride along the promenades - it's one of the top things to do in Cape May, NJ

10 Amazing Things to do in Cape May, NJ

Cape May was voted the best place to visit on the Jersey Shore for 2022, a sentiment we agree with! Not only are there so many great things to do in Cape May, but it’s also home to two of the three Select Registry properties on the Jersey Shore. What’s not to love in a great beach vacation with top-rated accommodations nearby?

If you’re looking for a fun beaches and boardwalks vacation, then let’s start talking about all of the great things to do in Cape May, New Jersey, that are waiting for you. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  1. Beaches, of course, are at the top of any list of things to do in Cape May, New Jersey.  There are 2.5 miles of beach along Beach Avenue, and they are staffed with lifeguards from July 1 to Labor Day. Other popular beaches near Cape May include Sunset Beach, Cape May Point State Park, and Higbee Wildlife Management Area.
  2. Walk along the Cape May Promenade and enjoy the beautiful coastal breezes and beach views. 
  3. Enjoy birdwatching and nature walks at Cape May Point State Park. The state park is also home to the beautiful Cape May Lighthouse, one of the top things to do in Cape May. 
  4. Cape May is part of New Jersey’s wine country, which means there are some great Cape May wineries nearby – perfect for an afternoon sipping and swirling under the warmth of the summer sun. There are some great local breweries and distilleries, too!
  5. Getting out on the water is another of the most popular things to do in Cape May, New Jersey.  Take a dolphin or whale watching cruise with local charter companies. 
  6. Take in the top sights and get to know all of the great things to do in Cape May via Trolley Tour – it’s a great way to get oriented to the area. 
  7. Visit the Cape May Bird Observatory for some great bird and wildlife watching.  There are other wonderful places to explore in the area, too. 
  8. Bring your own or rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the inner salt marshes around Cape May. You can even take a kayak or paddleboard tour!
  9. Take a tour of the popular Emlen Physik Estate, a beautiful reminder of Cape May’s historical past. 
  10. Speaking of the town’s history, one of our favorite things to do in Cape May is to wander through the beautiful Cape May Historic District, admiring the stunning Victorian architecture of this charming town. 
Visiting lighthouses is one of the best things to do in Cape May NJ

The Best Places to Stay in Cape May, NJ

There seem to be limitless things to do in Cape May, but two options stand out far above the rest when it comes to places to stay in Cape May. Select Registry is proud to present two incredible Bed and Breakfasts in Cape May, New Jersey, both of which are rated as top places to stay in Cape May. 

Like the rest of our diverse collection of Inns, these properties stand out above their competition by offering distinct and luxury accommodations, an authentic sense of place in historic Cape May, and unparalleled hospitality. 

Moreover, these exquisite accommodations are less than three hours from major east coast metropolitan areas, including New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. As close as it may feel to these major cities, once you’re here, you’ll feel as though you’re in an entirely different world. 

Escape to the beauty of the Jersey shore with us this summer, and explore all of the top-rated things to do in Cape May. Our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts, rated as the best places to stay in Cape May, would love to help you create the getaway of a lifetime. Book your stay today!

Top Places to Stay in Cape May

The Mainstay Inn & Cottage

The Mainstay Inn was originally known as “The Clubhouse,” a 19th century pleasure palace, where gentlemen gathered in an elegant setting for gambling and other amusements. Since 1976, visitors have been able to enjoy the same grand spaces, with fourteen foot ceilings, and museum quality antiques.

All guests are invited to partake of the famous Mainstay afternoon tea, served each afternoon from 4pm until 5pm. A vast array of beverages, homemade sweets, and savories are presented each day.

Also provided for all guests are lush beach towels, and beach chairs with umbrellas. A shower and changing room are available for those who wish to extend their beach time.

The Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast

A place with all the comforts of home and none of the demands. A place to enjoy afternoon tea while rocking on porches or relaxing in front of a glowing fireplace. A place for you to return time and again — The Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Welcoming guests since 1980, The Queen Victoria is one of America’s most famous bed and breakfast inns. The decor is uncluttered, with great attention to detail and many thoughtful extras. The hospitality is warm and the atmosphere is social at the Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria is conveniently located in the heart of Cape May’s historic district, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, tours, shops and fine restaurants. 

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