You might think of Cape May as a summer-only destination, but it’s actually a year-round community with plenty of fun things to do, even in the winter. February may be cold – and a little quiet – but if you’re visiting this month, you must make time for these fun Cape May activities and locals:

The Beach

Cape May’s beaches are just as beautiful in the winter as they are in the summer. While sunbathing may be challenging, enjoying the sunset, visiting the lighthouse, birding and walking trails are great options this time of year. You’ll have to bundle up, but it’s worth it.  

The Brown Room

Congress Hall is a great place to visit on chilly winter days (or after long walks on the beach). A roaring fireplace, friendly bartenders, and a warm setting make it a great place relax and kick back.

Cape May Wineries

Experience New Jersey wine country – right here in Cape May! Sample award-winning wines and enjoy the unique flavors of each. On February 11 and 18 participating wineries across New Jersey will offer special tastings and entertainment. Stop by Hawk Haven’s Tasting Room in Cape May to enjoy chocolate pairings while supporting local wine growers.  

MAC Trolley Tours

On MAC’s trolley rides, knowledgeable guides will tell you everything you need to know about America’s first seaside resort, from its Victorian heritage to seashore and maritime history. With plenty of fun facts sprinkled in, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.  

East Lynne Theater Company

Cape May is a true destination for theater lovers. The East Lynne Theater Company brings the American Spirit to the stage with its blend of provocative premieres and timeless classics. The company operates all year long so it’s a great place to visit, especially in the winter.  

Cape May Stage

Cape May Stage is another theater company dedicated to bringing theater lovers wonderful performances. Located in the heart of the Cape May historic district, Cape May Stage features traditional, contemporary and new works in an intimate setting.

Cape May County Zoo & Park

The Cape May County Zoo & Park has a full list of seasonal events all year long. The park is open every day from 10am to 3:30am and there’s always something for the entire family to enjoy.


As you can see, there’s no shortage of Cape May activities, even in the off-season. If you’re looking for somewhere lowkey – and beautiful – to visit this winter (or spend Valentine’s Day), Cape May is just the place.


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