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What to do on a rainy day in Cape May.

You can’t control the weather, unfortunately. Sometimes, rain arrives – uninvited – to your meticulously planned vacation. Don’t let it get you down. In Cape May, there’s plenty to do, rain or shine. That’s why we put together this list of fun and popular rain-friendly activities to do in Cape May.  

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Visit any number of Cape May’s excellent eateries, like Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, or take advantage of Cape May Restaurant Weekend, October 20 through 23. Enjoy 3-course prix fixe menus from Cape May’s best restaurants. Sample several Cape May restaurants thanks to reasonable prefix pricing. You can find participating restaurants here. 


See a Show 

Many are surprised to learn that Cape May is a popular spot for theater lovers. East Lynn Theatre Company is one of several organizations that brings a blend of provocative and timeless performances to the community. This award-winning theater is a must-not-miss on your next trip to Cape May. Another outstanding theatre company is Cape May Stage which continues its performance season through the fall with traditional, contemporary, and new works. For years actors, directors, and playwrights from all over the country have performed world-class theatre in this historic venue. 


Visit the Emlen Physick Estate 

If you’re intrigued by Cape May’s Victorian heritage, visit the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate for a look at life as it was lived more than 100 years ago. The estate is haunted, so if you want to learn more join the Phantoms of the Physick Estate walking tour that focuses on the estate’s “spirited” residents. Other seasonal attractions include MAC Historic Haunts Tours, a séance at the Physick Estate, Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours, and more. 


Visit a Cape May Museum 

There are several museums and historical sites to visit in Cape May. All are great. We recommend the Cape May Fireman’s Museum and The Harriet Tubman Museum on rainy days. The Cape May Fireman’s Museum is free to the public. Talk to career personnel on staff will be happy to assist and answer any questions. Plus, Cape May’s Antique Fire Engine is a 1928 American La France and is housed inside the museum.  

As for The Harriet Tubman Museum, most people know about Cape May’s Victorian heritage and maritime legacy, but few know that the town played a pivotal role in the fight to end slavery. Harriett Tubman, for example, spent summers in Cape May between 1850 and 1852. Visit the museum to learn more about this important time in Cape May’s history. The museum is located on a block that anti-slavery activists called home. Lafayette Street and Franklin Street became a center of abolitionist activity, centered around three important buildings developed in 1846. 


Lounge Around 

At Montreal Beach Resort you’ll receive nothing but top-notch service. We strive to provide a personal and professional experience, so you feel welcome and right at home. When you stay at our award-winning Cape May hotel, you’ll enjoy newly updated and well-appointed rooms, access to Cape May’s beautiful beaches, a delicious onsite restaurant, and much more. Ultimately, our goal is your happiness! Relax and enjoy our beautiful Cape May hotel.  


There you have it. These things to do on a rainy day in Cape May are sure to keep you busy one day or even two.  

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