Originally published on February 1, 2019. Updated on February 1, 2023.
Wondering what to do in Cape May this Valentine’s Day? You might think of Cape May as a summer-only hotspot, but it’s actually a year-round destination with plenty of fun things to do, even in the winter. February may be cold – and a little quiet – but it’s an exceptionally romantic spot any time of year. If you’re visiting this Valentine’s Day, you must make time for the following:
Cape May’s beaches are just as beautiful in the winter as they are in the summer, and they’re more private. On Valentine’s Day you can enjoy the sunset, visit the lighthouse, birdwatch, and walk the nature trails. You’ll have to bundle up, but it’s worth it to get some alone time with your Valentine.
Cape May Wineries
Cape May is home to several wineries, many of which boast award-winning wines. Visit Hawk Haven Winery, Cape May Winery, Natali Vineyards, and Willow Creek Winery, for wine made with locally grown grapes. Enjoy delicious wine pairings and tasting options, plus support local growers.
MAC Trolley Tours
On Mid-Atlantic Center for The Arts trolley rides, friendly guides lead you through Cape May and share everything you need to know about America’s first seaside resort. There are many different rides to choose from, so pick one that focuses on your interests. From Cape May’s Victorian heritage to seashore and maritime history, there’s something for everyone.
Cape May Day Spa
Spend a day at the spa. Cape May Day Spa offers an extensive selection of treatments dedicated to couples. With names like Love is All Around, Sweet Escape for Two, and Love Head to Toe, Cape May Day Spa offers the perfect Valentine’s Day services for you. Enjoy a massage, scrub, and more.
A Delicious Dinner
The New York Times named Cape May the culinary capital of New Jersey. There are so many great places to eat, you’ll have a hard time choosing.
- Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille: Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner at Harry’s. Harry’s offers a selction of seasonal favorites like New England Clam Chowder, Winter Spinach Salad, Fish Tacos, Seared Salmon, and more. Dessert items include Gelato, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake, 3 Layer Carrot Cake, and Flourless Chocolate Cake. There’s nothing more romantic than a delicious dinner for two, oceanfront, with the one you love.
- Beach Plum Farm: Surprise your Valentine with a unique farm-to-table dining experience at Beach Plum Farm. Take your seats in the exquisitely decorated Hoop House, where you’ll enjoy a romantic candlelit multi-course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef, using the freshest of farm ingredients. More details coming soon.
- The Black Duck: on Sunset is one of the best restaurants in town. It offers an airy atmosphere, eclectic menu and great raw bar selection. For a special Valentine’s dinner, Black Duck is the place to be. No indicated Valentine’s Day specials, but reservations are recommended.
The Brown Room
For a cozy after-dinner drink, try The Brown Room at Congress Hall. The Brown room is a great place to visit on chilly winter evenings (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.
Where to Stay Valentine’s Day in Cape May
Spend a cozy and romantic weekend in beautiful Cape May. Treat yourself and your Valentine to a weekend on the Jersey Shore. Be one of Montreal Beach Resort’s first guests of the season and receive a special early bird welcome perk.
Book a stay from February 17 through February 19 and select our Valentine’s Day Weekend promotion to receive a celebratory bottle of wine. Just use code VDAY at checkout. Book online at www.montrealbeachresort.com or call (609) 884-7011.
*Limit one bottle of wine per reservation *Offer valid only on stays from 2/17-2/19
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Why not visit beautiful Cape May?! As you can see, Cape May has plenty to do, even in the off-season. Plus, now that we’ve answered your question ‘what to do in Cape May’ you’re ready for an unforgettable Valentine’s getaway.