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5 Things to do This Summer in Cape May

Summers in Cape May are practically perfect with its sandy shores, ocean views, and beautiful gardens to admire. Plan your getaway with these things to do this summer in Cape May.

Gardens of Cape May tour

This summer, see the beautiful gardens of Cape May with the Gardens of Cape May Tour. Explore the private plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s gardens and natural areas. Tour both private and public gardens and smell the fragrances of these summer blooms. The tours are hosted by the

Climb to the top of a lighthouse

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Cape May Lighthouse

Take your vacation to new heights and climb the stairs at the Cape May Lighthouse for beautiful views. Still in operation today, the Cape May Lighthouse stands 157 feet tall and is an iconic structure in the town of Cape May. Visitors can make the climb up 199 steps of the original, cast iron spiral stairway for incredible panoramic views of the Cape May peninsula. The lighthouse is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Spend a day at the beach

Known as “America’s Original Beach Town,” Cape May is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. For over 200 years, visitors have flocked to Cape May for its pristine beaches, boardwalk, and unique Victorian architecture. Stretching 20 miles out to sea, the Cape Island (as the town was first named), offers miles of sandy beaches that greet the waters from the Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. From Higbee Beach to Poverty Beach, and everything in between, here is our guide to the beaches of Cape May.

Discover our guide to the beaches of Cape May.

Bike Cape May

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Biking is a great way to visit some of the popular Cape May’s area attractions. If you plan to visit the Cape May Lighthouse, you may want to take the Cape May Shoreline Bike Route Ride. Many routes begin and end at this landmark, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean at the very Southern tip of the breathtaking Cape May Peninsula.

Make a full day of riding and visit historic Lewes, Delaware from Cape May with your bike in tow on the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Bicycles incur no extra charge, and the cost is the same as those on foot riding the ferry.

Cape May mini golf

When you stay at Stockton Inns you and the family can enjoy a round of Cape May mini golf! Conveniently located on the grounds of Stockton Inns, Stockton Golf features an ocean-view course that has been attracting players of all ages since 1938.

The famous Harris Mini Golf Company, renowned for constructing beautiful as well as challenging miniature golf courses worldwide, recently redesigned Stockton Golf to the highest standards in family fun! The newly designed course has received high praise from its players, and the Cape May County Chamber awarded Stockton Golf as “Best Landscape Design” upon the remodel.

Built with colorful gardens and over 150 different species of plants that attract native birds and butterflies, enjoy a stunning landscape while you are negotiating sand traps, water hazards, rushing waterfalls, babbling brooks, and undulating greens.

Stay at Stockton Inns

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When planning your summer in Cape May, complete your experience with a stay at Stockton Inns. Located along Beach Avenue, we offer beachfront accommodations at our Victorian mansion, the Stockton Manor, and our budget-friendly hotel at the Stockton Inn. The Stockton Manor is Cape May’s only oceanfront Victorian Inn with a pool, plus it offers plenty of charm and character for a truly unique experience.

Or if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option for the entire family, book a room at our oceanfront motel. The Stockton Inn offers an ocean-view sundeck, outdoor lounge chairs, and rooms with your basic modern amenities.