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Your Guide to Planning a Family Getaway to Cape May

Cape May is a perfect destination for couples, a group of friends, and families. From fun days at the beach to evenings of mini golf, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to choose from. Gather up the kids and use our guide for planning a family getaway to Cape May.

Head to the beach

Let’s face it, one of the main reasons to visit Cape May is for the beach. Bring your beach chairs or umbrella and pick up your Cape May beach tags before finding the perfect spot to get some sun or play in the surf.

Looking for a hotel near the beach? Discover Stockton Inns, just steps away from the beach and boardwalk across the street, you can’t get any closer than that! For those who aren’t a fan of the sand, enjoy a relaxing day at our pool at Stockton Inns.

Tour Cape May in a carriage ride

A favorite activity for couples and activities, a tour of Cape May in a carriage ride is an unforgettable experience. We bet the kids will love meeting the horses and taking an old-fashioned carriage ride through town with the Cape May Carriage Company!

Historic Cold Springs Village

Incorporate a bit of interactive educational fun for the kids at the Historic Cold Springs Village. Step back in time at this outdoor living history museum with more than 30 acres of farms and historical reenactments and tours.

Cape May Zoo

The Cape May Zoo is fun for everyone in the family and made even better with free admission (though donations are welcome). See more than 550 critters as well as the popular snow leopards at this county zoo. The zoo is open daily with the exclusion of Christmas.

Whale watching and dolphin cruises

Take your family adventures off land, and book a whale watching tour or dolphin cruise. There are a variety of whale watching tours in the area depending on the speed and length of the ride you prefer. From leisurely cruising to high-speed water adventures, you and the kids will be sure to have a great time spotting our locals in the ocean.

Mini golf

When you stay at Stockton Inns you have direct access to our famous mini golf course. A Cape May tradition since 1938, this mini golf course features sand traps, water hazards, and waterfalls as well as great views of the ocean.

Cape May Lighthouse

Learn about Cape May’s maritime history with a visit to the Cape May Lighthouse. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for stunning ocean views or stay at ground level and explore the Oil House, museum, and manicured grounds.

Tour Cape May with the Emlen Physick Estate

The Emlen Physick Estate is a popular tourist attraction that hosts wonderful events and tours throughout the year. The Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) hosts a wide variety of historical tours and activities, many of which are family friendly. Try the trolley tour, ghost tours, festivals, or family treasure hunt to join in on the fun.

Outdoor activities

Keep the kids busy with the many outdoor activities available in Cape May. From biking and hiking to parasailing and kayaking, there are many ways to stay active and have fun with the entire family.

Stay at the Stockton Inns

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While planning a family getaway to Cape May, complete your trip with a stay at Stockton Inns. Our Cape May property is located along Beach Avenue. We offer beachfront accommodations at our Victorian mansion, the Stockton Manor, and our budget-friendly hotel at the Stockton Inn.

Perfect for the entire family, our budget-friendly hotel rooms at the Stockton Inn are a great choice. The Stockton Inn features an ocean-view sundeck, outdoor lounge chairs, and spacious rooms equipped with your basic modern amenities.