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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Cape May

Planning a vacation to the Jersey Shore? Discover how you can have the perfect weekend in Cape May!

Visit the beach

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Of course, one of the best ways to have the perfect weekend in Cape May is by visiting 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.

Spanning 20 miles out to sea, Cape May 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, there is a beach for everyone to enjoy!

Visit a winery or brewery

The Jersey Cape has earned a reputation for some of the best wines east of Napa Valley. With an ideal climate for growing grapes, vineyards are plentiful. Cape May and the surrounding area are home to six operating wineries, including three local wineries in Cape May.

Or if you prefer beer over wine, then check out Cape May Brewing Company. They pride themselves on using local produce and the highest-quality ingredients for each of their seasonal brews.  

Visit the Victorian houses of Cape May

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The iconic details of the Victorian era such as gingerbread trim, turrets, and gables are seen almost everywhere in Cape May. Home to the highest concentration of Victorian homes (second to San Francisco), Cape May is one of the top destinations to view these beautiful homes. Discover our favorite houses to view and tour with our list of favorite Victorian houses in Cape May.

Sample some seafood

Cape May and Wildwood are some of the top producers of commercial fishing ports in the U.S. local oysters such as the Cape May Salts are harvested along the Delaware Bay, and are best enjoyed in the fall, but are available year-round. Dockside dining in Cape May is perfect for fresh seafood right off the boats at places like the Lobster House.

Take a Cape May tour

One of the best ways to spend the weekend in Cape May is with a guided tour. Take one of the many Cape May tours so you can learn more about the history of this quaint seaside town on the Atlantic Ocean. From Cape May trolley tours to ghost tours, there is something for everyone.

Stay at Stockton Inns

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When planning a weekend 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.