Cape May Day Trips
Cape May has enough activities and attractions to keep you busy for days on end, but if you’re up for a bit of exploration outside of Cape May, or looking how to spend a day in Cape May there are some easy day trips to take before returning back to your home away from home in Cape May.
About 15 minutes from Cape May is the Wildwoods and its boardwalk with amusement parks, Morey’s Piers, and restaurants. Wildwoods is home to four piers with three of the best rollercoasters along the East Coast, waterparks, and of course shops and arcades.
The Wildwoods boardwalk is fun for kids of all ages, and you can catch free fireworks shows every Friday night during the summer.
At 40 minutes away, Ocean City is a great destination for families. Visitors love strolling along the boardwalk, checking out the beaches, fishing, surfing, and a variety of other watersports.
The boardwalk offers wonderful shops, restaurants and a surf shop. This family-friendly attraction provides entertainment for hours in itself, but Ocean City offers plenty of fun attractions and activities off of the boardwalk.
Another 40-minute trek from Cape May will take you to Margate, where the major attraction is Lucy the Elephant. She’s 134 years old and stands at six stories tall and the Save Lucy Committee is working on getting her a facelift. It’s free to visit the grounds Lucy is on, but there is an admission price if you want to take a guided tour through the structure.
Margate itself has gone through many changes, originally organized as the Borough of South Atlantic City in 1885, re-incorporated as the City of South Atlantic City in 1897, and finally renamed Margate in 1909.
45 Minutes away from Cape May is another popular destination in New Jersey: Atlantic City! Known for its casinos, shows and fine dining, Atlantic City can be a fun half-day getaway for adults.
If you’re planning on taking the kids, you may want to visit the Atlantic City Aquarium for its educational and fun exhibits. Another family-friendly attraction is the Steel Pier with traditional boardwalk rides, games, and helicopter tours!
About one hour away is Cumberland County which is home to the New Jersey Motorsports Park that calls all thrill seekers! The park houses two renowned road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning, and the Tempest Raceway for outdoor karting. The park also has 10 acres of paintball fields.
For more of an arts and culture venture, visit the Glasstown Arts District. The district is home to many galleries and studios covering wide ranges of mediums, hosts entertainment and classes, and offers world-class dining in a variety of cuisine types.