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Life in Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - April 15, 2019

For anyone who has ever visited Cape May the thought may have occurred…”What would it be like to live in Cape May?”

Cape May is a time capsule. Many of the homes are on the Historic Home Register. A walk through the historic district will take visitors back to a time where the town thrived with beautiful Victorian architecture. The historic homes are now protected by a historic commission. Should an owner of a home want to make changes to the exterior they will need approval from the Historic Commission. Why is this important? The community is protected from historic homes being torn down for new homes. So to begin with if you choose to live in Cape May you will own property in a community that cares about its past.

The town has everything a typical town has for commerce. We have an Acme and a CVS and many other businesses that specifically cater to the tourist. A favorite time of the year is the off season for many full time residents. The off season seems to be shorter each year in Cape May. The rental season is now 8-10 months of the year. Cape May is becoming a year round destination. Cape May is a wonderful place to retire and relax. If you get bored easily Cape May will fill your days with fun. There is always something going on …an event, a concert, a movie on the beach and so much more. If you need a break from the everyday routine residents can walk the beach or take a bike ride through town. Cape May is a pet lovers town. Residents can be seen walking throughout the town with their dogs.

So if your thinking of moving to the Cape do your homework on where the best locations are to live and start looking for your dream place. What are you waiting for? Cape May is the best place to live!

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Wildwoods Race of Gentlemen

Uncategorized - admin - April 3, 2019

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Race fans, hold onto your seats while vintage motorcycles and automobiles battle it out on the shore against the rising tides for your viewing pleasure. Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelcior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more! An extraordinary display of why America’s love for vintage automotive will never fade. Do not miss your chance to see these fine men flog their jaw-dropping machines on the sand, just like in days gone by. Come one, come all to watch in awe as they roar at the shore!

Join us to experience the greatest race on earth! The Race of Gentlemen is an automotive carnival that celebrates American racing heritage. A true homage to automobile and motorcycle history, hosted by the Oilers CC/MC. Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time of when guys were gentlemen and cars were king! Stultz & Son Productions will exhibit their hand-selected group of gentlemen, who will showcase their pre-war machines at the water’s edge on the beach of Wildwood, New Jersey. Commonly referred to as TROG for short, the carefully curated event will give you a history lesson and an unforgettable weekend, all rolled into one.

Other Dates For This Event:
  • Thursday, October 03, 2019
  • Friday, October 04, 2019
  • Saturday, October 05, 2019
  • Sunday, October 06 2019
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Cape May Hops Festival

Uncategorized - admin - March 7, 2019

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Crafts & Collectibles Show Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Cape May Hops Festival is a wonderful event where crafts and collectibles are also part of the event. Listen to some great music and have a cold beer while enjoying the sights and sounds of Cape May. The Festival features local breweries and some of the finest food vendors in the area.
Music will include the Corndog Blues Band and James Supra and Sarah Ayers Band.

The Cape May Hops Festival will be held on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. This event helps support the Cape May Music Festival.

There will be activities for the whole family, live musical performances, crafts, collectibles, living history characters, children’s activities and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

This event is FREE to attend. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors

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What to pack for a Cape May Vacation

Uncategorized - admin - February 13, 2019

What to Pack Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to get away from the stress of life and treat yourself to a beautiful beach vacation in Cape May! But, before you set out on your travels, you need to make sure you have some “beach essentials” that will allow you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. We’re giving you the inside scoop on beach fashion, making sure you don’t weigh down your suitcase with things you don’t need!

The following attire is basically acceptable anywhere you go on the beach, including restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Here are a few things we suggest:

Ladies should pack: Bathing suits (If you have 2, bring both so you’ll always have one that’s dry. Also, you will most likely be leaving with a tan! So, be mindful of styles that may give you funny looking tan lines.) Bathing suit cover up Sundresses Tank tops or short sleeved, lightweight shirts Comfortable shorts or skirts One lightweight, long sleeved shirt (if you’ve been swimming & sunning all day, sometimes the air conditioning inside can feel chilly) Flip flops that can get wet or water shoes Flip flops or sandals for going out in the evening.

Men should pack: Hawaiian or lightweight, breezy shirts T-Shirts or Polos Swim trunks Lightweight shorts or khakis, (some men wear jeans in the bars at night, but shorts are always more comfortable) One lightweight, long sleeved shirt Flip flops that can get wet or water shoes Flip flops or deck shoes for going out in the evening Everyone Should Bring: Sunglasses Sunscreen Lip Balm Spending Cash (the beach shopping is great!) A desire to relax and have FUN!

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The Famous Chili & Chowder Cook Off in Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - February 4, 2019

Come in from the cold for our spicy hot competition for Cape May Chili Cook-off, featuring some of the tastiest, tangiest and most original chili created by our finest local chefs. Vote for your favorite chili in and thane have a few cold beers to cool your mouth. Yummy!

Where: 5th floor Oceanfront Penthouse Lounge & Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Sunday, February 17, 2019

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $10

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Pet Friendly Rentals in Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - January 14, 2019

Travelers love to take their pets on vacation. Sometimes out of necessity and other times just love having the dog along. Cape May is a dog town. Walk down any street and your bound to see someone chatting with a dog owner walking their dog. We happen to have a breed that is not well known, a shipperkke or skipper-key as many folks call him. Funny thing about Cape May most people know what breed our dog is. That is why I find Cape May to be a dog town.

One of the great things about our town is that many rentals are now pet friendly. Owners of rentals realize that they can fill their calendars when offering pet friendly rentals. Many rentals have restrictions on pets including size and sometimes even breed. Check with the owner on any restrictions that may be in place.

All dogs need a little exercise and some rentals have fenced in yards. Also there is a great dog park located on Lafayette Street up the road a bit from the Acme.

Cape May has some great places to walk your dog. During the off season dogs are allowed on the beach and promenade. Dogs are allowed on Higbee Beach year round. Cape May requires that your dog must be leashed at all times.

So bring the pet to Cape May and maybe I will see you walking the streets. It’s always great to meet new friends while out walking the dog.

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The Washington Street Mall in Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - January 14, 2019

The Washington Street Mall in Cape May is a wonderful outdoor mall with fantastic shops and restaurants. Many visitors take a slow walk through the outdoor mall along the brick lined street and enjoy all types of places to shop and eat. No bikes are allowed, only foot traffic which makes it very safe and enjoyable. Located about a block to the beach, this favorite shoppers location is open throughout the year. Visitors can browse candy stores, jewelry shops, clothing stores, and boutiques that stock unique souvenirs. Be aware that some shops do close during the off-season. Usually January thru Valentines Day or even March.

Another great feature about the mall ate the park benches that line the mall. Relax with an ice cream cone and people watch or sit beside the fountains that offer a misty breeze during the summer months. There are many restaurants offering American fare, fresh seafood and so much more.

Located right off of the mall area is the town park. During the summer months there are live concerts featuring local musicians.

Located at the beginning of the mall where Washington Street ends is the ticket booth for trolley rides. Make sure you book your rides early as the trolleys fill quickly for the day and night rides. Accross the street travelers can take a Cape May Carriage ride with beautiful horses.

When visiting Cape May, The Washington Street Mall is a must do. A stroll down the mall is a great way to spend an evening or take a break from the beach.

313 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204

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The Best Christmas Town in Every State by Readers Digest- Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - December 13, 2018

Cape May listed as one of The Best Christmas Towns in Every State by Readers Digest

This Victorian seaside town gets even more Dickensian with its gaslights and garlands for the season. Take a trolley ride back in time to see the Christmas lights, hear Ghosts of Christmas Past tales, and jaunt along with Santa. Various holiday house tours let you see inside Cape May’s historic homes and inns, and visitors can also enjoy wine tastings and themed dinners in the town’s many restaurants. Check out these vintage photos of Christmases Past.

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Cape May Congress Hall Winter Wonderland

Uncategorized - admin - December 3, 2018

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Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland 

Don’t miss the train this season! Celebrate the holidays in Cape May with Congress Halls annual holiday events for the whole family.


Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert

On the Grand Lawn of Congress Hall, Friday November 30th


West Cape May Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1st


Breakfast with Santa

Santa is coming to Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom! Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. the breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, sweet treats, and much more. Kids will get the chance to tell Father Christmas all of their Christmas wishes, while parents snap a pretty picture for the mantle!


Dinner with the Clauses

Join Blue the Pig and other friends from Congress Hall as we prepare for Santa’s arrival in Cape May! Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols and enjoy a delicious three-course meal in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom. From “Deck the (Congress) Halls”, to “Blue (Pig) Christmas”, dinner with the Clauses is sure to be an evening of fun for the whole family.


The Santaland Diaries

Cape May Congress Hall’s own production of “The Santaland Diaries” with the help of Cape May Stage, in Congress Hall’s Harrison Room. Thursdays-Saturdays, November 30-December 28.


And Much More!

Festive Holiday Decorations, Ride the Congress Hall Express and Carousel, Holiday Shopping Village with over 15 specialty vendors, Crafts in Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread Decorating and Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Holiday Ceramics, Winter Wonderland Concert Series, and Tasty Treats and Delicious Drinks!

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Cape May 26th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Historic Cold Spring Village

Uncategorized - admin - October 16, 2018

Please bring a non-perishable food item. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes.
Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks.
Visit a haunted house at the Corson Gandy Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm.
Presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club!For Halloween Parade information call Lower Twp. Recreation Center at 609-886-7880

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