Cape May is a seaside destination with plenty of fun things to do all year long. Here, you’ll find great shopping, wonderful restaurants, outstanding theatre performances, and much more. But these aren’t the only reasons to visit Cape May.

Beach towns like Cape May have long been hailed as places of renewal and rejuvenation. In fact, the tradition of visiting the beach started in 18th Britain when, according to a recent Washington Post article, “Many contemporary doctors believed that bathing in cold sea waves was beneficial for conditions they called “melancholy” and “spleen” – an excess of black bile that made people introverted, depressed, cautious or moody.”

Although this remedy didn’t stick, the tradition of visiting the beach to uplift one’s mood did. Today, a change in one’s environment, particularly spending time outdoors in nature, is often prescribed as a treatment for depression and anxiety.

So, no need to let the doldrums of winter get you down. Visit Cape May in the New Year and breathe a little fresh air into your routine.

In Cape May you can plan a relaxing vacation that includes some of the following refreshing activities.

 

Take a spa day.

Enjoy a much-deserved spa day. There are thee establishments we recommend: Cape May Day Spa, Sea Spa, and Susanne Taraschi, Licensed Esthetician Paolini Med Spa.

 

Go for a walk.

The beaches in Cape May are beautiful all year round. While you can’t sunbathe this time of year, you can take in some fresh air, visit the lighthouse, look for birds and enjoy nearby walking trails.

 

Sample Cape May wines.

Enjoy the unique flavors of Cape May Vinyards. Visit in February when participating wineries across New Jersey offer special tasting events.

Enjoy delicious – and healthful – food.

Cape May is actually the culinary capital of New Jersey. For a delicious winter meal that feeds your body and mind, we suggest:

  • The Beach Plum Farm
  • The Ebbitt Room
  • The Black Duck on Sunset

Birdwatch.

Cape May is a mecca for birdwatchers. All year long, but especially in the spring and fall, avian enthusiasts lookout for both endemic and migrating species. If you haven’t tried it, it’s an excellent way to spend time outdoors.

 

Sightsee.

There’s no shortage of sights to see in Cape May. From historic landmarks and lighthouses to Victorian homes and nature preserves, there’s a lot to take in. Consider touring via a MAC trolley ride where you’ll learn a ton about America’s first seaside resort.

Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille is a local favorite. We’re open seasonally for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. In the summer, Harry’s is the best place to relax and enjoy great food in Cape May. Visit us for fantastic ocean views, great menus, and a welcoming atmosphere.

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