Winter in the North East can be tough. It often seems the only option is to stay inside and forget everything that requires you to be outside until it warms up when Spring arrives. But there is another way. You can bundle up and have a Cape May winter getaway.
We all know that beautiful Cape May is a popular summertime destination. Travel Channel ranked its beaches among the top 10 in the country. But, winter in Cape May is fun too. Whether you’re traveling with friends and family or planning a romantic weekend for two, here are some great things to do this winter in Cape May, NJ.
Enjoy live Music at Cape May Winery
Every Saturday Cape May Winery hosts local musicians from 2pm to 5pm. Here, you can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to great music performed by a rotating line-up of talented artists.
Take in Comedy Uncorked at Willow Creek Winery
At Comedy Uncorked at Willow Creek Winery you can enjoy a three-course dinner with perfectly paired wine. After you eat, you’ll be entertained by a hilarious comedy show starring a different group of New York comedians each month. Seating begins at approximately 6:15pm, followed by a 7pm dinner and 8pm show. Tickets are $65 and you must be 21 or older to attend.
Visit Historic Buildings
Cape May is famous for its historic buildings, many of which are reported to be haunted. Several mediums and groups offer ghost tours throughout the winter, where brave guests explore with EVP recorders and EMF meters.
Explore the Doo Wop District
Fun fact, Cape May is considered a birthplace of the Doo Wop music scene. Here, lovers of the 1950s music can tour all the iconic Cape May Doo Wop landmarks including the Doo Wop District, where a collection of vintage motels (and their kitschy signs) still stand.
Partake in Polar Bear Plunges
For the not-so-faint-of-heart, Cape May hosts a number of Polar Bear Plunges each winter where daredevils brave the icy Atlantic wearing only bathing suits. Of course, all this is for a good cause. Each Polar Bear Plunge event aims to raise funds for the Special Olympics and its 25,000 athletes. Trophies and championship cups are given out to the highest fundraising teams.
Experience Cape May Culture and Arts
One of the most famous contemporary theatres in New Jersey is the Cape May Stage, which features plays, musicals, showcases and other special events all year long. Don’t miss their package deal Dinner and a Show, which offers theatre-goers dinner at a top Cape May restaurant followed by an evening show at Cape May Stage.
In addition to the theatre, there are many nearby art galleries that feature both classic and modern ocean art by local artists. Ocean Galleries and Beacon Art are two of the most visited by art enthusiasts.
As you can see, there’s plenty to do here in winter in Cape May all season long. Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille is a favorite Cape May restaurant and rooftop bar. Philadelphia Magazine recently named Harry’s one of the best places to drink outside on the Jersey shore. Open Seasonally for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner, we’re Cape May’s only rooftop bar. Join us this summer to eat, drink and be Harry!