Cape May in February



A guide to Valentine’s Day dinner dates, family friendly fun, and everything in between.

Whether you are planning a romantic retreat for Valentine’s Day or a family getaway over President’s Day weekend, there are plenty of things to do while visiting Cape May in February!

Local Fare

If you are looking for some local cuisine during your visit to Cape May in February, you will find great date night options and family friendly favorites.

  • The Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar – This family friendly restaurant is located in the heart of Cape May serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and some of the best cocktails on the island!
  • Panicos Bistro – This BYOB Italian restaurant with Greek flare is located in an old church right on Broadway in West Cape May and is perfect for date night with your favorite bottle of wine or a family friendly dinner with their gourmet brick oven pizzas.
  • Primal – Cape May’s newest restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Overlooking the beach, this BYOB chophouse is great for a Valentine’s Day date.
  • Lucky Bones Back Water Grille – Offering everything from seafood to pizza, everyone will be sure to find something they love at this family friendly local favorite!

Local History

Looking to experience some history during your visit to Cape May in February? We are home to a variety of museums that are a perfect way to learn more about our little shore town. Check out some of these historical spots!

NASW Aviation Museum– Check out aircrafts, engines, exhibits and interactive displays in this World War II active dive-bomber squadron training facility turned museum.

The Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey – Learn about Harriet Tubman and her time living and working in Cape May to help fund her freedom trail missions.

Emlen Physick Estate – Take an in depth look into a restored Victorian home reflecting the Victorian family lifestyle and all it entailed.

Outdoor Fun

If you catch a warm day, have a little outdoor family fun while you explore Cape May in February! Cape May MAC has a Family Treasure Hunt packet full of clues and a map that will take you on a self-guided tour throughout town. You can pick up a packet at any of the MAC ticket booths.

And don’t forget the best outdoor adventure anytime of year in Cape May is to take a walk with your loved ones on our beautiful beaches.

Calendar of Events

Looking for more to do? Check out some fun events happening around Cape May in February on our calendar of events!

Book Your Reservation!

If you still haven’t booked your vacation rental, let our Guest Experience Specialists find you the perfect space for the whole family or something intimate for a romantic weekend away! Browse our rental homes at Homestead Real Estate and see what we have to offer here for your visit to Cape May in February.

A Spring Fling : Things To Do In Cape May for Spring



By Sara Phillips | May 13, 2021

Before the commotion of a beach filled summer hits, find your way to Cape May to experience one of the greatest seasons our small town has to offer! The parks and gardens are full of blooming flowers, the weather is getting warmer, and the shore towns are open for business. A Spring Fling is the perfect opportunity to see all the things to do in Cape May for Spring!

Take a Scenic Surrey Ride Around Town
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One of the most popular things to do in Cape May in Spring is go for a bike ride. The weather is warm and the days are bright, it’s a great time to rent a bike and go for a cruise around the island. But, a regular bike can be boring. Instead, take your cruise on a Surrey! These four-wheeled bikes seat from 2 to 6 people, have toddler seats on the front with seat belts and a canvas covering to keep you cool from the sun. You can rent your Surrey at Shield’s Bike Rental, Village Bicycle Shop or one of the Cape Island Bikes locations.

Pedal Through Nature on a Rail Bike Journey
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If you would rather spend a little time amidst the nature, Cape May offers another pedaling adventure! On of the newest things to do in Cape May in Spring is rail biking. Revolution Rail offers a brand new experience to our area that lets riders ride a railbike on the unused railroad tracks of Cape May Island. The railbike trail takes you from the center of Cape May on a four mile round trip through the Garrett Family Preserve. This is the perfect opportunity to see all that nature offers around our tiny island. From the songbirds and the wildflowers to the tides of the salt marshes of Cape Island Creek, you will experience something truly unique on this ride!

Enjoy the History of the Emlen Physick Estate
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If your crew is more interested in some historical things to do in Cape May in Spring, you should try a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum combined with a guided tour of Cape May via open air Trolley! The Cape May MAC offers an in-depth hour and a half tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick House and the Victorian streetscapes of Cape May, which is the ONLY National Historic Landmark City in the nation. This immersive and educational adventure is perfect for all ages! There is also a new restaurant on site at the Estate! Vintage is one of the hottest new dining experiences in town for Brunch and Dinner!

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Find Yourself A Sweet Treat at Peace Pie
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After dinner don’t forget to stroll the outdoor Washington Mall where locals and guests alike move from shop to shop searching for something great to take home from Cape May! You’ll need a little dessert as you walk down the cobblestone path. You will find one of the favorite desserts in Cape May is an ice cream sandwich from Peace Pie. Peace Pie now has 4 locations on the East Coast, the flagship store being here in Cape May. With over 30 different flavors available, everyone in your crew will surely find something they love!

Explore Cape May Point State Park

If you are looking get away from downtown, one outing you won’t want to miss is a visit to Cape May Point State Park. This is one of the most popular things to do in Cape May in Spring. In the center of the park is the Cape May Point Lighthouse, where you can climb the 199 spiral steps of our 162 year old lighthouse. Surrounding this giant beauty are a few miles of nature trails that wind around the saltwater wetland marshes, coastal dunes and freshwater ponds. In Spring you can stop at the bird viewing platforms to watch the swans across the water, you can grill with your family at one of the pavilions and catch amazing sunsets right at the beach entrance of the Cape May Point State Park. Also hidden away in Cape May Point is the last remaining restorable World War II tower which is another piece of Cape May history you can tour! 

Immerse Yourself in Cape May Farming
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Right around the corner from Cape May Point is a hidden gem of our little island. Beach Plum Farm is a working farm that allows visitors to explore and immerse themselves in New Jersey farming. It is truly one of the most interesting things to do in Cape May in Spring. Every Thursday through Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Beach Plum Farm has self-guided tours around the 62 acres of grounds where they raise ducks, chickens, and Berkshire Hogs and grow over 100 different kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They have a market that sells farm grown fresh produce, products made from local makers and housewares. The farm also has a kitchen that serves breakfast and lunch with a menu you that changes daily depending on the farm fresh ingredients available at the start of the day!

Book Your Spring Stay with Homestead

If you are looking to get away and Spring Fling in Cape May is just what you need, scroll through our Homestead Rentals and make your reservation today!


Sara is our Owner Liaison & Director of Marketing at Homestead. She was born and raised in Cape May, where she now raises her two children. Sara spends her Spring time on the beach, in the garden, coaching softball for Lower Twp. Little League & having the occasional bike ride & ice cream dinner with her kids.

Things to do in Cape May for Couples: A Romantic Winter Getaway



Winter is one of the best times to visit Cape May for a romantic getaway. You can truly feel the intimacy of small-town Cape May during the off-season, and with so many things to do in Cape May for couples, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate your love with a romantic escape to our dreamy seaside haven.

Tour the Town

Start any romantic weekend getaway with a carriage ride through downtown with Cape May Carriage Co. The town is filled with Victorian homes, historic cobble stone shopping areas and tree lined streets! There is no better way to see the sites than a private horse drawn carriage, bundled up under a blanket with your love.

As the evening progresses, find your way to the Cape May promenade. You can stroll as you watch one of the most stunning views Cape May has to offer. As the sun meets the ocean and the sky changes colors, you and your loved one will experience firsthand, the true beauty of our seaside town. A sunset walk is one of the most romantic things to do in Cape May.

Viewing the sunset is one of the most romantic things to do in Cape May for couples!

Get Intimate over Dinner

Any romantic escape would not be complete without a cozy meal for two. You will want to make reservations to experience some of Cape May’s most delectable culinary offerings. Visitors and locals alike, flock to Cape May restaurants to get a taste of our locally sourced seafood, Jersey grown vegetables and creative gourmet dishes. Try one of these amazing options for an intimate dining experience.

  • The Washington Inn – Exceptional New American cuisine and Wine Bar in a fine dining atmosphere
  • Secondo – Unique Fusion of Mediterranean and Italian Cuisine overlooking the marina with an enticing cocktail list
  • The YB – Unique Contemporary American Cuisine in an intimate beach front BYOB venue
  • Sapore Italiano – Traditional Italian Cuisine and BYOB in an elegantly Victorian style restored home
  • The Lobster House – Fresh Locally Sourced Seafood overlooking the picturesque Cape May Harbor.

To round out your romantic weekend, Cape May has so many enjoyable experiences from Friday nights to Sunday mornings.

Unwind and Have a Drink

On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy a glass of locally grown and produced wine by the fire with live music playing in the background at Willow Creek Winery.  Visit Nauti Spirits Distillery over the weekend to join in one of their many cocktail inspired events. If beer is your preference, the Cape May Brewery Co. Tasting Room is serving up some their locally crafted brews daily.

Lay Down and Relax

Relax for a day with your someone special with a Couple’s Escape at the Cape May Day Spa. From side-by-side Swedish massages to full body salt scrubs and relaxing in an oversize whirlpool, a date at the spa surely won’t disappoint.

Stay with Us!

With so many romantic things to do in Cape May, you should start planning your intimate winter escape today! Visit Homestead Cape May where you can find your quintessential cottage or beachside retreat for a passionate weekend in our beautiful seaside resort!

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