When you’re hoping to get away before the snow flies up north, this is a great time to come to Cape May, New Jersey, and enjoy an off-season stay at some reduced rates. This is a beautiful coastal area no matter what time of year you visit but right now it’s peaceful and the crowds are pretty much long gone home.
As a year round vacation destination there’s always things going on around Cape May. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping and museums to occupy your time with when you’re not enjoying water activities. Enjoy any of the festivals that take place in October and November. Following is a run down of some popular events worth checking out:
The Fall Fine Arts Show
This annual event is being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Oct. 18 through November 9 at the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Cape May County Art League sponsors their members’ Fall Fine Arts Show in celebration of the organization’s 85 years of community service. Admission is free. 609-884-5404
Audubon Cape May Autumn Festival/The Bird Show
This is held each year during the peak of fall migration. Enjoy three days of naturalist-fed field trips, indoor and outdoor workshops, lectures, boat trips and a whole lot more. Witness the amazing eagles, hawks and owls. Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26 all day long
Cape May Stage at Robert Shackleton Theatre
A former church has a new life, as the vibrant Robert Shackleton Playhouse, home of Cape May Stage. Live performances are held Tuesday through Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. See Other Desert Cities through October 31 and Mistakes Were Made from Nov. 6-7, 13-15, 2014.
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
This annual festival takes place Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cape May Convention Hall. More than 40 vendors will be in attendance to sell their handmade novelties including gift items, holiday decorations and much more. Admission will be charged. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.
There are an assortment of breweries in the Cape May and surrounding areas to visit:
Cape May Brewery, 1288 Hornet Rd., Rio Grande, NJ. 609-849-9933. Weekday & Sunday Guided Tour Times: 2 & 5 p.m. Saturday Guided Tour Times: 1, 3, 5 & 7 p.m.
Tastings & Tours, 484-695-6465. Enjoy a carefree day while tasting and touring Cape May’s breweries. Let us do the driving so you can sit back, relax and take in the scenery.
CAPE MAY MUSEUMS & LIGHTHOUSES:
Fire Control Tower 23, Sunset Boulevard, on the way to Sunset Beach
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rte. 9, Cape May
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Museum of Cape May County, 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, Cape May
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May County Airport, Cape May
Cape May Lighthouse, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point, Cape May
We hope you look forward to your late season vacation as much as we do. If we can help you with your reservations or to find a certain type of vacation rental, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by calling 888-309-7454 at your convenience.