There’s tons of attractions and things to do in Cape May, but many of those can only be enjoyed during the daytime. So what exactly is there to do once the sun goes down?
While Cape May doesn’t have a particularly “wild” nightlife scene like you’d find in Atlantic City, there’s plenty of fun, family-friendly things to do in Cape May at night.
Below are just a few of our favorite nighttime activities.
Escape May Escape Rooms
Test your problem-solving skills and see if you have what it takes to make it out of one of Escape May’s escape rooms. You can have up to 10 members per team, making this something you and your entire family or friend group can enjoy together.
You’ll have 60 minutes to solve the riddles and puzzles to try to escape. Escape May offers 3 themed rooms, so if you have such a good time that you want to do it again, you can do so multiple times on your trip and get a different experience with each visit. Escape May is open until midnight, and you can book a room starting as late as 10:30pm.
Walking Ghost Tour
This is certainly one of the more unique (and creepy) ways to explore Cape May. Take a lantern-lit walking ghost tour with Ghost Capers, and hear about the mysterious history and ghost stories associated with some of the buildings and landmarks in Cape May.
The ghost tours are available on select summer evenings and run from 45 minutes to an hour. You can visit the Ghost Capers website to check dates and times and book your tour.
Compete against your family for the lowest number of strokes at one of Cape May’s mini golf courses. Mini golf is always a fun way to spend an hour or two in the evenings after dinner.
There are 3 mini golf courses in Cape May and each is open until at least 10:30pm during the tourist season. Learn more about each of the courses by visiting Cape May Miniature Golf, Ocean Putt Golf, and Steve’s Stockton Golf.
Island Bowl Family Fun Center
Island Bowl has been providing fun nights to Cape May visitors for nearly 50 years. It is technically located in Wildwood, but that’s just a short drive from Cape May. They have over 20 lanes to bowl, and they make for a great night out with your family and friends. Even if bowling isn’t your thing, there’s arcade games, a snack center, and a large, modern lounge area where you can get your favorite cocktail or choose from more than 10 tap beers including local IPAs.
Island Bowl is open until 10pm or later most nights. Check their website for the exact closing time for the night you’re planning to visit. They have Cosmic Rock-n-Bowl on Friday nights and Classic Moonlight Redpin on Saturday nights, which makes a weekend night out at Island Bowl even better!
The Wildwood Boardwalk
As the name implies, the Wildwood Boardwalk, like Island Bowl, is located in Wildwood and not Cape May. It is a short 15-minute ride to get there and is certainly worth the trip if you’re looking for a fun night.
From shops to restaurants to rollercoasters overlooking the ocean, the Wildwood Boardwalk has it all, and it’s no surprise it’s one of the area’s most popular attractions. The boardwalk comprises 38 blocks and two miles of excitement and entertainment that draw a bustling crowd most summer nights. It’s an iconic boardwalk that you’ll definitely want to check out one of the nights you’re in Cape May.