We know that most days down the shore are spent on the beach, at the pool and going to the boardwalk, but there are so many other things in the area to experience. The following is a list of activities, restaurants and general information to help you plan your trip!
Explore the Cape May Coastal Wetlands Wildlife Management Area aboard the 40′ SKIMMER. Tour one of N.J.’s densest populations of nesting Ospreys. Nearly a dozen nests are visible at once! The SKIMMER is the only tour vessel in Cape May and Stone Harbor that routinely visits these spectacular natural areas. Our tours explore the coastal salt marsh. Itinerary includes natural history, fish, crustaceans, shellfish, marine mammals, plant life, tidal flows, and bird life. Tours remain on placid inland waters. Your fare promotes a non-consumptive use of our environment.
Cape May County Zoo – a free zoo, great for the kids, so many things to see.
Cape May whale and dolphin watching aboard the 110 foot Cape May Whale Watcher. We are the largest and fastest marine mammal sightings boat in New Jersey and the only boat to guarantee marine mammal sightings on all of our regular cruises.
The Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center (CMWW & RC) presents an unparalleled seafaring safari to the oceanic wonders of the Atlantic. Thrill to breathtaking sights of the world’s largest mammals surfacing and breaching. Enjoy the antics of man’s best friends—the dolphins, as they cavort and frolic right alongside the boat.
Come discover why The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ is “The Natural Place to Have Fun!” At the Wetlands Institute, we promote the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems by providing a fun and educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages. Various events for kids.
Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May County Airport, Lower Township, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the 42 Naval airmen who perished while training there during World War II. Hangar # 1 was listed onto the National Register of Historic Places September, 1997.
Historic Cold Spring Village is an Early American open-air living history museum. The Village brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun.” (1790-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. Take a stroll along our 22 acres of shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens and observe the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-six restored antique buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters, who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children enjoy playing at the activity area where they take part in a variety of projects such as trying on costumes, participating in hands-on crafts and playing games.
Visitors are invited to learn about the Jersey Cape through the programs and tours of the historic Cresse-Holmes Estate. Events for kids listed.
During your next Jersey Shore getaway or family beach vacation, come enjoy Morey’s Piers—the largest amusement piers in the world! Located on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, next to historic Cape May, New Jersey, and not far from both Ocean City and Atlantic City, Morey’s Piers offers over 100 exciting amusement park rides and attractions, including TWO large beachfront waterparks, kiddie rides, roller coasters and more! Avoid the long theme park lines and come enjoy a classic seaside amusement park with your family!
South Jersey’s Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin-Whale Watching Center serving southern New Jersey’s Cape May, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest with first class deep sea fishing trips and exciting dolphin watching & whale watching tours, and our sunset dinner cruises around Cape May Island. South Jersey is one of the best places on earth to observe wild dolphins! The Starlight Fleet offers a great opportunity for students to explore our oceans, hands-on! Our curriculum based science-at-sea trips led by marine biologists and educators are ideal for school field trips.
The fourth annual Wildwoods Fabulous `50s Weekend, October 19-21, 2007, is a celebration of Wildwood’s unique role in music history. Bobby Rydell will star in the Fabulous `50s Rock and Roll Show on Saturday evening, October 20th 7pm, at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Also appearing will be Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Cadillacs, The Coasters, and The Chantels.
Doo Wop Motels, Wildwood, N.J.- Named after a popular 1950s singing style, Wildwood’s Doo Wop motels are the colorful beach resorts that line 40 blocks of New Jersey Shoreline. Considered the largest collection of mid-20th century commercial resort architecture in the nation, the motels are famous for their neon-bright colors, funky signage and exotic architecture of saw-toothed angles, crazy overhangs and space-age “Jetson” ramps. More than 100 of these iconic reminders of the recent past have already met the wrecking ball, and more are slated for demolition.
Check out the Tea Room!
Vineyard and Golf Course.
Local winery with tours.
Local Winery, wine tastings and self guided tours.
Fabulous Frozen Custard.
Bar and Family Restaurant—great Brick Oven Pizza.
A bit more formal, very good food.
Great family restaurant—Pizza, Italian favorites.
Urie’s the Boathouse, Neil’s, Beach Creek, Two Mile Landing, The Crab House.
Great unique casual food! Home of the Jekyll and Hyde Cheesesteak!