world famous boardwalk is recognized as one of the finest in the country. It
has more rides and family entertainment than Disneyland. It's 38 blocks long
filled with games, well over 100 rides plus 30 kiddie rides, 7 world class
roller coasters, 3 water parks with heated water that include children's wet
play areas and the most awesome array of speed slides and gentle tube rides.
There are arcades, clothing shops, variety stores, carnival games and a
whole lot more. It now features
family fun nights on Thursdays, Friday night
fireworks and Irish Piper Brigades on Mondays in North Wildwood.
- Free, safe with life guards
from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10am to 5pm in North Wildwood and
until 5:30pm in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. The beaches are raked and
cleaned every day. Our beaches are big, wide and you'll never feel squeezed
or crowded on North Wildwood's pristine beach.
is permitted on the
boardwalk weekdays until 11am and until 10:30am on weekends. Plus there are
several bike paths from Rambler Road to Cresse Ave. along the beach and in
North Wildwood. Another great place to bicycle is at the Cape May County
Park And Zoo ( see below).
Cool Scoops Ice
, Take a trip down Memory Lane to the good old days of The
1950's. Relive those happy days of the Doo Wop era. Watch it
come to life while you dine in an original car booth, watch vintage T.V.,
hear great music from their Rockola juke box, and reminisce with their
1950's antiques displayed on the walls or take a picture with a full size
, the world's
largest and fastest speedboat, is a shiny 70 foot long ocean going
projectile. Custom designed for the wildest ride in The Wildwoods...yet
great for the whole family.
See whales and dolphins.
HISTORIC & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and
Coast Guard Tower
, 1st and Central Ave., North Wildwood.
It's a restored
1874 lighthouse, with a 49 foot tower and a beacon visible for over 13
open daily. 609-522-4520.
dedicated to sharing the island's mid-century (the
architectural treasures. 609-523-2400
Historical Society and George F. Boyer Museum
in the Holly Beach
Station Mall on
Pacific Ave, Wildwood. The first settlers of the area now
known as the Wildwoods were the
Lenni Lenape Indians who summered on the
Jersey Cape. In the 1700's they were joined by
fishermen and mainland
farmers who grazed cattle and horses on the Island.
Hall of Fame
, 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood. Learn about the sport of
marbles. The Marbles National Championship is held every year for 75 years
on the Wildwood Beaches with special rinks built into the sand. (Donation
at 5800 Ocean Ave., Crest pier, bldg #3, Wildwood
Sunset Lake, Turtle Gut Park and
The site of the only battle of the American Revolution fought
in Cape May County. New Jersey Ave. and Miami Ave, Wildwood Crest.
Atlantic City Casinos
is the east coasts entertainment and gambling Mecca. Buses will pick you up
and return you to the front of the Florentine Family Motel. If you prefer to
drive, it's only 40 miles away.
Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, 609-368-1211. The Institute has a salt
marsh trail, Observation tower, deck and pier, an aquarium, touch tank and
displays. You can see an Osprey family on live TV, and have guided bird
walks, summer nature classes for kids and more.
Cape May County
Park and Zoo
, Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. The 128 Acre Cape
May Park offers a wide range of recreational activities including a variety
of sports, fishing, hiking, bike riding, picnicking, children's playground,
and more. The zoo portion is home to over 170 species of wildlife including
a bird atrium, and reptile house. The relaxed park setting houses tigers,
giraffes, lions, bears, monkeys, zebra, buffalo, deer and more in a natural
Victorian Cape May
provides a picturesque 19th Century ambiance including America's largest
collection of authentically restored and preserved Victorian homes. There
are over 600 of these elegantly decorated homes lining Cape May's gas lit
streets. An attractive pedestrian mall lined with eateries, pubs, unique
shops, and several antique stores is a great place to stroll with loved ones
720 route 9, Cape May, 609-898-2300. The village is a
19th century living history museum located only 7 miles from the Wildwoods.
Come and spend a few hours or the day with the villagers and experience the
sight and sound of yesteryear. They will enlighten you about the lifestyle
of Cape May County's 18th century settlers. The Village is dedicated to
preserve the crafts, trades, lifestyles and architecture of a small South
Jersey rural community of 150 years ago. Weekday activities include
storytelling, folk art classes, children's crafts, and visiting
Cape May Bird
, 600 rte. 47, Cape May Court House, 609-861-0700. For 2
centuries Cape May has been the location for observing birds in North
America and favored by celebrated naturalist like John Audubon. More than
400 species have been seen on the peninsula during fall migrations. There
are nature shops, walks that include birds of the seashore, sunset birding,
butterfly walks, birding hot spots, and wildflower walks.
Leamings Run Gardens
1845 Route 9, North Swainton, 609-465-5871. It has over 30 acres of
beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds which makes it the largest annual
garden in the United States. It has been featured in Architectural Digest
and selected as one of the top twenty gardens in America. The gardens are
especially nice in August when hundreds of Hummingbirds are attracted to its
JERSEY CAPE WINERIES
Cape May Winery & Vineyard
has over 150
acres, and produces more than 16 different varieties of grapes. Visitors can
experience the winery and its tasting rooms, and go on a winery tour. Their
main focus is viniferous grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Franc, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Chardonnay. Cape May Winery is
open everyday for tastings from 12pm to 6pm (Summer) and until 7pm on Friday
and Saturdays (July & august). In the Winter they are open from 12pm to 5pm.
Tours run every day at 3pm Mid June to Columbus Day and only Saturdays in
the winter (reservations needed).
711 Townbank Road, Cape May, NJ 08204 |
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
is located on a
sprawling 100+ acre farm in Cape may County, where sandy soils and cool
ocean summer breezes create the perfect growing conditions for crafting fine
artisan wines. The vineyard and winery is operated by a husband and wife
team on a third generation farm where you'll find varietals such as Pinot
Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Tempranillo
and Merlot. They host wine tastings daily, as well as seasonal events like
Friday Night Supper Club, Saturdays on the Crushpad, and Sangria Sundays.
600 So. Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, Nj 08242
| 609-846-7347 |
Jessie Creek Vineyard & Winery
is known for
its merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. The vineyards
are harvested and processed by hand, onsite, resulting in a flavor and
quality that can only be captured at a boutique facility. They have a
tasting room and you can celebrate special occasions in their event hall.
Visitors to the winery during harvest season have the opportunity to
experience picking the grapes from the vine, processing the fruit and
enjoying the thrill of bottling the final product. The winery is located
adjacent to their 150 year old Bed & Breakfast, and is open Monday - Sunday
11am to 5pm, year round.
1 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ
08210 | 609-536-2092 |
Natali Vineyards & Winery
European wine grapes. Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and
Barbara are only a few examples of the fifteen different varieties. Visitors
can watch behind the scenes winemaking on a daily basis. Natali produces 27
different types of wine and also has wine made from blueberry fermented with
honey, banana, pineapple, and even locally grown beach plum. Natali
Vineyards is Open Daily ALL YEAR ROUND from 10am - 5pm in the winter and
10am - 7pm in the summer for private and public wine tastings. Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day.
221 North Delsea Drive (North Route 47), Cape May
Court House, NJ 08210 | 609-465-0075 |
Turdo Vineyard & Winery
is a family owned
and run winery situated in the southern tip of Cape May County. They have
emerged as New Jersey's finest winery and have been awarded with many honors
and medals from various prestigious international wine competitions. Turdo
Vineyard has been named "Best Wine Shop" in Philadelphia Magazine's Best of
the Shore 2010 and featured in many newspaper articles. The winery grows and
produces 15 varieties of wine, from dry whites and rose', to Italian reds
such as Nero D'Avola, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese. The tasting room is open
12-5pm Memorial Day - Labor Day. Please call for off-season hours.
3911 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204
| 609-884-5591 |
Willow Creek Vineyard & Winery
premium sustainable wines that are grown and bottled on site on their 50
acre Cape May Island farm. They grow unique varietals of vitis vinifera
(grape vines) which are now producing wines of award winning quality. Willow
Creek Winery offers great vineyard vistas and gardens for strolling and
picnics that will delight visitors. Groups of up to 400+ guests can also
arrange for private tours, wine tasting, and private dinners/luncheons. They
also host Wine Tasting Events & Farm Festivals. Willow Creek opened to the
public in the late summer of 2012 for daily tours, tastings and picnicking.
160-168 Stevens Street, West Cape May, NJ 08204
| 609-770-8782 |
JERSEY CAPE BREWERIES
Cape May Brewing Company
is a microbrewery
in Cape May County owned and operated by a small team who share the same
vision to make the finest quality of beer possible. Their beer is made in
small batches and is hand crafted with the finest ingredients in a small
warehouse at the Cape May County Airport between Cape May and Rio Grande.
Take a tour and sample their beer. You can buy a half gallon growler of your
favorite flavor, or purchase a t-shirt or other Cape May Brewery logo
merchandise. Cape May Brewery is open for tours, tastings and growler fills
on Saturdays from 12 to 4pm. Call for other openings.
1288 Hornet Road, Cape May County Airport, Rio
Grande, NJ 08242 | 609-849-9933 |
Tuckahoe Brewing Company
is located in Ocean
View in Dennis Township. In 2006 they opened with four exceptional beers:
the DC Pale Ale, Marshallville Wit, Steelmantown Porter and Head of the
River Amber Ale. The names of their beers reflect the Tuckahoe area, past
and present: DC Pale Ale is named for Dennis Creek which runs near the
brewery and was once the site of a shipyard; Marshallville Wit for Randolph
Marshall, the found or one of Tuckahoe's first glassworks; Steelmantown
Porter for an area of Tuckahoe that is still actively farmed; and Head of
the River Amber Ale for the wooded area west of Tuckahoe from which the
Tuckahoe River emerges.
9 Stoney Court, Ocean View, NJ 08230 |