How to Spend the Perfect Day in Cape May
How would you describe your perfect day? Maybe it's sitting at home binge watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Perhaps it's going for a stroll at a local park. Perchance you are a beach bum. Cape May has a lot to offer for whatever your cup of tea is.
I took to TripAdvisor.com to see the highest rated places and things to do in Cape May. How would one spend an entire in Cape May? Possibly like this.
The #1 breakfast spot in Cape May according to TripAdvisor.com is Chill. One reviewer said, "Very friendly staff. Each product is freshly made to order. They have the ingredients all measured and queued up in the frig, so they are as efficient as they can be! Going at peak time can be a 20 minute wait, but the crepes are so delicious!"
Get in touch with nature during your day in Cape May with the Salt Marsh Safari. It is the #1 rated thing to do in both the outdoor activities and tours. One review said, "...[To] me this trip was exemplary. Just being on the water is a wonderful thing, but this included birding, a favorite activity, and I added some new and wonderful additions to my life list. ...[Our] 'docent' brought out live marine specimens...For those going to Cape May, I strongly recommend doing the trip, at sure winner."
The #1 rated lunch place in Cape May is a place I reviewed last summer for a 4th of July South Jersey hot dog tour, Hot Dog Tommy's. One of the reviewers said, "Amazing dogs!! Anything you can possibly imagine on a dog...they've got it...Quick service, amazing dogs and fast and friendly service. Right across the road from the beach! Perfect place for a quick and delicious bite to eat!!..."
I bet when you think alpacas, the last place you would think of is Cape May. You really need to check out Jersey Shore Alpacas. "After reading about Jersey Shore Alpacas on trip advisor, we decided to start our weekend in Cape May touring this wonderful alpaca farm. The owner was so informative and explained everything about the farm and these adorable animals. We were able to feed them with carrots that were provided and even went into the pen to pet the alpacas!..."
Before dinner, if you want to make a quick bar stop for a happy hour drink, Finns is the #1 bar scene spot according to TripAdvisor.com. One reviewer reviewed the happy hour atmosphere, "We love the ambiance in the bar at this place. Check out the bar itself and the fish tank...We have the fish tacos (not breaded), which were the best we ever tasted and happy hour price was 2/8$. They also had good draft beers. The staff were also very great. We are going back for happy hour there today!..."
This restaurant is definitely pricey, but it's the highest rated on TripAdvisor.com. Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is the #1 dinner restaurant in Cape May. One reviewer said, "Such a beautiful restaurant. The service was great and the food was delicious. I had the braised short rib & beef with mashed potatoes. Best I’d ever had! Shared the lava cake for dessert and it was scrumptious. I loved the BYOB. It enabled us to have our favorite wine without paying double for it. Definitely recommend this place!"
Wind down in the evening with a night time carriage ride. Cape May has kept its Victorian era charm and there is no better way to enjoy that than with a horse pulled carriage tour. One review on TripAdvisor.com said, "Very nostalgic way to take a tour of Cape May!...[Your] driver will fill you in on the history and little-known secrets of Victorian Cape May. Take an evening ride, when the sun's down and houses are lit up, it's very impressive..."