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Whether your passion is history, arts and culture, nature or outdoor recreation, your vacation begins at NJ’s Southern Shore. It is a rare combination of the perfect seashore getaway, an abundance of open space, time-honored traditions and innovations that blend together to welcome visitors.

Cumberland County’s most popular attractions are created from a rich Colonial, Federalist and Victorian heritage, a treasured maritime and glassmaking legacy and rare avian life viewed in their natural environment. Enjoy the wealth of museums that celebrate the region’s past and don’t miss the bayside villages where generations of oystermen, sea captains and boatbuilders made their living.

Cape May County’s attractions – natural and manmade – come together to create the perfect seashore getaway. Discover 30 miles of clean, white sandy beaches where you can splash in the surf, soak up the rays or build a sand castle. Discover a place where monarch butterflies stop during their annual migration. Discover boarded walkways that beckon kids of all ages with carousels, roller coasters and thrill rides. Discover a place where the architecture ranges from the Victorian Inns of Cape May to the exciting, colorful 50s era. Discover the diversity, the natural ecology and the past. Discover the treasures of Cape May County are close to home.

Take a closer look at Cape May and Cumberland counties and you’ll see why visits here are always too short and vacations offer so much more!



All Sports Museum
A museum dedicated to individuals and teams from the southern portion of our state... Read more...

Bayshore Center at Bivalve
The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is a non-profit organization whose mission is to motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey's Bayshore region through education, preservation and example. BCB operates the authentically restored 1928 oyster schooner A.J. MEERWALD, New Jersey's official Tall Ship, as a hands-on sailing classroom throughout the region. It also operates the Delaware Bay Museum & Folk Life Center and offers shore-based programs at its campus and schooner’s home port of Bivalve on the scenic Maurice River in Cumberland County... Read more...

Cape May Brewing Company
Microbrewery & taproom offering German-style brews, light ales & free guided & self-guided tours... Read more...

Cape May County Park & Zoo
80 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits, almost 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles totaling nearly 550 animals. Best yet it’s FREE... Read more...

Cape May County Zoological Society
Offers an exciting variety of one-day packaged group & spouse tours with round-trip transportation included. Seasoned staff will create a tour package customized to your group's interests. Tours may include lunch, dinner or step-on guides. Comprehensive services feature group tour design, packaging and... Read more...

Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center
The Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center 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… Read more…

The Cohanzick Zoo
In Bridgeton, located in a 1100-acre city park, the zoo has over 200 birds and mammals from around the world. New Jersey’s first and oldest zoo was started in 1934... Read more...

Dark Star Pirate Cruises
The Dark Star, an authentic Pirate themed cruise, is looking fer Buccaneers young and ol' to sign on with the crew, and ye'll find a fortune of tales, tunes, and treasures that would turn ol' Blackbeard green with envy… Read more…

Gillians Wonderland Pier
Ocean City's premiere amusement pier. Providing families with and enjoyable and memorable experience for almost three quarters of a century. Over 38 family friendly rides, catered events & birthday parties available... Read more...

Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
A vineyard and winery with wine tastings, wine sales, special events, music and food… Read more...

Jersey Cape Winery & Brewery Trail 
From vine to wine, the Jersey Cape has earned bragging rights for some of the best wines this side of Napa Valley – and most of these great vintages are made from grapes grown right here in Cape May county. Always recognized as the Garden State for great fruits and vegetables, parts of the state, especially the southern peninsula, have emerged in the past decade as the perfect place to grow grapes Sandy soil and breezes from the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean provide the environment that many European grapes need to thrive... Read more...

Lazy Eye Distillery 
Lazy Eye Distillery produces small-batch, craft certified, gluten-free spirits. We believe in going back to the way things were done in the old days, from the fermentation of carefully selected grapes, to the distillation of small batches in pot stills, it is that time-honored tradition that truly yields a genuine taste... Read more...

Little Water Distillery 
Little Water Distillery is the first legal craft distillery in Atlantic CIty, NJ. It produces small batch Whiskey and Rum. Our signature products are White Cap Whiskey... Read more...

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC 
No trip to Cape May is complete without a stop at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). Formed in 1970 to save the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate from the wrecking ball, MAC now operates the 18-room restored mansion as Cape May's only Victorian house museum. MAC also restored and operates the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse where visitors can climb the 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking... Read more...

Millville Army Airfield Museum 
The Millville Army Air Field Museum preserves U.S. military aviation history, including the recent Middle East conflict. Museum programs and tours focus on education about Millville's vital role in aviation history and the history of the P-47 Thunderbolt. The museum is a federal nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1983, and incorporated by the State of New Jersey in 1988... Read more...

Montreal Beach Resort
The Montreal Beach Resort is a complete Cape May Hotel destination, offering everything you would expect from an incredible Jersey Shore getaway. With newly redesigned rooms and suites, an incomparable ocean view… Read more...

Morey's Piers And Beachfront Waterparks
The largest amusement piers in the world! Located on the boardwalk in Wildwood, Morey's Piers offers over 100 exciting amusement park rides and attractions, including TWO large beachfront waterparks, kiddie rides, roller coasters and... Read more...

Naval Air Station Aviation Museum
Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NASW served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays inviting visitors to explore aviation, New Jersey, military and WWII history through “hands-on,” fun and educational activities for the entire family! Open rain or shine! Read more...

New Jersey Motorsports Park
Premier motorspors complex with two word class road courses, Tempest Raceway GoKarts, Battleground Paintball, events, meetings, a pub, and so much more… Read more...

The Starlight Fleet
Sailing Out Of Wildwood Crest & Cape May New Jersey. The Dark Star Pirate Cruise is our newest addition to The Starlight Fleet Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin-Whale Watching Center. It joins the Starlight Fleet, one of the most prominent names associated with fishing on the East Coast, and the 100 ft Atlantic Star, which does our dolphin-whale watching tours… Read more…

Southwind Vineyard & Winery
A family owned vineyard and winery in Deerfield Township New Jersey. Southwind is owned and operated by Lorre Allen and Joseph Riley, a husband and wife team who bought the Allen family farm in 2002... Read more...

Sunset Beach Gifts & Grille
Since 1973 Sunset Beach has been owned and operated by the same family, who have worked hard to make this a destination spot for all who visit Cape May... Read more...

Sunset Flower Farm
A cut flower farm – we grow beauty and inspire creativity by the bunch! Read more...

The Wetlands Institute 
Come discover why The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ is "The Natural Place Where Learning is 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... Read more...