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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Classic. If you want to feel like Hemingway, head to the back bar and watch the boats on the dock sway. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Cute, pedestrian-only outdoor mall with a wide variety of unique shops, places to eat, and beautiful houses to view. Everything from gifts to Cape May apparel to housewares to ice cream to fancy boutiques to fudge shops to toy stores...”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great atmosphere, good food. Right at the foot of the bridge in Cape May. An 8 minute drive. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Spa
“Congress hall has a great history and their is alot of scenery shops food and drinks. Its so wonderful around the holidays with all the festivities going on. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Everything from vintage seltzer bottles to coffee tables to cutting boards is available at this fun-to-browse marketplace. Great for a rainy day, and the savory scones and donuts at the cafe next door are terrific.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food all day, from morning pancakes to happy hour Bayberry Wings! A go to for your mimosa and Sundays are open mic!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Arts & Entertainment
“Cape May’s only Victorian house museum which dates back to 1879. Designed by renowned architect Frank Furness, it has been fully restored and offers guided and self-guided tours. Non-flash photography is allowed, children are welcome. You can also book a combo ticket with a local trolley tour.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Locals love this place - hidden gem. CASH ONLY. Small place - like a diner. My local contacts say they have great dinners (I have not tried). They are BYOB. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Only bar in Cape May where you can put your feet in the sand while you eat or have a drink with well done decor. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upscale and great. There's also a small bar area that have great after dinner cocktails. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great breakfast and lunch. Close to the bungalow. We have not tried dinner here yet.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“menu is top notch and severs and bar tenders are very welcoming! The interior of the place alone is inviting. right in the center of the Washington st. mall. Wonderfull place to take a break from your shopping to eat and have a few cocktails. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Breakfast and Coffee. Try the Crab Benedict, if you love seafood. Local fresh eggs, great berries and yogurt.... Fire place for colder days . You can eat in a colonial tavern room, sunny glassed in porch or lovely umbrella-ed patio. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“If you or your family want to have a great ocean experience, then go whale watching. You'll see dolphins, birds, whales, and all sorts of wild and ocean life. It's great for all kinds of visitors.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“I have wonderful memories of this place from my 20's. My friends and I spent many nights here and next door. Also, if you think you should wait a little bit before driving then walking along the boardwalk is a great way to make sure you are good to drive. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great place for evening cocktails and live music. Also a limited bar menu that is quite good.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Classic. If you want to feel like Hemingway, head to the back bar and watch the boats on the dock sway. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great atmosphere, good food. Right at the foot of the bridge in Cape May. An 8 minute drive. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Spa
“Congress hall has a great history and their is alot of scenery shops food and drinks. Its so wonderful around the holidays with all the festivities going on. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food all day, from morning pancakes to happy hour Bayberry Wings! A go to for your mimosa and Sundays are open mic!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locals love this place - hidden gem. CASH ONLY. Small place - like a diner. My local contacts say they have great dinners (I have not tried). They are BYOB. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Only bar in Cape May where you can put your feet in the sand while you eat or have a drink with well done decor. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Upscale and great. There's also a small bar area that have great after dinner cocktails. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“menu is top notch and severs and bar tenders are very welcoming! The interior of the place alone is inviting. right in the center of the Washington st. mall. Wonderfull place to take a break from your shopping to eat and have a few cocktails. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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