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Best things to do in Cape May

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“We've never been to the lobster house but it is always busy! Just a short drive over the Cape-May bridge.”
39local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Outdoor mall, pedestrians only! Dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Try the Peace Pies!”
25local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“This is a family favorite that has terrific food and local (and non-local) beers on tap. BBQ southern flair to american food.”
16local recommendations
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.”
10local recommendations
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!”
17local recommendations
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. ”
11local recommendations
Spa
“Historic building with lots of little specialty shops on ground floor. Close to Carpenter's Square which also has lots of shops and eateries.”
13local recommendations
Bar
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“Casual restaurant and bar. Definitely gives you the beach side feel. Food is ok. They have a great set-up outside during summer. If you don't decide to eat here, just stop by and check-out their outdoor area. They also have live music in the inside bar. ”
10local recommendations
Pharmacy
3local recommendations
Hotel
“Great place for evening cocktails and live music. Also a limited bar menu that is quite good.”
10local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Great breakfast and lunch. Close to the bungalow. We have not tried dinner here yet.”
6local recommendations
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. ”
2local recommendations
Bar
“Happy hour on friday nights is wonderful. "5 for 5" offers 5 unique appetizers and a nice red and white wine- all for 5 each. Also, $1 oysters. Busy, small, charming bar area which is sometimes too crowded but worth the wait. The restaurant is also excellent.”
6local recommendations
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. ”
7local recommendations
Arts & Entertainment
“Interesting and same artifacts are still intact. The "signature" wood is thru-out the home. On his stair case, walls, even even the furniture. Light fixtures, curtains, etc. Wear comfortable shoes.”
6local recommendations
Bar
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