AttractionsEnjoy a Relaxing Vacation on the New Jersey Shore
Cape May County is rich with activities and will provide all of our guests with fun, relaxation, and education. While you are a guest of the Candlelight Inn we hope the variety of attractions in the area will make it enjoyable.
Whatever your pleasure they can be met in Cape May County. From golf and mini-golf courses to Historical landmarks, museums, and lighthouses, to nature preserves and the Cape May County Zoo, to fishing or whale and dolphin watching excursions, to salt marsh tours, trolley tours, Victorian home tours, there is literally something for everyone! Wildwood is known for its Doo Wop Museum and 50’s architectural landmarks around the island. The boardwalk is a time capsule that hosts many wonderful events such as car shows.
For information about these and other fun activities in Cape May County, we recommend the following Web sites:
Cape May County Department of Tourism
Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
There is a long stretch of beach on the island of the Wildwoods, and it is free to the public. From the wide expanses in the center of the island to the more narrow beaches with sand dunes on the north end, there is a patch of sand for everyone. The beach is miles long, and the sand is soft to the touch. For sunning, tanning, surfing, or swimming, the Wildwood beaches have no equal.
Wildwood, NJ has 3 miles of boardwalk that feature a variety of amusements including roller coasters, games, go-carts, and water rides. You can see how fudge is made (and sample some!), buy some salt-water taffy or play games of chance. The Tramcar is a great way to get from one end to the other and you can ride a rented bicycle until 11 a.m. before the Tramcar starts running. Visit Morey's Piers & Beachfront Water Park and Splash zone Interactive Water Park for more information.
Looking for that special piece from the past? Cape May County is filled with antique stores. Here is a List of Cape May County antique shops.
The Washington Street Mall is a wonderful outdoor marketplace in Cape May with shops, restaurants, and galleries.
For a day of shopping you can take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Delaware to visit the Tanger Outlets for the day.
There are many opportunities to play golf in the Cape May/Atlantic County area of New Jersey. Since the range in skill level and golf fees vary widely, we recommend that you check out each golf course’s website for additional details. In many cases, you may book tee times on-line. Of course, we are always happy to make arrangements for you. List of Cape May County golf courses.
History & Nature
History abounds in South Jersey. For those interested in a look into the past, consider these locations:
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Historic Cold Spring Village
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Leaming's Run Garden
The Nature Center of Cape May
Cape May Bird Observatory
Wineries & Breweries
Cape May County has several wineries that are favorites among our guests. Spend an afternoon visiting, touring, and tasting. For more information, go to Cape May Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard, Turdo Vineyard, Jessie Creek Winery, Willow Creek Winery and Natali Vineyard. If you prefer to indulge in some beer tastings and a tour, visit the Cape May Brewing Company.
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"This is a wonderful place with such excellent features as being away from the 'crowds' in Cape May (but not too far for touring)."
"We really did get a chance to just be us and leave all the challenges for another day."
"You have managed to capture some of the old world charm & calm of yesteryear."
Area Dining Options
There are many wonderful restaurants in Cape May County. After a busy day exploring the Jersey Shore attractions of our area, we know you will be hungry for some delicious local fare. Below we have included favorite restaurants of our guests:
Traditional American Cuisine
Simply Seafood Cuisine
Casual Dinning & Pubs
Shoobie’s (walking distance)
North End Grille
Good Night Irene’s (walking distance)
Owen's Pub (walking distance)
Cattle n Clover Irish Steakhouse
Fitzpatrick’s Crest Tavern