The Albert Stevens Inn has comfortable bicycles for you to enjoy leisurely rides along tree shaded streets pass restored Victorian homes, shopping at the Washington Street Mall, or go to your favorite restaurant. Cruise along the beach, visiting the fantastic sights and locations that can only be found in America's Oldest Seashore Resort.
The second day you might want to explore the outskirts of the town with a short ride to Cape May Point, memorable Sunset Beach, the Cape May Bird Refuge or Cape May State Park. Pack a lunch and spend time at the historic Cape May Lighthouse, a bicycle tour is the ideal way to fully experience all that Cape May offers.
Cape May is a birding mecca with great migratory concentrations. Cape May is known as America’s famous bird watching destination. The New Jersey Audubon Society and Cape May Bird Observatory have a full schedule of events for the birding enthusiast and novice, offering field trips, workshops and programs for everyone.
The Albert Stevens Inn invites you to a fun-filled spring week or weekend in Cape May where you will find so much to do and enjoy. Planning your stay is highly recommended.
Spring is the season for love and romance in beautiful Cape May. The fragrant smell of hyacinths, walks along tree shaded streets, a game of croquet, takes you back to the glorious Victorian era for which Cape May, NJ is famous.
Cape May's Annual Spring Festival is packed with events featuring garden tours, a Nineteenth Century dance workshop and ball, a Victorian murder mystery dinner theater, antiques and craft shows, the Historic House Tours of restored Victorian bed and breakfast inns, trolley tours, tennis tournaments and a brass band concert.
The Cape May Jazz Festival showcases over two dozen events and hundreds of musicians making Cape May one of the top and unique Jazz Festival experiences. Jazz lovers everywhere will want to attend Cape May's 29th Jazz Festival. This year's event features the best of the best in an elite group of up-and-coming new breed of talented artists who will be celebrating the past and future of contemporary Jazz.
Roller Skating at Convention Hall
April 1 & 2 2017
Easter Fashion Stroll
April 16 2017
Exit Zero Jazz Festival
April 21 2017
34th Annual World Series of Birding
May 6 2017
38th Annual Great Cape May Footrace 5k-10k
May 13 2017
Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 18 2017
Kiwanis Club Annual Yard Sale
May 27 2017
28th Annual Cape May Music Festival
May 28 to June 15 2017
Memorial Day Ceremony
May 29 2017
Start your summer with The Annual Strawberry Festival in West Cape May.
Strawberries mean summer in West Cape May and we love to celebrate the most luscious fruit of the season beginning at 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., every year on the first Saturday of June at Wilbraham Park, right across the street from The Albert Stevens Inn. Spend the whole day enjoying everything strawberry, from strawberry shortcake to every imaginable fresh strawberry treat.
Festival-goers can stroll through the park, listening to live music, while antiquing or searching for that perfect treasure from among dozens of homemade craft vendors. It’s a fun filled festival for the whole family with plenty of free parking and free admission for all.
Summer is the most exciting time of the year in Cape May, offering visitors a variety of fun-filled activities. Cape May hosts the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 the richest and largest Marlin –Tuna contest on the East coast. The Nature Center of Cape May and the Cape May Bird Observatory have wonderful programs for all ages with tours every day in the summer.
Summer in Cape May is the best place to spend days at the beach windsurfing, kayaking, power sailing or just soaking up the rays and the scene. The cool ocean breeze makes perfect summer days for bicycle riding, walking around town or taking a trolley tour of the historic Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inns. Nearing the end of the day, drive or bicycle out to Sunset Beach for a spectacular sunset over the area where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Delaware Bay.
If you just feel like lounging, The Albert Stevens Inn has a large old-fashioned porch with rocking chairs to sit and enjoy the lazy days of summer while sipping lemonade or iced tea. Bicycles are available for rides out to Cape May Point or Sunset Beach.
28th Annual Cape May Music Festival
May 28 - June 15 2017
Twenty-five years ago, West Cape May began sponsoring The Lima Bean Festival, Cape May’s largest festival. Today, not only is there a National Lima Bean Association, but there is also a Society for the Preservation of the Lima Bean, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to call attention to South Jersey's vanishing farmlands. This gala one day festival is held in Wilbraham Park, across the street from The Albert Stevens Inn, every year in October on Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be great food, lots of vendors, antiques and entertainment. The Cape May Wine Festival, a two day event is also held on Columbus Day Weekend.
Victorian Week is considered a top 100 event in North America. From October 10th – 19th this 10 day extravaganza of tours and events celebrate the Victorian lifestyle preserved in Cape May. There is much to do: Vintage Dance Weekend, October 11 & 12, offers ballroom dancing instruction on Saturday morning, The Vintage Ball with live music on Saturday night and The Tea Dance on Sunday.
Don’t miss the Victorian Private Homes Tours each Saturday, October 11 & 18 from 11am-1pm or the Victorian Tour & Tales from 12:30pm-3:30pm where you can stroll the streets of Cape May’s Historic District and encounter costumed Victorians sharing their story and history of Cape May homes.
The Albert Stevens Inn is the best choice for accommodations during Victorian Week. The Inn is a completely resorted Victorian Cottage with 10 bedrooms, each with a private bath, 2 dining rooms a veranda breakfast and tea room, a beautiful place, filled with antiques, will take you back to Victorian elegance. Early reservations are highly recommended.
Adult Ballroom Dancing - Free Family Fun at Convention Hall
September 1 2017
Summer Send-off Craft Show
September 2 2017
6th Annual Dragon Boat Race & Festival
September 9 2017
Fall Sidewalk Sale
September 14 2017
21st Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration
September 15 2017
Kiwains Pet Parade
September 30 2017
Cape May's 45th Annual Victorian Weekend
October 6 to 9, 2017
Harvest Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show
October 14 2017
NJ Audubon Cape May Autumn Festival
October 20 2017
October 22 2017
Sherlock Holmes Weekend-"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Discarded Woman"
November 3 to 5 2017
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
November 4 2017
Exit Zero Jazz Festival
November 9 2017
Holiday Crafts Fair
November 24 & 25 2017
Grand Illumination on the Washington Street Mall
November 25 2017
Enjoy the holidays in old-fashioned Victorian charm of Cape May festively decorated with Holly, wreaths and lights for Christmas. Learn about the Christmas traditions of the 1800's while visiting the many homes open to the public.
The Christmas Candlelight House Tour in early December is the main attraction of Cape May's holiday season. From 5:30 to 8:30 PM, on three Saturdays in December, visitors may tour Victorian homes, inns and churches all decorated for the holidays. There are hospitality centers with cookies, hot chocolate and tea, Christmas Carolers, musicians and just a festive time everywhere to be found.
To gain an experience of an old fashioned Christmas in a small town see the West Cape May Christmas Parade every year on the first Saturday in December, with floats, local high school marching bands, and Philadelphia Mummers Bands.
Spend an afternoon at one of Cape May’s wineries or breweries. Please note that wineries serve food, but NJ state law prevents food from being served at the local breweries, but permits carry in food that you may bring.
The Albert Stevens Inn is the perfect place to stay while enjoying all that Cape May offers during the holidays. The Inn is festively decorated with Christmas ornamentation. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the sitting room with fireplace, the two candlelit dining rooms, or the warm sunny veranda. Several of the rooms also have fireplaces and all have private baths.
City of Cape May Tree Lighting
December 1 2017
West Cape May Christmas Parade
December 2 2017
Crafts at Christmas
December 2 2017
Washington Street Mall Hospitality Nights
December 7 2017
Nick Federoff Community Christmas Celebration
December 10 2017
Stay at least two nights:
There is so much to do and see we recommend a three or four night stay to experience Cape May's diversity. A day at the beach, a day at the Washington street mall. Enjoy the tours, festivals, birding, bicycle rides, wineries, breweries, fine and casual dining and more. Cape May offers fun for everyone.
Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May is a Mecca for Naturalists, Birders and History Buffs:
Birders flock to Cape May Point to watch the spring and fall migrations. Cape May's history as a whaling port is reflected in the sailing excursions and fishing boats docked at Cape May harbor. Day tours provide information about Cape May's National Historic Landmarks architecture and history.
Nature Center of Cape May
Four Season Entertainment:
In the winter, spring, summer and fall, Cape May has events and attractions everyone will enjoy. The back roads of South Jersey provide wonderful adventures off the beaten path, leading to villages, hamlets, settlements and antique emporiums. Exploring Cape May City is a pleasure too, as you discover the craft shops and art galleries on Washington Street, and the upscale restaurants and bistros within blocks of The Albert Stevens Inn.
Cape May Stage
For information on all of many activities to do here in Cape May, below is a directory of web sites that will provide you with information on birding, all tours, festivals, movies on the beach (summer only), beach rules, weddings, historic sites and museums, wineries, breweries, parking information and just about everything you need to know to plan your Cape May experience.
Historic Cold Spring Village https://hcvs.org
Naval Air Station Museum www.usnasw.org
Cape May is the nation's first seaside resort with more than 100 years of history offering opportunities to enjoy a legacy of architectural riches, fine restaurants, shopping and natural features. Visitors enjoy Victorian B&B gingerbread gazing, seaside strolling on the board walk and antiquing. The beaches are filled in the summer and romantic in the spring, winter and fall.