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Three little multi-colored pumpkins grouped together by some stalks of wheatThere are generally two camps of people…those who hold on to summer as long as possible and those who jump head first into fall! Which one are you? Do you wait with bated breath for all things pumpkin spice? Our beautiful town of Cape May is truly best-known for its incredible summers, but did you know the fall is also a great time to visit? In the autumn, the weather cools to perfect comfortable temperatures and the busy summer crowds have dwindled. It’s such a great time to visit shops and restaurants and explore new areas. What are the best fall activities in Cape May? Keep reading!

Fall Fun Around Cape May

Winery Tour – Spend a day touring around Cape May wine country! Taste award-winning wines and enjoy the unique experiences each of our wineries has to offer. There are seven to visit: Cape May Winery, G&W Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard, Jessie Creek Winery, Natali Vineyards, Turdo Vineyards and Willow Creek Winery. October happens to be harvest season when grapes are harvested, so it’s a great time to visit!

Cape May 49th Annual Victorian Weekend – Celebrate the Victorian history, architecture and lifestyle which makes Cape May so special. Enjoy tours and events – festivities will take place October 7-11.

Historic Cold Spring Village – Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival. Happening October 16th from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy food vendors, pumpkin painting, crafters, hayrides and a haunted house at the Village Barn. There will also be the 4th Annual Ghoul Spring Village on October 22 & 23. This is a family-friendly haunted walk-thru.

Dolphin & Whale Watch – The Cape May Whale Watcher sails from March until December and offers amazing experiences out on the water. Take in the fresh ocean air, learn fun facts about sea life and capture sightings of both dolphins and whales. There are several different cruises to choose from and even a sunset lighthouse cruise. There is also a coupon code for online ticket purchases under their specials.

Cape May County Zoo – Take part in Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, October 30th. Visitors are invited to wear a costume and enjoy activities for the kids, craft station, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course, pirate ship and more.

Exit Zero Jazz Festival – Happening October 1-3, this festival features International touring artists that will perform on 3 outdoor stages at two different venues. Lineup this year includes Chris Botti, Terence Blanchard feat. E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet, Robert Randolph Family Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet to name just a few.

Ready to experience an amazing fall vacation! It’s time to book your stay at the Carroll Villa Hotel. Booking direct through our website guarantees the best rates and you will receive a $30 breakfast voucher with each night’s stay, live music nightly, and 30% off dinner entrees at our award-winning Mad Batter Restaurant. Hope to see you soon!