Updated 2022. The ultimate “day of love” is right around the corner! Are you looking for something special to do for Valentine’s Day? Maybe it is time to upgrade from the standard box of chocolates or bouquet of roses with a getaway! Sweep your sweetheart off his or her feet with a romantic Valentine getaway in Cape May, NJ.
Escape to the Carroll Villa Hotel and unwind against a beautiful backdrop. Explore Cape May with your loved one and make some cherished memories in America’s oldest seaside resort. Remember, February is the month of love; don’t limit your plans to one day!
Valentine’s Romance in Cape May
February in Cape May is the polar opposite of the bustling summer season. It is easier to park, the beaches are not crowded and it can feel like you have the whole romantic Victorian town to yourself. Embrace the feeling and enjoy this amazing version of Cape May focusing on each other.
Stroll the Beach
The beaches of Cape May are just as beautiful in the winter as they are in the summer. With a little bit of planning, you will have a day to remember.
Fly a Kite
Many adults have forgotten how to fly a kite, but once you get the hang of it, you will love it like a kid. Kites are available online for as little as $10, so bring one along with you. This time of year, the winds keep the kite airborne with limited effort. Also, beaches are one of the few areas without many power lines.
Build a Rock Sculpture
Find a number of small flat rocks, and build a small cairn below tide level. Why below tide level? The next strong wave will return the rocks to the sea. In the meantime, they are a symbol that “Something important happened here.”
Observe the Wild Life
This time of year, the wildlife doesn’t include the competing tik tok videographers, but actual birds, crabs, and other small creatures. There are even some birding walks through the New Jersey Audubon Society if you want to get organized about it.
Collect Cape May Diamonds
Cape May diamonds aren’t real diamonds, they are quartz pebbles that have been polished and washed by the sea for so long that they shine like, well, diamonds. The prime place to search for them is Sunset Beach. Some gift shops sell them already made into jewelry or tumbled to become even more sparkly, but that isn’t as much fun as finding them yourself!
Stroll the Streets
Cape May claims to have the largest number of Victorian “painted ladies” in the United States. February is the perfect opportunity to go back in time and stroll along the streets lined with gas lights and trees and take a Trolley Tour. Make sure you visit the Emlen Physick Estate, the only Victorian House Museum, and climb the steps of the Cape May Lighthouse.
If you want an indoor activity, try roller skating at the Cape May Convention Hall! When was the last time you tried that?
During your stroll, what better way to keep your hands warm than by wrapping them around a cup of hot chocolate at Louisa’s Chocolate Bar. Maybe a delectable dessert would be in order, as well!
Plan a Romantic Dinner
There are many romantic and amazing restaurants in Cape May, including our own Grand Batter! You just have to decide which one fits your own definition of romance. We can help you with that, just call us at (609) 884-9619 and we are happy to help with planning. Just plan in advance, as some restaurants, like the Beach Plum Farm have limited seating on the actual weekend of Valentine’s Day.
Consider starting the evening with Fire Pit Evening at Willow Creek Winery. Sit around an open fire while local musicians entertain you. Sample some wine, and grab one of their farm-fresh appetizers as the stars start to fill the sky.
What an amazing and romantic Valentine’s getaway in Cape May NJ! A chance to spend relaxing and intimate time together. Isn’t that what romance is all about? Our hotel is conveniently located close to all the amenities in the area but it also offers a peaceful and private atmosphere for those looking to escape. Valentine’s weekend is filling up so book your romantic room today!