Go bowling

Ok so let’s continue our list of things to do in the off season. You have to give this a try unless you really hate bowling LOL. Everyone can have fun at the bowling alley. If you haven’t done it why not give it a try? Hey I’m lucky if I can bowl a 125 but still have fun bowling. So once again, courtesy of the Cape May Herald lets Go Bowling!!

6. Go bowling.

Let out your pent-up energy with the classic indoor activity of bowling, which can be enjoyed by family members and friends of all ages. Both Island Bowl in Wildwood and Mouse Trap Lanes in Woodbine are great places for family entertainment, friends’ night out or date night. Both bowling alleys have an arcade and lounge for some post-match fun, and both offer multiple specials throughout the week.

So that wraps up our “Things to do in the off season” here in Cape May County. Hope you try some of them.

Catch a movie

Let’s continue our look at things to do in Cape May County. Okay so maybe we are getting a little desperate but who doesn’t like to see a good movie?  So once again, courtesy of the Cape May Herald, let’s catch a movie!

5. Catch a movie.

Going to the movie theater is one of the most popular things to do in any town when the skies aren’t blue or there’s a chill in the air. Frank Theatres in Rio Grande is a full-service movie theater open year round, so grab a bucket of popcorn and your favorite candy and catch that new release you’ve been dying to see! Or, take dinner and movie to the next level at Harbor Square Theatre in Stone Harbor, where you can hit the Harbor Burger Bar pre-movie, or purchase food, beer and wine to take in and enjoy during the movie!


Well we are close to 1/2 way thru the winter. Hopefully you can find some of theses ideas useful to keep you busy. We all can’t wait for the good weather to return.

Get a history lesson.

 Ok so let’s continue our list of things to do in the off season. Winter time can be dull but no need to have the weary, dreary doldrums when you visit Cape May County. Courtesy of the Cape May Herald let’s like at the 4th idea to keep us busy and in this case enlightened as we explore Cape May County and get a history lesson.

4. Get a history lesson.

There is an abundance of history behind your favorite shore towns in Cape May County. Travel back in time by visiting the following historic sites, which are just a few of many in the area. The Naval Air Station Wildwood at the Cape May Airport has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircrafts, engines, special exhibits and educational interactive displays. The Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point offers one of the county’s best vantage points. On the way to the top, visitors can learn about the monument and its history over the past two centuries. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood is located on the beautiful AngleSea Walk, and is open for guided and self-guided tours through the lighthouse. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities hosts many events at the historic Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May, including house tours and seasonal tours that showcase the history behind this 18-room mansion and the homes that border it. Visit The Museum of Cape May County in Cape May Court House to see a showcase of county life from Native American times through the 21st century. Many local municipalities have their own history museums as well, so you can dig even deeper into Cape May County’s rich past.

Well as you can see there are plenty of things to do and see here in Cape May County. So get out there and explore!

Attend a wine or beer tasting

3) Attend a wine or beer tasting.

Well I know we already talked about this but hey what better way to stay warm than attending a wine or beer tasting. There are no shortage of wineries in Cape May County so why not attend a couple of them? So once again courtesy of our favorite local newspaper – the Cape May Herald please read below.

In the mood for a tasting? Cape May Winery & Vineyard in Cape May offers enticing spots indoors to unwind, relax, linger and enjoy its quality wines. Step up to the wine bar at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery in Rio Grande for an educational tasting of a selection of wines. Willow Creek Winery in Cape May also offers a wine bar, where guests can take a seat for tastings of estate wines, signature sangrias and wine cocktails. Experience wine made from 14 different varieties of French, Italian and Spanish grapes at Natali Vineyards in Cape May Court House. Jessie Creek Winery in Cape May Court House gives visitors a unique view of the intimate side of boutique wine’s production with an in-depth look into the entire production process.

For those who prefer a different taste, Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May offers a fun and cozy spot to escape the winter chills and kick back with its brews. For beer brewed with all natural ingredients sourced locally whenever possible, check out Slack Tide Brewing Company in Clermont. Transport back in time at Cold Spring Brewery in Cold Spring, housed within a restored and reconstructed 1804 three bay English-style Cape May County barn from Upper Township. Ludlam Island Brewery in Ocean View brings a unique variety of craft beers to the Jersey Shore with flavors and names specific to its area. 7 Mile Brewery in Rio Grande experiments with all kinds of malts, grains, hops, sugars and other flavorings, creating interesting tastes for every palate.

Looking for something stronger? Check out Cape May Distillery in Cape May Court House, featuring Barrel and Beach Rums along with unique Honey Liquer, all made with locally grown raw ingredients sourced in-state


Well there you have it. Plenty of wineries to check out to help keep you warm during those long winter months.

Visit the theater

Missed a couple of days since our last post. Life sometimes gets in the way LOL. Ok let’s continue on with things to do-even in the dead of winter. Winter is here and so far we’ve been pretty lucky. The weather has not been horrendous but hey -it’s still winter! So courtesy of the Cape May Herald why not……


2) Visit the theater

When it’s chilly outside, check out the indoor stages of talented local theater companies. East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) based out of Cape May is a proven destination for theater lovers who crave the adventure of discovery. The company holds various shows, lectures, workshops and other programs for all ages. For a unique theatrical production, visit Elaine’s Dinner Theater in Cape May for a full course dinner and a show put on within the walls of a restored Victorian Mansion.


Luckily Cape May always has something going on. Only problem is you need to live here to be able to experience it.

6 Ways to Do The Shore During Off-Season

Cape May County always seems to have things to do-even in the dead of winter. Let’s explore a few ideas on what we can do at the shore during the off season. We’ll post them over the next few days- courtesy of the Cape May Herald.

1. Embrace nature.

Cape May County offers both indoor and outdoor facilities that allow interaction with wildlife and its habitats. The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, surrounded by award winning gardens with hundreds of native plants, features Marshview Hall from which visitors can observe the surrounding marsh and sample wildlife art and carvings. The Cape May Bird Observatory in Cape May also proves to be a great lookout point when it’s chilly outside, and offers special educational programs on weekends throughout the winter. If the cold doesn’t bother you, bundle up and head over to the Cape May County Park & Zoo in Cape May Court House. Open year round and completely free, the zoo consists of around 550 animals representing 250 species.


So what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there away from your TV and see what’s going on in our beautiful county!


Hawk Haven Winery Offers Exclusive Taste of Cellared Wines

Event Date:


This Saturday and Sunday Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery is letting guests sample some of their finest wines from the winemaker’s private cellar. It will cost $20 per person, and the wines will be available for purchase while supplies last. The tasting room is open all day and all year-round for wine tastings, winery tours, live music events, wine pairing dinners and more. For more information, visit www.hawkhavenvineyard.com or call (609) 846-7347.

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m., 4 and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall for winter roller skating! Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. Admission fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters is $2. Soft drinks, water and light snacks are available at the concession stand. Toddler Skate is Friday at 9:30 a.m. and Teen Skate is Friday at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 16, enjoy MLK Holiday Skate. For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com/roller-skating-1.

Annual All Breed Dog Show

Annual All Breed Dog Show Heading to the Wildwoods

The schedule of competition for the All Breed Dog Show is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 18
Union County Kennel Club will host their All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials, and a Meet the Breed Showcase. The Meet the Breed exhibit is a great way to talk to the exhibitors and handle the dogs. A Conformation Handling Class will also take place beginning at 7 p.m., taught by the Atlantic County K9 Academy Director. This training program will be open to the public.

Thursday, Jan. 19
Sand and Sea Kennel Club will host their All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials, and Sanctioned 4-6 Month Puppy Competition. The rally event is a must see – where dogs go through various obstacle courses.

Friday, Jan. 20
Sand and Sea Kennel will again host their All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Dog Show Trials, Sanctioned 4-6 Month Puppy Competition, and a Canine Good Citizens Clinic.

Saturday, Jan. 21
The Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County will host their All Breed Dog Show; Obedience and Rally Dog Show Finals; Best Puppy in Show Competition; Sanctioned 4-6 Month Puppy Competition; Canine Good Citizens Clinic; and a Police K-9 Demonstration and Awards Ceremony for Valor and Service.

Sunday, Jan. 22
The Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County will again host their All Breed Dog Show, Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show Competition, and Sanctioned 4-6 Month Puppy Competition.

Additionally, vendors will offer unique merchandise for those looking for something special to pamper their pooch – from collars and leashes to books and training tools, along with everything in between. Guided tours and new exhibitor briefings will be available throughout the five-day event to educate the public about all aspects of the sport of dog showing.


For additional information about the Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, visit www.BoardwalkKennelClub.com or call (856) 952-8042.

Welcome To Our New Site!

Welcome To Our New Site!

We are extremely proud to launch our Beachbumcondo  website. Feel free to have a look around. Lori and I are big Cape May County fans and want to share some of our experiences with you. We’ve been here since 2010 and are still excited to show you around our big little town. We’ve put lots of ideas and reasons why our Beach Bum Condo is worth a visit. Your family will have  memories that will last all of their lives.

There’s a reason why Cape May county is one of the most popular destinations in the country. Even Canadians truck down to our beautiful little town. There’s always something new to discover here so join us on our journey as we explore both the old and the new adventures in our county! So come on down and enjoy our beaches, boating, amusement parks, restaurants and historic sites. There’s even a quaint little zoo here for the kids!