Well the weather finally got cold again but there are still things to do at the shore-even when it’s winter! Cape May County never quits. If your down here this weekend check out these things to do at the shore:
Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.
South Seaville United Methodist Church, 111 Corson Tavern Rd., South Seaville
“Chase-the-Winter-Chill-Away” Chili Cook-off and Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. features vendors, food, crafts and more! Want to enter the chili contest? Just enter a pot of your homemade chili by 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (609) 284-5247.
Wildwoods Casino Royale
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Bolero Hotel Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation presents a night of fun, food and gambling at the Bolero Hotel Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Advance admission is $25 and includes the Bolero’s famous hot roast beef sandwiches, house salad, pizza and desserts, and $50 in gaming chips. Tickets are $30 at the door with $25 in gaming chips. Try your luck at Blackjack, Craps, Roulette or Poker. Tables open at 7:30 p.m. with two floors of gaming! Great prizes will be offered and all proceeds benefit high school students of the Wildwoods. You can bet on a fun time! For more information, call (609) 729-4000 or visit www.Wildwoods.com. For advance tickets, stop into the GWCOC, 3306 Pacific Ave., Wildwood.
Another beautiful day in the cape! Crazy February weather but take advantage of it. Here’s an idea. How a bout visiting the Cape May Lighthouse? It opened today from noon till 3 PM. Climb the 199 steps in this 1859 structure to the watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and the Delaware Bay.It costs $8 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 3-12) If you are a MAC member you get in free! There’s a fully accessible Visitor’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop that has souvenirs, books and maritime items located in what used to be the Oil House.
Tomorrow at the Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd. in Cape May there’s a celebration to promote the restoration, interpretation and cultural enrichment of Cape May for its residents and visitors. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) wants to help transform Cape May from a “summer only” beach resort to the country’s leading Victorian theme destination. So why not come and have a drink at the Cold Spring Brewery. Part of the sale proceeds will be donated to The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.
It’s going to be a beautiful day in Cape May County. Why not try a combination trolley/Emlen Physick estate tour? It’s the ultimate Cape May experience! Only $22 for adults and $14 for kids 3-12 will get you a guided tour as you go back in time to see Cape May’s historic district. You will continue your time travel when you visit Emlen Physick estate. Built in 1879 it houses Cape May’s only Victorian house museum. the address is 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.
Bundle up and visit the Cape May Bird Observatory and see South Jersey’s spectacular winter birds. You can see hawks, ducks, sparrows and more. Here’s there contact info: 609-400-3868 or click on Cape May Bird Observatory to see their website.
Wow those brave crazy people are at it again! On Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m location: 40th Street Beach, Sea Isle City the 2017 Polar Bear Royal Family will lead plungers down to the beach and take s dip in the frigid Atlantic. It will cost you $25 to take the plunge and you must be 12 years of age and older. All registered plungers will receive a wristband and a commemorative T-shirt (while supplies last). Day-of registrations and preregistration pickup for the Plunge will take place on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the tent outside of LaCosta. After the polar bears do their plunge and experience the frigid taste of the Atlantic there will be live entertainment and a Costume Contest awards ceremony at 4 p.m. under the main tent.
Here’s an idea. Why not take the Historic District Trolley Tour in Cape May? Visit beautiful Cape May. It’s a charming town that transports you back 100 years.The trolley has a guide who will entertain and enlighten you about Cape May’s history. Did you know that Cape May is the oldest seashore resort? It costs $12 for adults and $8 for kids 3-12.
We have the Cape May Family Treasure Hunt which is available at the Hill Office in the Physick Estate in Cape May. It’s a great time for family togetherness! Let the estate’s architecture amaze your kids as they join the treasure hunt and search for witches hats and fish scales. Your family will get a map and clues to perform a self guide tour of this fabulous estate.
Why not visit the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum? It’s located at the Cape May Airport in Lower Township.There are plenty of Aircraft on display!
Come down and check it out.
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.