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Three years ago at the Cape May Christmas Parade, we discovered Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate made at the Cape May Peanut Butter Company and did not believe we would find anything better than that on a cool Autumn  or Winter Day.  However, after taking a walk on the beach one day we discovered Coffee Tyme and the mochas they make . Now it is a  toss up in our eyes. You won’t go wrong with either. Today it was a stop at Coffee Tyme after spending  several hours on the beach . We treated ourselves with a Snickers mocha and a Peppermint mocha.

Both Coffee Tyme and the Cape May Peanut Butter Company have stores in the Washington Mall, which is an outdoor mall consisting of many types of stores. In addition to mocha’s, Coffee Tyme offers several types of coffees,  latte’s and other coffee based drinks, both hot and cold. If you like coffee based drinks and cannot find one that you like , you just are not thirsty. In addition, Coffee Tyme offers baked goods and sandwiches.

The Cape May Peanut Butter Company sells everything you can imagine peanut butter related and offers many flavors of peanut butter. They have a wide selection of peanut butter based baked goods and sandwiches…… but not PB&J?  They even have peanut butter flavored dog treats. If you aren’t thirsty for their Peanut butter hot chocolate when visiting, you can purchase the ingredients there and make it at home.  It is a very unique shop that you should visit.

 

Our Favorite Beach in Cape May

Since Cape May HideAway is only 8 blocks from Philadelphia Ave beach, we spend most of our beach time there. This beach has restroom facilities which are surprisingly clean. For those of you who have used restrooms at other beach towns, you will appreciate the effort Cape May makes to maintain their public restrooms. In addition, we have a beach box at this beach. What is a beach box? It is a storage unit where you can store beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys and anything else you will use the next day and not need it back at the house. It makes biking or walking to and from the beach a breeze. The box is available from Memorial Day until a week or two after Labor Day. Philadelphia Beach is a guarded beach from Memorial Day until Labor Day. It is quite comfortable and is large enough for everyone to have adequate space for their privacy and the ability to spread out and do what you want to do. If you don’t feel like packing snacks or drinks, a food truck is normally set up at the entrance of this beach during prime season. The vendor offers various types of lunch type food, ice cream, snacks and drinks. In all honesty, we have never patronized the food truck vendor so I cannot comment on the quality of the food they offer. The beach is so close to Cape May HideAway, it is easy to take drinks and snacks with us and we either bike or walk back to the house for lunch.

Guard chair and boat at Philadelphia Ave beach in Cape May

Quiet time for a walk on Philadelphia Beach in Cape May

Welcome

Welcome to our website. We hope you enjoy discovering all that Cape May and  Cape May HideAway  have to offer for your vacation or as a getaway. Please bookmark this website as we will be updating it for new events  and for new places as  we  also continue to explore Cape May.

Things to Do in March

  • Enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine as Cape May gets ready for Spring with these events:
  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour (weekends)

  • Visit one of the many wineries:  Cape May Winery, Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Winery or Natali Vineyards (open year round)
  • Check out one of the delicious year round restaurants:  Tisha’s, Blue Pig Tavern, Fin’s Bar & Grill, The Ugly Mug, Mad Batter, Lucky Bones, Lobster House or The Brown Room Bar at Congress Hall.  Weekends only:  Peter Shields, Washington Inn, Oyster Bar Steak & Seafood, The Blue Rose or Sapore Italiano.
  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate on a Saturday
  • Concerts at the Mission Inn:  March 23– The  Chivalrous Crickets (contact info@missioninn.net for reservations)
  • Comedy unCorked at Willow Creek Winery – March 16
  • Singer-Songwriter Convention – March 29-30
  • Visit the Zoo – open daily, year round – free admission!
  • Roller Skating at Convention Hall – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Take a Cape May Brewing Company tour – 12 noon to 8 PM
  • Pamper yourself at Cape May Day Spa
  • Team Trivia at Red Brick Ale House (Mondays)
  • Sherlock Holmes weekend – March 15 & 16 https://www.capemaymac.org/sherlock-holmes-weekend

Things to Do in January & February

  • While town does quiet down in January and February, there are still a lot of things to do in Cape May in the winter months.  February is actually quite busy with Valentine’s day and Presidents’ Weekend and most of the restaurants and shops are open during this time.   These are the perfect months to plan a romantic Cape May Getaway.
  • Hop on one of the famous Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Green & Red Trolleys for a Cape May Trolley Tour (weekends)

  • Visit one of the many wineries:  Cape May Winery, Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Winery or Natali Vineyards (open year round)
  • Check out one of the delicious year round restaurants:  Tisha’s, Blue Pig Tavern, Fin’s Bar & Grill, The Ugly Mug, Mad Batter, Lucky Bones, Lobster House or The Brown Room Bar at Congress Hall.  Weekends only:  Peter Shields, Washington Inn, Oyster Bar Steak & Seafood, The Blue Rose or Sapore Italiano.
  • Tour the Emlen Physick Estate on a Saturday
  • Concerts at the Mission Inn:  January 19 – Abbie Gardner; February 16 – The Honeyhawks (contact info@missioninn.net for reservations)
  • Comedy unCorked at Willow Creek Winery – January 19, February 16
  • Visit the Zoo – open daily, year round – free admission!
  • 3rd Monday in January – Martin Luther King’s day – make it a long weekend!
  • Roller Skating at Convention Hall – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Take a Cape May Brewing Company tour – 12 noon to 8 PM
  • Pamper yourself at Cape May Day Spa
  • Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekends at Hawk Haven Winery – Saturdays and Sundays in February
  • Chocolate Lover’s Feast at Washington Inn – February 16 
  • Crafts and Collectibles at Cape May Convention Center – February 16-17
  • Beach Plum Farm’s Farm to Table Valentines Day Dinner Series
  • Tie in President’s Weekend with Valentines Day for a romantic weekend for two