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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Spending the Day at the Washington Street Mall in Cape May

The Washington Street Mall in Cape May, New Jersey
The Washington Street Mall is located in downtown Cape May, New Jersey. It's an outdoor mall with a red brick walkway and outdoor park benches. When shopping'll find jewelry stores, gift shops, souvenir stores, boutique clothing shops, a local Five & Dime, toy stores, fudge & candy stores, ice cream parlors and several really nice restaurants.

There is a lot to see and do at the mall, so I recommend allowing at least 3 hours in your schedule. You'll find metered (paid) parking nearby. If you're looking for free'll find that several blocks away. Often times the parking areas that surround the mall are full, so we typically park in a paid parking lot on the other side and walk the 2 blocks.
The Washington Street Mall in Cape May, New Jersey

The Washington Street Mall in Cape May, New Jersey

You'll be doing a lot of outdoor walking so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes. If they're calling for rain, bring your umbrella too! You'll find (free) open to the public restrooms located in 2 different locations. The retail stores don't allow the public to use their restrooms, so check out the "posted" mall map to find their locations. A few of the on-site restaurants offer restrooms to their patrons too.
Delaney's Irish Pub & Grill in Cape May, New Jersey

The mall is open year-round and one of the things I really enjoy is that they decorate the mall according to the season. During the spring & summer you'll see beautiful floral displays, during the fall you'll see cornstalks, pumpkins & autumn decor. During the Christmas holiday season they go way out and decorate with beautiful lights, trees, wreaths, etc.
S. S. Cape May Ship's Bell at The Washington Street Mall in Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May Town Clock in Cape May, New Jersey

A few things to look for during your visit. Head down the center walkway to see the historic S. S. Cape May Ship's Bell and historical marker. Right across the street from the ship's bell you'll see an old historic church that's been there for over a century and is still in operation today. If you're waymarking you'll find the town's historic town clock standing in the middle of the mall. My grandchildren like to toss pennies into their beautiful water fountain too! Like I said, a lot to see and do!

The photographs that I'm sharing in my post today were taken over 3 different visits during 3 different times of the year. I wanted to give you a good overall "feel" of the stores that are there, along with how beautiful Washington Street Mall is to visit. A definite must-see when visiting the Cape May area in New Jersey.

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