Getting Around Cape May

To help you get around during your stay, we’ve put together a list of local transportation options in Cape May plus some local maps. 

The Mission Inn Directions

Getting to The Mission Inn

The Mission Inn is located at 1117 New Jersey Avenue, just one block from the beach and a short walk from downtown Cape May. Click here to get directions to the Inn from wherever you are. 

Cape May Map

Cape May Maps

We provide you with a printed color map of the Cape May area when you arrive. Or you can click here to access a digital copy of the map before your visit. It will definitely help you get around Cape May, no matter what mode of transportation you use. 

Washington Street Mall in Downtown Cape May

Washington Street Mall

Downtown Cape May offers a wide variety of boutique shops, unique restaurants and bars, and more than a few ice cream options. Known as Washington Street Mall, this pedestrian-only area is located just 8 blocks from the inn. That’s a pleasant walk or bike ride most times of the year. Click here to see a map of the “mall” along with a list of the downtown stores. 

Park Mobile

Parking in Cape May

Most of the meters downtown have been updated to work with the Pay Mobile smartphone app. We suggest that you click here to download this app before your visit so that you can set it up to park easily in town. Cape May’s parking meters are all active from May 1 through October 31. But some areas right downtown remain on through the end of December. Please read the signs before you park your vehicle. We don’t want our guests getting parking tickets! 

Bikes at The Mission Inn

Biking Around Cape May

Cape May is well-suited for exploring on two wheels as it is extremely flat and bike-friendly. We have complimentary bikes available for our guests to use during their stay. Or you are always welcome to bring your own bikes and store them in our garage. Whether you ride our bikes or your own, click here to check out a list of suggested destinations around town that guests love to visit during their stay. 

Walking Trails in Cape May

Walking Around Cape May

We are located just a block and a half from the beginning of Cape May’s promenade. This paved walking path extends along the ocean for about 1.5 miles, making it perfect for a morning walk or run. To see a list of other walking trails in and around Cape May, click here

Cape May Free Ride

Golf Cart Services

If you want to avoid the parking meters and enjoy a fun way to get around town during your stay, check out our friends at Cape May Free Ride. They operate a free golf cart shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off anywhere in town. The service runs daily from 4 pm to 10 pm during the summer season, and then on weekends in the off-season. There is no charge for the ride, but the drivers just work for tips so please be generous! Call 609-435-2680.

Cape May Jitney

Free Jitney Service

During the summer season Cape May offers free public transportation via a jitney service. These air-conditioned buses run daily between Memorial Day and Labor day from 11am to 11pm. And their route includes a pick-up stop just around the corner from The Mission Inn. 

Uber and Lyft

Ride Sharing Services

Many guests are used to using ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. While these services are available in Cape May, please be advised that they can take longer than usual to pick you up. Many of the drivers are based in Wildwood so once you set up a ride, it could take 10-15 minutes for them to arrive in Cape May. 

Electric Car Charging Station

Electric Car Charging Stations

At The Mission Inn we provide free charging for our guests driving electric cars. But if you own a Tesla and want to tap into the nearest super-charger, there is one located about 20 minutes from us in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. Click here for directions to this super-charger station. 

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