Soak up the last month of summer with the season’s newest activities.Explore Beach Plum Farm’s 62-acre oasis on horseback during its new hourlong adventures.
HORSING AROUND Saddle up at Beach Plum Farm (beachplumfarmcapemay.com) for its new horseback riding excursions. Tucked in West Cape May, this picturesque stay is a rural haven with acres of towering trees, blooming flowers, songbirds and more. Ride through one of its scenic trails that wind through wooded areas and farm fields in an intimate group of no more than five riders. After hopping off your horse, freshen up for one of the hotel’s summer farm dinners with fresh, sustainably sourced bites from the property in a rustic setting.
Escape the scorching summer sun with a new, private, ocean-facing cabana on La Mer’s beach.
SEASIDE ESCAPE Situated on the water’s edge, Cape May’s La Mer Beachfront Resort (capemaylamer.com) has been bringing luxury poolside for over 50 years. This summer, to further elevate every guest’s experience, it launched new, must-try offerings. Spend sunny afternoons in private beach cabanas, housing two chaise lounges, an ice-packed cooler for sips and snacks and all-day service. Once you’ve had enough sun, dine at La Mer’s Pier House Restaurant. Here, guests can snack on delectable bites and cocktails poolside, on the patio, inside or from their cabana. To finish up the day, enjoy live music every evening with La Mer’s summer concert series from Adirondack chairs or Pier House’s outdoor terrace.
Running Thursday to Sunday nights this summer, Cirque Risqué is sure to thrill with comedians, contortionists and more.
COME ONE, COME ALL Run away to the circus for an evening as Showboat Hotel brings two new animal-free productions to life this summer. Wide-eyed viewers can watch The Super American Circus (superamericancircus.com) in awe as death-defying aerialists, high-flying acrobats, wire walkers, clowns and more take the stage. Presented by iconic circus showman Tuffy Nicholas, this performance even includes the Globe of Danger, where a motorcycle team amazes attendees. Head back to the big tent when the sun sets for an evening extravaganza by Cirque Risqué (cirquerisque.com), featuring aerialists, silks performers, contortionists and comedians from around the world.
Whether you’re celebrating a momentous occasion or just having a luxe picnic with friends, Jersey Shore Picnic Co. provides everything from charcuterie to tabletop games. and more.
PICNIC, PLEASE With National Picnic Month upon us, there’s no better time to dine alfresco—Jersey Shore Picnic Co. (jerseyshorepicnicco.com) style, of course. This summer, the Bravo TV News-featured company is rolling out four new packages to elevate your next seaside outing. Think a Boho Tea Party, filled with delectable finger sandwiches or pastries and stylish teaware for the ultimate afternoon soiree, or opt for the Muffins & Mimosas brunch picnic, where orange juice and your own Champagne flow freely complemented by sinfully sweet pastries. And if those don’t fit the bill, other new packages await, like the Bachelorette Bash and Proposal packages. Serving beaches and parks of Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as residential locations, Jersey Shore Picnic Co. is sure to make the little moments memorable.
Watch the ferry come in and out while enjoying live music every Wednesday evening from Ferry Park’s lawn or selection of restaurants.
YACHT ROCK Sing along all summer long to live music in Ferry Park at the Cape May Ferry Terminal (visitferrypark.com) as local bands take the stage during its summer concert series. Beginning July 6 with B Street Band, Wednesday evenings at the park come with food trucks, sips, art vendors and views of the Delaware Bay while groups like Danny V’s 52nd Street Tribute to Soul Cruisers and AM Gold Yacht Rock play as the sun goes down. Pull up a beach chair as the concert kicks off , or watch from one of Ferry Park’s new eateries. We recommend snagging a table at Boat Drinks for a chicken banh mi summer roll or Cajun crab-and-corn bisque—you won’t regret it.
Since opening last year, Pau Hana has become a must-try shore experience, so we can’t wait to see what Waterfront Point brings.
TIKI TIME Yoga, a floating boutique and more await you at Waterfront Point this summer. From the founders of Pau Hana (pauhanatikiboat.com), a charter tiki boat company, the new Somer’s Point destination is packed with new activities: Think Aqua Vida floating yoga classes, watersport rentals, a Boutiki waterside shop and concert series. Spend the day windsurfing or on a paddleboard in downward dog before perusing an array of local vendors like Naked Bee at the floating boutique. Then, as the sun goes down, climb aboard one of Pau Hana’s tropical oases for a sunset cruise. However, don’t leave on Friday nights before live music fills William Morrow Beach from the waterside stage, where sounds from international and local performers like Victor Wainwright & The Train, fill the roster.
Spanning over 30,000 square feet, Beyond Van Gogh immerses each visitor in the artist’s beloved paintings.
ART IN MOTION Experience art like never before as Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (vangoghatlanticcity.com) makes its way to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City this month. “This distinctive and unique multimedia artistic adventure is deeply resonating with audiences,” says co-producer Justin Paquin. “Unsurprisingly, millions of people all over the world credit Van Gogh with enhancing their relationship with art.” With cutting-edge technology, this thrilling exhibition amazes with a light and sound spectacular that projects over 300 of the artist’s iconic works. Immerse yourself in the vivid colors, swirling brush strokes and stunning scenery of compelling works like “Vase with Twelve Sunflowers” and “The Starry Night.”
Photography by: COURTESY OF CAPE RESORTS; COURTESY OF LA MER BEACHFRONT RESORT; COURTESY OF SHOWBOAT HOTEL; NICOLE HERRERO/UNSPLASH; COURTESY OF FERRY PARK; KIMBERLYN ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY; TIMOTHY NORRIS