Plan Your Visit

Get ready to enjoy unique shopping, dining, and more in America's Original Seaside Resort!

Where are the restrooms?

Full service restrooms (also known as Comfort Stations in Cape May) are located on the 400 block of Lyle Lane at Decatur Street.

What is the address of the Mall?

The Mall is actually the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Washington Street, along with the adjoining portions of Carpenters Lane, Lyle Lane, Decatur Street, and Jackson Street. The 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Washington Street are only open to pedestrian traffic, so if you are using a GPS, your best bet is to type in 401 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ, which will take you to the Mall's intersection with Jackson Street. From there, you can find parking and start enjoying the Mall!

Can I bring my pet to the Mall?

According to Cape May City Code, except for properly documented and licensed service animals, no pets are allowed on any part of the Mall.

Is open public consumption of alcohol allowed on the Mall?

To assist bars and BYOB restaurants during the COVID-19 situation, the City of Cape May is temporarily allowing the open public consumption of alcohol on the Mall, sidewalks, or closed streets within 50 feet of any bar or BYOB restaurant during the hours of 11am to 12am. Only alcohol purchased from the bar or brought to be consumed at the BYOB restaurant may be consumed within the 50 foot area.

Can I use a bicycle, skateboard, or roller skates on the Mall?

According to Cape May City Code, bicycles, skateboards, and roller skates are not allowed to be used on any part of the Mall. Numerous bicycle racks are located on streets surrounding the Mall.

Where can I park my vehicle?

Expanded street parking is located on the streets that surround the Mall, including Carpenters Lane, Lyle Lane, and Mansion Street. Larger municipal parking lots are located on Jackson Street between Mansion Street and West Perry Street and at the Welcome Center off Lafayette Street. On street parking is available on other streets throughout the City. There are also a few private parking lots near the Mall that may be open. All parking options are within a short walking distance to the Mall. Please read any signs near where you park for information on any necessary parking payments as well as potential time limits.

What are the hours of the Mall?

The Mall itself is public space, and is therefore open 24/7/365. Individual business hours vary, but most businesses are open daily all summer long from mid-morning until past sunset, with bars staying open until 2am. In the offseason, most businesses are open similar hours but may be closed on some weekdays. Around Christmas, businesses are typically open daily. Please visit the individual pages for each business from the Shopping, Food & Drink, and Activities & Services directory pages for updated general hours as reported by the business. Hours are always subject to change and may vary due to weather and crowd conditions.

What do I need to know regarding COVID-19?

The Washington Street Mall is proud to be open and ready to welcome you! All business establishments, including restaurants, bars, and retail shops, are allowed to be open both indoors and/or outdoors. The City of Cape May has provided expanded areas for outdoor dining at restaurants. Visitors from all locations are welcome. Current New Jersey executive orders require face coverings to be worn indoors, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions include when seated in restaurants and bars and if a disability prevents you from wearing one. Social distancing is encouraged at all times. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the Mall.

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