Washington Street Mall
Washington Street Mall
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles589 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
219
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40
Poor
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Terrible
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Mary R
Poughkeepsie, NY125 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
There was a complete disregard for any social distancing, wearing of masks maybe 40% of the people wearing them. Stores were crowded, people standing dangerously close to each other. 1 - 2 hours wait to get into a restaurant. After my friend and I waited 1 1/2 hours to sit at a table, we were escorted to a section in the back of the restaurant directly behind the garbage dumpster!! We were being bitten by bugs coming from the garbage and the food was completely inedible. I love Cape May but felt very unsafe and disgusted with our dinning experience.

Written August 26, 2020
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worktotravel14
Trenton, NJ3,371 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
There was zero physical distancing at the Washington Street Mall, but it was great to see families out and about, enjoying a summery vibe. The shops are very cute and there are some unique ones - a lovely bath store and an all cotton store with luxuriously soft clothing. Even the uber-branded Cape May places had unique items and usually featured local artists. Still, this mostly was a meh experience for me. I'd prefer to find the little local places that are off the beaten path. My husband enjoyed not one, but two ice cream shops.
Written December 28, 2020
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Eugene J
Prospect Park, PA245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The mall stores are mostly expensive even by shore town standards. A couple are worth it. the fudge kitchen, purchased several items from the Winterwood Christmas Shop next to Ocean Street great selection and good prices, a couple of the casual jewelry stores. The ugly mug is a good restaurant for service, food, value.
Written July 8, 2020
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Making Memories
Louisville, KY1,321 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stopped here because it was recommended as a “must visit” by a previous client of mine (I’m a travel agent).

We visited on September 16th around noon. Parking was insanely crazy. The shopping strip was very very crowded. And I wasn’t very impressed. However, we did make the most out of it and spent about two hours walking around and checking things out.

There are several shops and restaurants.

Would I come back probably not. But I would still recommend for certain groups.

Bathrooms were very clean, the shopping strip was clean.
Written September 21, 2021
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TeamMan
Princeton, NJ1,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It's an outdoor mall that is a couple of blocks of pedestrian only streets filled with a wide range of shops (see photo). From high-end jewelry and art to t-shirts, tschotes and gifts, this place is perfect for tourists and other vacationers. Of course, I had buy an Exit Zero T-shirt.

There are also lots of food options from sit down restaurants to multiple ice cream and candy shops. We went for a big ice cream cone and a box of fudge for snacking later on.
Written August 24, 2021
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PardyFamily
Lake George, NY134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We were in cape may on a rainy day with two 15 year old girls and a 9 year old boy. We went to a few shops and got ice cream at Washington street mall. We had been staying in wildwood so were very pleased with the variety, uniqueness and cleanliness of the shops here vs wildwood. It was really busy, so hard to social distance but I feel like most people were wearing masks. Cute architecture and plenty of street parking.
Written September 1, 2020
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Shubbadj
Oranjestad, Aruba23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Kicked off the mall because we had a small dog - who was in a stroller. Absolutely ridiculous. I was in Copenhagen Denmark several weeks ago. Dogs were allowed everywhere. Including the most gorgeous castle gardens and grounds that Cape Lay could ever hope to emulate. If individuals are not handling their dogs properly then ticket them. Same as people. We found a condo we ate interested in purchasing in Cape May but this gives us pause. We are well traveled to many beautiful places and never saw anything so restrictive.
Written October 22, 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Cape May is famous for three things. Exit 0. Victorian homes. And the Washington Street Mall. I personally think the word mall has a negative effect on this location because it is more like a walkable downtown. The best part about this downtown is that Cape May has a rather strict no chain policy. With the exceptions of gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks, everything in this town is local, Washington Street being no exception.

This area of Cape May is walkable from almost anywhere in town.

One of the best streets in NJ.
Written October 20, 2020
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RICART75
Peru, IN2,297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
One of the nice things about strolling around the area on a chilly afternoon mid-week in March, is that there are no crowds to maneuver.
All the shops may not be open; but those that are welcome their customers, and are often happy to talk and provide information, stories & insights. And, it's still almost iconic to traverse one of the finest historic pedestrian malls in the country.
There are interesting and varied establishments to explore; but as with Cape May overall, it's the architecture that's the star.
Written May 3, 2022
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Gwen L
Morton51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
This place reminded me of Key West. There’s a lot of food and unique shops and a lot of gift shop/ tourist apparel. Great place to go for something different. It was pretty crowded when we went on an early Saturday afternoon. But it was still nice. The houses are really cool to look at, so definitely drive around the town.
Written May 16, 2021
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