When the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C. gets to be too much, consider anescape to Cape May, New Jersey, where the white beaches and laid-back setting will remind you of those trips you took to the shore as a kid. Cape May, which sports the motto: the nation’s oldest seashore resort, offers an array of things to do for the entire family. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay in quiet Cape May County, New Jersey, Cape May is the perfect vacation spot during the dog days of summer.
Featuring a skyline dotted with Victorian-style houses and no high-story hotels (common at other beach resorts), it’s no surprise that Cape May is a number one summer destination for vacationers locally and all over the world. The town features a boardwalk nearly two miles long that provides breathtaking views of the beach and sunlit ocean while offering easy access to a plethora of outstanding restaurants, hotels, shops, arcades and more. By day, beachgoers can soak up the sun on miles of pristine sand and leave the strain of work behind as they enjoy the ocean breeze.Visitors take in the sounds of the gulls and the crash of the waves from the shade of giant umbrellas that have become a fixture on Cape May beaches.
In the evening, take a stroll down to Cape May Harbor and watch the sailboats arrive from sea, guided by the light of the historical Cape May Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1859. Stop for ice cream at famous Dellas 5 & 10 Soda Fountain or take a ride in a horse-and-carriage for a one-of-a-kind tour of the Cape.
Cape May also provides other fun and exciting activities. Mini-golf and 18-hole courses can be found throughout the area and a free zoo and amusement park are just a short drive away in nearby Wildwood. Furthermore, it is home to a wide array of birds making it the perfect place for bird watching.
If you’re hungry, Cape May is home to numerous restaurants ranging from casual eateries to fine dining. Lobster House, located at Fisherman’s Warf is one of the most talked about restaurants in town, mixing great atmosphere with mouthwatering food and an unforgettable view of Cape May Harbor. Lobster House, in business for four generations, serving sautéed crabmeat, slow roasted prime rib and, of course, various lobster dishes that will make Lobster House—and Cape May—a must visit every summer. Link to Lobster House location: http://mapq.st/oVarh7
If you are looking for a place to stay at the beach, reserve a room at the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast. The Queen Victoria is the perfect getaway for that romantic weekend, featuring thirty-two antique rooms in bed and breakfast fashion. Located at 102 Ocean St., The Queen Victoria stands only a block from the beach and is centrally located to the noted Cape May restaurants and shops. Link to Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast location: http://mapq.st/pFPlxl
To experience a summer vacation like no other, consider a trip to Cape May, New Jersey. As one of the oldest beach resorts in the country, Cape May is the perfect place to relax, kick back and enjoy the summer.