Cape May, NJ

Cape May is one of my favorite places to visit. I have been going there since I was a child and it has become like a second home. If you ever get the opportunity to go, please don’t pass it up!

It is located at the southern most tip of New Jersey and is one of the oldest seaside towns. It is most known for their charming Victorian homes. Just take a look at these homes:

Victorian houses 931-Beach-Guest-House-in-Cape-May-New-Jersey-08204

I just returned from a trip and had the opportunity to go down with my parents while the rest of my family (husband include) came down later that night. My mother is a Cape May enthusiast. She can show up any historian and subscribes to the locals magazine and newspapers just to keep up with the comings and goings. She is also a severe creature of habit so we had to do her usual “Cape May Routine” when visiting. This includes lunch at the Lobster House before checking into the hotel.

The Lobster House is on Fisherman’s Wharf right on the harbor. Once you cross over the bridge leading into Cape May you will see a big sign on the left. They have indoor and outdoor seating. My mother prefers the deck so that’s where we sat. I highly recommend their shrimp salad! Delicious. As to be expected, the lobsters are quite tasty as well.

lobsters

I have stayed all over Cape May but my family prefers the Summer Station Hotel. Here is my review on Tripadvisor. It is very family friendly and with lots of nieces and nephews running around this is the place for them.

One of my favorite restaurants is The Blue Pig Tavern in Congress Hall. Congress Hall is in my opinion, the heart and soul of Cape May. It was built in 1816 and hosted several presidents. Look at how stately it looks!

Congress Hall

Other places I have stayed are the Mainstay (review), The Queen Victoria (no review), the Beach Shack (review), Twin Gables (review) and Marquis de Lafayette (review).

The town has so many festivals going on throughout the year including Victorian Week, the Lima Bean festival and Winter Wonderland. There is also a fun Christmas parade that the whole town prepares for. All of the houses are trimmed for the holiday and many offer tours.

There is plenty of activities for the kids and adults. The restaurants and shopping are all outstanding. Take a trip and see what I’m talking about.

 

 

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