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 THE NATION’S OLDEST SEASIDE RESORT
Now is the time. Cape May is the place.
CAPE MAY
BEING THE NATION’S OLDEST seaside resort and a National Historic Landmark City puts Cape May in the unique position of balancing its rich history with the modern amenities that vacationers look for today, and they do it perfectly. Cape May’s historical attractions like the Emlen Physick Estate, seamlessly blend with the more modern ones like Cape May Convention Hall. Meanwhile, the historically significant and meticulously kept Bed & Breakfast Inns remarkably compliment today’s modern beachfront hotels and motels.
Cape May makes it easy for visitors to simultaneously learn about the history and all the new things to see and do. A variety of trolley, walking and even horse drawn carriage tours take visitors around town to see the sights and hear the sounds. Those who already know about the rich history and the modern lodging, entertainment and dining choices, can’t wait to invite their friends to have the experience.
Cape May’s sparkling beaches wrap around this southernmost tip of New Jersey to form a perfect strand of beach for the best of recreation and relaxation. Find all the gear you need to make your beach vacation special by contacting Steger Beach Service offering chairs, shade cabanas and beach gear like boogie boards.
Off the beach, there are many ways to get out on the water to see this charming resort from a different perspective. Visit East Coast Parasail and Jetski for exciting parasailing adventures and wave running fun. For sightseeing at its most relaxing, hop on one of the Whale & Dolphin Watching cruises and Sunset Dinner Cruises aboard fully equipped cruise boats for sunsets that must be seen. Fishing trips from the boats of Cape May Harbor run trips for recreational anglers to experience the big catch, while nature tours from The Nature Center of Cape May offer waterway kayaking and land tours on a regular schedule.
Scheduled between the beach time, water fun and historical tours, are Cape May’s award-winning special events. Go to the Spring Celebration April 26 – May 19, or the Fall Victorian Weekend October 10 – 14 and Christmas in Cape May when the town sparkles with tours and entertainment from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Foodies will tell you that Cape May isn’t just about history or beaches, but about its tantalizing food and beverage where chefs masterfully create dishes with “catch of the day” seafood delicacies and wine makers squeeze amazing wines from local grapes. Visit the Food & Wine Celebration September 13– 22 to savor the best of Cape May.
We invite you to step back into the nation’s oldest seaside resort, while never leaving the present. ■
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