The Victorian Jersey Shore: Cape May
Charming homes with Gothic Italian trim, Mansard-style roofs and painted ladies: Cape May combines a small-town vibe with period piece elegance. Located at the tip of New Jersey (exit zero), it is America's oldest seashore resort, and somewhat of a bed and breakfast paradise. The white sprawling Inn of Cape May (1894) has Queen Anne style towers and is a legendary summer hotel. Savor a leisurely walk along the beach, or shop at the many stores lining cobblestone street studded Washington Street Mall. Don't forget to get your fix of authentic Salt Water Taffy and ice cream sodas at the Five and Dime store.
By Charu Suri
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Cape May, NJ 08204, USA