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Forget the tanned and muscular college kids of Jersey Shore, Cape May is the place to be on the southern tip of New York’s well-known cousin. Cape May is the original seaside resort – literally. Dating back as far as the 1800s, the town has offered visitors the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Think charming, home-style bed-and-breakfasts, cozy converted inns, rounds of golf at the local green afternoon tea with friends and the best wine the region has to offer.

Things to see

The Cape May Lighthouse is the only place in town where you can catch a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. There are 199 steps to the top, but the reward once you get there is worth the sweat and wobbly knees. If Cape May is known for one thing, it’s fine selections of wines. The Cape May Winery is the best place to sample some of the local pickings. White, red, merlot or chardonnay, visitors can have some tasty choices, and it goes down well on a hot summer’s afternoon. The Cape May National Golf Club has been a popular getaway for many years. Just you, your clubs, a pristine greens and the crisp fresh air, what more could you ask for? The region is home to several species of bird and the best place to view most of them in one place is the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Hotels in Cape May

Cape May is characterized by small, family-owned bed-and-breakfasts and a host of grand old houses that have been converted into traditional-style inns. In fact, there aren’t any large hotel chains to be found in the area at all. But therein lies Cape May’s sleepy seaside town appeal.

Where to stay

Cape May is a small town with a cluster of accommodation in its centre. Beach Avenue is most sought after simply because most hotel rooms here have a sea view. Just down the way from Beach Avenue, however, there are several other options including Columbia and Washington Streets. These include old family houses turned into charming inns.

How to get to Cape May

Highway 9 from Atlantic City delivers you to Cape May within an hour, giving you easy road access from Philadelphia and National Highway 1. Baltimore-Washington International airport is the closest gateway and able to handle both foreign and domestic flights. Travelers who would like to use the train service will have to stop in Atlantic City. There is a bus services, operated by New Jersey Transit which travels from Atlantic City direct to Cape May and only takes about 2 hours.