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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Top 7 Things to See & Do While Visiting Cape May

Top 7 Things to See & Do in Cape May New Jersey
Cape May is located at the southern most tip of the state of New Jersey. It is one of your classic shore towns but with a twist...a Victorian twist! When you stroll down many of the streets in Cape May you will see some of the most spectacular Victorian architecture that you have ever seen!

While vacationing in Cape May you will find plenty of places to stay (hotels, motels, guest houses and Bed & Breakfast Inns), fine & casual dining establishments and tons of family-friendly activities to enjoy.

Our top 7 choices of things to see and do while visiting Cape May.
World War II Lookout Tower in  Cape May New Jersey
World War II Lookout Tower
* World War II Lookout Tower - This restored World War II Lookout Tower is located at Sunset Beach in Cape May and was once part of the defense system of the Delaware Bay. Admission is free to walk around the grounds surrounding the tower and there is a small admission fee to enter and tour the tower itself.
S.S. Atlantus Sunken Concrete Ship in Cape May New Jersey

* Sunken Concrete Ship - The S.S. Atlantus was a concrete ship used in World War I as part of an emergency fleet. On June 8th of 1926 a terrible storm came ashore and sunk the concrete ship right off the coast of Sunset Beach. You can see what is left of it by visiting Sunset Beach (free) attraction.
The Cape May Lighthouse in New Jersey
Cape May Lighthouse
* Cape May Lighthouse - This beautiful lighthouse was built in 1859 to help light the way for mariners who were navigating the Delaware bay and the south jersey cape. Activities are held here year-round and there is an admission fee to tour the inside of the lighthouse. Once you reach the top, you will get breath-taking views of the surrounding Cape May area.
South Cape May Meadows - Nature Conservancy
South Cape May Meadows
* South Cape May Meadows - Nature Conservancy - If you love nature and are looking for a free activity to enjoy, we highly recommend you visit South Cape May Meadows. Every time we visit, it is never crowded & there is plenty of free parking. You can leisurely stroll the grounds and walk the paths to see wildlife in their natural habitat. We have seen all kinds of shore birds, rabbits, turtles, etc.
The Washington Street Mall in Cape May New Jersey
Washington Street Mall
* The Washington Street Mall - When you visit this coastal mall you will not find large box stores or retail chains. The majority of the stores here are small mom & pop stores, gift shops and eateries. If you want to park nearby, you will need to find metered parking.
Cape May - Lewes Ferry in New Jersey and Delaware

* Cape May - Lewes Ferry - This ferry is a huge tourist attraction but also serves a functional purpose for people who are traveling between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware. Often times when you are riding the ferry you will see whales and dolphins swimming nearby. You can purchase round trip or one-way tickets.
Historic Cold Spring Village and Museum in Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village & Museum
* Historic Cold Spring Village - This village is open seasonally and visitors can stroll around the village at their leisure. There is an admission fee to get in but it is totally worth it. We enjoy going there to see the beautiful gardens, to participate in scheduled events and of course, to do shopping!

These 7 activities of things to see and do while visiting Cape May in New Jersey is just the tip of the iceberg! Some of these activities are only available during the "in-season" and others are year-round. Enjoy your trip to the Jersey Shore!

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