Escape The Everyday At The Jersey Cape
Life takes an unhurried pace at the Jersey Cape, endlessly unfolding the time and space needed to slip away from the everyday. Stretching beyond traditional beach settings and activities, the perfect summer getaway in Cape May County, New Jersey extends inland to encompass quaint small towns, idyllic farmlands rich in history and a variety of outdoor adventures too.
Begin with a trip to enchanting, and oh so charming, Cape May. Come for the outstanding examples of Victorian architecture, often referred to as “painted ladies,” and stay for the modern cuisine, arts, and cultural scene in America’s oldest seaside resort town. Be sure to shop for a few things like antiques, clothing, candy and more at the Washington Street Mall. Plan to take a tour of the Emlen Physick Estate or hop aboard a trolley and discover the history of the town.
Just over the bridge, you’ll find the Wildwoods, a destination where modern oceanfront hotels exist amid the country’s largest concentration of mid-century commercial buildings known as Doo Wop architecture. The era’s influence on the city features authentic 50’s, mid-century and a touch of space age design reflected in the style of the city’s hotels. Spend time on the wide beaches, visit the Historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse or chill and thrill to your heart’s content on the Boardwalk highlighted by Morey’s Mariner’s, Surfside and Adventure piers.
Boardwalk fun continues in “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” Ocean City, where kids can spin and twirl on amusement rides in full view of Mom and Dad on Gillians and Playland’s Castaway Cove. The first stop is the Beach where the family can enjoy miles of pristine beaches and then head to Asbury Avenue and enjoy an afternoon in the resort’s downtown shopping district lined with quaint restaurants and eclectic shops.
There is so much to discover about Cape May County, NJ. Add to your birding life list in Cape May considered one of the top three birding “hot spots” in North America. Sip a glass of award-winning wine in one of six wineries, sample a homemade IPA from one of twelve breweries or raise a handmade cocktail in three distilleries, all located minutes from our seaside resorts. Go for the ooohs and ahhhs of your animal loving crew with a stop at the Cape May County Zoo, best of all, it’s free. Or simply chill on more than thirty miles of pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and still more untouched Bayshore beachfront on the Delaware Bay and know that no visitor leaves without sand in their shoes.
Cape May County, New Jersey is just a short drive from many east coast cities and a million miles away from life’s worries.