Things to Do in Cape May

Cape May. New Jersey is not only home to some of the finest fishing in America, but is rich in history as well. Home to some of the most magnificent Victorians found on the East Coast, this area was once the hot spot for wealthy Philadelphians to vacation. The tip of Cape May provides a clear view of Delaware, while providing pristine beaches that remain relatively uncrowded all year long. The pride and joy of this sleepy town is the tranquility and history that it provides it visitors, along with some of the finest seafood restaurants that rival even the best of other coastal towns.

Sights That Set the Standards

There are many things to do in Cape May New Jersey, including the Cape May lighthouse tour . Posted at the southern most tip of Cape May Beach, this is the perfect spot for a view of Delaware, the Atlantic Ocean, and of historic Cape May. This lighthouse was posted to warn ships of the landmass that could pose a potential danger, but today is regarded as a romantic hot spot for wedding proposals.

If a reminder of the past is more on the menu, then consider visiting one of the area's most historic Victorian homes: the Emlen Physick estate . This mansion should be at the top of the list for things to do in Cape May New Jersey. Built in 1879, the estate is located in the heart of Cape May, and is the oldest home featured that has remained completely intact. If staying in a vacation rental in the area, your own home-away-from-home, Cape May has a trolley service that is like an old time bus service. Just hop on from your local stop, and see all the sights using the trolley.

Just Like Old Times

Every night there is a flag-lowering ceremony on Sunset Beach. During this time, visitors can hear old-time music during the sunset, and reminisce on a simpler time. This is called the Cape May diamonds moment because the quartz surrounding the beach look like diamonds. There is plenty of seating, and all are welcome.

One of the other things to do in Cape May, New Jersey is golf. Cape May is home to a golf course that locals revere as one of the best in Southern New Jersey. Cape May National Golf Course is a hybrid between sport and nature preserve. Home to native birds , this course boasts an 18-hole course, and features unique fowl such as Blue Heron, Cardinals, Blue Jays and Doves.

Enjoy some nightlife with the local theater company. East Lynne Theater Company offers nightly shows of American classics, and of plays that would have been displayed during the 1920s or earlier. These plays are considered by the locals to be authentic of what had been produced during the heyday of this area. This theater house is located in the heart of Cape May, and is walking distance to the beach, restaurants and close to one of many convenient trolley stops.

Wine and Wildlife

While the beach takes much of the spotlight, Cape May also has plenty to offer along the lines of wineries. The Trudo Vineyards and Winery and the Cape May Winery are highlights.

As mentioned before, nature is a main attraction at Cape May. Get up close to wildlife at spots like the Salt Marsh and the Nature Center of Cape May , and go bird watching at the The Meadows

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