Cape May is America's oldest seaside resort, and has a distinct Victorian flavor due to its historic past. There are nearly 600 preserved Victorian buildings. It's a charming spot, full of beauty and faded grandeur and there's a stunning shoreline.
Take a trolley tour of the historic district and marvel at the beautiful architecture and all the secrets of the town's history. You can also do this by horse and carriage. Pedestrianized Washington Street Mall is great for shopping and restaurants.
Admire the stunning natural beauty of Sunset beach, it's been drawing tourists here for centuries. You can easily bike, walk or run along the wide promenade. You can also head to the top of the historic 1858 Cape May lighthouse or World War II Fire Control Tower No. 23 in Cape May Point State Park for sweeping ocean views.
For nature and wildlife check out the free Cape May County Park and Zoo for Nature Lovers and then hop aboard the Cap May Whale Watcher for a chance to see whales and dolphins.
The area is also famous for wine, so make sure you make a visit for the Cape May’s famous Food & Wine Festival to enjoy tours, tastings and special dinners.
It's best to visit Cape May in summertime for the beach and outdoor activities, although a visit in fall is stunning for the scenery and the best fishing out on the Jersey cape.