Located approximately one hour south of Atlantic City is the city of Cape May, New Jersey. It's one of the nation’s oldest seashore resorts. Cape May, a national historic landmark site, boasts more than 600 faithfully restored and preserved Victorian structures.
If a quiet, relaxing vacation is what you are looking for, then Cape May is for you. Cape May features many Victorian bed and breakfast inns that are as pleasant to look at as they are to visit. Many of the Victorian homes on Cape May have been converted into bed and breakfast inns and are actually occupied by the owners of the homes.
The atmosphere of the inns in Cape May takes you back in time to an age of Victorian elegance that will have you coming back for more year after year. Each Cape May Inn has been restored to its original Victorian design featuring cathedral ceilings, arched, stained-glass windows, verandas, turrets, walnut beds and antiques throughout. While the décor and atmosphere will take you back to another century, most of the Victorian Inns are equipped with all the modern amenities you would expect when vacationing, such as private baths and air-conditioned rooms, but some are not. If you cannot vacation without a phone or a television, check the policies in the Cape May Inn that your interested in visiting.
During the summer months, you can spend your day basking in the sun. Since Cape May is not a free beach, most Inns provide their guests with beach tags as well as beach chairs for their sunbathing enjoyment. After your day at the beach in Cape May, enjoy afternoon tea on the veranda, or relax to the sound of classical music in the formal parlor, or read in the library. Just like they did during the Victorian Era.
Most tourists come to Cape May during the summer months. Though, most of the bed and breakfasts are open year-round and there any many events and attractions throughout the year to make a winter trip just as enjoyable.
Cape May offers the best in fine dining, particularly sea food, and most restaurants are within walking distance to the bed and breakfasts. Cape May also offers other tourist attractions, such as the Cape May Zoo, the Cape May Lighthouse and the Cold Springs Village.
Cape May provides you with a romantic and elegant getaway that will make you feel pampered and relaxed, regardless of the time of year that you visit.