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Gorgeous bright yellow and orange sunset over a body of water with light waves crashing on shoreThe possibilities are endless when planning an amazing Cape May, NJ vacation. We absolutely love meeting guests who come here from all over the country and beyond. Also, we truly enjoy helping folks plan the perfect getaway. Some come for total rest and relaxation. Others are looking for everything they can see and do to pack in a day. We’ve compiled four favorite stops that would provide you with a full, summer day of fun here in Cape May.

Cape May Highlights

Cape May Lighthouse– After an amazing breakfast at our very own Mad Batter Restaurant, start your day at the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. This fully restored historic site is worth a visit. Visitors can climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking and unparalleled view of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. The original Oil Storage Building houses a Museum Shop where you can learn about rich maritime history.

Washington Street Mall– Next is a place located in the heart of Cape May within the Victorian Historic District. The Washington Street Mall is a quaint outdoor shopping mall. This a great place to spend an afternoon. The center street offers a quiet and peaceful red bricked sidewalk that features fountains and wooden benches on which to relax and people-watch. Enjoy a wonderful selection of nice restaurants, ice cream and fudge shops, art galleries, souvenir shops, and more along 6 city blocks.

Cape May Carriage Company Tour– After some time shopping and eating at the mall, enjoy a relaxing carriage ride with the Cape May Carriage Company. All of their tours depart from their booth at Ocean and Washington Streets. Each tour takes a different route where you will enjoy stories and historic information provided by your driver. You can choose from a 15-minute, 30-minute, or 1-hour tour. They are generally offered in the evenings during the summer due to the heat. Their vis-a-vis carriage seats up to 4 adults and two small children and the Wagonette is best for larger families and groups. You can book your tour online or in person at their booth.

Sunset Beach– This is the place to be on a summer evening. Every trip to Cape May must include a stop at Sunset Beach. It’s a popular place for visitors due to its proximity to the SS Atlantus and the Cape May Lighthouse. The evening hours draw a crowd as the sun’s parting brings an array of colors that just fill the sky. This beach truly offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in New Jersey. It is a perfect place to end a summer day. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for a “Cape May Diamond,” which are small pieces of quartz crystal found in the sand that you can polish to look like a real diamond.

Take time to stop and smell the roses as they say. Cape May is a place where long lasting memories are made and we would love to host you at our seaside hotel. Book online today or contact us anytime for help in planning your next vacation.