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Cape May
Yes, Cape May is, technically, on the Jersey Shore. But it’s the antithesis of the Jersey Shore you’ll see on TV—instead of nightclubs and tanning parlors, you’ll find Victorian mansions and a famous lighthouse.

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Cape May City Beaches
Cape May City Beaches
Attraction type: Beaches
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Jersey Shore Alpacas
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Owner description: Fleece and Fun for Everyone! Jersey Shore Alpacas is a small, friendly farm located in Green Creek, just north of Cape May, NJ. Our Summer schedule is: June - "open to the public... more Owner description: Fleece and Fun for Everyone! Jersey Shore Alpacas is a small, friendly farm located in Green Creek, just north of Cape May, NJ. Our Summer schedule is: June - "open to the public" on Saturdays and private tours Monday-Friday only (please see our website for more information on private visits). July - "open to the public" Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and private tours Monday-Wednesday only. August - "open to the public" Saturdays and private tours Monday-Friday. Closed on Sundays. Note: we will have a special "open farm" time on Tuesday, July 4th from 10am-noon. There will be no private appointments on July 4th. We'll give you some carrots to feed to our friendly 'pacas during your visit (both open days and private visits). There is no admission charge on "open days," but donations are accepted and much appreciated. You'll love meeting our curious alpacas and browsing in our shop for soft, warm alpaca clothing and cuddly toys! We also carry more than 20 different types of alpaca yarn from Blue Sky Fibers, Alpaca Yarn Company, our Coop, and farm yarn (when available). less
Attraction type: Farms
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Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May Lighthouse
Owner description: 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Open daily. Evening trolley tours. Museum shop. more Owner description: 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Open daily. Evening trolley tours. Museum shop. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Lighthouses
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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Owner description: Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, Cape May County, New Jersey, into an aircraft... more Owner description: Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, Cape May County, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the Navy airmen who died while training during World War II. Hangar # 1 was listed onto the National Register of Historic Places in September of 1997. Naval Air station (NAS) Wildwood was commissioned on April 1, 1943. The site served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility from 1943 to 1945. Aircraft stationed at NAS Wildwood included TBM Avengers, Douglas Dauntlesses, Vought Corsairs and Curtiss Helldivers. Forty-two airmen perished while training at NAS Wildwood during World War II. In June 1997, NASW Foundation purchased Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. The 92,000 square-foot all-wooden structure was in a state of disrepair and required extensive renovation. Under the stewardship of NASW Foundation, the hangar was listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places at the National Significance Level. NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum now boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs and more. Additionally, the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has provided NAS Wildwood with a wealth of interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight. The museum also features a library, food vending area as well as a recently expanded gift shop. In its role as a community resource, NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum regularly hosts activities including fly-ins, aviation festivals, big band concerts, swing dances, veterans’ ceremonies, historical lectures, school field trips and senior tours. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Cape May Trolley Tour
Cape May Trolley Tour
Attraction type: Tramways; Bus Tours
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The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant
The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Price: $30 - $55
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Union Park Dining Room
Union Park Dining Room
Ranked #3 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cape May Peanut Butter Co.
Cape May Peanut Butter Co.
Ranked #4 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Price: $5 - $11
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout
Washington Inn
Washington Inn
Ranked #5 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Price: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, American
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

John Wesley Inn
John Wesley Inn
$135 - $345
Ranked #4 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
Victorian Motel
Victorian Motel
$50 - $170
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Blue Fish Inn
Blue Fish Inn
$79 - $225
Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in Cape May

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Stockton Inns
The Stockton Inns
$227 - $391
Ranked #3 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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Congress Hall
4.0 of 5
Congress Hall
$214 - $633
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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Carroll Villa Hotel
3.0 of 5
Carroll Villa Hotel
$250 - $483
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Harrison
4.0 of 5
The Harrison
$253 - $491
Ranked #2 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
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The Virginia Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Virginia Hotel
$237 - $397
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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Wilbraham Mansion
4.0 of 5
Wilbraham Mansion
$210 - $362
Ranked #10 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
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