Cape May Facts
Cape May is a seaside town with white sand bathing beaches offering views of glorious sunrises and sunsets.
The boardwalk, which is really more of a protective seawall, is used for walking, biking, and enjoying arcade games and boardwalk foods.
Art & Culture
Galleries can be found in the shopping district as well as local theater. There are stage presentations and dinner theaters. Cape May hosts a film festival annually as well as workshops for young filmmakers, songwriters, and artists. Other festivals include the Cape May Music Festival and the Cape May Jazz Festival.
A quaint little town, Cape May has been dubbed the Culinary Capital of New Jersey due to its fantastic assortment of fine dining establishments and casual eateries.
Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort
As early as the mid 18th century Cape May began drawing folks from Philadelphia as well as other areas. Vacationers flocked to the town for its beautiful beaches and restorative powers of healthy sea air. Walking along gas lit tree lined streets and watching horse-drawn carriages clip-clop by grand old homes, one can not escape the charm of days gone by, when life moved at a slower pace in a more graceful era.
National Historic Landmark/ Architecture
The U.S. National Register of Historic Places designated the entire city of Cape May as an official National Historic Landmark for its finely preserved Victorian-era architecture, with 600 qualifying buildings. Cape May boasts the largest collection of Victorian style structures on the east coast, ranking second in the nation just behind San Francisco. Students of architecture come from all over to study the wide selection of Victorian structures in Cape May.
Resort For All Seasons
In its heyday, Cape May was known as the Queen of the Seaside Resorts operating for the most part as a summer destination. Today Cape May is known as a resort for all seasons. Events begin around Easter and run through the following New Year's holiday, bringing visitors to the area and keeping our local families working as well as entertained.