It may not be Mayberry (the idyllic town featured in the old Andy Griffith Show) but it sure feels like it. The charming town park, pristine beaches, a plethora of eateries, and a quintessential collection of fine Victorian-style homes make Cape May, New Jersey one of the most unique beach towns on the East coast. A simple walk-about to view the “ginger bread” multi-colored homes is worth the trip and a great way to get some exercise without even realizing it.
A variety of activities are featured throughout the summer including the annual Strawberry Festival, Restaurant Week, beer and crafts festivals and much more. Details and schedules are available at capemay.com.
Those traveling from the south can take advantage of a relaxing boat ride on the Lewes (DE) – Cape May Ferry. Lewes is the first town in the first state (Delaware) and many think of it as a mini-version of Cape May.
The ferry runs multiple times a day, can accommodate foot traffic and cars and the journey takes a little less than 1.5 hours. Food and beverages are available on board. Schedules and fares are posted here.