Cape May – Day Tripping

by Dave on July 6, 2008

twincapestoc1.jpgIf you plan on visiting the beach this week or next weekend, you may want to check out spending a vacation day in Cape May, NJ. To get there it’s as easy as logging onto www.CMLF.com and making a reservation on the Cape May Lewes Ferry.

For starters I would suggest leaving the car in Lewes and buying a passenger fare. This reduces the expense and allows you to jump on the shuttle bus to downtown Cape May once you dock in NJ. A passenger fare also give you and your family more money for all the good food in historic Cape May.

Once in Cape May there are several fun and interesting activities for adults and kids. Next weekend is the 44th Annual Promenade Art Show from 10-5. Call 609-884-9565 for additional info. This would be a great opportunity to view some local art in southern New Jersey.

There is also a antique auto mall scheduled for next weekend. For more information go to www.washingtonstreetmall.com. Don’t forget the beach, but sunbather beware – you must purchase a beach pass to access the sand and water. The cost is a few bucks and goes towards maintenance of the resort.

For tasty eats, I would head to Balleyhoo’s Beachfront Bar and Grill, a casual dining experience, in the Grand Hotel of Cape May. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can find old time favorites like french toast, waffles, burgers, crab cakes, and prime rib just to name a few.

There are historic tours, fishing charters, plenty of shopping and much more! Stay all day, but remember to reserve your seat on one of the last ferries back to Lewes. Leaving the car saves money, reduces stress, and allows you to see more on foot within one of the nation’s most beautiful sea towns.

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Nancy Seaver July 7, 2008 at 11:47 am

The Pilot House located at 142 Decatur Street and Washington Mall and The Ugly Mall located at 426 Washington St. (on the mall) are great places to have lunch also. If you have time for dinner, the Washington Inn at 801 Washington Street is another excellent choice

Dave July 7, 2008 at 11:57 am

Thanks, Nancy!

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