Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Vacation in Historic Cape May, NJ

Some lovely photos of our trip to Cape May, NJ last June. We had a great time. We only went for an extended weekend, but it was full of fun activity. Cape May is known for its historic Victorian houses. The kids went to the beach in the morning where they could see dolphins swimming. We enjoyed a dinner-theater, fun shopping, and a dolphin-watching cruise, which also included a tour around the cape. We also collected Cape May diamonds from Sunset beach and visited the Cape May County Zoo. The Cape May County Zoo is just phenomenal. It is large and has a number of different animals with an African Safari. The most amazing thing was the price--whatever you feel is fair. We did not get to visit Historic Cold Springs Village or Leamings Run because it was too early in the season.

My husband enjoyed the World War II history. On our last day, we took a horse and carriage tour of the historic Victorian home area. Most of the homes are bed and breakfasts--warning--many of them do not have air conditioning. We stayed at the Hotel Alcott, which was really quite nice. The major downfall at the time of our visit was a lack of an actual parking lot. We parked on the street with meters.

It was our first over-night trip with our two girls. They fared rather well given our full and hectic schedule. Their favorite activity by far was collecting pebbles from the beach. Swimming was fun as well.

If you're looking for a fun vacation, I couldn't recommend Cape May enough.

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