Cape May, New Jersey
Time-traveling to the Victorian Jersey shore.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

You’ll be tempted to stay tucked under your bed’s hand-sewn quilt at Cape May’s Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast—until the smell of the blueberry-stuffed French toast wafts up the stairs. The 21-room, 122-year-old Victorian does the Jersey Shore proud: Just a few steps from the beach, the charming inn offers home-cooked breakfasts and preternaturally friendly innkeepers. After you finish your French toast, check out the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, which offers trolley and walking tours of the area’s historic architecture (mostly Victorian and Colonial). For dinner, book a table at the swank Washington Inn and order the Jewel of Provence, a tasty combination of shrimp and scallops sautéed with fresh tomatoes and garlic. Of course, you are at the shore. Consider catching your own dinner on a deep-sea fishing expedition with the South Jersey Fishing Center (flounder is in season during March and April, tuna from June through August).
— Deshundra Jefferson

Jersey Transit operates seasonal buses from Manhattan to Cape May (800-626-7433); Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast (doubles from $90 to $240; 609-884-8702;; Washington Inn (609-884-5697); South Jersey Fishing Center (609-884-2400).

Related Stories on New York Metro
Cape May (April 22, 2002)

Related Websites
Victorian Cape May - A history and tour of Victorian architecture.

Cape May Times - Restaurant, shopping, and entertainment informtion.