Celebrating the 4th of July in a small town is about as American as Apple Pie. Couldn’t image a more festive way to spend this all American holiday than in Cape May, New Jersey. What could be more fun than to spend your days basking in the sun and catching some waves, collecting shells and sea glass, ride a cruiser bicycle all over town then watch the 4th of July parade and magnificent fireworks shows. I will be posting about the parade next!
I have highlighted below many of my favorite sites in Cape May. The Victorian architecture in this town will keep you amazed and in awe for days. The meticulous renovations and upkeep of these magnificent homes, Bed & Breakfasts and shops will take your breath away.
The only “Pot Belly” Porch in Cape May
Stockton Row homes on Gurney Street
Victorian homes along Beach Avenue
Shopping along the Washington Street Mall
Only in a small town would you find the “honor” system for purchasing veggies and flowers. Just loved when I saw these stands on Sunset Boulevard!!
One of my favorite shops, the West End Garage
One of the many charms of Cape May is a horse-drawn carriage ride. Immerse yourself in the history of this Victorian town while enjoying the “clipity clop” of draft horses hooves. This is”Oreo” ~ he is certainly a character and loves his duties as lead draft horse!
Exit Zero is not only a very cool shop to buy everything from baseball caps to T-shirts, books to vintage prints ~ they are the publishers of the monthly Exit Zero magazine as well as the weekly, Exit Zero publication. Very fun shopping experience just west of town.
Enjoy exploring all the magnificent architecture that Cape May has to offer ~
So, if you are searching for one of the most charming beach towns in the United States, head to New Jersey, drive south to Exit 0, cross the bridge to the island of Cape May and enjoy all that this seaside resort has to offer.
Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography