Cape May, New Jersey, USA
Located at the southern tip of the Cape May Peninsula, where Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Cape May is one of the country’s oldest holiday resort destinations. Settled by whalers and fishermen, the town suffered a devastating fire in 1878 and was rebuilt. As a result, Cape May is the only city in the United Sates that is entirely a historic district, with nearly 600 preserved Victorian buildings.
The natural beauty of the southernmost beach has been a draw for centuries. A promenade runs along the sand making it perfect for biking or jogging. On Sunset Beach, you can search for Cape May Diamonds (polished quartz that washes up on shore).
Things to see and do
* Cape May Bird Observatory
* Cape May Lighthouse
* Cape May Point Flag Ceremony
* Cape May County Zoo
* Dolphin and Whale watching
* Mid-Atlantic Centre for the Arts
* Spirit of Cape May Dinner Cruise
Cruise Season - May-October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land area - 7.103 km
Population - 3,607
Time – GMT/UTC minus 5 hours
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
International Country Code - +1
The nearest large airports to Cape May are Baltimore-Washington International, Philadelphia International and Newark International. From these airports you will either have to fly to the smaller airport in Atlantic City and drive for about an hour, or drive directly, which will take approximately three hours. For those with private aircraft, there is a small airport (WWD) just a few miles out of town.
The closet rail terminal is Atlantic City, NJ (about 45 minutes by car or two hours by bus to the North). This station is served by NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line from Philadelphia and is connected to Cape May by NJ Transit bus, see below
New Jersey Transit runs the 552 bus route from Atlantic City to Cape May.