Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Baedeker: 2008 Summer Vacation

Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Shore, and Cape May, New Jersey

Part III – Cape May, New Jersey

A multipart series chronically sites of my 2008 summer vacation!

Cape May considers itself "The Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort." The town is a Historic Landmark City meaning everything in the city limits is considered of historic landmark status. It has one of the largest collection (over 600) of wood-framed, Queen Anne and other Victorian period homes, hotels, and commercial structures. And with its location on the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, it is truly a one of a kind place.

To get to Cape May from Delaware, we took the Cape May – Lewis Ferry outside Lewes. $20 gets you a round trip ferry ticket and a bus ticket in to Cape May from their ferry terminal. One can also take their car on the ferry for an added expense. We drove to Lewes and the terminal from Rehoboth, but it should be noted that you can take a bus there from downtown Rehoboth as well and never get in your car.

Photo of a ship permanently docked at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal.

Arriving in Cape May you take a shuttle to the transportation and visitor’s center one block from the main street commercial street, the Washington Street Mall which is pedestrian only. The boardwalk and beach run along Ocean Avenue where many additional businesses, shops, and large hotels are located.

I do not have much information on the individual buildings so just enjoy the photos. (Note: We went on an overcast day so as not to lose any beach time!)

Next: Part IV – Odds and Ends and Recommendations


Jason said...

Wow! Those are amazing houses!
Nice pics.

Veggie Option said...

What lovely homes! Thanks for sharing your pix - very nice. :)