Cape May, New Jersey has always been a favorite get-away spot for FHFB and me. Way back when, when our two children were little, we would steal away and stay at one of the beautiful old Victorian bed and breakfast homes for a few days of total rest and relaxation.
Several years ago we also began celebrating my birthday in Cape May, along with my very special birthday sister, Carol.
Cape May has a lot to offer for the single traveler, couples and families. This year we stayed at the Sand Piper Hotel right on Beach Avenue. The location of this hotel is really fantastic, althought the rates are a little high during their peak season. Here's a view from our balcony, sorry about the yellow van but you can see how close we were to the beach.
FHFB and I really love so many things about Cape May. Of course, the Victorian homes are magnificent, and staying at one of the Victorian bed and breakfasts is really a treat. My favorite is The Mainstay Inn - to me it is the most elegant of all the B&B's we've stayed at in Cape May - it was originally the town's gambling house in the late 1890's.
We love staying at interesting hotels and inns when we travel, and will be staying at the Willard Street Inn in Burlington, Vermont in a few weeks - that is also a beautiful B&B as well and Burlington is a wonderful small city to visit. But, I digress....
Here are just a couple of the Victorian B&B's in Cape May: