Cape May’s Area Attractions
It’s no surprise that the main area attraction in Cape May, NJ is the beach, followed closely by the historic Victorian homes and mansions that date back well over a century.
The Cape May beach is meticulously manicured, and great pains are taken to preserve the scenic beauty, inspiring heritage, and Victorian charm of this National Historic Landmark.
With one of the country’s largest collections of 19th century frame buildings still in existence, Cape May, New Jersey is truly an echo of an earlier time.
In spring, the shorebird migration turns Cape May, NJ into a real treat for nature lovers, as hundreds of thousands of birds make a stop on our beaches for a snack of horseshoe crab eggs.
Of course, there are birds aplenty any time of year, and among the dunes are other treasures. In addition to the fascinating shells the Atlantic tosses on shore each day, beachcombers might turn up some collectible beach glass or even a surf-polished piece of quartz, known locally as a Cape May Diamond, treasured for hundreds of years since they were first collected and traded by the Kechemeche Indians, the area’s native American residents.
Information and Events
Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May
Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
Cape May Times
List of Attractions
There are plenty of area attractions in the Cape May area, and the staff at the Marquis de Lafayette oceanfront Hotel would be delighted to assist you in planning a visit to any of these area attractions:
- Home Tours
- Trolley Tours
- Whale and Dolphin Watching