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Cape May - Wildwood, NJ
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Cape May - Wildwood featuring street scenes, a fountain and a square or plaza

Cape May is known today as a fashionable summer hot spot for the rich and famous, but it’s also preserved its past as a Victorian-era beach resort.

Explore the nature trails, sunbathe on the beaches, people watch or enjoy the historical attractions at Cape May, New Jersey. The best way to get around the city is by bike or on foot; the terrain is flat and there is limited car parking.

Cape May has been a destination for tourists since the late 18th century. During its heyday in the 1800s, it was the destination of choice for wealthy travelers, attracting visitors from the former colonial capital of Philadelphia and from New York.

A visit to one of the local beaches is a great place to start your trip to Cape May. Watch a flag-lowering ceremony and see the 80-year-old wreck SS Atlantus at Sunset Beach, to the west of downtown Cape May. For a livelier scene, head to the popular beaches of Cape May city, located on the southeast side of the cape. To access these beaches, you’ll need to buy a beach tag from the City Hall Tax Office, or at the beach entrance during the summer season.

Further west down the Atlantic Coast lies the 244-acre Cape May Point State Park. There are nature trails, beaches and an observation platform from where you can see hawks flying overhead during the fall. It’s also home to the Cape May Lighthouse, New Jersey’s southernmost point. Climb up the 199 steps to enjoy striking vistas of the Delaware Bay below.

Boat trips are another popular activity in Cape May. Spend a morning out on the waves fishing, sightseeing or dolphin and whale watching.

Back on land, take the time to explore the town. The streets are lined with Victorian-era buildings. These are known as “painted ladies” because of their colorful appearance. The historic housing, which ranges from mansions to “gingerbread” cottages, is meticulously maintained.

After a day spent outdoors, enjoy a delicious meal of fresh local seafood at one of the restaurants on and around Beach Avenue.

Where to stay in Cape May - Wildwood

Hammock Inn & Suites Boardwalk Wildwood Oceanfront Beach Hotel
Hammock Inn & Suites Boardwalk Wildwood Oceanfront Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
423 E 23Rd Ave, North Wildwood, NJ
The price is $117 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Situated on the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club and Morey's Piers. Mariner's Pier and Seaport Aquarium are ...
3.2/5 (496 reviews)
"Liked everything"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Hammock Inn & Suites Boardwalk Wildwood Oceanfront Beach Hotel
Seahorse Inn
Seahorse Inn
2 out of 5
4111 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, NJ
The price is $127 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Wildwood Boardwalk and Wildwood Convention Center. Wildwood Beach and Morey's Piers are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (370 reviews)
"Close to the beach and boardwalk"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Seahorse Inn
Oceanview Motel
Oceanview Motel
2 out of 5
7201 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ
The price is $131 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Nestled on the beach, this Wildwood Crest motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Five Mile Beach and Wildwood Boardwalk. Wildwood Convention Center and Wildwood Beach ...
2.6/5 (155 reviews)
"this place needs a lot of maintenance. But the owners were working very hard to make us happy. A not so good start turned out to be a great vacation. Thanks MIMI YATES"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Oceanview Motel
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Garfield Beach House
Garfield Beach House
3.5 out of 5
235 E Garfield Ave, Wildwood, NJ
The price is $269 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of George F. Boyer Museum and Wildwood Boardwalk. Wildwood Convention Center and Morey's ...
3.9/5Good! (19 reviews)
"Place had great location, less than 5 minutes from the boardwalk Bathroom was really small and tight Room had sand leftover from previous guests Cable had less than 15 channels and didn’t work half the time Once you look past that everything else was great. Parking was in the driveway and the room ..."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Garfield Beach House
Chateau Bleu Resort Motel
Chateau Bleu Resort Motel
3 out of 5
911 Surf Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ
Situated by the sea, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Five Mile Beach and Wildwood Boardwalk. Wildwood Beach and Wildwood Convention Center are ...
3.6/5Good! (64 reviews)
"Affordable and good location. Outdated but clean."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Chateau Bleu Resort Motel
The Shore House
The Shore House
3.5 out of 5
422 E 16th Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ
Situated near the beach, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Wildwood Boardwalk and Morey's Piers. Wildwood Convention Center and Wildwood Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Great customer service!"

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

The Shore House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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