Victorian Cape May

It was Thanksgiving weekend, all Americans were sitting home and celebrating while we decided to check the ocean and Victorian Cape May. It's a small quaint town with a tiny downtown and cute boardwalk along the ocean shore. During summer time there are many festivals, craft sales and markets. Also there are many hotels, bed & breakfasts and condominiums available for rent. It's very convenient to live there as the beach is very close and downtown is in the walking distance. Also one can take a leisure cruise or even a whale watching one.

As Thanksgiving is no beach season we just walked on the shore and visited a lighthouse. One could go up the stairs inside the lighthouse or make picturesque shots nearby. It was very chilly during that weekend so explored the shores with the speed but we didn't miss the opportunity to roam in the downtown and checked out cute houses everywhere. And we were lucky that year many Victorian houses were open for public during this weekend. All those houses were already decorated for Christmas, some in the modern style but many in the oldies styles still keeping very old Christmas tree decorations and toys. We visited at least 3 different houses and it was very delightful to walk around the house and talk to the owners. It felt like we peeked into another world for 10 minutes at a time... I'd do it again if I have a chance.

On our other trip during summer we also visited Emlen Physick Estate which is regarded as the top attraction there. It's a well preserved Victorian era house that shows how rich educated people lived in the beginning of the 20th century. What else is there? Play mini golf, rent a bike, visit bird observatory or zoo, relax and enjoy the sun!

Created on Wednesday, June 03, 2009