Cape May attracts visitors year round.
The off season is very popular with many theme weekends and in the fall, the water is still warm enough for beach activities.
It is not the type of resort that you visit just once.
There is a charm and special warmth about the town that pulls you back again and again.
It's charm lies in it's tree-lined, gas lamp streets, it's quaint shops, authentic Victorian homes and Bed and Breakfasts. One of it's claims is that it possesses the largest collection of authentic Victorian homes in the nation.
Cape May is the oldest seaside resort town in the United States, located below the Mason-Dixon line at the southern most point of NJ.
You can park your car and bike or walk around town. In fact, If you're coming to Cape May for the first time, make a stop at the Welcome Area of the Transportation Center (where the buses go) off Lafayette Street across from the Acme shopping center and pick up a guide map on a "Car Free/Care Free" vacation.
Cape May is also the home of one of the largest commercial fishing ports in the United States, and as a result you will find a good variety of seafood restaurants that serve up locally caught fresh sea food.
If relaxing on the beach is not your thing, there are plenty of other activities that can occupy your day time leisure hours.
Other popular things to do and attractions in Cape May include: