Visiting Cape May

July 17, 2012

Cape May Stage


The downtown area of Cape May, New Jersey is charming. It is a very busy beach resort town, and the beach is great – but so are strolling around, eating and shopping! 

 

To get to Cape May, you get off at Exit 0 on the Garden State Parkway! 

Exit 0

You can take bike around town, take trolley rides, and also take a horse-and-carriage ride.
Horse-and-Carriage rides
Horse-and-Carriage rides, Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May sign
Cape May fountain

Below is Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, founded in 1911. 

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Cape May, New Jersey


The Towne Crier: 

Welcome Friends Old and New, Linger Here A Day Or Two


The Towne Crier

Cape May had a long history as a whaling town:

 

Dedicated to our fishermen lost at sea


Dedicated to our fishermen lost at sea


I was thrilled see the Dala Horse sign indicating a shop filled with lovely Swedish items. 

 

My mother was born in Sweden, and I grew up with beautiful Swedish items in my home. 

Swede Things shop, Cape May, New Jersey

There are some other lovely places to browse:

Gallery D'May Fine Art
Uncle Charley's Ice Cream
Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy


After a hard day of shopping, take time to go to the beach! 

 

Make sure you take a Cape May umbrella

Cape May beach

Places mentioned in this post:

Cape May Stage

Cape May Carriage Co. 

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

Swede Things in America

Gallery D'May Fine Art

Uncle Charley's Ice Cream

Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy
 

This week I want to give a shout out to Mark of the Cape May Blog. He was nice enough to mention my photos on his blog! Check out his blog, too! 

I also want to thank The SITS Girls for mentioning my blog on their Saturday ShareFest! 

Please check out all of my Cape May posts! You can see the painted ladies of Cape May, the Cape May lighthouse in Cape May Point, and how patriotic Cape May is!

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!


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