Let me share highlights of a weekend in Cape May. Trust me; it is a place you will want to add to your list.
I had the privilege of what we refer to in the industry as a familiarization trip thanks to the generosity of La Mer Beachfront Resort. The owners of the resort whom we met at one of our Association of Central New Jersey Travel agents last year were gracious enough to host about a dozen of us from the association to experience what Cape May has to offer. Let me tell you, and Cape May did not disappoint. My first time heading to the southern tip did not disappoint and, I can’t wait to go back. But, first, let me share some of the weekend highlights.
First of all, La Mer Beachfront resort makes for a perfect stay. Located in what might they say is the “quiet” end, it is ideal for couples and families. I walked it out and, it is only a mile to a mile and a half from the main strip and shopping center on Washington St. I will do a more in-depth of the resort later, but I highly recommend checking out this resort with all its newly renovated suites.
Activities. There are a bunch! From enjoying a peaceful day poolside or beachside to exploring all the great food, drink, and history the area has to offer. Here are some recommendations.
Cape May Food Tours-A 3-hour tour offered on the weekends currently. Tour begins at 10:45 am. They will take you to 6 different stops tasting some of the best Cape May has to offer while learning a good deal about the architecture and history of this town.
Nauti Distillery-For a relaxing afternoon or evening, drive yourself here or take the shuttle, then no one has to be the designated driver. Built on lovely farmland, the distillery produces vodka, gin, and rum and offers tastings during the week. Weekends are lively with a food truck and live music. It is a perfect spot to gather with friends or even consider a bachelorette party. Their spirits are so smooth they will turn you into a fan even if you don’t drink one of them. Be sure to say look for and say hit to “Rita on the Rocks.” She made our experience over the top.
Sunset Beach-Reserve at least one evening to head over to Sunset Beach to experience an incredible sunset and discover Cape May Diamonds. Visit the gift shop to learn how the pebbles on the beach become beautiful pieces of adornment. Also, during the summer season, be there for the flag ceremony.
Willow Creek Winery-Set on a 40acre farm with a beautiful southern plantation home at the forefront, the winery makes for a great day trip.
The winery offers plenty of outdoor seating, music, wine flights, and more. Consider it for getting out with your significant other, a group of friends, or even as a wedding venue. The winery pairs with other locals businesses in their productions.
Trolley Tours by MAC-Cape May’s Museum Art and Culture offers fantastic trolley tours. Select from a broad offering of tours such as historical, ghost, and specialty. The tours provide a tremendous opportunity to experience this beach community’s sights, sounds, and tastes. The staff is lovely and adds flavor and humor to the tales you will love.
There wasn’t one thing I experienced I wouldn’t do again. First, I want to thank the La Mer Beachfront resort again for the opportunity and then all the fine workers and owners at the establishments we visited. For more information on designing your Cape May experience, please reach out to me directly.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI.
She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.
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