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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and ...
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and outs of some of the most fun and interesting places -- giving you, the traveler, those little tidbits of info to get the most from your travels.
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Many of the communities that have seen devastation in the path of hurricane Sandy depend on tourism for their lively hoods. Think about these places when you schedule your spring or summer vacation and help them to rebuild their lives.

Throughout the next few months I will give you information on things to do and places to go.

Starting with Cape May, New Jersey...the oldest seashore resort in the nation.

Just about anything you are into you can do here!

If you like history...Cape May light house, located in Cape May Point State Park, was built in 1859. About 100,000 visitors climb to the top of the historic lighthouse every year. It is just something you do when you visit the Jersey Shore. However, for those of you that are not going to make the climb, you can explore the visitor's center and museum shop. There is plenty of memorabilia and maritime accessories. 



Cape May is known for its historic Victorian Homes. In fact, the town of Cape May is a national historic landmark. There is so much history behind these homes. The fire of 1878 wiped out 30 blocks of the town and out of that came some beautiful

 Victorian homes.

If shopping is your thing...you will not be disappointed. There is plenty of shopping in the downtown area of this historic resort town.



Washington Street is loaded with shops. From soaps to popcorn and sports memorabilia to olive oil there is something you will want to take home with you. 


Washington Street is a great place to wander around, get an ice cream cone and hop on a trolley tour with Cape May Trolley Tours to get a view of the town and a little history before you go out on your own. Watch for more "things to do" on a visit to Cape May, New Jersey.

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