Cape May, New Jersey

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Cape May was founded in 1620 by the Dutch Captain Mey, on the small hook at the very southern tip of the Jersey coast, jutting out into the Atlantic and washed by the Delaware Bay on the west. After being briefly settled by New England whalers in the late 1600s, it turned in the eighteenth century to more profitable farming and, soon after, to tourism. In 1745 the first advertisement for Cape May's restorative air and fine accommodation appeared in the Philadelphia press, heralding a period of great prosperity, when Southern plantation owners, desiring cool sea breezes without having to venture into Yankee …
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Washington Street Mall

Closed to traffic between Ocean and Perry Streets to allow for a quaint and charming shopping experience, this three block pedestrian mall offers an array of specialty ...

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Lobster House

Located overlooking Cape May Harbor in historic Cape May, NJ, The Lobster House has proudly provided guests a variety of dining experiences for over four generations. Open for luncheon and dinner year-round, 7 days a week, our main waterfront restaurantac2s five dining rooms and full bar offer upscale family friendly dining in a uniquely nautical atmosphere. The commercial fishing fleet at The Lobster House dock offloads and ships millions of pounds of seafood annually and supplies much of the fresh seafood served here. Come and enjoy an atmosphere unparalleled almost anywhere!