Historic Cape May


Located at the most southern tip of New Jersey where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean is the cute little beach town, Cape May. All of the colorful historic Victorian-style homes make it very charming. It’s also home to America’s first seaside resort, Congress Hall.

Dating back to the early 1800s, Congress Hall has been offering its hospitality to the public. There are also a few restaurants located within the resort. My husband and I went to one, Boiler Room. It’s a unique underground pizzeria and bar located in the basement of Congress Hall. They have some delicious wood-fired pizza and they also offer some local beer from Cape May Brewery. Even if you aren’t staying the night at Congress Hall, it’s a great place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in one of Cape May’s historic buildings.

Speaking of history, there are also some World War ll historic relics along the shores. Located at Cape May Point State Park you will find a World War ll Bunker and a World War ll Lookout Tower. These both played major roles during that time. Visiting these historic sites, I couldn’t help but try to envision living back then when it was illegal for the public to photograph the ocean, and there I was taking all the pictures I wanted.

Our one-night stay in Cape May ended at the Carroll Villa Hotel, which is a National Landmark hotel built-in 1882. It was named after Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff and given the keys to our room. We stayed on the third floor in one of the Broadway rooms, room 31. Our room was beautiful and very clean. Included in each nights stay you will receive a breakfast voucher and 30% off dinner for the attached restaurant, Mad Batter. The food was excellent, definitely a great brunch location.

Thanks to the B&B for Vets program, they offer one free night stay at participating inns for active duty and retired veterans to celebrate the Veteran’s Day holiday. The Carroll Villa Hotel participates in this program and we are very thankful for their generosity. I am also, very thankful for my husband and his service to our nation. If you are a military family be sure to check this program out next Veteran’s Day! Below are some of pictures from our trip.