Hotel at a Glance: Star Inn
You can’t miss the Star Inn: it’s painted a bright yellow with white balconies, standing out in Cape May’s historic district. The Star Inn is one block from the Atlantic shoreline and within walking distance of the unique shops and restaurants that make Cape May such a pleasant family resort destination.
- Town-view rooms are modeled in the style of the seashore with bright colors, nautical accents and artwork, and period furnishings.
- Efficiency suites are family-friendly, with balconies or private backyards with porch swings, kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and WiFi.
- Enjoy farm-to-table food at the award-winning Blue Pig Tavern, located across the street at the Star Inn’s sister property. Ingredients such as herbs and eggs are sourced from the tavern’s very own farm, located 2 miles away.
Cape May, New Jersey: Seaside Resort Town with Victorian Architecture
Long billed as America’s oldest seaside resort, Cape May sits at New Jersey’s southernmost tip. The setting is so idyllic that Travel Channel named the town’s coastline 1 of the top 10 beaches in the country. Aside from beachcombing, popular pastimes here include fishing, whale watching, and bird watching. In fact, the New York Times called Cape May “one of North America’s hottest birding spots.” You might see bald eagles, herons, and woodcocks. In the spring, keep your eyes peeled for the latter’s intricate mating dance.
After a fire ravaged most of Cape May in 1878, residents rebuilt in the contemporary style of the time, and dozens of their stately Victorian homes remain standing today. Consequently, the Cape May Historic District has earned the distinction of being a National Historic Landmark. Horses and carriages tour the colorful, cottage-lined streets, which have been deemed off-limits to chain stores in order to preserve the classic small-town atmosphere. Along Delaware Bay stands the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Those who climb the tower’s 199 stairs are rewarded at the top with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic Ocean.