Hotel at a Glance: Star Inn
You can't miss the Star Inn. Painted a bright yellow and located in the heart of Cape May's historic district, this thoroughly restored classic Cape May hotel stands out with its white balconies and welcoming vibe. The Star Inn is one block from the shoreline and within walking distance of the unique shops and restaurants that make Cape May such a pleasant family resort destination.
- Less than a block from the ocean
- Spacious suites have kitchenettes, WiFi, private backyards or balconies, and retro decor
- Coffee and pastries for two at Tommy's Folly coffee shop across the street, included with this deal
- Farm-to-table dining at the award-winning Ebbit Room, located across the street at the Star Inn's sister property
Cape May, New Jersey: Historic Resort Town and Local Vineyards
The Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean right at the city of Cape May, a tiny 2.8-mile stretch on the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in New Jersey. Known for its cool summer temperatures and clean, pretty beaches, Cape May has hosted travelers since the mid-18th century and is said to be one of the oldest seaside resort destinations in the United States. Gingerbread-house-like Victorian homes line the streets of the historic district, and quaint shops and restaurants are just a short walk away.
Several award-winning wineries make their home around Cape May, and many are open for tastings and tours. Another spot worth touring is the iconic Cape May lighthouse, which you can climb to get a sweeping view of Delaware Bay.
Aside from attracting wealthy Southerners, Cape May has famously been a stopover for more than 400 migrating bird species. That makes it a top destination in the Northeast for bird watchers and marketing strategists trying to test hip, new birdseed brands.