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NJFINSFAN1
06-13-2006, 01:36 PM
One of the top beaches by Discovery Travel!

Cape May (http://travel.msn.com/Destinations_Cape_May_United_States_tier2_DATE_DESC_244_10036722_4.aspx), New Jersey

Cape May is the aristocrat of beaches with the prices and lineage to prove it. When nearby Philadelphia (http://travel.msn.com/Destinations_Philadelphia_United_States_25830_DATE_DESC_244_25830_4.aspx) was the capital of the Colonial states, several of the Founding Fathers came to Cape May to let down their wigs. Later the fashionable members of New York society flocked to the area, but the flash point (literally) for Cape May didn't come until 1878, when a fire devastated most of the town. Out of the ashes arose an ornate Victorian fantasy world of elegant seaside hotels and gingerbread mansions that became the sandbox for gilded society. So many presidents have vacationed there that several hotels still vie for the title of "The Summer White House." Thanks to the town's status as a National Historic Landmark and its preservation-mad citizens, it still looks much the same as it did in its heyday. The sand is always raked and the area's signature Victorian trim, which adorns the town like cobwebs, is always fresh with paint. But Cape May is not a place full of crusty Miss Havishams. It is peppered with the same warm, easy-going personalities typical to beach towns—it's just that the tune they march to is more Gilbert & Sullivan than Jimmy Buffett.


Maybe Wharf and Helena will have us all over for a beach party!:rolleyes: