What Are Some Attractions in Cape May, New Jersey?


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Some of the attractions in Cape May, New Jersey, are the Cape May Lighthouse, Sunset Beach, and the Cape May County Park and Zoo. The Washington Street Mall and the Cape May Winery and Vineyard are also tourist attractions.

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The city of Cape May is a National Historic District and one of its historic attractions is the Cape May Lighthouse. The lighthouse, built in 1859, is in Cape May Point State Park and is 199 steps to the top.

At Sunset Beach visitors can view the remains of the U.S.S. Atlantus, which sank in a storm in 1926. Visitors can also search for Cape May Diamonds, which are pieces of polished quartz that wash up on the beach.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo has more than 550 animals and covers more than 85 acres. The zoo is open every day except Christmas and is free to enter. The Cape May Bird Observatory is another wildlife attraction in the city.

The Washington Street Mall is home to boutiques and offers a pedestrian-friendly shopping experience. Cape May is part of the Jersey Cape Winery and Brewery Trail. The Cape May Winery and Vineyard offers winery tours and also has a tasting room and a gift shop.

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