Escape to the Jersey Cape
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The Jersey Cape is more, much more, than a great summer destination. Not too long ago, the beautiful months of October and November were a bit of a secret, but then we decided to share.

Fall, and even winter, around the Jersey Cape is a wonderful time to plan a romantic getaway at a charming bed and breakfast inn, ready to cater to your every whim. Enjoy a scrumptious meal in front of a fireplace after an afternoon walking the bay beaches especially in Cumberland County as you keep an eye out for waterfowl, hawks and bald eagles that also spend the winters right here among us.

As September slides into October, some of our feathered friends prepare to migrate south to their winter home. Cape May County is in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway as thousands – actually make that millions – of birds fill the skies with sights that have to be seen to be believed.

Ever thought of being a queen – or a king? On Columbus Day weekend the Lima Bean Festival makes sure the lowly lima bean has its day in the sun with endless lima bean-themed things including the crowning of a king and queen to reign over the festivities.

Speaking of royalty, when Victoria ruled she gave her name to a style of architecture that has endured in Cape May since the late 1800s – colorful, ornate and dripping with gingerbread details. The resort’s architecture and history take center stage with tours, teas, dances, horse and carriage rides and more.

By November there’s definitely a chill in the salt air, now tinged with a whiff of wood smoke. Warm days and cool evenings provide an endless array of things to do. Visit one of our many wineries for a tour and tasting, often around a firepit at Willow Creek or a roaring fire at Cape May Winery.

Depending on your beverage of choice, local breweries host a variety of special autumn events. Check local breweries to see what might be on tap – no pun intended - or if your tastes are more inclined toward gin or vodka, head to Nauti Spirts in Lower Township for a Behind the Stills tour – and later a sip.

Remember, the fun doesn’t end when summer is over. So, beat those winter doldrums with a warm and cozy escape to the Jersey Cape. We’ll be waiting for you.

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Planning a trip? Check out the region’s premier guide covering Cape May, Cumberland & Atlantic Counties. Unlike most other guides that are filled with mostly advertising, the Vacationer is brimming with helpful stories along with beautiful photographs. Discover everything you need to plan your visit. Beaches, boardwalks, casinos, nightlife, dining, amusements, lodging and much more.

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Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.