Happy 4th of July! We spent the long weekend in Cape May, New Jersey, and I can’t think of a better place to have been for the holiday weekend. Cape May is one of the oldest seaside resorts in the country – some say the oldest – and it is pure and simple Americana.
From the beachside boardwalk, outfitted with arcades and surf shops, to the center of town, filled with quaint b & b’s, pubs and old-fashioned candy stores, this is what you think of when you think of American summer. The residents take their Independence Day seriously here, and everywhere we walked, houses, inns and retailers displayed their American pride with red, white and blue décor.
The was my first time to Cape May, and I’m so glad I visited it over the 4th of July weekend. More posts will follow, but to start things off, in honor of the holiday today, here are some images of Cape May in all its Independence glory!
The famous Congress Hall hotel does not mess around!…
And those are just some images of Cape May during the 4th of July. Look out for posts on the Victorian architecture, Top things to See and Do with kids, and more, coming soon. Enjoy the holiday everyone!
For more American summertime posts, see my posts on:
Newport, RI: Top Things to do with Kids
The Case for Rhode Island: Watch Hill
Bar Harbor, Maine: Sea, Mountains and Lobstah
Nantucket Island: Best Family Friendly Beaches
It looks stunning – love all the red, white and blue, I’ve always wanted to experience 4th July in America and this looks like the perfect place.
Oh, you definitely should sometime, Joy!
Oh my goodness, Corey, this is serious Americana! I find it really fascinating because we don’t tend to drape our buildings in the Union flag much at all in the UK. I love the bold colours against that stunning architecture. Really happy you had such a great Independence Day weekend.
Thanks for the comment, Clare. I know, this town really does it up – not sure I’ve really ever seen anything like it either!
Corey! These images are stunning! You must have had such an amazing time! Can’t wait to read more about your visit. We used to live in NJ, but. It long enough to really explore… might have to find out way back!
Did I know that you used to live in NJ? Come back to the east coast! JK – I will most certainly be coming to L.A.! 🙂