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Named 2019 as one of 50 Most Charming Small Towns in America by The Travel Channel. On Delaware River across from New Hope, Pennsylvania, easy access to Bucks County and other river towns, kayaking, rafting and canoeing. Founded in 1705, more recent evolution as popular antiques "Antiques Capital of New Jersey", art, dining center, architecture features federal townhouses and Victorian homes. Restored 19th-century train depot houses Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn , riverside inn, restaurant and tavern. 1816 James Wilson Marshall House Museum is also headquarters of Historical Society of Lambertville. local festivals include The Winter Festival, held from January 23-31, complete with a chili cook-off, ice sculptures & parade, ShadFest, celebrating the local favorite fish, Wine & Design, and the summertime Food Fair. One mile south on Route 29, One of few NJ flea markets open year-round (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday), Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market provides large outdoor and indoor market of rare finds. The People’s Store Antique and Design Center has four levels with some 40 dealers in building erected in 1839. New Hope Railroad provides1.5 hour, round-trip train ride on restored early 1900s passenger coaches through countryside with narration of historical facts and cultural locations along route. Blue Raccoon home furnishings
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Beachfront includes separate municipalities of Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. Features include free beaches, special architectural style of Wildwoods Shore Resort Historic District, or Doo Wop Motel District, two-mile stretch between Atlantic and Ocean avenues once site of over 300 motels built during 1950s and 1960s, now about 25 surviving from period, with some contemporary buildings (eg WaWa, Acme Supermarket, using stylized signs of time). Doo Wop name linked to early Rock and Roll music of 1950s, early 1960s, . Architectural style, also referred to as the Googie or populuxe style, includes stylized, Las Vegas-like neon signs, plastic palm trees, and fantastic architecture.e Wildwood Doo Wop Preservation League has taken action to help save and restore the remaining historic buildings. The Caribbean Motel in Wildwood Crest, and the Chateau Bleu Motelin North Wildwood are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Doo-wop styled Wawa Food MarketA 1950s Doo Wop Preservation League Museum museum includes furniture, signs and other artifacts from demolished motels. Neo-Doo Wop buildings in the area feature a neon-lit Wawaand a 1950s-style Acme Supermarket.Named one of the 25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with the Kids in the USA by TripAdvisor in 2019; Best Boardwalk in NJ in online vote by Things To Do In New Jersey free beaches, as well as scenic boardwalks, fun amusement park rides and lots of family-friendly hotels and restaurants to make for an easy escape.
One of New Jersey's poorest and highest-crime cities, Camden nonetheless offers a worthwhile day trip, particularly focused on the Battleship New Jersey; the Adventure Aquarium; and the Walt Whitman House; Established as a fur trading post in 1626, Camden later became major industrial center, corporate headquarters of Campbell Soup one of only remaining signs of old firms. Battleship New Jersey (self-guided tour with audio narration $24.95 ages 18 through 61; seniors 62 and over and children 5-17 $19.95; higher for guided tours, free for active military and WW II veterans), Main Deck features Exhibit/ Museum that depicts 48 years in and out of service during WW II, Viet Nam, Middle East. Ship built at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, launched December 7, 1942, first anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack. Guides are available for questions and conversation in the Captain’s Quarters and CEC. Aquarium (online daily tickets ages 13 and over $29.99; 2 through 12 $19.99) houses over 15,000 aquatic species, including largest collection of sharks on East Coast and only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in US, along with the popular Shark Bridge, world's longest, V-shaped rope suspension bridge allowing visitors to walk inches above 21-foot deep Shark Realm exhibit. also only aquarium in world to exhibit hippos (two from Nile each weighing 3,000 pounds), one of only six facilities in US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents Walt Whitman House only home Whitman ever owned, purchased in 1884 for $1750, Whitman lived there until his death in 1892 at age seventy-two (grave in Harlingen Cemetery). House includes photographs of period, Whitman's original letters, personal belongings, bed in which he died, and death notice nailed to front door..
Founded as whaling port during colonial settlement, emerged as nation's first beachfront resort in 1830s, summer residents included families of wealthy Philadelphians as well as Southern plantation owners seeking cooler climate and ocean breezes. After Civil War lost position to Atlantic City, which catered to more blue-collar, shorter-term visitors, as railroads connected Absecon Island to Philadelphia, devastating fires destroyed much of Cape May. One of 25 Greatest Beach Towns in America by Thrillist, also listed as National Historic Landmark. Cape May also was named No. 15 for America’s Favorite Towns by Travel + Leisure,
Region one of nation's most popular sites for birdwatchers, perticularly tracking seasonal migrations of coastal species, New Jersey Audubon Society sponsors “World Series of Birding” held each May since 1984 attracts teams of birders from other states and nations competing to identify most species over 24-hour period, Audubon Society also operates Cape May Bird Observatory, which offers frequent guided walks, field trips, classes, other events. for both beginning and advanced birders. Located at southern end of Garden State Parkway,may be up to 4-hour drive from New York City and North Jersey, perhaps 2 hours from Philadelphia metro in traffic during summer. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts sponsors series of programs and events, operates Emlen Physick Estate (restored Victorian home built 1879 with period furnishings and art); Fire Control Tower No. 23 (New Jersey’s last remaining restorable World War II tower built in 1942, part of Delaware Bay wartime defense system)
Cape May Lighthouse (built in 1859, located in Cape May Point State Park, built in 1859, third documented lighthouse at New Jersey's southern
Washington Street Mall site for shopping and dining, includes art galleries, craft shops
Mainstay Inn (built 1872 as gentleman's gambling club, now B&B with total 12 rooms, 6 in main house, another 6 in adjacent cottage, Certificate Of Excellence, Trip Advisor,
John Wesley Inn
Wilbraham Mansion (26-room B&B on 3 floors, indoor pool 'exceptional' rating, Hotels.com)
Carroll Villa Hotel
(19-room hotel first built 1882 in town center, includes The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar with breakfast, lunch and dinner,, served in sky-lit dining room or front porch or garden, live music, one of Best Brunch Spots in New Jersey, BestofNew Jersey.com
Tisha's Fine Dining
The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar
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