Getting there: Cape May, N.J.

April 16, 2010

There are two main options for getting over to Cape May — you can drive the whole way, or drive and then take the ferry.
Getting there
There are two main ways to get to Cape May — you can drive the whole route, or drive and then take the ferry.
Option 1:
Drive to Cape May (about 180 minutes): Interstate 95 North, U.S. 40 East to Route 55 South until 55 ends at Route 47 South; take 47 South toward Garden State Parkway. Take Garden State Parkway, which is a toll road, until it ends. Gas is about $37 round trip; about 153 miles each way.
Option 2:
Drive to Lewes, Del. (about 111 miles), then take the ferry to North Cape May (about 85 minutes). The ferry offers a shuttle service that travels between downtown Cape May and the ferry terminal. The ferry can hold about 100 vehicles. Check fares and availability at
The city's Web site strongly advocates walking around the city, but the NJ transit system has a Cape May Bus Terminal for travel around New Jersey; bicycle, surrey and car rentals are available; and visitors can ride trolleys with the Great American Trolley Co.
Cape May offers bed and breakfast inns, a historic house, historic hotels, modern hotels and motels, and vacation house and condo rentals. Get more details on pricing and locations at
Other attractions:
•Try whale- or dolphin-watching with the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center or the Cape May Whale Watcher.
Cape May has a variety of beaches, from Sunset Beach, with its free parking and Cape May Diamonds, to quiet Cape May Point. Beach tags are required from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day for beachgoers over age 12.
Practice your swing, or just have fun, at Cape May National Golf Club or the Cape May Par 3 and Driving Range.
Marrissa Miller

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