Day 1 - Southington - Cape May
This morning we depart at 7:30a.m. from Calendar House Senior Center, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Today we’ll travel to the Southern tip of New Jersey to Victorian Cape May. For nearly 160 years Cape May has been one of the most popular seaside resorts in America. It was the vacation spot of choice for the rich and famous in the 1800’s, and its’ turn of the century Victorian splendor is unmatched. Today lovely Cape May still captivates visitors with its Victorian grandeur and at this festive time of year the many holiday decorations are a treat to see. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places, and this very fact sets Cape May apart from everywhere else on the New Jersey shore. We’ll spend two nights at THE GRAND HOTEL oceanfront on scenic Beach Drive. This popular hotel overlooks Cape May’s famous Atlantic Ocean beaches. Enjoy cocktails included at our hotel followed by DINNER in the grand Cape May tradition at the Washington Inn.
Day 2 - Cape May
Breakfast is included at the Grand Hotel and this morning before we set out to experience the Victorian side of Cape May. We’ll begin with a guided tour that includes the Emlen Physick Estate, a glimpse into a bygone era. We’ll also visit the Carriage House Art Gallery on the Estate grounds, view Cape May Lighthouse on Delaware Bay and learn all about famous Cape May Diamonds that are found on the beach. We’ll also admire Cape May’s unique architectural styles and folklore. Of course, no trip to Cape May would be complete without a visit to the Washington Street Mall that runs through the center of town. It’s a nostalgic, old fashioned Main Street, the way shopping used to be. There will also be a Trolley ride through the streets of Cape May. Tonight enjoy DINNER at Cape May’s popular Union Park Restaurant.
Day 3 - Cape May - Southington
A full breakfast is again included at the Grand and then we’re off for nearby Egg Harbor, NJ. Here we will have a guided tour and tasting at Renault Winery, with lunch included. This evening our approximate arrival into Southington 7:30 pm.