My parents just came back from a weekend in Cape May, a resort city at the southern tip of New Jersey's Cape May Peninsula. They said it was "lovely" and "romantic," and although the latter description is gross for me to hear (as their daughter), it is certainly true overall.
Eateries and beachfront aside, Cape May's has glorious Victorian houses, including the Emlen Physick Estate, an 18-room mansion commissioned by Dr. Emlen Physick Jr. in 1879. The estate is now a museum and occasionally used for film shoots. If you're in the market for a historic Victorian yourself, this seven-bedroom, four-bath house at 220 S Lafayette St., is asking $985,000. The house was built in 1890, and features a number of period touches, including a front porch with beautiful woodwork.
There's a sweet little entryway leading to a double-sided staircase.
There's a full kitchen on the first floor, with light wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
The house is about a three-hour drive from Manhattan. There's also a New Jersey Transit bus you can get from Port Authority.
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