Cape May's Victorian architecture is part of what has made the town a desirable resort for more than a century.
Turtles, kites and deer peacefully coexist with galleries, sophisticated restaurants and boardwalk arcades.
Frequented by Washington area families for decades, this beach town, with miles of shoreline, offers so much more beyond the boardwalk.
The island celebrates simple pleasures: Yes, there are ponies, but other pursuits include kayaking, hiking and riding bikes.
This city of contrasts has a surfer beach, skate park and waterpark, but also museum-caliber exhibitions.