Get Outta Town: Philadelphia

Explore Cape May, a stunning coastal stretch offering beaches, migrating birdlife, and the Victorian charms of the town of Cape May.
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ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The entire town of Cape May, NJ, is on the National Historic Register and this Victorian town is the highlight of this loop. You’ll also hit the beach or visit Cape May Point State Park, a stopping point for all kinds of migrating animals. Enjoy the scenery along the way on State Rote 47 and State Route 49.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Roadhouses
8. Lucille's Country Cooking, 1496 CR-539, Warren Grove, New Jersey, tel: (609) 698-4474, "Comfort food at its finest"
9. Lower Bank Tavern, 1509 CR-542, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, tel: (609) 965-8734, "Locals flock to this spot"
10. White House Sub Shop, 2301 Arctic Ave., Atlantic City, New Jersey, tel: (609) 345-1564, "Chow down beneath Frank Sinatra's used towel"
11. Henry's on the Beach, 702 Beach Dr., Cape May, New Jersey, tel: (609) 884-8826, "Watch for dolphins from the beachside deck"

Great Outdoors
6. Cape May Point State Park, 1 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point, New Jersey, tel: (609) 884-2159, "Birds, crabs, and butterflies migrate through here"

Roadside Attractions
13. Cowtown Farmers Market and Rodeo, 780 SR-40 , Pilesgrove, New Jersey, tel: (856) 769-3200, "No bull: weekly rodeos New Jersey-style"
14. Museum of American Glass, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, New Jersey, tel: (800) 998-4552 x 140, "A clear winner: home of the world's largest bottle"
15. Lucy the Margate Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate City, New Jersey, tel: (609) 823-6473, "Climb to the top of this six-story elephant"

SUGGESTED STOP: Frank Sinatra used to hang out at White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City,. NJ. You should, too.

DETAILED DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Total mileage: 232 miles

  1. Start | US-30
White Horse Pike @ Taunton Rd., Berlin, NJ
  • Southeast | , US-30 / White Horse Pike (33.3 miles)
  • Right | US-9 / New Rd. Shore Rd. (39.8 miles)
  • Straight | SR-109 CR-633 / Lafayette St. (1.8 miles)
  • Left | Sidney Ave. (< 0.1 miles)
  • Left | Washington St. (follow signs to beaches) (< 0.1 miles)
  • Right | Unmarked road (follow signs to beaches) CR-622 / Pittsburgh Ave. (south) (1.0 miles)
  • Right | CR-604 / Beach Dr. (1.6 miles)
  • Right | Broadway, (0.3 miles)
  • Left | Sunset Blvd. CR-606 (1.8 miles)
  • Left | Light House Ave. (0.9 miles)
  • Return | Light House Ave. (0.9 miles)
  • Right | CR-606 / Sunset Blvd. (1.8 miles)
  • Left | CR-626 / Broadway Seashore Rd. Railroad Ave. (6.5 miles)
  • Left | SR-47 / Delsea Dr. (27.8 miles)
  • Left | SR-347 / New Stage Rd. (0.3 miles)
  • Bear Right | SR-47 / Delsea Dr. S. Second St. (36.1 miles)
  • Left | SR-49 / Main St. (road name changes often) (31.1 miles)
  • Bear Right | CR-551 / Hook Rd. Pennsville Auburn Rd. (4.9 miles)
  • Right | US-49 / Broadway US-130 (0.7 miles)
  • Right | SR-140 / Deepwater Slapes Corner Rd. (0.9 miles)
  • Left | US-40 / Wiley Rd. (road name changes often) (22.9 miles)
  • Left | Taylor Rd. SR-612 (just after nursing home) (2.1 miles)
  • Left | Unmarked Road (at Jake’s Restaurant) Williamstown Rd. (1.9 miles)
  • Bear Right | Coles Mill Rd. / CR-538, (< 0.1 miles)
  • Immediate Left | , Williamstown Rd. Franklinville-Williamstown Rd. (4.7 miles)
  • Straight | CR-612 / Clayton Rd. CR-536 Spur Williamstown Rd. Taunton Rd. (9.3 miles)
  • Finish | Taunton Rd. @ US-30 / White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ

  • Published: 11 Sep 2008 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
    Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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