It’s that time of year that snowbirds come home (north) for the summer, and if you are ready to take your annual I-95 drive from Miami headed north, you can anticipate traffic snags and delays somewhere close to the thousand mile mark at the Washington D.C. Beltway. This can be avoided by plotting an alternative route to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, which will allow you to cruise and sightsee through what could have been the worst part of the trip, and cut miles from the trip.Operating 365 days a year, the ferry travels 17 miles several times a day for 85 minutes from Lewes Delaware, where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, to Cape May, NJ (and in reverse). With capacity for 100 vehicles (RVs included), travelers with cars can expect to pay a reasonable fee while avoiding gas and toll charges, relax on a pristine vessel, have refreshments, and take the dog for a pleasant stroll on deck.Yes, dogs are welcome (and free)! Visit http://www.capemaylewesferry.com to reserve your spot, request special accommodations, and discover some excellent dining, wining, shopping, hiking and biking experiences that are worth stopping for. And visiting off-season is your chance to avoid lines, have the town to yourselves (ergo, in-demand restaurants and hotel rooms with views at a value price).You can also experience:
Day Trips with a Concierge Touch. The Cape May-Lewes Guest Services staff, providing unmatched assistance, will help you plan a variety of daytrips; call 1-800-643-3779 (free of charge). The team provides ideas on its video: http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/daytrips/tabid/1160/Default.aspxCity of Lewes (Delaware). This 17th century town offers antiques, tours, unique shopping and boutiques (no sales tax) all within walking distance. Additionally, casino, wineries, and shopping outlets are in the area. http://www.leweschamber.com/#sthash.TSAAIuYf.dpuf
Cape May (New Jersey). At the nation’s oldest seashore resort, which is a year-round community, enjoy the gingerbread architecture of the town, Washington Street Mall, golf, watersports, spas, dining and the beach. http://www.capemay.com/play/
Beaches and National Parks. A bounty of opportunities to stroll, hike, take a nature walk, meditate, or explore at Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, Dewey Beach Ft. Delaware State Park, Ft. Miles State Park, and Rehobeth Beach, renowned for its boardwalk and restaurants.
Whether snowbirds just need a meal and a break, or would enjoy one more day experiencing unexpected pleasures, before reaching home territory, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is just the ticket.
For further information about the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, contact: Jen Shivers, (609) 889-7254