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CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

A Victorian Primer In Cape May, the Nation's First Seashore Resort

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Program #1672RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 15 total, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Congress Hall: Cape May, NJ, 5 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Welcome to Congress Hall, a haven of relaxed elegance, fun, historic charm and luxury at the New Jersey shore. Set amid sweeping, landscaped grounds overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Cape May's broad sandy beaches, Congress Hall is just a few steps from the ocean, in the heart of Cape May's famed historic district, just .4 miles from the Inn of Cape May (an 8 to 10 minute walk). Congress Hall's unique character combines the grandeur and elegance of Cape May's most revered landmark hotel with the appeal and convenience of a modern resort. Congress Hall offers a vibrant atmosphere and modern-day comforts within the grand serenity of this lovingly renovated nineteenth-century hostelry. The guest room accommodations offer state of the art amenities in an environment of timeless calm. Congress Hall's L-shaped design, a tradition among Cape May hotels, affords many guest rooms uninterrupted views of the beach.

Contact info:
251 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-8421
web: www.congresshall.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom with hairdryer, individual climate control for air conditioning and heating, color television with remote, DVD player , complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, two telephones, including voicemail and data port, daily housekeeping services, Irons and boards.

Facility amenities: On-site parking with valet. Dining room serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service. Elegant cocktail lounge. Night club. 108 guest rooms. 5 luxurious suites. Elevators. Fitness Room. Blue’s Clubhouse for kids. Full-service spa. Lobby shops. Executive conferencing including multiple meeting rooms. Tented beach-front weddings. Banqueting facilities for up to 250. Banqueting/wedding organization and event management services. Beach cabana with food service - seasonal. Private beach cabanas available - seasonal. Beach towels, chairs and umbrellas - seasonal. Pool with towels, umbrellas and loungers - seasonal. Poolside food and beverage service - seasonal.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by season
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Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Varies by season
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Check out time: 12:00 PM
Inn of Cape May: Cape May, NJ, 5 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generally placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Subject to availability. Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Please call the hotel.
Subject to availability. Rates vary by season.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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4.6
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