The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant
653 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.
Drive Time: 2 hours.
The Scoop: Located just a half-block from the Washington Street Mall shopping mecca and only a few blocks from the beach, this Victorian beauty embodies the unique period character and spirit of Cape May. Its eight rooms and suites are individually themed and furnished.
Amenities: A full breakfast and an afternoon tea are included with your stay. The inn has an award-winning restaurant on-site.
Don’t miss: The Cape May Jazz Festival Nov. 6-8. Restaurant Weekend is Nov. 5-8. It features three-course meals for $35 at participating dining spots around town. Cape May is also hosting two arts-and-crafts fairs this month—one on Nov. 14, the other Nov. 27-28.