LOCATION: 653 Washington St., Cape May, N.J. (609) 435-5458, www.blueroseinn.com
COST: $99-$149 (double occupancy, two-night minimum required)
DRIVE TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes
THE SCOOP: This Victorian beauty in the heart of downtown—half a block from the Washington Street Mall shopping mecca and a few blocks from the beach—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 afternoon tea service are included with your overnight stay. The inn has an award-winning restaurant.
DON’T MISS: The Cape May Jazz Festival Nov. 6-8. Restaurant Weekend features three-course meals for $35 at participating dining spots Nov. 5-8. Cape May is a great place to go for arts-and-crafts fairs and festivals. It will host two this month: Nov. 14 and Nov. 27-28.