Fishing Vacation

Cape May

The quaint seaside town of Cape May stirs the soul while it pleases the eye. Fishing does the soul-stirring. Four-, six-, and eight-hour charters depart from the town's docks, carrying anglers west to Delaware Bay for inshore species or east to the Atlantic for tuna, marlin, and wahoo. The area itself does the eye-pleasing. Visual delights abound along 30 miles of pristine beaches; in marshlands, where 120 species of migrating birds congregate; in forests, where more than 50 campgrounds lie tucked away; and in town, where 600 Victorian structures stand. Many of those grand old homes have been converted into bed-and-breakfast inns, the cornerstone of local lodging. 609-884-5508; www.capemaychamber.com.