Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Cape May Named One of America's Prettiest Towns...
CAPE MAY — This city was named one of “America’s prettiest towns” by Forbes.
Bob Krist, photographer and host of PBS' Restoration Stories, said visiting Cape May “is like going back in time.” He said that the beautiful old hotels, a high concentration of Victorian homes, bed and breakfasts and an inviting beach are among its appealing features.
Krist adds that Cape May offers “some the best bird watching on the East Coast.” Cape May shares Forbes’ “pretty town” designation with Union, Wash., Crescent City, Calif., Deadwood, S.D., Marfa, Texas, Savannah, Ga., Lake Placid, N.Y., and Guttenberg, Iowa.
To determine America's most pretty towns, Forbes asked for picks from several experts, including Krist, Salt Lake City-based architectural photographer Alan Blakely; residential designer Erin Anderson; painter John Vander Stelt; Sarah Tuff Dunn and Greg Melville, coauthors of 101 Best Outdoor Towns and Danno Glanz, a designer at an urban planning firm.
Thanks to Shore News Today for the story.