Beaching It

Economical explorer Alice Shapin highlights this week’s traveling deals. This week: Beaching it at Candlelight Inn in North Wildwood, New Jersey

When the weather heats up, it’s time for you to hit the beach! Check out this week’s best beach deal:

Where: Candlelight Inn. 2310 Central Ave., North Wildwood, NJ. 609-522-6200 or

What’s special: Candlelight Inn combines historical charm with modern-day comforts. This seashore retreat is minutes from Cape May and all that the Jersey Shore has to offer. The inn is a restored Victorian beauty and has seven guest rooms and three suites; some rooms have double whirlpool tubs and private balconies or porches. The rooms also have extra touches, like a decanter of sherry, chocolates, fresh flowers and plush robes. Breakfast is a treat of egg dishes, pancakes, and French toast. The beach, Wildwood boardwalk, restaurants and eateries, and shopping are all within a short stroll. Also nearby: spas, boating, fishing, swimming, biking, kayaking, lighthouse and eco tours, historic sites, casinos, antique shops, golf courses and wineries. Candlelight Inn is a member of Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America™.

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The deal: This Hudson Valley magazine exclusive invites readers to stay three days at the Candlelight Inn — Monday through Thursday in July or August — and get half off the third night. Delicious complimentary breakfast is included. Rates start at $175 a night.

When: Valid through August 2010

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