Cape May's Victorian charm attracts a lot of tourists annually, from New Jersey and every other state, as well as a number of foreign countries.

Spokeswoman Susan Krysiak of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities in Cape May said 38 percent of the more than 136,000 visitors last year were from New Jersey. But, she added, "We were surprised at the number of visitors to Cape May who came from out of state."

In fact, there were visitors from all 50 states and elsewhere who volunteered zip codes to the center.

After New Jersey came visitors from Pennsylvania, at 31,171. And following that were visitors New York, at 11,689.

"And fourth — I thought that this was quite surprising — was Massachusetts, at 8,868 people," Krysiak said.

Seventeen people from Alaska bought tickets to Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities events in Cape May. There were another 41 from Hawaii.

Krysiak said tourists are charmed by Cape May.

"I think that there is something about Cape May being sort of a small-town feel on a seaside, with this incredible architectural jewel of a town, where we have all of these wonderful Victorians that people have lovingly maintained for years and years," she said.

She added: "Every visitor that comes to Cape May is welcome, and I think that that is probably why ... Cape May enjoys such a great visitation."

Joe Cutter is the afternoon news anchor on New Jersey 101.5.

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