Blogger Trip to Congress Hall

Capemay2 As I mentioned in my last post, I spent two days last week in Cape May, NJ on a trip with a group of bloggers from the NY/Philly/DC area. The trip was sponsored by Congress Hall, an absolutely lovely resort hotel in Cape May. Congress Hall bills itself as "the oldest resort hotel on the East Coast", but it has been renovated and is full of modern amenities. It's right on the beach (one road separates it from the ocean), and has a lovely pool, a spa, and a big lawn (a wedding was taking place there while we were there). The rooms are big and comfortable, and the hotel restaurant, The Blue Pig Tavern, is amazing. We had a great time relaxing, exploring Cape May, and discovering what Congress Hall has to offer. Both the town and the hotel are steeped in history – you can learn a lot just by looking at the photos that line the walls of Congress Hall and its many gathering areas.

If you are within driving distance of Cape May, I highly recommend it as a destination for a weekend away, with or without kids. There is a lot to do – cute shops, the beach, great restaurants. Perfect for a few days of reading. The town is full of old Victorian homes that look out onto the ocean, and as I checked out all of the porches and balconies, I kept imagining sitting outside on a summer day with a book and a glass of lemonade, reading the hours away.


(Photos courtesy of Holly Rosen Fink, aka @theculturemom)

If you want to check out Congress Hall, I have a special offer for EDIWTB readers. To get a $100 credit to use toward a room, meal, spa treatment, etc., use the code MOMBLOG. Reservations must be made online before July 31, 2011, for a stay in 2011. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thank you to Congress Hall for a very lovely weekend away with a great group of women. I will be back!


  • June 14, 2011 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    That sounds like so much fun!

  • June 14, 2011 - 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Cape May is one of my favorite places in the world. We’ve stayed at several of the bed and breakfasts there and there isn’t a better place than one of those porches to sit and read.

  • June 15, 2011 - 12:17 am | Permalink

    Never been to Cape May, but have heard it is a great place to visit. Looks like a good time.

  • June 15, 2011 - 8:49 am | Permalink

    Sounds like a wonderful time Gayle.
    I live close to Cape May, I think it’s about 90 minutes south of my house. I need to find out how to participate in some of these events, if only to meet some new people :).

  • June 17, 2011 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    It was so nice to meet you. Such a fun weekend, right? Your great recap takes me back and, well, I sorta want to stay a little while longer 😉

  • June 20, 2011 - 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Not enough time to hang!!! We shall have to plan a reunion at Congress Hall/Cape May. I can’t wait to go back, it’s heaven.

  • June 20, 2011 - 10:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never been to this part of the eastern seaboard … sounds like you had a wonderful time with a fun group of bloggers.

  • July 5, 2011 - 11:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m so happy I got to experience this with you Gayle! xo

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