Spring break is right around the corner.

If you're looking for a weekend getaway, one of the most historic hotels in the country is right here in New Jersey.

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Dating back to 1816, it's the oldest hotel in the entire state.

The charm, history, architecture, elegance are all what make this hotel unique.

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24/7 Tempo listed the oldest hotels in each state.

You can't find a better location.

It's perfect, situated right in the heart of Cape May.

I went to a wedding at this beachfront property several years ago and it was absolutely beautiful.

Many families in New Jersey return year after year, making it part of their summer tradition.

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Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash

What is the oldest hotel in New Jersey?

Congress Hall in Cape May, considered America's first seaside resort.

It was founded by Thomas H. Hughes more than 200 years ago.

Congress Hall was originally called "The Big House."

Mr. Hughes was a well known businessman in Cape May.

He was elected to Congress in 1828 and the hotel was renamed in his honor.

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There are so many great restaurants and things to do in Cape May for the weekend or for your spring break.

Now that you know the oldest hotel in New Jersey, you can check out these other great places in Ocean City.

Another beautiful and super fun shore town for the entire family.

Also, there's a list of pet-friendly hotels in New Jersey.

Have fun planning your next getaway!

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