Escape to Cape May for Fall Break + Win a Getaway to Congress Hall (GOOD FOR ONE YEAR)


The upcoming days off for the NJEA teacher’s convention is enough to make a mom’s head spin—there are only so many times you can go bowling, and the lure of electronics strengthens in every empty moment. So, what’s a mom to do with all this unplanned free time? Pile the kids in the car, and head to the Garden State Parkway for a fall getaway that’s close, educational (shh…keep that on the down-low), unplugged and a ton of fun for everybody. Cape Resorts is offering up a unique family experience with their Fall Break Wilderness Adventure at Beach Plum Farm from November 5th-10th. Spend your days filled with hikes, archery, scavenger hunts, painting, gardening and more on a charming real farm and oh, did we mention farm-to-table cocktails and cuisine?  

Savor fall at Cape Resorts

Each adventure day takes place on the 62-acre Beach Plum Farm (a working farm in Cape May NJ that supplies produce to local Cape Resorts hotels and restaurants). Start the morning with a guided hike on the beautiful Davey’s Lake trail, and then the kids will have a ton of activities to choose from: Plant seedlings in the garden beds, take care of some local critters, hit the target on archery and paint with watercolors. Parents can also relax among the surroundings and enjoy the freshest local fare. Finish the day with a campfire and movie by the Amish Barn roasting up endless s’ mores. And there’s no way you’ll hear, “I’m so bored” complaints–there’s a different daily schedule of events for all ages and with every completed activity, your kids will earn pins to put on their Explorer Sash. 

Make your stay your own

One of the most awesome things about Cape Resorts is that you can make the Fall Break experience your own with a hotel that appeases every type of traveler. For a grand seaside hotel experience, check into Congress Hall. If you’re looking for a classic Cape May inn, try The Star. If you want the family to feel at home, the Virginia Cottages are centrally located in the historic district. For a spacious suite experience with a fresh, cool vibe, spend your nights at The Sandpiper Beach Club.

At all of these four properties, the Fall Break stay includes hotel accommodations; an Explorers Club drawstring backpack for each kid filled with special items for their adventures; daily Beach Plum Farm Wilderness Activities including shuttle service;  and a $25 dining credit per night to be used at one of the resorts. You also have the option to add premium activities with Cape Resorts package enhancements. 

If you’re looking for a total immersive experience or your kids will flip out being 24/7 on a real farm, check out the Beach Plum Farm Cottages. When you arrive, swap your keys for a golf cart and bikes, so you can easily explore the property.  Each cottage or barn room has its own fireplace, making it super cozy for this time of year when you start to feel a chill. Plus, the fridge comes stocked with all the farm-fresh ingredients for a delicious, daily breakfast you can make (have the kids pitch in, too!). Each kid will also receive the Explorers Club drawstring backpack filled with special items for their adventures; daily Beach Plum Farm Wilderness Activities; and with booking, you’ll have the option to add premium activities with Cape Resorts package enhancements. 

The fun doesn’t end here

Already got plans for the NJEA break? Don’t worry! Cape Resorts Explorers Club is bringing this family-fun getaway back again for Spring Break 2020. If that doesn’t work, and you find yourself itching to get away, Congress Hall and Beach Plum Farm have year-round activities, including Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland Holiday Experience. The magic kicks off November 29 with breakfasts with Santa, train rides, carousels and plenty of holiday-themed activities kids of all ages can enjoy. 

Ready to make some memories this fall break? Book your Cape May getaway today before those no-school days sneak up!

Win a 2 Night Getaway to Congress Hall + $200 dining credit

NJMOM is excited to gift one lucky mama a 2 night getaway to Congress Hall + a $200 dining credit! {Valued up to $1200}. To enter, follow the steps in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open to US Residents, 25 or older, and one entry allowed per household. This giveaway will end on November 28, 2019, at 12:00am EST. Good luck!


Your stay includes a two night stay in a town side room at Congress Hall with a $200 dining credit. Not valid for stays June 15th – Sept 5th, 2020, holidays and holiday weekends.  Expires November 30th, 2020. No Cash Value. Subject to availability. Value of prize is up to $1200.

This post is sponsored by Cape Resorts, but who doesn’t love vacation.


About Author

Lisa Cohen Lee is a freelance writer, editor, and mom to a tween-age boy based in Summit, NJ. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Glamour, Self, Woman’s Day, O The Oprah Magazine, NY Post, NJ Monthly,,, and Brit + Co, among others. A Garden State native, Lisa is always on the lookout for new local adventures and events to entertain her son and husband. Most days, you can find her chauffeuring her son around town and trolling the coolest coffee houses for #NJMOM fuel.