New Jersey: Congress Hall Hotel
Dating back to 1816, the Congress Hall Hotel holds the honor of the oldest seaside resort in the country. It has been a favorite of many presidents, including Benjamin Harrison, who made the resort his “Summer White House.” Today, the hotel offers 108 guestrooms. Don’t miss these other amazing family-friendly beaches on the Jersey Shore.
New Mexico: Plaza Hotel & Restaurant
Yes, there’s another, lesser-known Las Vegas, and it’s in New Mexico. The city’s Plaza Hotel, dubbed “The Belle of the Southwest,” opened in 1882 and is just as historic as the city itself, where more than 900 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel served as the meeting place for Teddy Roosevelt’s first reunion for the Rough Riders in 1900. The Plaza was also a favorite silent film location for director/actor Romaine Fielding and famous cowboy actor Tom Mix back in the early 1900s.
New York: Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
Established in 1766, Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn in Rhinebeck is home to George Washington’s most frequented watering holes, the Bogardus Tavern, which remains intact to this day. The inn was also where Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had the fight that led to their infamous duel. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt campaigned for governor and president here, and the inn more recently hosted guests of the wedding of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. The picturesque inn is a perfect place to settle in for a long weekend, as are these cozy inns to book during fall foliage season.