Need a break from winter? Why not mix things up this year by taking the kids away during their days off school? Easter weekend trips for families are a perfect way to celebrate the holiday and give yourself a much-needed mini-break.
Ready for an unforgettable adventure? Here are a few of the best Easter weekend trips for families.
Ultimate Easter Weekend Destination: Walt Disney World
Of course, Walt Disney World is a dream family-vacation at any time of year. Watch the Easter parade, go on an egg hunt, snap picks with the Easter Bunny, then sign up for one of the special arts and crafts classes for the perfect souvenir.
While Walt Disney World is definitely one of the most expensive family vacations, there are special deals for Easter weekend trips for families. Check out the Disney World package deal options for an easy and affordable all-inclusive option. You can get a room at the Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort for $1,236.02 for the week.
And you can steal a deal at Disney World all year long! Here are the insider tips you need to stretch your dollar in Disney World to give the kids the trip of a lifetime.
Bluegrass Easter Weekend Trip for Families: Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio pulls a serious crowd for Easter. In fact, this is one of the most active Easter celebrations in the United States. Through the metro area, you’ll find endless activities. While it’s busy, it’s still an easy-to-navigate city for families.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has an impressive Easter Celebration with egg hunts and pics with the Easter Bunny, along with year-round fun like meeting the local animals. Take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express to see it all.
Who needs a restaurant when you can cruise around and take in the sites. Check out BB Riverboats, which offers impressive Easter Cruises. There’s a brunch running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as well as a dinner option going from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
When it comes to family-friendly hotels in Cincinnati, you can’t beat the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Cincinnati. With free parking, free breakfast, a pool, and spacious rooms, this pet-friendly affordable hotel is an easy winner.
Sunny Easter Weekend Trips for Families: San Diego
The best thing about San Diego, California is that year-round beautiful weather. If you’re looking for a perfect city break full of amazing food, trips to the zoo, heart-stopping theme parks, and stunning beaches, this California city is a must-visit.
During Easter, the Hotel del Coronado is at its best. This fabulous four-star hotel has an Easter package that was made for families. Go to the renowned Easter champagne brunch buffet (kids under 5 get a free Easter meal). Take the kids to wander around looking for eggs under the spring sun to then go for a family-friendly arts and crafts class.
And that’s just the start! The Eggstravaganza at the Birch Aquarium, Spring Party With Bunny at the Botanic Garden, Bunny Train, Belmont Park’s Easter Bash, and Flagship Cruises Easter Brunch Cruise are just a few of the many, many options for a kid-friendly Easter in San Diego.
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Cosmopolitan Easter Weekend Trips for Families: New York City
Got older kids? Bring them to the Big Apple for an unforgettable adventure. Get over to the famous Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival for the show of a lifetime. Find the perfect spot to watch the show from around St. Patrick’s Cathedral. If you’ve got a crafty family, plan ahead. One of the most fun aspects of the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival is making your own impressive bonnet. The sky is the limit so go crazy with it.
New York City is famous for its brunches and you will find world-class Easter brunches all over town. Locals love The Penrose for its incredible foodie treats served up alongside kid-friendly picks like French toast, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets. Hill Country Food Park is another amazing option for a special Easter meal if you’re looking for top-notch BBQ (and kids eat free).
If you have time, check out the Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo, Fire Museum in Manhattan, hop on a ride at Coney Island, check out the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and shop for a souvenir at FAO Schwarz. And that barely scratches the surface! For a full list of all of the top key-friendly activities in New York City, read my ultimate guide to family travel in NYC.
Once you are ready to book, check out this rundown of the best kid-friendly hotels in New York City. My personal fave is the Hudson Hotel New York. Just beside Central Park, this boutique hotel will delight kids and design-lovers equally!