With Easter later than usual this year, many may find outdoor Easter egg hunts more entertaining in warmer temperatures. Dozens of hotels are offering outdoor Easter activities including beach bonfires, lavish brunches, Easter bunny photo ops and cookie decorating among them. Here are just a handful of hotels worth visiting this Easter weekend with fun activities for the whole family.
Grande Easter Egg Hunt, Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
Easter weekend is a big celebration at the Grande Lakes complex in Orlando with its annual Easter Extravaganza offering dozens of family activities. A Ritz Kids Open House between Good Friday, April 15 and Easter Sunday, April 17, will feature plentiful arts and crafts activities. There’s also a Grande Easter Egg Hunt at Whisper Creek Farm where the prizes will please both the kids and the parents. They include pool cabanas, spa treatments, family falconry lessons and two-night stays at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. Guests can cap off the weekend with Easter Brunch at Celebrity Chef John Tesar-led steakhouse, Knife & Spoon, at the Ritz-Carlton.
Easter Carnival, JW Marriott Orlando
Also in the Grande Lakes complex, the JW Marriott Orlando will feature an Easter carnival and food truck rally on both Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend. Arts and crafts activities as well as outdoor games will keep families busy at the carnival. On Easter Sunday, there will be a special breakfast buffet at Citron followed by a Mediterranean-inspired Easter brunch at Primo, the newly renovated Italian restaurant. Like the Ritz-Carlton, this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program and no one will go hungry here.
Blossomin’ Bunnies Scavenger Hunt at Gaylord Resorts
Families will love the chance to solve riddles and puzzles as part of an Easter-themed scavenger hunt using a book of clues at several Gaylord Hotels including Gaylord Palms in Orlando and Gaylord National, Washington, DC. Those who find all of the hidden hares in the hotel atrium will receive a special prize. Some of the Gaylord properties will have an Easter bunny available for photo opportunities while others will have Easter brunches, cookie decorating, musical storytelling with Mother Goose and Easter-themed light shows in the atrium. Seasonal programming is not unusual for the Gaylord brand, and this spring, all five hotels are offering vacation-worthy activities for families around the country.
Easter Weekend, The Ballantyne Hotel, Charlotte
Easter weekend at The Ballantyne Hotel, The Luxury Collection in Charlotte has something for all ages. Kids can come to decorate their own Easter egg cookies and then take part in afternoon tea with Easter-themed tea sandwiches. The fun culminates with family movie night and a Rose Garden Easter egg hunt the following morning. It’s free for resort guests and brunch guests on Sunday. As a Marriott Bonvoy-participating property, guests can earn or redeem points during their stay including a promotion for bonus points and double elite nights.
Easter egg hunt in the islands
If you’re spending Easter in the islands, guests of the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino have a lot to look forward to during their stay. Easter Sunday will feature a tasty brunch with local Puerto Rican specialties plus live music, an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny. The best part: no passport is required to visit Puerto Rico.
Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt, Suncadia Resort
This Destination by Hyatt resort in Cle Elum, Washington has already begun its Easter celebrations with cookie decorating kits, a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt and Easter-themed bingo games on the calendar. On Easter Sunday, two more egg hunts will feature toy-filled eggs with sessions for younger and older kids. Families that want to “egg their yard” can organize to have staff hide eggs in their front yard for kids to find on Easter morning. As a World of Hyatt property, guests can earn or redeem points during their stay as well as take advantage of a promotion to earn 2,022 points for every two nights they stay.
Easter at The Del, Hotel del Coronado
Movies on the beach, a variety of Easter brunches and even Easter beach bonfires with s’mores are part of the family fun during Easter week at Hotel del Coronado near San Diego. The hotel can also organize special deliveries from the Easter bunny to guest rooms during the weekend. Easter egg hunts on the beach for different age groups cap off the celebrations. As a Curio Collection by Hilton resort, guests can earn or redeem Hilton Honors points and take advantage of elite status benefits during their stay. The Points Unlimited promotion lasts through Easter and delivers 2,500 bonus points per stay.
Major Bunny’s Scav-EGG-Er-Hunt, Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville
In the mountains of North Carolina, The Omni Grove Park Inn will welcome families and guests of all ages for an Easter weekend of fun activities. It includes Major Bunny’s Scav-EGG-Er-Hunt with hidden eggs around the resort leading kids to the hotel’s farmer’s market where they can snap photos with the Easter bunny. Other things to look forward to at this popular Omni resort include Easter-themed games, an Easter craft party, family movie screenings and an Easter brunch buffet.
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin
Another Omni resort has an Easter egg hunt of sorts for adults. The Annual Easter Ball Hunt at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is a popular event where guests race to collect as many colorful golf balls as possible while they play a round of golf to win prizes. These include free rounds of golf, spa gift bags, golf pro lessons and even a two-night stay with a dining credit, round of golf and spa treatment. Many other Omni properties have Easter egg hunts including Omni Forth Worth Hotel, Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Omni Amelia Island Resort and Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in California with the city’s largest egg hunt of 15,000 eggs.