I told myself I wouldn’t write a blog and use “egg-” to start any of the titles, but there were just so many that came to mind when researching family-fun activities! So below, find all the “egg-ceptional” activities you can enjoy, from egg hunts to bunny hops, to bunny patches and brunch.
Egg-cellent Things to Do in New York City
Fifth Avenue, New York City, bustling with horse-drawn traffic and a few cars, Easter morning, 1900. pic.twitter.com/AAw9qApfTo
— Historical Images (@Historicalmages) February 28, 2016
Don’t just watch a parade. Be in a parade. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival, a tradition that began in the 1870s, starts on 10 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m. from 49th Street to 57th Street on Fifth Avenue, but break out that glue gun because in order to be in the parade, you must have a bonnet. If you held off searching for eggs, don’t fret. There definitely isn’t a shortage of hunts in New York City. Prospect Park, Queens Zoo, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Kissena Park, and Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden have great events from bunny trails to live music, and if you want to get a jump on the festivities, Queens County Farm Museum holds its egg hunt on Saturday. Of course, you should stop by Macy’s during Easter week to see the Macy’s Flower Show because what’s a holiday in New York without Macy’s? (Halloween?)
Eggs-traordinary Things to Do San Francisco
Known as “the biggest little parade in San Francisco,” the Union Street Easter Parade Spring Celebration is somehow both a street fair and a parade with mini-floats, garden areas, bistro set-up, a climbing wall, face painting, petting zoo, and a bonnet contest. Make sure to stop by early (11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) if you want to get your bonnet in the contest. Like its New York counterpart, Macy’s Union Square celebrates the season with floral designs. You’ll also find egg hunts at Golden Gate Park (on Saturday) and Fort Mason Center (on Sunday). Stop by the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens both days for three egg hunts, entertainment, face painting, and a visit from the zoo’s bunnies and the Easter Bunny himself.
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Eggs-travagant Things to Do in Chicago
Easter egg hunts aren’t just limited to the children! At Longman + Eagle (a gastropub, hotel, and inn), adults in teams of two will set out to grab the most eggs with winners receiving an Easter basket! Entry fee is $5 per person, which will donated to One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue, and stick around for the block party with food and live music! For a unique Easter day treat, head to Navy Pier for Neighborhoods of the World: Greek Celebration for some gyros, kalamari, and baklava for your Easter Brunch. Perhaps a little late—for St. Patrick’s Day!—the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k takes runners through downtown Chicago on April 3. Also, every runner gets a free Michelob ULTRA after the race! During the week between Easter and the race, check out Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s on State Street, which runs until the third.
Eggs-quisite Things to Do in L.A.
— Los Angeles Zoo (@LAZoo) March 15, 2016
Celebrate Easter and spring at Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo, from March 25-27. Meet and greet with live rabbits in the Bunny Patch or get your face painted to look like a bunny. Entertainers will also be wandering the zoo, and though there is an Easter egg hunt, you can also enjoy an “egg-cellent” adventure. If you’re looking to enjoy a festive adults-oriented brunch, then take a Hornblower Easter Brunch Cruise around Marina del Rey with “free-flowing champagne,” all the breakfast favorites, and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. If you like the idea of brunch on a ship but want family-fun activities, then head to the historic Queen Mary with an egg hunt on the Promenade and Sun Deck; a petting zoo with bunnies, ducks, guinea pigs, and even a mini pig; face painting; and games. Definitely try the champagne brunch with more than 50 scrumptious dishes!
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Eggs-tra Special Things to Do in London
Hop across the Pond for Easter, and savor to the third annual Chocolate Market at Duke of York Square in Chelsea. The market is open on March 26, so make sure to stop by to get all your chocolate goodies. Of course, if you’re in search of an Easter egg hunt, you’ll have your pick with more 300 presented by National Trust, which offers delicious delights from Cadbury. How about the longest Easter egg hunt in Essex? Then head to Epping Ongar Railway, which runs the length of the track from Ongar to Coopersale (or exactly 131,579 eggs, end to end). You can also enjoy the Bunny Hop dance party, face painting, and other goodies.