No Easter celebration would be complete without an Easter egg hunt. It is also a great excuse to get your kiddos outdoors in their darling pastel-colored outfits for photo opps! Here are 10 egg hunts in the San Diego area worth bribing your children with candy for (be sure to visit each website and purchase tickets in advance!).
Belmont’s Easter Bash (April 1)
Belmont Park is offering a free Easter egg hunt inside the park and photos with the Easter Bunny, as well as a $5 beach egg hunt with four age slots and brunch on the boardwalk.
Bunny Train (March 31)
All aboard the Bunny Train at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo! Your train ticket gets you an hour-long ride with the Easter Bunny through the beautiful East County mountains, plus entrance into the Display Building and an egg hunt.
Easter Brunch and Festivities at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (April 1)
The Inn in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe invites families to enjoy a charming Easter Sunday brunch buffet, egg hunts for two age groups, and a bounce house.
Easter Dining and the Grand Hunt at the Fairmont (April 1)
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar luxury resort and the Easter Bunny are hosting three lavish Sunday brunch options and a “Grand Hunt,” plus crafts and activities.
Eggstravaganza at the Birch Aquarium (March 31 & April 1)
The Birch Aquarium offers something a little different for Easter with an “underwater egg hunt,” Scuba Bunny appearances, and a shark egg craft.
EGGStravaganza Spring Festival (March 31)
Enjoy outdoor fun at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad, including an Egg Scramble, crafts and face painting, a fun zone, and activities from the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation summer camps.
Hotel del Coronado Brunch and Beachfront Egg Hunt (April 1)
Make Easter extra special at the Del’s breathtaking ocean view setting with an extravagant Sunday brunch (two rooms with different price options), three egg hunts for different age groups, Easter crafts for all kids, and a photo op with the Easter Bunny.
Spring Egg Hunt at Balboa Park (March 31)
This FREE event at the Morley Fields Sports Complex in Balboa Park includes cake walks, prize raffles, arts and crafts, games, coloring contests, an egg toss – and, of course, the egg hunt (four age groups; BYOBasket).
Spring Egg Hunt in La Jolla (March 31)
The La Jolla Recreation Center offers a morning of Easter fun with a free egg hunt (five age groups; BOYBasket) as well as $5 entrance for arts and crafts, a goody bag, and a Peter Rabbit meet-and-greet.
Westgate Hotel Easter Tea and Champagne Brunch (March 30, 31 & April 1)
Attend a children’s tea on Friday or Saturday at the Westgate with petit-fours, the Easter Bunny, a magician, and an egg hunt. Sunday’s festivities include the Easter Bunny, face painting, and an exquisite champagne brunch.