The 5 Best Easter Weekend Destinations
Hippity-hop your way to an egg-filled getaway
Is the warm weather pushing your wanderlust into high gear? We totally get it! As soon as the temps climb, so does our need to start planning a quick getaway—and Easter weekend is the perfect time to do it!
If you’re ready to pack up your best bonnet and head out of town, we’ve got you covered. Check out our favorite destinations for an Easter weekend filled with fun. And chocolate, definitely chocolate.
Ready to time travel? Then head to Fredericksburg!
Experience what Easter was like a century ago at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Visitors of all ages will learn how to make homemade Easter egg dyes, weave Easter baskets from grass, and more.
No kids? No problem!
Easter weekend coincides with Fredericksburg Wine and Wildflower Journey. More than 40 wineries participate in this beloved annual event, where you can sip top-notch local wines while enjoying the beautiful spring blooms of the Texas Hill Country.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is practically synonymous with Mardi Gras— that one last huuuge blow-out before dialing it back during Lent. So what better place to restart the fun, and celebrate Easter weekend?
Believe it or not, the city infamous for its parties is still a mostly Catholic city, with Easter services beginning at sunrise. If you want to blend in with the locals, make sure to dress in your best linen dress or seersucker suit!
NoLa’s historic French Quarter hosts a whopping three Easter parades each year. The earlier ones are decidedly more kid-friendly, with participants handing out stuffed Easter bunnies and Easter-themed trinkets to the little ones.
New York City, NY
Is it the parade? The legendary brunches? Or just the Big Apple vibe? Because try as we might, we just can’t say no to Easter in NYC.
After Easter mass at stunning St. Patrick’s Cathedral, head to 5th Avenue for the famed Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. Participants are encouraged to get creative, and you’ll see everything from bunny rabbits to extravagant flower arrangements topping the outlandish creations. You don’t have to wear a bonnet…but that’s part of the fun!
If you’d rather watch the festivities from afar, head over to the docks for an Easter cruise. Brunch and an egg hunt on the water? Yes, please!
If you love brunch (and who doesn’t?!) then hop, errrr, fly over to Savannah for one of the most delicious Easter weekends in the country.
The local Easter traditions actually begin before food on Tybee Island, where local churches start the day with sunrise services.
Afterward, head back to Savannah’s charming historic district. The area is known for its elegant yet traditional southern comfort foods. The top local restaurants come up with scrumptious menus, including mouth-watering buffets and bottomless mimosas.
If you’re filling your own Easter basket, Savannah’s the place to do it. The candy shops lining the Riverwalk are filled with enough fresh pralines, homemade treats, and chocolate-covered goodies to give the Easter Bunny some serious competition!
It should come as no surprise that one of the nation’s most cherished Easter traditions takes place in its capital: rolling Easter eggs on the White House lawn. Unfortunately, the “lottery” winners were announced weeks ago.
But while you might not be able to hang out on the South Lawn, there’s plenty to do over Easter weekend in D.C.
For starters, Easter’s pretty close to cherry blossom season, so there’s a strong chance you’ll see landmarks framed by pink petals.
Plus, if you’re bringing the kids, D.C. provides unbeatable spots for unique egg hunts, including the National Zoo.
Whether you go the city route or head south, one thing is certain: these cities will turn your Easter weekend into an absolute eggs-travaganza!
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