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Hop To It! Egg-citing Egg Hunts Around San Diego

The Easter Bunny is hopping into San Diego and he’s making stops all over town. We’ve rounded up some egg-citing Easter egg hunts and other fun Easter activities taking place throughout the county. So grab those baskets and hit the town.

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San Diego

Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt
Get your glow on! First Church Ministry offers an evening of glow-in-the-dark games, a cake walk and a special egg hunt for kids ages 3 years to 5th grade. Don’t forget to bring a basket! Apr. 4, 6 – 8:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church (Mission Valley). Event details.

Eggs and More at Tecolote Recreation Center
Enjoy face painting, a jumpie, crafts, free popcorn, goodie bags, and an Easter egg hunt. Mar. 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tecolote Recreation Center. Event details.

Parade of Wheels and Egg Hunt
Enjoy arts and crafts, parade of wheels, popcorn and punch, and a fantastic egg hunt. Mar. 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., South Clairemont Recreation Center (Clairemont). Event details.

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs in Ocean Beach

Enjoy Easter egg hunts in Ocean Beach with age-specific egg hunts for all the kiddos. Mar. 28, 10 a.m., Robb Field Athletic Area (Ocean Beach). Event details.

Egg Hunt at Toby Wells YMCA
Join the family fun at Toby Wells YMCA for the annual spring egg hunt! Admission price includes egg hunt, goodie bag, an Easter game card, and family fun relays! Don’t miss out on the bounce house, face painting, craft, and snacks at an additional cost. Kids should bring their own basket for the egg hunt. Mar. 21 12 – 3 p.m., Toby Wells YMCA (Mission Valley). Event details.

Egg-citing Surprises at Doyle Recreation Center
Enjoy egg hunts, a bunny visit, jumps, arts and crafts, and goodie bags. Mar. 25, 12 – 2:30 p.m., Doyle Recreation Center (University Towne Center area). Event details.

Easter Surprises at Belmont Park
Celebrate Easter and an egg hunt at the beach or at the park. 10,000 fun-filled eggs PLUS 25 special golden eggs will be hidden throughout the park and kids can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny. Apr. 5, times vary by activity, Belmont Park (Mission Beach). Event details.

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North County

Bates Nut Farm Egg Hunt
Hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy crafts, art, snacks and the Easter Bunny. Mar. 28, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Bates Nut Farm (Valley Center). Event details.

Teen Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Join the quest to find 1,000 glow in the dark treat filled eggs at this teen glow in the dark egg hunt. Mar. 28, 5 – 9 p.m., Poway Community Park (Poway). Event details.

Spring Fling
Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, a bubble game, a real live bunny from the San Diego Zoo and lots more fun. There’s also an egg hunt for kids ages 12 and under at 10 am. Apr. 4, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Rancho Bernardo Community Park (Rancho Bernardo). Event details.

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt and Bunny Visit
Kids of all ages are invited to Carlsbad Premium Outlets for the annual center-wide Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. Easter eggs will be given out at participating stores (while supplies last). Kids and parents can pick up treasure maps in Center Court the day of the event. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny and get creative with arts and crafts! Apr. 4, 12:30 – 4 p.m., Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Event details.

Holiday Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Come and have breakfast with Peter Cottontail at “The Williams Barn” in Walnut Grove Park. Bring the whole family to enjoy this early morning chow-down of pancakes and sausage prepared by the bunny’s helpers. Immediately following the breakfast, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community “Holiday Egg Hunt,” where eggs with prizes will be well hidden by the bunny himself! Apr. 4, 8 – 10 a.m., Walnut Grove Park (San Marcos). Event details.

Spring Festival and Egg Hunt
Children in third grade and younger are invited to a spring festival and egg hunt in Solana Beach. Bring your Easter basket to collect plastic eggs filled with treats. Afterward, enjoy fun games and refreshments. Apr. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., La Colonia Park (Solana Beach). Event details.

Carlsbad Eggstravaganza Spring Festival
Celebrate Easter and springtime with games, a scavenger hunt for the entire family, photos with the Easter Bunny, a Fun Zone, giant slide, bounce house, and lots more family fun! Apr. 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Poinsettia Park (Carlsbad). Event details.

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East County

Easter Spring Fest
Enjoy free kids’ crafts, a movie about the Easter story and a nighttime egg hunt. Don’t forget a basked and flashlight! Mar. 27, 6 – 8 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills (La Mesa). Event details.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Kroc Center
This event includes photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, carnival games, music, prizes, a Toddler Zone, and an egg hunt featuring 15,000 eggs! Apr. 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center (College Area). Event details.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes
Continuous egg hunts, a petting zoo, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and pony rides await you! Apr. 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santee Lakes (Santee). Event details.

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South Bay

Coronado Easter Eggstravaganza
Ongoing egg hunts, carnival games, crafts, Candyland games and a separate area for toddlers. Bring your camera and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt is free and tickets are available for purchase at the event for games.  Apr. 4, 1 – 3:30 p.m., Coronado Community Center (Coronado). Event details.

Where do your little ones hunt for Easter eggs? Tell us in the comments!

— Aimee Della Bitta

Photo credit: Leah Singer