If you’ve already had your living room hunt and snuck some Peeps from your tot’s basket, it’s time to don that Easter bonnet (the one with all the frills upon it) and be the grandest family at the Easter…brunch. You know, that lovely, lazy meals where you slowly sip something and nibble on a fantastic array of things that you didn’t cook and won’t clean? These are the best spots in town for Easter Brunches the whole family will adore.

photo: Terranea Resort

Easter Brunch on the Battleship IOWA
Enjoy a sailor’s fare on the fantail and sip a mimosa, then tour the Battleship. For little revelers there will be an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and a visit from Mr. Bunny himself. Brunch is Easter Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon; the Bunny hops around until 4 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45 and must be purchased by April 10.

Battleship IOWA
250 S. Harbor Blvd
San Pedro
Online: pacificbattleship.com/event

photo: Carla M. via Yelp

Bunny Brunch at American Girl
This is probably best for smaller families, where all kids are into American Girl dolls, but if they are, this will thrill them to no end. This brunch is part of an egg-stravagant morning with The Grove’s Easter Bunny. Bring your appetite and your camera. Then you can spend the day taking part in the Grove’s Easter activities, lounging on the grass or riding the trolley. Brunch takes place April 9 from 9-10 a.m. and is $27 per person.

American Girl at The Grove
189 The Grove Dr.
Online: americangirl.com/retail/los_angeles.php

Easter Breakfast with the Fishes
Hello early risers! Enjoy an elegant Easter breakfast and fun-filled day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Wake up to a tasty breakfast you didn’t have to cook (Green Eggs and Ham are a super fun kid pleaser, as are the array of mini-pastries) and then you get to stay and see the sea creatures all day. Breakfast is Easter Sunday from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Tickets, which include aquarium admission, are $45 adults, $25 for kids 3-11.

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach
Online: aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/easter_breakfast

photo: Terranea Resort

Terrenea Resort’s Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
With sweeping ocean vistas, this sumptuous brunch might just have the best views of any of our picks. (Take a look above and just imagine the piano pics of your kids in their new Easter finery, frolicking with this backdrop!) The children’s buffet features French toast, pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese, and other favorites, along with a special kid’s dessert station. The Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt is included with brunch and is filled with fun and games on the lawn including egg hunts, music, a petting zoo, an arts and crafts booth, face painting and more. Easter Brunch is on Easter Sunday and is $105 per adult, and $47 for kids 5 & up. Kids under five are free. Reservations are required.

Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes
Online: terranea.com/events/04162017-easter-ballroom-brunch-

photo: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Whether you’re in the mood for a dim sum experience, a boozy steak extravaganza or a typically lush hotel brunch with a chocolate fountain and free flowing champagne, the Langham has an elegant option for your family. And all include an Easter Egg hunt on the gorgeous grounds, where every kiddo gets an individual Easter basket to fill with special treats the find. The Easter Bunny will be on-site to help guide tots on their search for goodies, and they can also visit the petting zoo or take a ride on the express train in the Horseshoe Garden. Brunches range from $32-$108 and activities take place on April 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave.
Online: langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/pasadena/offers/dining-offers/easter-events-at-the-langham

photo: Meghan Rose

Easter Brunch with the Queen
Ahoy bunnies! All paws on deck for an egg hunt aboard the world famous Queen Mary. Eggs are filled with toys, candy and tour tickets, but the pièce the résistance are the ten eggs holding a golden ticket for a special Queen Mary Easter Basket. Adults might be more egg-cited by the prospect of the elegant Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch, with an all-you-can-eat array just for the kids. Special Easter treats include an Easter Candy Bar, a visit with the Easter Bunny and petting zoo, prizes, playing Corn Hole and face painting. Brunch is Easter Sunday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $24.95-$69.95.

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach
Online: queenmary.com/events/easter-1

photo: Descanso Gardens

Brunch in the Gardens
After noshing on the fabulous fare that the Patina Group always rolls out, you can spend the rest of your day strolling through the Descanso Gardens, which are a spectacular riot of blooms this spring after a wet winter. This Easter Brunch is Sunday, April 16 and offers three seating times. Reservations are required in advance and the brunch is $30-$75.

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada-Flintridge
Online: descansogardens.org/event/easter-brunch-at-9am

The Montage Hotel
The decadent brunch in the ballroom features artisan cheeses and seafood such as oysters, king crab, salmon and lobster for grownups. For younger munchers there’s a whole selection of Kiddie Corner bites, plus dessert for all to devour (like Hazelnut Chocolate Flourless Cake, Blueberry Panna Cotta “Egg Shell” and assorted macarons). Brunch prices are $108 per adult; $38 per child 5 & up. For a more laid back Sunday you can dine à la carte, and with stunning city views, at The Rooftop Grill, which offers a special “Dessert With A View” buffet, as well as handcrafted spring cocktails. Wherever you dine, young guests can join in the Easter Egg Hunts in the Beverly Canon Gardens. On Easter Sunday only, reservations required.

Montage Hotel
225 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills
Online: montagehotels.com/beverlyhills/montage-beverly-hills-events

photo: Shahrzad Warkentin

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
Visit the Huntington Garden on Easter Sunday for a delicious Easter brunch where everything reflects spring in the gardens with the freshest fruits, vegetables and herbs, not to mention action stations that will delight kids with made-to-order risottos and eggs, plus a selection of tot sized delightful pastries and desserts right from the Tea Room. You can also check out the arrival of spring and see what’s blooming in the gardens (hint: wisteria, cherry blossoms, camellias and clivias). Seatings on April 15 & 16 are at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Brunch price of $40-$85 does not include admission to the garden, but admission to the garden is not required.

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino
Online: huntington.org/easter

Springtime in Le Petit Paris
If Easter Sunday finds you downtown for the Easter Egg Hunt or visiting Grand Park’s Portal’s Project, Le Petit Paris has a sprawling Sunday Brunch Buffet of Gallic fare and sweet treats on Easter. The French traditional feast includes an array of choices including house-made breakfast pastries, viennoiseries, crepes, Eggs Benedict, quiche and more. For dessert, kids will adore dipping fresh fruit in a chocolate fondue fountain, as well as a selection of mini tarts, cookies and macarons. The brunch is $29-$59.

Le Petit Paris
418 S Spring St.
Downtown LA
Online: lepetitparisla.com

Where will you dine on Easter morning?  Let us know, in the comment section below!

—Meghan Rose