Break out those holiday baskets because it’s open season for Easter egg hunts! Gather your little bunnies and hop to one of these festive events throughout San Diego to gather dozens of eggs and meet the big Bunny himself. Beyond the hunt, your little chickadees will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, Parisian-style teas, breakfast with Peter Cottontail, fire trucks, Hullabaloo performances and more! Read on to find an egg-cellent event in your neck of the woods.

photo: City of Carlsbad

San Diego

Spring Egg Hunt
Search for colorful eggs, craft with spin art, hop over to the bouncy house, create holiday crafts. Even more, line up and hunt for eggs with your friends then receive a goody bag when done. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon, Standley Park and Recreation Center. Event details.

North Park Spring Egg Hunt
Join this annual spring event and hunt for Easter eggs. Egg hunts will be split into different age groups. You’ll need to register and get a wristband before your little’s start time. Free event. Ages: 0-13 years. Apr. 14, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Park Recreation Center. Event details.

Bunny Tea and Egg Hunt
Hop about the Riviera Terrace searching for eggs, watch a mesmerizing magician and greet the Easter Bunny. Stay for a holiday tea served with wee ones in mind. Reservations required. Cost: $79/adult; $55/child; Free for ages three and younger. Apr. 19 & 20, 2019, 2:30-5 p.m., Westgate Hotel (Downtown). Event Details.

Easter Bash at Belmont Park
Celebrate Easter and three different egg hunts at Belmont Park: on the beach, at the park, or at the stores later in the day. Kids will find 20,000 fun-filled eggs plus a limited supply of “Golden Eggs” containing free rides and restaurant gift cards. Tots can pose for bunny photos and the crew can stay for Easter brunch. Reserve early. Feast on Easter brunch at Draft or Cannonball’s Mimosa Bubbles Bar. Beach hunt, $6/child, reservation required. Inside park hunt free. Check the schedule for specifics. Ages 12 and younger. Apr. 21, 2019, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Belmont Park. Event details.

Spring Egg Hunt
Leap into the egg hunt, cake walk, egg toss, coloring contests, games, art and crafts. Egg hunt divided into four age groups. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morley Field Sports Complex (Balboa Park). Event details

photo: Birch Aquarium at Scripps

North County

Eggs Everywhere at Birch Aquarium
Looking for an educational and fun egg hunt? Hop to Birch Aquarium’s Spring Eggstravaganza to take part in a special underwater egg hunt, make a shark egg and learn about amazing animal eggs and the arrival of spring. Free face painting and a special appearance by Scuba Bunny. Free with admission. Apr.13-21, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Birch Aquarium. Event details.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Piazza Carmel
Little peeps hop all over in a center-wide egg hunt. Even more, there’s face painting, bunny pics, carnival games and a balloon artist. Free event. Apr. 7, 2019 noon-3 p.m., Piazza Carmel (Carmel Valley). Event details.


Spring Egg Hunt in La Jolla
A meet and greet with Peter Rabbit, treat bags, egg hunts, face painting, and arts and crafts are all part of this spring celebration. BYOBasket and camera.  Enjoy an egg hunt and 10 dollars includes Mr. Bunny, arts and crafts and goodie bag. Check the schedule for start time by age. Apr.20, 2019, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center. Event details.

L’Auberge Del Mar Easter Brunch & Festivities
Resort guests and guests of Easter Brunch at L’Auberge Del Mar can enjoy the resort’s annual Easter egg hunt in the amphitheater beginning at 9 a.m. and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. there will be will be a petting zoo plus oversized games, including Giant Jenga, Giant Chess, Cornhole and Connect 4. There will be a lounge area for the grown-ups to relax in while their kids enjoy the extra holiday fun. For crafty kiddos, also beginning at 9 a.m., kids can color SoCal sand dollars, LAuberge Del Mar’s beachy twist on dying Easter eggs. Apr. 21, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. L’Auberge Del Mar. Event details.

Bates Nut Farm Egg Hunt
Search for Easter eggs, create crafts and take advantage of cute photo-ops with the holiday rabbits. Also, games, farm animals, raffles and more! Apr. 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bates Nut Farm (Valley Center). Event details.

Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt
The Fallbrook firefighters will serve up breakfast as Mr. Bunny hops around for photo-ops. Then, it’s time for an egg hunt, fun, games and contests. Cost: $6/person. Apr. 13, 2019, Breakfast at 8 a.m. & Egg hunt at 10 a.m., Fallbrook Community Center.  Event details.

photo: City of Encinitas

Encinitas Springtime Egg Hunt
The parks and recreation department will be hiding over 20,000 eggs this year and hosting egg hunts by age groups. Stay for the two live concerts from Hullabaloo and other free activities. Apr. 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon, Encinitas Community Park. Event details.

Holiday Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Come and have breakfast with Peter Cottontail. Bring the whole crew to this early morning pancake chow-down. Toddlers through 5th graders are welcome to join the egg hunt, where eggs with prizes will be well hidden by the bunny himself! Apr. 20, 2019, 8-10 a.m., Walnut Grove Park (San Marcos). Event details.

Spring Egg Hunt
Have your little bunny hunt for eggs and munch down sweet treats. There are crafts, a bouncy, face painter and photo-ops. Perfect for bunnies up to five years. Apr. 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nobel Athletic Field (University City). Event details.

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt and Bunny Visit
Hop over to this Easter egg treasure hunt. Eggs will be given out at participating stores. Little bunnies can pick up a treasure map at Center Court. Spring over to a photo-op with Mr. Bunny and wee ones can create a craft. Apr. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Event details.

EGGstravaganza Spring Festival
This festival has two fields for egg hunts for both younger (5 and under) and older kiddos. Family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating, a fun zone with bounce houses and a giant slide. $5 Activity cards and $5 unlimited fun zone wristbands available. BYOBasket. Apr. 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Poinsettia Park (Carlsbad). Event details.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Head to this luxury resort for Easter dining and the grand hunt. From Brunch & Bubbly in the fancy ballroom to Easter brunch at Amaya or the Clubhouse Grill you choose what fits your crew best. Then it’s time for the big hunt, cookie decorating, sack racing and face painting. Reservations required. Open to resort and brunch guests only. Apr. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., egg hunt, Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Event details.

photo: Rachel Cobb

Botanic Garden Bunny Party
Even though there’s no egg hunt, there are plenty of Easter activities. From painting baskets and face painting to a bunny petting zoo, Easter Bunny led parade down a garden trail and crafts. Reserve before! Apr. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $15 per child., San Diego Botanic Garden (Encinitas). Event details.

Egg Hunt by the Sea
Register for an Easter egg hunt at Sea Grove Park, including three age groups. Pack a festive brunch to eat after the search. Reservations required. Apr. 20, 8-11 a.m., Sea Grove Park (Del Mar). Event details.

Spring Eggstravaganza
Welcome Spring with County Parks! This free, family event includes egg hunts, arts and crafts and more. All ages welcome. Free event. Apr. 13, 2019, Noon-2 p.m., San Dieguito County Park (Del Mar). Event details.

Spring Festival and Egg Hunt
Kids in third grade and younger are invited to a spring festival and egg hunt in Solana Beach. There will be kid’s crafts, games, fun jumps, piñatas, Solana Beach Heritage Museum tours and photos with the Spring Bunny. BYOBasket. Ages: 0-9 years. Apr. 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m., La Colonia Park (Solana Beach). Event details.

photo: Belmont Park

Egg-cellent Hunt at Carmel Valley Park
Enjoy egg hunts, crafts, face painting, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and more. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m. sharp, for all ages, Carmel Valley Community Park. Event details.

Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt
Enjoy designated egg hunt areas as well as various prizes, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, and starting at 10:30 a.m., a magic show for the whole family to enjoy!. This event is free for kids ages 3-11Apr. 20, 2019, 10-11 a.m., Mance Buchanon Park (Oceanside). Event details.

Eastside Neighborhood Egg Hunt
Hunt to your heart’s delight for those colorful eggs, then snap a pic with Mr. Bunny. Free event. Ages: 1-12 years. Mar. 31, 2019, 10 a.m., Balderrama Park (Oceanside). Event details.

Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt
Meet the bunny, plus explore the Inn looking for treats! Then stay for brunch at the Avant or Veranda Fireside Lounge and Grill. Reservations required. Apr. 21, 2019, Egg hunt, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rancho Bernardo Inn (San Diego). Event Details.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
Eat a grand buffet prepared by their culinary team, then littles can hunt for eggs. Plus, get all that energy out at the bounce house. Call for reservations: 858-381-8289. Cost: $95/adults, $30/kids, 3 and under free (includes brunch). Apr. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Event details.

photo: Kevin C. via Yelp

Teen Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Join the quest to find 1,000 glow-in-the-dark eggs filled with treats and gift cards. Cost: $5/person. Online registration begins March 5. Apr. 20, 2019, 5-9 p.m., Poway Community Park. Event details.

Easter Egg Hunt at Poway Community Park
Rumor has it that this year’s Easter egg hunt at Poway Community Park will have more prizes and festivities than ever––not to mention the eggs to hunt! Beyond the hunt, kids can create spring masterpieces with free arts and crafts, bounce and slide through the Fun Zone, and take a picture with Benny and Bonnie Bunny. Don your bunny ears and grab your baskets before you hop on down to this good time! Free event. Apr. 20, 2019, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Poway Community Park. Event details.

East County

Eggstravaganza at Kroc Center
Hop over to greet the Easter Bunny, search the fields for eggs during the hunt and kick up your feet in a bounce house. There’s music, free crafts, games, and candy. Especially for the wittlest wabbits, there’s an infant egg hunt at the preschool grounds. $1/child. Apr. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. Salvation Army Kroc Center (College Area). Event details.

Cool Campground Egg Hunt
Camp for the weekend and meet by the playground at 9 a.m. on Saturday to join the parade down to the hunting grounds. This egg hunt is for ages 6 & up and Mr. Easter Bunny will be there. At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday there’s also an egg hunt for ages 5 & under. Meet near the Gaga Ball courts in the Backyard. Mr. Easter Bunny will be there taking photos and helping with the hunt. Apr. 20, 2019, KOA Campground (Chula Vista). Event details.

Spring Eggstravaganza
Hop to it with County Parks! This fun family event includes egg hunts, arts and crafts and more. All ages welcome. Free event. Apr. 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Flynn Springs County Park (El Cajon). Event details.

Easter Event and Egg Hunt
An egg hunt for all ages, costumed characters, face painting and a train display. Pick up an easter bag from guest services (while supplies last). Free event. Apr. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Grossmont Center (La Mesa). Event details.

Springtime Hunt and Breakfast
Come for the pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and stay for the egg hunt at 10 a.m. Kids 0-11/$4; kids ages 12 and up/ $5. Apr.15, 2019, 8-10:30 a.m., Spring Valley Community Center. Event details.

Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes
Colorful egg hunts, a petting zoo, carnival rides, arts and crafts and pony rides make for a hoppy holiday. Egg hunt is for ages 8 and younger. Tickets for activities are $1 each and activities and rides range from 1-10 tickets; parking, $10. Apr. 14, 2019 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Santee Lakes. Event details.

Bunny Train Egg Hunt
Does your little one love trains? Ride the bunny train, meet the Easter bunny and participate in an egg hunt. Cost: $5-$26/person. Apr. 13, 14 & 20, 2019, Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum (Campo). Event details.

photo: Christopher Allison Photography via Flickr

Paseo del Rey Egg Hunt
Let wee ones get egg-zosted at this festive egg hunt for toddlers through first graders. Older kids are welcome to participate with their younger siblings. Everyone can enjoy crafts, story time, games and face painting. Apr. 13, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Paso del Ray Church (Chula Vista). Event details.

Spring Egg Hunt
Kids ages 0-12 years-old may bring their basket and collect eggs, take a picture with the spring bunny and enjoy special egg prizes. Even more, there will be an obstacle course jumpy and face painting. Free event. Mar. 23, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Robert Egger, Sr. South Bay Community Park, Event details.

Firefighter’s Annual Easter Hunt
Make your own bunny ears, then hippity-hop through this Easter celebration. Egg hunts, fire trucks to explore and a lesson on fire safety. Stop by the fire department to get your entry ticket. Free event. Ages 0-10 years. Apr. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m., Mt. San Miguel Park (Chula Vista). Event details.

Coronado Easter Eggstravaganza
Ongoing egg hunts by age group and a separate area for toddlers. Bring your camera and take a picture with Mr. Rabbit. Then, play carnival games, construct a craft and play a life-size Candyland game. The egg hunt is free and you can purchase tickets for the games.  Apr. 20, 2019, 1-3:30 p.m., Coronado Community Center. Event details.

Easter Brunch at the Del
Say cheers with two spots to enjoy a champagne brunch buffet in either the Crown room or the Sheerwater at the Hotel Del along with an egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn. Snap some sweet shots with the Easter Bunny, then cruise over to petting zoo that even has little baby peeps to see. Bonus: Each hunt has three hidden gold coins and the finders win an Easter basket full of goodies. Reservations required. Apr. 21, 2019, Egg hunt, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado. Event details.

Editor’s note: Confirm your egg hunt of choice before hopping to it with your little bunnies––to make sure there have been no last minute schedule changes or cancellations.

—Nikki Walsh


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