Please note: This story will be updated as soon as possible pending recent, rapidly evolving events, regulations and closures due to COVID-19. The information below may no longer be current for egg hunts in 2020.

It’s time to get egg-cited because it’s open season for San Diego Easter egg hunts in 2020! Gather your little peeps and hop to it at these Easter Egg Hunts in San Diego and meet and greets with Mr. Bunny himself. Beyond the hunt, enjoy  bounce houses, face painting, Parisian-style teas, breakfast with Peter Cottontail, fire trucks, Hullabaloo performances and more! Read on to find an Easter egg hunt 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. 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon, Standley Park and Recreation Center. Event details.

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 and they’ll be games and prizes. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 4, 2020, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mira Mesa Community Park. Event details.

Easter Bash at Belmont Park
Celebrate Easter with egg hunts at Belmont Park: on the beach (tickets required) or at the park (free!). 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. 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. 12, 2020, 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. 4, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morley Field Sports Complex (Balboa Park). Event details

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. Special appearance by Scuba Bunny. Free with admission. Apr. 4-5 & 11-12, 2020, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Birch Aquarium. Event details.

Bunny Breakfast Westfield North County
Enjoy a fun filled breakfast, meet Mr. Easter Bunny, and they’ll be crafts, treats and games. $10/child; $5/adult; Mar. 28, 2020 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Broken Yolk Cafe (Escondido). 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 5 dollars includes Mr. Bunny, arts and crafts and jumper. Check the schedule for start time by age. Apr. 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center. Event details.

Oceanside Annual Easter egg Hunt
Bring your own basket and get ready for a hunt with eggs with special prizes. After the hunt, you can meet Mr. Bunny, watch a magic show and a cheer and dance routine. Apr. 11, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Mance Buchanon Park. 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. 4, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 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: $5/person. Mar. 28, 2020, Breakfast at 8 a.m. & Egg hunt at 10 a.m., Fallbrook Community Center.  Event details.

photo: City of Encinitas

Special Needs Egg Hunt
Games, crafts, face painting and snacks. Including a Spider Man, The Easter Bunny, Hearts of Hooves Therapeutic Animals, Bounce House, Face Painting, Train Rides, Games and over 15,000 Easter Eggs! Also, Ramona's Fire Department station 80, Paramedic 80, The San Diego Sheriffs Explorers Handing out stickers of badges and Sergeant Slopye and Teddy the surf dog. Apr. 4, 2020, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Valley Academy (Ramona). 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 6 years. Apr. 9, 2020, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nobel Athletic Field (University City). Event details.

Brunch & Egg Hunt at The Crossings
With a (world famous!) Easter Brunch and free for littles 6 and under you’ll be full after leaving this egg hunt. You’ll find a build your own omelette station, photo booth, and Mr. Bunny too! Apr. 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Crossings at Carlsbad. 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. 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Poinsettia Park (Carlsbad). Event details.

Spring Egg Hunt
For littles ages 0-10 years their will be two egg hunts based on age. For bigger kids ages 10 and older there will be a scavenger hunt. Bring your own basket. Free. Apr. 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-Noon, Rancho Bernardo Rec Center. Event details.

photo: Rachel Cobb

Spring Eggstravaganza
Welcome Spring with County Parks! This free, family event includes egg hunts, arts and crafts and more. All ages welcome. Free event. March 28, 2020, Noon, San Dieguito County Park (Del Mar). Event details.

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. 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-Noon, Encinitas Community Park. Event details.

Spring Festival and Egg Hunt
Kids ages 9 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. 11, 2020, 10:00 a.m., La Colonia Park (Solana Beach). Event details.

photo: Belmont Park

Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt
Limited to children 3rd grade and younger. At 10:30 a.m., bring a basket and hunt for eggs filled with treats. Then, play games and have refreshments. Free event. Apr. 11, 2020, 10:30 a.m.- Noon, La Colonia County Park (Solana Beach). Event details.

Easter Eggstravaganza!
It’s a Easter Eggstravaganza event (free!). Hop on over to enjoy free craft activities, an Easter Egg hunt and the chance to win free prizes! Mar. 28, 2020, Noon-3:30 p.m. Piazza Carmel (San Diego). 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. 12, 2020, Egg hunt, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rancho Bernardo Inn (San Diego). Event Details.

Muttropolis La Jolla
It's time to celebrate Easter and do the bunny hop! Head to Metropolis for playtime, refreshments and a fun Egg Hunt! Apr. 5, 2-3:30 p.m., Muttropolis, La Jolla. Event details.

photo: Jennifer Shoen

East County

Felicita County Park
This free, family event includes egg hunts, arts and crafts, games, face painting and more. All ages are welcome to attend. Day-use parking is $3.. Apr. 4, 2020, 10 a.m.-Noon, Felicita County Park (Escondido). Event details.

Children’s Nature Retreat
Come with your baskets and roam around the retreat to fit them up. They will be giving a special egg that contains tickets to Disneyland. Get a pic with Mr. Bunny. Reservations for 100 guests. Apr. 4, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Alpine, CA. Event details.

Spring Eggstravaganza Stelzer
With over 2,000 filled Easter eggs, everyone’s sure to find a few. Even more, you can meet the Easter Bunny. There are 3 different egg hunts based on ages that all begin at 10 a.m.! $1 donation appreciated. $3 parking. Apr. 11, 2020, Louis Stelzer Park (Lakeside). 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. 11, 2020, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., El Monte County Park (Lakeside). 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.

Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Walk to your local neighborhood egg hunt at Penasquitos Creek Park, Ridgewood Park or Rolling Hills Park for an egg hunt and a meet with The Easter Bunny. Free. Apr.11, 2020, 10 a.m., Rancho Penesquitas. 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. Parking is $10 and the event is free. $1 for rides and activities. Apr. 4, 2020 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. 4, 5 & 11, 2020, Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum (Campo). Event details.

Otay Lakes Egg Hunt
Let wee ones get egg-zosted at this festive egg hunt for all ages. Meet Mr. Bunny at the lake, and there will be a light breakfast served. Mar. 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Otay Lakes County Park (Chula Vista). Event details.

Egg Hunt & Resort Brunch
Head to the Catamaran Resort for Easter Brunch which includes on-going egg hunts and a complimentary Mission Bay Cruise. Even more, snap pic with Mr. Bunny. Apr. 12, 2020, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Catamaran Hotel (Mission Bay). 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 Eastlake Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to get your entry ticket. Free event. Ages 0-10 years. Apr. 4, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Mt. San Miguel Park (Chula Vista). Event details.

Coronado Easter Eggstravaganza
Bring Your Baskets! The Egg-Stravaganza host ongoing egg hunts for children of all age groups, a life-size Candyland game, crafts, carnival games, and visits from the Easter Bunny. The event is free but purchase required for carnival games. Apr. 11, 2020, 1-3:30 p.m., Coronado Community Center (Coronado). 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. 12, 2020, Egg hunt, 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado. Event details.

Editor’s note: Please remember to 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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