Easter weekend is here and there’s no need to hunt down events because we’ve got your plans. Spot the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, dine on a fabulous Easter brunch and more! Read on for where to hop to it.

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Easter Egg Hunts at The Children’s Nature Retreat
Hop on over to the beautiful and idyllic Children’s Nature Retreat for an Easter egg hunt among the animals Apr. 1, 2, 3, and 4. There will be two hunts per day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Retreat’s beloved bunny, Easter, will be hiding 900 eggs a day! Please do not bring your own basket. Fee is $10 per basket plus regular admission fee. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Easter Bunny Tea
A Westgate tradition. Celebrate spring in elegance with this sumptuous signature Parisian-style afternoon tea. Delicious proof of our generations-long love of afternoon tea, this Easter tea is served with a delicious selection of house-made sweet delicacies, yummy child-friendly petit-fours, savory tea sandwiches and pastries. All accompanied with a choice of freshly brewed fine teas and a special hop-in appearance from a fluffy guest. Each child receives a keepsake Easter basket. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

Virtual Truffle Making Experience
Delysia, an Austin-based chocolatier, is welcoming the Easter season with a hands-on, interactive chocolate making class. Handcraft adorable ‘burrowing bunnies’ and ‘hidden eggs,’ expressing your individual style in your creations and flavor combinations. Your ticket includes a chocolate making kit with essential supplies for this interactive experience, including the base ingredients of high quality chocolate, along with a truffle scoop and spatula. Sat. Event details.

Easter Eggstravaganza
Hop to this free Easter Eggstravaganza which takes place at Boomers Vista every Saturday and Sunday thru April 4th. You’ll enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, prizes, and a special QR Code Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! You’re welcome to stay and play after the event too. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Wings & Talons Live Bird Show
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a hawk? Or how a vulture learns to fly? Join us and our friends from Wings and Talons for a live virtual raptor show featuring impressive birds of prey. From fledglings to their first flight, we’ll take a closer look at the daily lives of these amazing birds and learn how their habits and habitats are affected by our own daily lives. Sat. Event details.

Virtual Family Paint: The Hare
Paint with your family! Kids ages 5 and up and their parents will enjoy painting this cute bunny, just in time for Easter. Get registered and find the supply list online. Sat. Event details.

Easter Brunch Cruise
Enjoy an Easter brunch with San Diego’s best views of the waterfront. Join this elegant holiday cruise aboard a luxurious Flagship yacht on San Diego Bay. Take in the scenic sights as you sip complimentary champagne mimosas. Everyone in your family will delight in sweet and savory selections from our gourmet brunch menu, with choice of entrees including Carnitas Chilaquiles, light and fluffy Three-Egg Omelets, Bananas Foster French Toast, and so much more. Enjoy comfortable outdoor dining aboard your choice of two convenient departure times on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Make your reservations online today! Sun. Event details.

Easter Brunch
This year, enjoy an Easter à la carte Brunch at The Westgate Hotel with sumptuous French flair, all served with elegant Easter joy and an egg-stra special visit from monsieur Easter bunny. Sun. Event details.

Ultimate At-Home Easter Guide
From egg hunt ideas and egg science experiments to Easter jokes, games and crafts, you don’t want to miss our super fun guide to celebrating Easter at home with your little bunnies!

Decorate Your Easter Eggs without Using Dye
We’ve got not one, but 34 ways to decorate Easter eggs sans dye. These crafty and creative ideas for fashioning your egg masterpieces will surely entertain your little chickadees!

––Beth Shea