Top Easter Holiday Destinations

Easter Holiday is just around the corner and that means family and friends will be hitting the following hot spot destinations. Check out the different events that these places have in store.

Washington, DC

The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual family event to hunt for and race Easter Eggs on the White House Lawn while enjoying storytelling and a visit with the Easter Bunny. The holiday tradition has a long history dating back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes officially opened the White House grounds to local children for egg rolling on Easter Monday. Successive Presidents have continued the tradition of inviting children to the White House Lawn for egg rolling and other activities and entertainment. The event is open to children age twelve and under. Families can also enjoy sports, cooking classes, live musical performances, storytelling and the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll. The theme for the 2010 event is “Ready, Set, Go!” promoting health and wellness. The even takes place April 5th from 8 AM – 5PM. Contact (202) 456-7041 for more information.

New York, New York

What better way to spend Easter than gripping a cup of hot cocoa and watching the Easter Parade down Fifth Avenue? A popular Easter tradition for New Yorkers, the parade takes place each Easter Sunday from 49th to 57th Streets. Over-the-top bonnets and costumes are displayed at the event.  Many attendees dress up their noggins with incredible botanical pieces that can reach up to 4 feet tall! It doesn’t end there – pets can also be seen wearing flower bonnets. If you plan to visit New York during the Easter holiday, this is a must-see.

Don’t miss the special Easter services at the beautiful St Patrick’s Cathedral on 50th Street and 5th Avenue.

Orlando, FL

Enter the Wonderful World of Disney for an unforgettable Easter. The Magic Kingdom features its annual Easter Parade with plenty of Disney characters – including the infamous Disney couple Minnie & Mickey. Have brunch at the World Show Place Pavilion in Epcot. The location is adorned with beautiful botanicals and much Easter spirit. Also, the popular Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny appear with the familiar gang of Disney characters in the Magic Kingdom so be sure to enjoy all of the family fun Walt Disney World has to offer.

Boston, MA

Going to Boston for the Easter holiday? Check into the Marriott-Boston Copley Place. Located 5 minutes away is Easter Egg Hunt at Kool Smiles. The great egg hunt is located near the MBTA Dudley Station and fun for the little ones. Before the egg hunt, enjoy a delicious Brunch at the Union Bar and Grille. Located at 1357 Washington Street, this casual warm welcoming restaurant offers spinach and goat cheese omelets with fine herbs, grilled reuben sandwiches and their well-known Union Burgers.

London, UK

Looking for a chance of pace this Easter? Stay at the Britannia International Hotel in London! Check out the Easter egg hunt at Battersea Park Zoo. With plenty to see and do that the zoo, children can hunt for Easter eggs while checking out the exotic animals that are located throughout the great park. For those Willie Wonka fans, visit Harrod’s Chocolate Room. Buying a limited edition Harrod’s egg enter you in the chance of winning a golden ticket. The tickets entitle the holders to win a prize from a £500 gift card to a year’s supply of Harrods chocolate!

New Orleans, LA

Home of the infamous Mardi Gras – it should not come as a shock that New Orleans hosts several parades during the week of Easter Sunday. The first of many is the Historic French Quarter Parade. The Parade of carriages and convertibles leaves the famous Arnaud’s Restaurant, opened by Count Arnaud long ago. The daughter of Count Arnaud started the marvelous parade. Floats roll down numerous colorful streets, including the well-known Bourbon Street. The next parade to check out is the Chris Owens Easter Parade. During Easter Sunday, the festivities begin at the Astor Crowne Plaza with a continental breakfast and entertainment including a hat contest. Other parades to see during your stay in New Orleans is the annual gay parade and the St. Charles Easter Parade that rolls down the beautiful St. Charles Avenue. Last but not least, what’s Easter without an Easter egg hunt? Audubon Zoo features a Dinosaur Egg Hunt during the weekend of Easter. Looking for the traditional Easter egg hunt? City Park would be the location to go for a relaxing day with the family and a grand Easter egg hunt.

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