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Spring is in the air, and with that comes the beloved Easter celebrations across the county. Families with little ones have an overabundance of different Easter egg hunt options to treat the kids to. I also have several recommendations for brunches at fabulous San Diego restaurants and hotels that the whole family can enjoy.

Note: Given the current state of affairs, it is likely that many of these events may cancel.

1. La Jolla Spring Egg Hunt

The hunt is on at the La Jolla Recreation Center. Families can enjoy an excitement-packed morning with a lively Spring egg hunt, crafts and more. Make sure you have your cameras ready to capture Peter Rabbit who will be hopping around for a photo shoot with his adoring fans.

Get your baskets ready for Saturday, April 11. The price includes arts and crafts, the meet-and-greet with Peter Rabbit, and a goody bag. The egg hunt happens every half-hour, separated by age group. If it rains, the hunt will be held indoors. Note that children should bring their own basket.

Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Cost: $5 per child
Details: La Jolla Recreation Center spring programs

2. Spring Eggstravaganza at the Birch Aquarium

Note: Birch Aquarium is temporarily closed.

Prepare to dive in to celebrate the launch of spring. Yes, Birch Aquarium is hosting an underwater egg hunt, craft festivities, and extra activities. The beloved iconic bunny might need to move over in favor of the mysterious shark as children can make shark egg crafts. Guests will be treated to appearances by the Scuba Bunny at the Eggstravaganza-themed dive shows.

Dates: Weekends, April 4–5 and 11–12
Time: Dive Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost: Included with aquarium admission
Details: Birch Aquarium Eggstravaganza

On weekdays during this time frame, guests will enjoy spring scavenger hunts and Scuba Bunny dive shows, too. Check the schedule for times.

3. Belmont Park’s Easter Bash

Belmont Park will offer different festivities throughout the day including free photos with the Easter bunny and an egg hunt on the beach (purchase the beach egg hunt tickets in advance) with times staggered based on age groups (for ages 12 and under only). A separate Egg Hunt inside Belmont Park will begin at 1 p.m. and is free to children 12 and younger.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $6 per child for the Egg Hunt and Easter bunny photos are free
Details: Easter at Belmont Park

Note: It’s better to have an unlimited ride wristband or unlimited ride and attractions wristband when attending Belmont Park. Also, remember that Belmont Park is an option with Go San Diego passes.

Note that there will also be a ‘Mimosa Bubbles Bar’ and a DJ at the Beach House and a Boardwalk Brunch at Draft on April 12th as well.

4. Easter Brunch at San Diego Zoo

Spend Easter at the San Diego Zoo and take a break at Albert’s for a delicious Easter buffet brunch. You will definitely need to make a reservation in advance.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: Continuous seating begins at 11 a.m.
Cost: $52.95 for adults; $20.95 for children ages 3–11
Details: Easter brunch at Albert’s

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5. Easter Brunch at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Build-your-own salad, breakfast items and hearty entrees like Artisan Duroc Ham Glazed with Brown Sugar Crust will be on offer at Hunte Nairobi Pavilion inside the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Make reservations in advance.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: Times vary, see link below for details
Details: Easter Brunch

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6. Flagship Cruises Easter Brunch Cruise

Join Flagship Cruises for a special Easter Brunch harbor cruise. Sip Champagne and mimosas, in addition to a wide array of foods, including made-to-order omelets. These cruises board at 990 North Harbor Drive in Downtown San Diego. Choose from either a morning or afternoon cruise.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (boards at 9:30 a.m.) or 2–4 p.m. (boards at 1:30 p.m.)
Cost: Tickets are $74.50 for adults and $44.70 for kids ages 4–7
Details: Flagship Cruises Easter Brunch

7. Easter bunny Teas & Champagne Brunch at The Westgate Hotel

Easter bunny Teas: On Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, The Westgate will transform its traditional Parisian-style afternoon tea service into its annual springtime Easter bunny Teas.

This special Easter edition will feature a scrumptious selection of housemade sweet delicacies, kid-friendly petits fours, delicious tea sandwiches, and pastries. After this splendid tea service, families are invited to participate in a colorful egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace followed by an exciting magic show that stars the Easter bunny.

Easter Champagne Brunch: On Sunday, April 12, guests can toast the holiday and honor spring with a delicious Easter brunch marked by French elegance, and, of course, Champagne. Dishes include fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, a special children’s buffet selection, as well as a full array of quintessentially European gourmet dishes.

While adults will delight in this sophisticated Parisian experience, children will love the entertainment which includes face-painting and a special visit from the Easter bunny.

Date: April 10–12
Time: 2:30 p.m.–5 p.m. (teas) and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (brunch)
Cost: $79 for adults and $55 for children ages 4–12 (tea); $99 for adults and $39 for children ages 4–12
Details: The Westgate Hotel Event Calendar

8. Hornblower’s Easter Champagne Jazz Brunch Cruises

On Sunday, April 12, Hornblower Cruises will offer an Easter Champagne Jazz harbor cruise, featuring bottomless Champagne and sparkling cider, the Easter bunny, and live Jazz on the Sun Deck. A VIP cruise option allows guests to enjoy a few extra perks such as a meet and greet with the captain and priority boarding.

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: Either 11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 12–2 p.m.
Cost: $82 for Adult, $49.20 for Child
Details: Hornblower Easter Brunch Cruises

9. Ocean Views and Easter Brunch at La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla’s pink lady, gets into the Easter spirit with panoramic ocean views, an incredible buffet, and bottomless mimosas and sparkling wine. There will also be an egg hunt and appearance by the Easter bunny. Highlights include a raw, bar, carving station, sushi, made-to-order pancakes and waffles, an assortment of pastries and more. Reservations are required.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $89 for adults and $35 for children (free for children 2 and under)
Details: Easter Brunch at The MED

10. Easter Brunches, Egg Hunt and More at Hotel del Coronado

Note: Details for Easter at Hotel del Coronado have been removed from their website.

Multiple Easter events are happening at the Hotel del Coronado, one of the most iconic buildings in California. Choose between lavish Easter brunch in the Crown Room including carving stations, international cuisine, live music, and free-flowing Champagne or Easter brunch at Serea.

You can also attend an Easter Service in the Carousel Room, an Easter petting zoo, and egg hunts (complimentary for brunch and hotel guests). Then snap a photo with the Easter bunny at the Garden Patio. Easter egg hunts, segregated by age groups, are scheduled from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

This year, there will also be a petting zoo and an Easter bonnet competition.

Reservations are strongly recommended for Easter Sunday brunch and egg hunt (which can be done through the details link below).

Date: Sunday, April 12
Times: Varies based on events
Cost: Brunch in the Crown Room is $145 for adults, $65 for children 4–10 (children 3-under are free); Brunch in Serea is served 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and is $125 for adults and $35 for children.
Details: Easter at the Hotel del Coronado

11. Rancho Bernardo Inn Easter Brunches

Meet the Easter bunny, enjoy an egg hunt, and have Easter brunch at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. For the egg hunt, check-in at the Golf Grill 15 minutes early. The hunts happen at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for kids under age 4 and 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. for kids ages 5-12.

Easter brunches will be held at two restaurants at the Inn. At Avant, brunch will be held from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and will include Champagne and Bloody Marys. Price: adults $90; kids $30.

The Veranda Fireside lounge will also hold an Easter brunch from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and will include bottomless mimosas. Price: adults $75; kids $30.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: Times vary, see link below for details
Details: Spring Happenings at the Inn

12. Egg Hunt and Brunch at the Catamaran Resort Hotel

Enjoy Easter brunch in the upstairs ballroom overlooking Mission Bay at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. The Easter bunny will be there for photos, and egg hunts will be held throughout the day.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $64 for adults; $25 for children ages 5-11; 4 and under are free
Details: Easter at the Catamaran

13. Jazz Brunch at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

Enjoy an Easter brunch at the Hornblower’s venue on dry land, which was originally constructed as an Episcopal church in 1910. You’ll be treated to a full brunch, bottomless Champagne, mimosas and sparkling cider, as well as live jazz — all of that, and visits from the Easter bunny, too.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $55 for adults; $33 for children ages 4–12; 3 and under are free
Details: Brunch at The Abbey

14. Egg Hunt and Brunch at Bahia Resort Hotel

At the Bahia Resort Hotel, brunch festivities will be held in the ballroom overlooking Mission Bay. The Easter bunny will be there, and egg hunts will be held throughout the day.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $58 for adults; $25 for children ages 5-11; 4-under are free.
Details: Bahia Easter brunch

15. Morning Egg Hunt and Brunch at Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Festivities at Loews Coronado Bay Resort start on the earlier side so that guests and visitors can get a jump on their day. Enjoy an Easter brunch buffet at Crown Landing and Easter egg hunts for kids at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $69 for adults; $29 for children
Details: Loews Easter schedule

Where Will You Spend Easter in San Diego?

Let us know if anything is missing from this list.

From egg hunts to brunches, here are the best things to do on Easter in San Diego.

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