Hop to It! San Diego Easter Events 2022

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It’s time to get egg-cited because Easter is on the horizon! Gather your little peeps and hop to it at these Easter events in San Diego––where they may even spy Mr. Bunny himself. There’s no need to hunt for activities because we’re telling you where to jump on the trail to enjoy a Parisian-style tea, an Easter brunch cruise, endless flower blooms, train rides and more! Read on to find an Easter eggstravaganza near you.

Westfield Shopping Mall

Photos with the Easter Bunny & Golden Egg Hunt

Westfield North County and Westfield Plaza Bonita have launched their signature Easter photo experience at the Easter Bunny Enchanted Spring Gardens. Having partnered with Cherry Hill Programs, Westfield North County and Westfield Plaza Bonita are thrilled to keep the tradition alive, all while ensuring safety by taking precautions that maintain social distancing requirements. The Easter Bunny will be at both locations until Friday, April 15 and packages start at $34.99. Reservations are recommended and can be made here for North County and here for Plaza Bonita.

At Westfield UTC, the Golden Egg Hunt will take place the week leading up to Easter Sunday, from Sun. April 10 through Saturday, April 16. Each day, a golden egg will be placed in a different location across the center and the first 25 shoppers to post a picture on their Instagram Story, tag @WestfieldUTC, and head to concierge Cabana near Express for a daily clue to show your photo and will be gifted a special surprise — totaling 175 lucky winners.

The Children’s Nature Retreat

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 from April 11- April 17. There will be one hunt per day starting at noon. The Retreat’s beloved bunny, Easter, will be hiding 900 eggs a day!

Please do not bring your own basket. Cost is $12 per basket plus regular admission fee.

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The Flower Fields

Visit The Flower Fields

Spend the days leading up to Easter or Easter weekend enjoying and marveling in the blooming of 50-acres of ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Melt your cares away under the glowing, warm SoCal sun. New this season: advanced reservation tickets, available online only, mask requirements for staff and visitors, social distancing as per state guidelines and protocols in all areas, exciting, new 2-Acre U-Pick Blueberry Patch that can be experienced in two ways… as part of your Flower Fields visit or if you just want to come pick blueberries you can access the Blueberry Patch from the brand-new parking area off Cannon Road.

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Easter Brunch at La Costa Resort

Let someone else do the cooking Easter Sunday and take the family to enjoy an Easter Brunch at La Costa Resort complete with a decadent spread of culinary delights, carving stations, a chilled seafood bar and bottomless mimosas along with family-friendly entertainment. Kiddos can participate in the city’s largest egg hunt of 15,000 eggs, capped off with a egg-stra special appearance by the Easter Bunny. 

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The Westgate Hotel

Easter Tea at The Westgate Hotel

Indulge in this splendid Westgate tradition. Celebrate spring in elegance with their sumptuous signature Parisian-style afternoon tea. Delicious proof of their generations-long love of afternoon tea, this Easter tea is served with a delicious selection of house-made sweet delicacies, yummy kid-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.

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Flagship Cruises

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!

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Boomers Vista

Hop to this free Easter Eggstravaganza which takes place at Boomers Vista every Saturday and Sunday thru April 17th. 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.

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The Ultimate At-Home Easter Guide

Spending Easter at home this year? There are plenty of ways to host a celebration that your little bunnies will remember forever. From Easter brunch ideas, party games, crafts and treats to cool and unique hunts, you can find everything you need to celebrate without ever leaving your home. 

Irvine Park

Irvine Park Railroad

Irvine Park Railroad always knows how to celebrate holidays any time of year. This spring, they’re hosting their Easter Eggstravaganza event from Mar. 26 – Apr. 16. Featuring more fun than you can shake a carrot at, families will enjoy Easter egg hunts, train rides, painting, carnival-style games, picture stands, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Activity tickets may be purchased at the train station upon arrival depending on what you’d like to do during your visit. If you’re crowd averse, we highly recommend planning your adventure for earlier in the season or going in the mornings.

Pro Tip: Check the website for when the Easter Bunny will be around for photo ops and if you are dye-ing to get in on the Easter egg hunt action, plan to arrive early to exchange your wristband for a specific hunt time. This is not the event to fly by the seat of your bunny pants. 

When: Mar. 26 – Apr. 16; weekdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekends from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: Entrance fee is $3 on weekdays; $5 on weekends. Activity tickets are $6 each or books of 15 are $80. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $15.

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Online: irvineparkrailroad.com

––Beth Shea & Jenifer Scott


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