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Spring signals the return of blue skies, flowers in bloom, and colorful egg hunts. With many enjoying time off to soak up the sunny weather, it’s a wonderful opportunity to head off on an Easter getaway filled with pastel-hued photos and themed experiences for all ages.
When deciding where to spend this holiday season, consider hopping down the bunny trail to explore one of these egg-ceptional Easter hotspots.
Perhaps the most well-known Easter egg hunt in America takes place in the nation’s capital. The White House Easter Egg Roll takes place on the South Lawn of this historic residence and features story time, games, live entertainment, and the traditional Easter Egg Roll. Access to the hunt is granted via a lottery system, but regardless of the outcome, there are numerous other egg hunts throughout the city. And Easter falls during the city’s beloved National Cherry Blossom Festival, offering a variety of additional seasonal events to enjoy.
Where to Stay: While there’s no shortage of Hilton properties to enjoy in the city, a stay at Conrad Washington, DC is always sure to please thanks to its central location, beautiful, unique spaces and restaurants helmed by top chefs. Be sure to stop by the atrium to see the floral art installation for spring, the perfect backdrop for a family Easter photo.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Though Mardi Gras may be the most touted annual event in “The Big Easy,” a visit to the city at the end of the Lenten season provides family-friendly offerings for travelers. Perhaps most notable is the town’s extensive lineup of parades, which include themed processions of floats, horse-drawn carriages, vintage cars, and other vehicles topped with merrymakers tossing out Easter-themed keepsakes to revelers donning their Sunday best.
Where to Stay: The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton offers chic digs in the heart of it all. Located just a 10-minute walk from the French Quarter, the hotel offers a quiet place to rejuvenate after a day full of fun.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
For laid-back, low-key seasonal fun, head to the oft-overlooked capital city of Oklahoma. This sprawling metropolis encompasses a vibrant downtown, rural farmland, and everything in between. The diversity of the city is evident in the area’s Easter celebrations, which range from photo ops with the Easter bunny alongside baby bunnies and chicks, to rides on trains, carousels, and zip lines. Plus, fitness fanatics can hop their way across the finish line during themed citywide 5K, 10K, or half-marathon Easter races.
Where to Stay: Built in 1911 and an official member of Historic Hotels of America, The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City sits within a mile of many of the city’s top sights. At the end of the day, unwind with a dip in the indoor pool or live jazz at the piano bar.
Los Angeles, California
Seeking an Easter getaway with options galore? Sunny Southern California offers a bounty of options, from egg-cellent brunches and Easter egg hunts to spring carnivals, seasonal theme park fests, festive puppet theater, themed art exhibitions, and more. There’s lots to discover in each of the Los Angeles area neighborhoods this season, so whether you’re craving sandy beaches or rugged mountains, this destination offers something to please every member of your crew.
Where to Stay: Book a room at Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Hollywood to explore Easter activities at Griffith Park with a view of the iconic Hollywood sign, then explore other local attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or embark on a movie studio tour.
Those craving a Southern-style celebration should head to the charming, historic hamlet of Savannah. This quaint setting is an idyllic spot for embarking on an Easter-themed riverboat cruise or a stroll through a seasonal petting farm, while the mossy, tree-lined streets of the city serve as the perfect backdrop for egg hunts, springtime flea market shopping, and elegant brunches served with a side of biscuits and grits.
Where to Stay: Settle into The Bluff Savannah Historic, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, located in the area’s historic district, for a boutique hotel experience that mixes Southern hospitality and modern sensibilities to create an inviting holiday respite.