Easter presents the perfect opportunity to squeeze in an off-season vacation for you and your family. With the warm weather during Easter, this holiday season offers a better traveling climate than Christmas or Thanksgiving, and a chance to enjoy endless outdoor fun.
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Easter Vacation: Top Destinations
Best Family Destinations for an Easter Vacation
From colorful carnivals to parades and exuberant fanfare, to egg-hunting extravaganzas, Easter vacations promise endless activities for families, individuals, and couples. If you are planning to set off on a short-term fun-filled Easter vacation, here are a few great destinations that will make for an unforgettable vacation over Easter.
1. Walt Disney World, Florida
Wow your family with a trip to the dreamy and iconic Walt Disney World. Enjoy the flurry of fun-filled and kid-friendly activities including live bands, Easter egg hunts, and splendid arts and crafts. Expect some thrilling Christian performances at the various concerts here in line with the holiday. See your kids make lasting memories as they meet their favorite Disney stars. At the Magic Kingdom, marvel at the sight of the Azalea Trail Maids with their antebellum-style dresses. Be sure to sample some Easter-themed desserts, cupcakes, and lemon-flavored cakes on offer.
2. Washington, DC
Easter in Washington DC presents you with the opportunity to witness and participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Attend the different festivities around DC such as the egg-rolling competition, egg-hunts, and storytelling sessions for kids. You can also enjoy fantastic live music and some cooking lessons or head off on a city-wide history tour as you tour the capital's historic landmarks and marvel at Washington's blooming cherry blossoms.
3. North Carolina
Home to towering mountains and beautiful beaches, North Carolina makes for a great Easter vacation destination. Savor the ocean views or have a dip in the cool waters and later bask in the sun as you wait for the breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy the quaint beach cottages and oceanfront by strolling along the 700-foot scenic Carolina pier. Visit the blue ridge mountains of Carolina and relish the beauty of the numerous waterfalls or tour the mountain towns of Highlands and Cashiers for an epic Easter Vacation. The scenic hiking trails on the Highlands-Cashiers plateau will offer you an Easter challenge like no other.
4. Antigua, Guatemala
To experience a truly traditional Easter getaway, head off to the cobblestoned town of Antigua and watch as it comes to life during the Holy Week. Look out for the Easter procession featuring thousands of men and women clad in costumes as they commemorate the events of Jesus's death. Participate in the procession or sit back and enjoy the colorful festival. The streets are also revamped with exquisite colorful carpets made of pine needles, sawdust, and flowers with evenings culminating in local live band shows as people converge for drinks and food.