Top 10 Easter Travel Destinations
The Windy City is the perfect Midwest Easter destination that the entire family will surely enjoy. I asked Miller what should visitors to Chicago be doing on Easter Sunday. “Easter Brunch on the Chicago River. You can enjoy spectacular views of Chicago’s world famous skyline while the children are entertained by an appearance from the Easter Bunny. The whole family will appreciate a stroll along the outer decks and a special visit to the bridge.”
This is a religious holiday after all, so why not spend it in one of the holiest locales on the planet – Rome. A visit to St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican City will definitely provide you with a great Easter memory that is sure to last a lifetime.
New York City
The “Big Apple” transforms into the “Big Easter Egg” each spring when New York City presents its annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. The festivities take place between 10am and 4pm along 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th street.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Holy Week is a colorful Brazilian event filled with beautiful processions and floral carpets. After celebrating the holiday, be sure to make your way to the warm beaches of Rio for a little fun in the sun.
Another U.S. city travelers should check out over the holiday is Nashville. Miller adds, “nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this beautiful, hilly city has Southern charm as well as a big city feel.” Each year families head to the Nashville Zoo for “Eggstravaganzoo”, with such festivities as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Definitely one of the more unique ways to celebrate Easter. Families can visit Ski Dubai, which offers an Easter egg hunt that includes goodies hidden throughout the facility’s fake snow mounds.
San Francisco, California
In addition to amazing attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Alcatraz Island, San Francisco provides a fun-filled schedule of Easter events all weekend long. On Saturday, head over to the annual “Spring Eggstravaganza” from 11am to 3pm at Stern Grove. Then on Sunday check out the 19th annual Easter Parade taking place on Union Street from Gough to Fillmore.
Easter is very popular in Germany. Festivities kick off Good Friday with most Germans dining on fish, continue through Easter Saturday with a visit to the market and culminate Easter Sunday with kids hunting for Easter baskets before heading to mass. Berlin offers travelers alot do and see. But why break the bank? Miller’s travel tip, “for 20 Euros take a city hopper bus tour; it’s a great way to catch all the must see sites of Berlin; you can spend as little as two hours or jump on and off the buses and spend a whole day touring Berlin.”
Amsterdam comes into bloom with Easter colors throughout. From pastel decorations in store and home windows to daffodils and tulips popping up all around the city, this European city welcomes Easter and the beginning of much needed warmer weather and new beginnings.
The Nation’s Capital hosts various events ranging from Easter brunch at various DC restaurants to the White House Easter Egg Roll with the current U.S. president and the Easter bunny himself.