Although often not named as such, Easter can be situated right alongside Thanksgiving and Christmas as one of the must-travel holidays for families. All it takes is finding some cheap airfare and you could take part in one of the world’s best Easter festivities.
Central Park Egg Hunt Extravaganza
Until you’ve scoured 40 acres of New York’s 834-acre Central Park for the perfect egg, you haven’t truly lived the egg hunt experience. The event is free and includes an egg roll race and a bunny petting zoo. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to nail down cheap flights to New York year round if you play your cards right, so you don’t have to miss out on this exceptional experience.
Miami Seaquarium Easter Egg Hunt
Score some cheap flights to Miami for Easter and be prepared for one of the less-traditional egg hunts. More like a carnival, the Seaquarium sets up a 5-acre Bunnypalooza every year, complete with rides, music, and face painting. And don’t miss the Easter Bunny arrival ceremony.
Hayes Easter Egg Roll
You can pack some U.S. history into your Easter festivities this year in Ohio. President Rutherford B. Hayes started the White House egg hunt while in office, and his traditional is carried out every year at the historic Hayes home in Freemont, Ohio. Pack your history book for the flights and you’ll be well-versed to be the family historian for your trip.
Wells Fargo Golden Bunny Classic Candy Hunt and Fun Race
Combine your spring ski vacation packages with your Easter celebration in Winter Park, Colorado. Airlines will often offer discount airfare for spring skiing, so you could easily find some cheap airfare to the resort and become part of the 30-year Golden Bunny Classic, complete with a candy hunt on the mountain and a ski “bunny” race for the tots.
Roaring Camp Railroad Extraordinary Easter Egg Hunt
Catch the train just outside Santa Cruz, California and in just over an hour you’ll find yourself among the world’s largest trees in the redwood forest atop Bear Mountain for a chocolate candy egg hunt. In addition to booking your airline tickets in advance, you’ll want to make sure you make train reservations with plenty of time to spare in order to secure your spot.
Cypress Gardens Easter
Visit the site of the Guinness World Record holder for the largest Easter egg hunt at the Cypress Gardens theme park near Winter Haven, Florida. The park just reopened March 28, so the Easter festivities this year may be not as extravagant, but that just means it’ll make for a cheap vacation package for your Easter weekend.
Guatemala Easter Festival
For a more traditional Easter travel to the Guatemala Easter Festival in Antigua for one of the world’s largest Holy Week and Easter celebrations. The whole city partakes in the festivities and if you can find some cheap airfare you too could be whisked away to the city where some of the Easter traditions date back to the 16th century, including the processional where residents line the cobblestone streets with hand-laid carpet designs of dyed sawdust, pine needles, plants, and flowers.
Easter in Europe
For some of the most scenic Easter egg hunts, travel to the United Kingdom. The castles and rolling green hills of England and Scotland are sure to offer a memorable family Easter vacation. If you can handle making last-minute travel plans, you might be able to snatch some affordable airline tickets for the whole family. Also check for the days and weeks following Easter weekend for some off-season discount airfare.