With spring in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll celebrate Easter. This year, there are plenty of exciting activities to choose from, ranging from egg hunts and photo ops with the Easter Bunny to family-friendly brunches.
To help you make the most of the season, we’ve put together a guide to all the exciting Easter events happening in Carlsbad this year. So, hop into any of these fun activities and get ready for an egg-citing Easter!
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First up, 20|Twenty at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa is hosting a delicious Easter brunch on Sunday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Indulge in juicy leg of lamb, lemon rosemary chicken, poached shrimp salad, baja ceviche and marinated calamari. If you’re in the mood for something special, you can also order omelets and eggs made to order, as well as a selection of sandwiches and sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth. The cost is $160 per person, and children 12 and under are $45.
The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is planning an unforgettable Easter brunch with activities for the kids. Brunch will be filled with family-friendly entertainment, there will be a large egg hunt of 15,000+ eggs and the menu will have a delicious spread of culinary delights. Guests can feast on a variety of soups and salads, chilled seafood including Alaskan king crab, shrimp, and smoked salmon and imported and domestic cheeses. There will be carving stations as well as eggs and pancake stations with various toppings and fillings. Lunch specialties feature made-to-order steak and lobster, pan-seared sea bass, and red curry risotto scallops with rock shrimp. For the little ones, there will be mini burgers, chicken tenders and mac & cheese. Easter-themed desserts like strawberry blondies and fruit pebbles marshmallow treats will also be offered.. Buffet reservations are available from 10am to 2pm, and the cost is $185 per adult and $65 per child (4-11).
Another unforgettable Easter celebration is happening at the Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach. The Coastal Easter Buffet at Chandler’s restaurant, two Easter egg hunts, face painting, a bubble station, a photo booth and lawn games on the Shearwater terrace and lawn are just a few of the activities that will be available. Brunch will feature delicious dishes, including chicken tenders and mac ‘n cheese, for the kids’ buffet. Chandler’s will also serve its dinner menu, and there’s an Easter Picnic Buffet with seafood, a salad station, a carving station, and an “Eggs and Such” station. Activities are scheduled on Sunday, April 9, from 10 am to 3 pm. Adults cost $100, and kids are $30.
Ember & Rye at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa will also be serving up an array of delectable dishes including an iced seafood display, handcrafted local salumi, sushi and sashimi, smoked fish platters, American farmhouse cheese display and salads. For breakfast lovers, there will be an omelet station, S’mores French Toast and Ruben Benedict. Carving stations will feature smoked prime rib, cedar roasted salmon and roasted porchetta. There are also special entrees like Baja sea bass, braised lamb shoulder, roasted fingerling potatoes or the desert buffet, featuring an assortment of pastries
For a festive meal complete with ocean views, live music and a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, head to The Crossings at Carlsbad Canyons Restaurant. Enjoy a mouthwatering array of dishes, including charcuterie board, baked brie en croute, shrimp cocktail, seasonal fruit, mixed baby greens or broccoli salad, brown sugar maple glazed salmon, slow-roasted prime rib, an omelet station, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, turkey sausage and bacon and much, much more. Kids can indulge in chicken bites, macaroni and cheese, tater tots and waffles. The menu also includes bottomless mimosas and other bottomless beverage options starting at $15. Pricing is $95 for adults, $65 for seniors, $35 for kids ages 7-17 and free for kids 6 and under.
Take your Easter celebration online and explore Beach Terrace’s egg-cellent, one-of-a-kind adventure. The Great Easter Rate Hunt Contest is their most thrilling virtual event of the year. Beach lovers and sun seekers can score big and discover hidden treasures in the form of exclusive hotel reservations. The hunt is all online and gives participants the chance to uncover oceanfront room discounts hidden throughout the reservation calendar. Register now for exclusive access to this limited-time event on Sunday, April 9.
If Easter memories are on the top of your list, hop on over to The Shoppes at Carlsbad until Saturday, April 8 for a chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Walk-up guests are welcome, and reservations are encouraged for this popular event. Time slots are available in 15-minute blocks and can accommodate up to five families at a time. Don’t miss out on the chance to capture the perfect Easter snapshot with your loved ones!
At the Village Faire Shopping Center in Carlsbad Village, spring blooms with Easter fun and free family entertainment on ‘Easter’ Saturday, April 8! Mister Twister Balloons and Nancy’s Paintology will provide balloon twisting and face painting for the kids in the courtyard from 2 pm to 4 pm. An Easter bag, compliments of the shopping center, will be handed out to the first 100 kids (12 and under) between 3 pm and 4pm. Hop on over for some free, family fun!
If you’re looking for a way to welcome spring in the sweetest way, find all of the treats you’re looking for at Chuao Chocolatier’s. They have everything from adorable bunny-shaped chocolates to carrot cake chocolate bars, so you can find the perfect gift for your loved ones’ Easter baskets.
Lastly, the annual City of Carlsbad Eggstravaganza is home to Carlsbad’s biggest egg hunt. The Eggstravaganza, on Saturday, April 8, will feature an egg scramble, a fun zone with games and activities for all ages, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating and a fun chance to ‘soak the bunny’. There will be a noncompetitive field for young children, children with special needs and families wanting a photo opportunity. Activity cards and unlimited fun zone wristbands can be purchased in advance to avoid long lines during the event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until eggs run out. No registration is needed, just walk in for a fun-filled spring day!
Check out any one of these egg-straordinary Easter activities in Carlsbad this year for memories that the whole family will remember for years to come.
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