Terranea Resort, Los Angeles, CA
The Deal: This Pacific coast area hotel’s Easter Brunch on March 31st is definitely family-friendly. Served in the Palos Verdes Ballroom, one can fill up on blueberry ricotta pancakes, steak and eggs, as well as a bounty of fresh breads and homemade desserts. Tiny tots will love the free activities including the petting zoo and egg hunt. The whole family can participate in the egg coloring and drawings. Bonus: Parents can spring for an Easter Bunny Tuck in for children, where the furry friend will deliver a treat-filled basket to your little one.
Book It: Cost is $85 for adults and $40 for children 5-10, children 4 and under are free. Seating times are 10:00 am, 10:30am, 1:00pm & 1:30pm. Reserve through www.terranea.com.
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
The Deal: If you’re lucky enough to already be in the Caribbean during Spring Break season, this revitalized resort will have a Easter brunch ready at their Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill. In addition to the always beloved omelette and carving stations, interesting dishes like garlic mojo skirt steak salad, jerk chicken (naturally) and other island favorites will be served.
Book It: Cost is $55 per adult and $25 for children. Call 800-828-0745 x6007.
The May Fair, Mayfair, London
The Deal: Sure one can indulge in the traditional British tea, but why not make it extra fun this Easter if you’re across the pond, and go for this funky hotel’s Chocolate Afternoon Tea? It’s a decadent affair of cocoa-infused delights such as Eggnog chocolate cream pot, chocolate and mascarpone carrot cake, and white chocolate and cherry cheese cake.
Book It: This special tea will be served until April 28th in Quince restaurant at the May Fair and also The May Fair Bar for $39 per person. Reserve through www.themayfairhotel.co.uk/easter
Kimpton’s Morrison House Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia
The Deal: A specials “Children’s Story Time Tea with Mrs. B” will take place where good manners are taught about tea time and little guests (who are encouraged to don their very best, including hats) and their caretakers will have a special tea. Or they can head to The Grille for Easter Tea and a brunch of strawberry rhubarb beignets, Apple Jack pancakes, eggs Benedict, and more.
Book It: The March 31st Story Time event is at 2pm and includes an Easter egg hunt. Cost is $38 per adult and $28 per child. Reservations required via 703-838-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Grille brunch is $50 per adult and $30 per child 12 & under. Book at www.thegrillealexandria.com.
The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Maryland
The Deal: Near Washington, D.C. and less than two hours from Baltimore and Philadelphia, this 78-room inn’s Easter package offers egg and cookie decorating activities for younger guests, s’mores by the campfire and Easter-themed classic movies for everyone. The Sunday brunch at the waterfront Sherwood’s Landing restaurant will be the setting for the egg hunt on the property’s lush grounds. Guests who book the package can also indulge in an off-property introduction to aerial yoga or spinning class. Or, for a more leisurely pace, enjoy a croquet or bocce game or tour the 200-year-old gardens.
Book It: The package starts at $255 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Easter Sunday Brunch is $65 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Reserve through www.perrycabin.com or 866-278-9601.
El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California
The Deal: Recently reopened after a seven-year remodel, what better way to celebrate than a Pink Champagne Easter Brunch. A 10 a.m. egg hunt on the Pacific Lawn begins the festivities, followed by brunch, served until 2 p.m. Rosé champagne will be free flowing, and an a la carte menu will be presented, followed by a grand dessert station.
Book It: Cost is $85 per adult and $40 per child under age 12, not including tax and gratuity. Call 805-845-5800.
[Photos: Terranea Resort/May Fair Hotel]