Easter is celebrated to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, falling on the 9th of April this year. The week before Easter is celebrated as a holy week, with every day of the week having a special message attached to it. Good Friday (7th April 2023) generally marks the start of the long Easter weekend and its festivities. Easter traditions like going to church and attending the Easter mass, eating ham and hot cross buns, and decorating eggs are the American way of marking this day’s festivities.
The season of spring and the month of April has the aroma of the easter bunny and beautifully colored Easter eggs and unending planning to hide them. Hiding the easter eggs, and organizing competitions for who finds the most eggs is an every-year ritual. Why not plan something different this year? Gather the whole family around or just go solo or with friends & try hunting places for your road trip that are both accessible and within your budget across the USA. Here is our list to help you with your planning:
Popular Locations Across the USA to Celebrate Easter
Disneyland- Florida & California
You can’t miss Disneyland when it comes to fun trips with family – young ones, middle-aged, teenagers, parents, and grandparents, everyone enjoys this experience. Mickey mouse, Winnie- the Pooh, Star wars, Disney princesses, Cars, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, etc. you name it they have it. So turn your or your child’s dream into reality to meet their hero & be their favorite person in the whole wide world. Whether California or Florida, the Disney experience is a must for every American. Watch Disneyland full of Easter joy, see Disney shows, and the Disney parade, and also meet your & your family’s favorite Disney characters. Shopping, eating, and fun rides enjoyed by the whole family together. Don’t miss sprinkling some Disney magic on your young ones with the “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique”. So pack your bags and rush to avoid the long lines for rides.
If you wish to go the more urban way, New York is the perfect destination. Put on your colorful clothes and bonnets and be the part of Easter parade, which starts on Easter Sunday, along 5th avenue in NYC. You can enjoy multiple easter special cuisines offered by restaurants and cafes all across New York. You can go around the streets of Manhattan and visit the Empire state building or visit the Vessel or take a walk on the Brooklyn bridge, it is a not to be missed experience. You can also head to Beacon, New York for peaceful and scenic locations thanks to it being situated at the footsteps of Mt.Beacon and you can hike, shop and enjoy. Participate in the annual egg hunt and related festivities and enjoy face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, and dining, or just hop on your wheels to get across to numerous art galleries. New York offers you both city and countryside experiences in one location.
What better way to celebrate than to head to the US capital and participate in the White House Easter egg roll 2023 with the President and 1st lady of the USA. Visit the Capitol building, the Mall, or any of the 17 Smithsonian museums and become a part of American history.
The cherry blossoms at Tidal Basin only bloom for 2 weeks around Easter, so enjoy the pink bloom, reminding you of the US and Japan’s friendship. You can also take a little detour and go for tulip picking at Burnside Farms with family and friends. If you want something more, just take a 50-minute drive to hop onto the Bunny train at Walkersville, MD.
You can experience bunnies firsthand with Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard, Maryland.
Say Aloha to the gorgeous beaches of Hawaii this Easter. Multiple kinds of beaches including white sand, black sand, olivine, or green sand can be only found in Hawaii. A unique blend of wildlife like parrot fish, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, Pacific golden plovers, and many more can only be found in Hawaiian islands. Immerse in local culture with Hula dancing lessons and enjoy Easter brunch with Hawaiian cuisines like poi, laulau, kalua pig, lomi salmon, fresh fruit directly from trees, etc. You can go island hopping and experience multiple egg roll activities across various islands of Hawaii.
Home of the famous Hershey’s chocolate, you can head to Pennsylvania and the aroma of cocoa will welcome you for a lovely easter weekend. You can visit the Hershey Chocolate World and create a sweet memory with your family and friends. You can also head to the town of Jim Thorpe, famous for its coal mining history and Olympic gold medalist and American athlete Jim Thorpe. You can visit the grave of Mr. Thorpe or visit the Turn-Hole Tunnel, Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, and take a train ride exploring the banks of Leigh river. Pennsylvania is more of a hidden gem to be experienced for a great Easter getaway.
Visit Boone in North Carolina and explore the Blue Ridge mountains, hike the Cascades trail, go whitewater rafting in freshly melted snow water, or just meet the Easter bunny at Tweetsie railroad, this Easter. Charlotte is also another memorable location in North Carolina, visit the Cullasaja Falls, explore the Pee Dee river basin, go hiking, boating, camping, and much more. You can participate in North Carolina Easter festival and enjoy the activities of face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, and also an Easter egg hunt is a must to mark the festivities.
Celebrate Easter with Nature
National Parks & Water Falls
If you wish to experience the joy of Easter with a break from your daily hectic routine, heading to nature is the best option to relax. Here is a list of some of our recommendations:
- You can head to Lake Powel for wakeboarding, camping, sea kayaking, house boating, and many more activities.
- You can also stop by Niagra Falls or one of the multiple national parks from Great Smoky Mountains National park, Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, or just visit the Grand Canyon for an in-sync nature experience.
Go on a road trip on the ultimate Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles and experience the thrill of the drive and enjoy the scenic locations. You should not miss the chance of watching a movie while seated in the car and enjoying the traditional meals at many family-run motels on this route. The best time to take a road trip on route 66 is in April, around Easter this year.
Big Sur, California
The Big Sur offers beautiful locations like Garrapata State Park, Partington Cove, Salmon Creek Falls, and many more. The best season to visit starts in April and goes up to October. You can visit Pfeiffer Beach, Bixby Bridge, and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to enjoy the stunning beaches and vibrant wildlife
You can look at the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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