Egg-cellent Easter Weekend Getaways Kids Will Love

These Easter getaways promise a basketful of family hoppenings.


Easter 2014: Cape May, NJ
Congress Hall

Winter may not be over yet, but earlybird Easter weekend packages have already started popping up at kid-friendly resorts, promising bunny-themed events, lavish brunches, and scores upon scores of colorful eggs. Here are five places where families can find fun-filled Easter celebrations:


Congress Hall

Where: Cape May, NJ Why: Because this grand Victorian beachfront resort in Cape May has planned a fun-filled Easter weekend, with a classy brunch buffet in the hotel’s ballroom, two Easter egg hunts on the huge Congress Hall lawn, and afternoon of family lawn games including potato sack races and a scavenger hunt, as well as rides on the Congress Hall Express mini train.


Hotel Hershey

Where: Hershey, PA Why: Because while the smell of chocolate wafts through the air all year in Hershey, Easter is a particularly sweet holiday. Hershey’/ s most luxurious hotel offers Easter weekend cookie decorating, egg hunts, bingo, character appearances, and a Hershey's Kiss Hunt. The two-night Easter package includes accommodations, one-day tickets to Hersheypark, Saturday breakfast, Easter Sunday breakfast, and more.


(MORE: View a family trip plan: 3 days in Hershey with kids.)


Pinehurst Resort

Easter 2014: Pinehurst, NC
Pinehurst Resort

Where: Pinehurst, NC Why: Because this hallowed North Carolina golf resort is surprisingly kid-friendly and Easter weekend offers myriad opportunities for families to have fun together. Easter weekend festivities include a resort-wide scavenger hunt, bounce houses, face-painting, an egg toss, and a birdhouse-painting workshop. Aside from the usual Easter Sunday egg hunt, there's also a flashlight egg hunt on Friday night to give bigger kids a challenge, followed by a family movie.


Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Where: Myrtle Beach, SC Why: Because the Grand Strand is synonymous with family fun and the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is offering a basketful of Easter activities. The fun kicks off on Friday with egg and cookie decorating, a family movie night, and s'more roasts under the stars. There will also be an egg hunt, Easter brunch, and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail. In between all the Easter activities, families can rent bicycles, take in a round of golf, or go for a swim in the indoor pool. The two-night Easter package includes accommodations, Easter Sunday brunch, and all-weekend festivities.


(MORE: View a family trip plan: 3 days in Myrtle Beach with kids.)


Woodloch Resort

Easter 2014: Poconos, PA
Woodloch Resort

Where: Hawley, PA Why: Because this beloved family-owned all-inclusive Poconos resort has scheduled in a ton of fun for Easter weekend, from egg hunts and a petting zoo to arts and crafts to a children’s party with the Easter Bunny. The two-night Easter weekend package starts at $199 per adult, per night.


Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to

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