Easter Egg Hunts & Other HOPpenings 2017
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Celebrate Easter in San Diego with these fun, family-friendly activities! You'll find egg hunts, bunny visits, crafts, brunches and worship services. Happy Easter!
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|Easter Champagne Brunch at the Hamburger Factory. A sumptuous Easter spread awaits the whole family at this buffet brunch that promises an array of culinary delights. Feast on omelettes, pancakes, bacon and sausage, as well as other mouthwatering items such as baby back ribs, tri-tip and ham, BBQ chicken and an assortment of salads. Kids’ favorites like French toast sticks, corn dogs and chicken nuggets are also included. End your meal on a sweet note with a variety of muffins and desserts. April 16, 9 am-2 pm. $26.99 w/champagne and $21.99 w/o; ages 10 & under $9.99. Old Poway Park, 14122 Midland Rd., Poway. www.hamburgerfactory.com.|
2017 Egg Hunts, Bunny Visits & Spring Activities
Pacific Southwest Railway Museum’s Bunny Trains. Enjoy an old-time train ride through San Diego’s rugged back country, have fun with the Easter Bunny, join an egg hunt and make a craft. April 8, 9 & 15, 10 am, 12:15 & 2:30 pm. $5-$18. 750 Depot St., Campo. www.psrm.org/bunny-train.
FREE Find Eggs in Linda Vista. Be part of the egg hunt and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Participants will be grouped by age. April 8, 10-11:30 am. Please bring a basket. Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St. 858-573-1392.
FREE Egg Hunt at Paseo del Rey Church. This annual event for children, toddler through first grade, also includes a story time and craft, games, snacks and face painting. April 8, 9:30-11:30 am. Children older than 6 are welcome to participate with their younger siblings. 900 Paseo del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-421-7733.
FREE Easter Surprises at Standley Park & Recreation Center. Egg hunt, face painting, egg coloring, crafts and more. April 8, 10 am-noon. For ages 10 & under. 3585 Governor Dr., San Diego. 858-552-1652.
FREE Eggs Galore at Willie Henderson Sports Complex. Plus jumps, petting zoo and photo booth. April 8, 10 am-1 pm. 1035 S. 45th St., San Diego. 619-527-3407.
The Easter Bunny at the Zoo. Have your family’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny. April 8, 9, 15 & 16, 11 am-4 pm. Free with admission. Balboa Park. www.sandiegozoo.org.
FREE Easter Treasure Hunt & Photos with the Easter Bunny. Children, ages 3-12, can pick up a treasure map at the registration table in the Easter Bunny photo area, and have the map stamped at various restaurants to receive a gift bag filled with treats. April 9, noon-2 pm. Old California Restaurant Row, 1020 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. www.oldcalrestaurantrow.com/special-events.
FREE Palm Sunday Picnic & Egg Hunt. Get a headstart in celebrating Easter at this event following the 10 am service. Toddlers to teens as well as their families are invited to the Preschool Lawn for lunch and an egg hunt. April 9, 11:15 am. San Carlos United Methodist Church, 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd. www.sancarlosumc.org.
Easter Weekend at San Diego Metro KOA. Registered guests can spend a weekend of camping, spring crafts, an egg hunt, a movie and a visit from Mr. E. Stir Bunny. April 14-16; visit website for more information. 111 N. 2nd Ave., Chula Vista. www.koa.com/campgrounds/san-diego/events.
Easter Bunny Teas at The Westgate Hotel. Traditional European afternoon tea with treats plus an egg hunt, a magic show and the Easter Bunny. April 14 & 15, 2:30-5 pm. $35-$50 plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations online. 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com.
Eggstravaganza at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Welcome spring and the changes it brings during this annual event where you can make a shark egg craft, view animal eggs, join an “underwater egg hunt” and more. April 14-16, 11 am-3 pm. Free with admission. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu.
FREE Carmel Valley Spring Egg Hunt. Egg hunting, crafts and prizes, jumps and bunny photos. April 15, 9 am-noon; call or visit website for egg hunt times. For ages 12 & under. Carmel Valley Community Park, 3777 Townsgate Dr. www.sandiego.gov; 858-552-1616.
Spring Eggstravaganza in Santee. Have a hoppin’ good time with continuous egg hunts for ages 8 & under, pony rides, crafts, inflatables, petting zoo, carnival rides and games, and more. April 15, 9 am-3 pm. Ride/activity tickets $1 each (cash only). Santee Lakes, Lake 5, 9310 Fanita Pkwy. www.egghuntsantee.com.
FREE Make a Treat Basket at the Lakeshore Learning Store. For ages 3 & up. April 15, 11 am-3 pm. 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego & 702 Center Dr., San Marcos. www.lakeshorelearning.com.
FREE Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt. Treat-filled eggs, games and refreshments for children, grades 3 & under. 10:30 am-noon. La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us.
Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt in Fallbrook. A bunny visit, egg hunts by age group, games and contests. April 15; breakfast, 8 am; egg hunts, 10 am. $4-$5; egg hunt free. Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/participate/ProgramGuides.html.
La Jolla Egg Hunt. Also, crafts, goodie bags, photo op with Peter Rabbit and more. April 15, 10 am-noon. Egg hunt is free; $5 for other activities. For ages 2-12. La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. 858-552-1658.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggstravaganza in Coronado. Breakfast includes egg hunt, crafts, goodie bags, prize wheel and more on April 15, starting at 9 am. $9-$11; tickets must be purchased in advance. From 1-3:30 pm, enjoy egg hunts, a life-sized Candyland game, Easter Bunny visits, carnival games and crafts. Egg hunts free; fee for some activities. Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. 619-522-7342.
FREE Community Easter Egg Hunt. Plus bounce houses, Easter Bunny photos and face painting. April 15, 10 am. Visit website for egg hunt times. Existence Church, 10960 Via Frontera, Rancho Bernardo. www.facebook.com/events/1935526596676457.
Breakfast with Peter Cottontail & Spring Egg Scramble. Breakfast on April 15 from 8-10 am inside the Williams Barn at Walnut Grove Park. At 10:15 am, toddlers through fifth graders are invited to be part of the community scramble with 10,000 prize-filled eggs. Breakfast: $4-$5; egg scramble: $5 per family. 1950 Sycamore Dr., San Marcos. www.san-marcos.net.
EGGStravaganza Spring Festival in Carlsbad. An ongoing egg scramble of multiple egg hunts plus a noncompetitive field for young children and kids with special needs. Also, a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses and more. Activity cards/unlimited fun zone wrist bands $6 each. April 15, 10 am-1 pm. Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd. www.carlsbadconnect.org.
Spring Party with Bunny. Kiddos can decorate their own bunny ears, visit real bunnies in a petting zoo, make crafts, plant a flower to take home, have their photos taken with a gentle bunny and join a parade. April 15, 10 am-1 pm. Event day passes: $15 per child; first come, first served. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. Details at www.sdbgarden.org.
FREE Egg Hunt in Poway. Living Way Church hosts this year’s event that also includes arts and crafts, a Fun Zone, and photos with Benny and Bonnie Bunny. April 15, 8 am-1 pm. Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr. www.poway.org.
FREE Eggs & Goodies at Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Egg hunts plus a 40-foot obstacle course, a bounce house, arts and crafts, and face painting. April 15, 1 pm. Returned eggs will qualify participants for special goodie bags. 1405 Diamond St. For details, call 858-581-9927.
FREE Torrey Hills Egg Hunt. Also, crafts, music, jumps and face painting. April 15, 9-11 am. Torrey Hills Community Park, 4262 Calle Mejillones, San Diego. 858-552-1687.
FREE Spring Egg Hunt in Encinitas with 20,000 eggs up for grabs! Plus shows from Hullabaloo (10:45 & 11:45 am) and children’s activities. April 15, 10 am-1 pm; egg hunt times: 10:15, 11 & 11:45 am. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr. www.cityofencinitas.org.
FREE Hunt for Eggs in Oceanside. Four egg hunts with prizes, a magic show, vendors and more. April 15, 10 am-1 pm. Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd. www.ci.oceanside.ca.us; 760-435-5041.
FREE Spring Egg Hunt at Adams Recreation Center. Egg scrambles, face painting, crafts, music and more. April 15, 10 am-12:30 pm. Bring a basket. 3491 Adams Ave., San Diego. www.sandiego.gov; 619-235-1149.
FREE Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt hosted by the Vista Optimist Club. An all-you-can-eat breakfast plus a bonnet contest, jumps, crafts, face painting and Easter Bunny pictures. April 15, 7:30-11 am; egg hunt, 10 am. $5. 600 Optimist Way, Vista. www.vistaoptimist.org.
FREE Egg Hunt at Morley Field Sports Complex. Also, games, arts and crafts, egg toss, sack races and cake walks. April 15, 9:30 am-noon; egg hunt at 11 am. 2221 Morley Field Dr., San Diego. 619-525-8262.
Belmont Park’s Easter Bash. On April 16, join the annual egg hunt on the beach (9 am-12:30 pm; register online) as well as an exciting hunt within the park (1 pm). Up for grabs are 12,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and Belmont park goodies. Don’t miss a special brunch buffet at WaveHouse from 9 am-12:30 pm, and meet the Easter Bunny from 2-4 pm in the food court area. Egg hunt in the park is free; $5 for beach egg hunt. 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego. www.belmontpark.com.
Easter Worship Services
FREE Easter Family Service at San Carlos United Methodist Church. Attend this pint-sized, 45-minute service for children and families, and learn about the real meaning of Easter in fun and imaginative ways. April 15, 5 pm. 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd. www.sancarlosumc.org.
FREE Easter Sunrise Service at Balboa Park. Inspiring Easter message and music. April 16, 6:30 am. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. 858-454-7324.
FREE Easter at Faith Presbyterian Church. On April 16, check out an egg hunt for kids of all ages (8:45 am) and attend Easter service (9:30 am) with Sunday school and nursery care available. 5075 Campanile Dr., San Diego. www.faithchurchsandiego.org.
FREE Sunrise Service at The Flower Fields presented by The Fields Church. April 16, 6:30-8 am. Free breakfast follows. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. www.thefieldschurch.org.
FREE Easter Sunrise at the Bay. Join Encompass and Water’s Edge of First United Methodist Church of San Diego for outdoor worship at Mission Bay Park on April 16 from 6-8 am. Have coffee and donuts after worship. De Anza Cove Gazebo, 3000 N. Mission Bay Dr. www.fumcsd.org.
FREE Family Funday & Easter Services at City View Church. Free breakfast, petting zoo, carnival games, and more on April 16, starting at 9 am. At 10:30 am, kids can listen to the Easter story then join an age-appropriate egg hunt. Each child receives a generous supply of candy. Services at 9 & 10:30 am. 8404 Phyllis Place, San Diego. www.cityviewsd.com.
Easter Champagne Brunch at the Hamburger Factory. A sumptuous Easter spread awaits the whole family at this buffet brunch that promises an array of culinary delights. Feast on omelettes, pancakes, bacon and sausage, as well as other mouthwatering items such as baby back ribs, tri-tip and ham, BBQ chicken and an assortment of salads. Kids’ favorites like French toast sticks, corn dogs and chicken nuggets are also included. End your meal on a sweet note with a variety of muffins and desserts. April 16, 9 am-2 pm. $26.99 w/champagne and $21.99 w/o; ages 10 & under $9.99. Old Poway Park, 14122 Midland Rd., Poway. www.hamburgerfactory.com.
Easter Champagne Brunch at The Westgate Hotel. Delectable selections plus a children’s section. Also, face painting and the Easter Bunny. April 16, 10 am-3 pm. $35-$89 plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations online. 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com.
Easter Dining Cruises by Hornblower Cruises & Events San Diego. Enjoy a brunch cruise with unlimited champagne and sparkling cider, the Easter Bunny and spectacular bay views. April 16, 11 am-1 pm & noon-2 pm. Easter dinner cruise also available (6-9 pm). Grape St. Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. For fees and reservations, visit www.hornblower.com.
The Del’s Easter Celebration. Champagne Easter Brunch in the Crown Room or ocean view Ballroom with live music. April 16, 9 am-2:30 pm. Hotel guests can also enjoy egg hunts (call 619-522-8815 for times and to register) and crafts ($5-$10) from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Visit website for fees and reservations. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com/events/easter.
Easter Brunch at Grand Tradition. Buffet plus an egg hunt led by the Easter Bunny. April 16, 10 am-1 pm. $10-$59. 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook. www.grandtradition.com.
Brunch Buffet at TWENTY/20. Also includes live music, an egg hunt for all ages and photos with the Easter Bunny. April 16, 11:30 am-3:30 pm; egg hunt and photo booth, 1 pm. $30-$65; ages 3 & under free. Call for reservations. 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad. www.twenty20grill.com; 760-827-2500.
Brunch & Egg Hunt at Pine Hills Lodge. Plus face painting for the kiddos. April 16; brunch, 9 am & 1 pm; egg hunt, 11 am. $10.95-$15.95. Call for reservations. 2960 La Posada Way, Julian. www.pinehillslodge.com; 760-765-1100.
Easter at Rancho Bernardo Inn. A traditional brunch buffet, a special three-course brunch menu plus photos with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt on Aragon Lawn. April 16, 11 am-3 pm; visit website for egg hunt times, fees and reservations. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego. www.ranchobernardoinn.com.
Things change. That’s why we’ve included phone numbers and websites when available. Since most activities require advance reservations or have limited space, don’t forget to call first to confirm dates, times and admission prices.
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Updated: March 2017