Easter Vacation Ideas

Most schools offer a spring vacation around Easter time, which means that it's a good time to take the family on a vacation. Whether you want to participate in some Easter activities or just enjoy the weather, there are a number of excellent destinations for an Easter vacation.

Boston

Boston is full of historical significance. In the spring, the buds will start forming on the trees and it will be comfortably cool--the perfect time to take the "Freedom Trail" historical walking tour. There's also a good chance that you can see whales if you go on one of the whale-watching tours. Additionally, the Department of Conservation and Recreation hosts a yearly Easter egg hunt.

Washington, D.C.

If you're able to get tickets, the White House Easter Egg Roll makes a great destination for your Easter vacation. Tickets are available through the National Park Service the Monday before Easter and are extremely limited. Even if you aren't able to get tickets to the egg roll, the Smithsonian museums are free and will please people of all ages.

Hawaii

The weather in Hawaii is great year round, but if you go during the spring time, you'll avoid most of the crowds. You can attend the Easter sunrise service at Ala Moana beach. There is also an Easter egg hunt at the Royal Hawaiian hotel, and occasionally, diving centers will hold an underwater egg hunt.

Cruises

A cruise--no matter where you go--can make an excellent family vacation. The price is all-inclusive and there are activities for all ages. If you're on a cruise ship on Easter day, you'll find a number of Easter-related activities. For example, on Royal Caribbean cruises, you'll find Easter mass; face painting and an egg hunt for the kids; and a traditional Easter buffet, including ham, potatoes and many other delicacies.

Atlantic City

If you want to see a good Easter parade, then you should head to Atlantic City. This is the site of the nation's oldest Easter Sunday parade. You'll find it along the boardwalk.

Mexico

You'll find warm weather and more when you travel to Mexico. Easter time is a big deal in Mexico. You'll find a number of festivals celebrating the life of Christ. Most popular are the Passion Plays, which enact the Last Supper, betrayal, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

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