Spring is here and so is Easter – the perfect time to enjoy some long-anticipated post-winter sun in one of our favorite Easter getaways. As the snow melts, the tourist season heats up, making this a great time for a long roadtrip, or an out-of-the-country adventure for you and your family to enjoy. Whichever you choose, you need to have an amazing destination on your list, so you can make the best of your time in your Easter getaway. Where to go? We’ve listed 8 spots that are ideal for this Easter time.
Top Easter getaways #1
With a sunshiny weather all year round (and an occasional dash of rain to wash the heat away), Costa Rica is a perfect spring break destination. How could anyone not fall in love with its forest fringed mountains, majestic volcanoes and white sandy beaches? Travelers flock to this Central American eco-destination for a glimpse of gorgeous wildlife hiding inside its well-preserved jungles. You can be adventurous: choose between kayaking, ziplining, diving and hiking. When it’s time to rest, indulge in a coffee-tasting tour or enjoy the local cuisine in the community market.
Top Easter getaways #2Washington D.C.
That’s right; your perfect Easter holiday need not be so exotic. Washington D.C., in addition to its vibrant green surroundings in spring, has a long-standing tradition of the Easter Egg Roll at no less than the White House. Here, guests gather to enjoy an egg rolling race, and maybe even a surprise visit from the man of the hour: don’t be silly, I don’t mean Trump… The Easter Bunny of course! If you’re too late to join the free ticket lottery closing February 15th, make sure to book your White House tour early – the (free) spaces sell out quickly! Book your stay at the W Hotel where you might grab a glimpse of the Presidential Ball while enjoying the hotel’s leisure facilities.
Top Easter getaways #3Morocco
Marrakesh becomes a favourite destination every time Easter comes around. This European-Mediterranean city is a fantastic destination for sunbathers and wanderlusters looking for something exotic and new to experience. Shoppers can revel in the city’s busy markets which are handsomely laden with goods, from perfumes and fruits to textiles and crafts. When not haggling with the sellers, take your time to soak the beautiful ancient parts of the town, where you and your family can learn stories about the vivid history, while admiring the splendid architecture.
Top Easter getaways #4Crete
Spring comes early to Crete, thanks to its panoramic seaside location in the Mediterranean. The north is colder than the south, which has its own microclimate, but you can expect at least eight hours of sunshine to admire the bright blue colored bay. It’s a great choice for solo travelers, couples and families – so everyone really; with such a laid back atmosphere, complemented by genuine Greek gastronomy, how could anyone object? Relax in the unspoiled beaches or explore historic sites during your stay. If you’re a keen photographer, pictures of the beautiful white homes slated against the bright blue sea would make a great souvenir. Hot tip: download the MyPostcard app to send your photos to loved ones from abroad.
Top Easter getaways #5San Francisco
The annual Union Street Easter Parade and Spring Celebration is one of the prides of San Francisco during spring. From the stretch of Presidio to the Embarcadero and the piers, crowds gather in the Union Street to see a bounty of floats, music and celebrities moving along. The city’s Easter celebration includes loads of games for kids, which usually take place at Fillmore. One way to enjoy the scenery is to secure an outdoor table at one of the restaurants along the route. Expect a lot of sunshine, a busy throng of locals in costumes, and lots of spring colors vibrantly decorating the streets.
Top Easter getaways #6New Orleans
Easter Sunday is a hit in New Orleans; they pull out all the stops for this special holiday. Make sure you take to the streets by 10 AM, when the oldest Easter parade, the Historic French Quarter parade, starts. This traditional event began in 1956 and goes from Antoine’s to Jackson Square, including a quick stop for mass at the St. Louis Cathedral. There will be women in fancy-dress throwing candy and beads from carriages. Look forward to a lot of such spectacles for the whole day; a good many eggs and candies are waiting to be caught.
Top Easter getaways #7Bali
The tropical country of Indonesia has always been one of the most sought-after Spring destinations because of its warm weather. During this time of the year, crowds revel in the fantastic resort beaches Bali is known for. Luxurious accommodations paired with many exciting activities – parasailing, snorkeling, diving and jet ski, anyone? As the evening takes over, the lights shine bright in Bali, thanks to its vibrant nightlife, where locals merrily serve you with the best they have to offer. Head to Kuta where you can immerse yourself in the community’s traditions. If you’re more about dining, the best route is towards Seminyak, where colorful lanterns adorn the many bars and restaurants awaiting your gastronomic pleasure.
Top Easter getaways #8Gran Canaria
One of the largest islands in the Canaries, Gran Canaria is home to a dramatic mountainous terrain standing out in various colors, making it a perfect spring destination for people searching for a panoramic escape. The northern mountains are leafy and verdant, while the southern ranges are arid and desert-like. People head towards Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where frothy waves welcome guests with a merry languor. Relax during your Easter holiday by staying in Playa de las Canderas – a gorgeous beachside haven which has been a favorite go-to spot by locals and tourists wanting to get away from city traffic.
8 Easter destinations from near and far, each bearing a promise of spectacular landscapes, pleasurable company and a warmer climate. Whether you choose a spot closer to home, or pack your bags and take a flight to another continent, these destinations will warm your heart and body with the best of Easter spirit as you celebrate this global tradition.
…you’ve been able to narrow down your holiday wishlist. The easter bunny in you doesn’t have to stop at easter getaways though… Why not try out some Easter DIY crafts to decorate your home this easter or add to your travel journal to remember this Easter? Whatever you will do – have fun!
All the best,
Theresa from MyPostcard