Courtesy Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
The Easter bunny gives a basket to a young guest at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
By Colleen Lanin, TODAY.com contributor
Families looking for a hopping good time are in for a basketful of fun at these five hotels rolling out the grassy green carpet for the Easter Bunny this year. these unique Easter offerings are sure to please egg-seeking kids as well as picture-snapping parents.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa – Huntington Beach, Calif. In addition to traditional hunts on the hotel lawn, guests at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach can collect underwater eggs from the hotel pool. Egg-decorating, an egg-and-spoon race and a waterslide relay race add to the seaside fun. Easter room rates range from $203-$415. Non-guests can dine on an elaborate brunch featuring a live jazz band, raw bar, chocolate fountain and more ($72 for adults, $25 for kids, free for those 5 and under) – then join in the Easter activities for free.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. If you’re looking for an Easter activity that really shines, check out the glow-in-the-dark egg hunt hosted by a live DJ at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. Children are given luminescent necklaces and bracelets to aid in their search for the glowing candy-stuffed eggs. As though waking up at the “happiest Place on Earth” wasn’t enough, children can receive a surprise delivery from the bunny himself. Parents arrange for the Easter Bunny to bring a basket filled with candy and a plush toy to the hotel room. Cost is $55 for the first basket and $40 for each additional basket. Easter room rates start at $239 per night.
The James Chicago – Chicago, Ill. For a unique twist on the classic Easter activity, The James Chicago is encouraging families to explore the Windy City. The hotel provides bicycles to borrow and a map to several tourist attractions around Chicago so kids can receive an egg stamp in their “passport” for each place visited. Hotel guests 12 and younger who bring back a full passport receive a complimentary Easter dessert at the on-site David Burke’s Primehouse. back in their room, families are treated to an Easter-themed turndown with hidden candies to find. Easter rates start at $359 per night in a loft suite featuring family-friendly movie screenings in a private media room.
Red Mountain Resort – St. George, UtahThis holistic active resort located amidst Southern Utah’s red rock cliffs and canyons is offering an Easter Geocache Fitness Activity for its guests (age 12+). Families will use a GPS unit to find camouflaged eggs. Instead of candy, the eggs are filled with exercises to be completed in order to win a prize (like a yoga mat or other exercise accessories). a last-minute deal for Easter weekend starts at $230 per person per night.
The Somerset on Grace Bay – Grace Bay, Turks & CaicosDon a snorkel mask and flippers and dive into the Somerset’s first annual “Sea”ster egg hunt. during the first week in April, kids will paint egg-shaped rocks. on Easter weekend, these painted treasures will be scattered into the turquoise waters of Grace Bay where families can snorkel to collect as many painted “eggs” as possible. The winning family will receive a family portrait to commemorate the trip. Holiday rates start at $900 per night for a one-bedroom villa.
These Easter festivities are offered to hotel guests only and are included in room rates unless otherwise noted.
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