Springtime in LA can be easily missed by visitors. Locals notice wildflower popping up on the hillsides and the longer days with warm breezes. But wherever you are from, Easter celebrations are everywhere in Los Angeles. Whether you have some little ones looking for an egg hunt or are a thirty-something looking to get out on the holiday weekend, you’ll find it here in the city.
Big Bunny Spring Fling
Many of Los Angeles public institutions get into the act for Easter, chief among them is the Zoo at Griffith Park. The Zoo runs the celebration over three days, April 14th to 16th, from 11 to four. Along with the six-foot-tall Easter icon, there are plenty of furry friends for the kids, and grownups, to interact with. Plus, you can watch the zoo residents find their own paper mache eggs, filled with animal treats inside. There are plenty of crafts, music, and shows.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Shades of St. Francis! Dating back to the 1930s, the blessing takes place on the Saturday before Easter at the El Pueblo Historic Park. One interesting aspect of the blessing is that with the passing of time, the collections of “pets” has become much more diverse and eclectic, much like the owners. The blessings will be led by Archbishop Jose Gomez. The ceremony starts at 2 and lasts about an hour. There will be music, an animal procession, a petting zoo and entertainment for the entire family.
The Queen Marry
Head down to Long Beach Harbor to celebrate Easter on the Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor. Accompanied by live harp music, you’ll hunt Easter eggs, visit their petting zoo, win prizes, and even indulge in their special candy bar. Enjoy the gourmet champagne brunch with special Easter Candy!
There is no shortage of fantastic Sunday brunches in LA, especially at their 4-star hotels. Brunch at the Four Seasons or the Bel Air is some of the best in the country. Below are some of the special Easter brunches.
Easter Lunch on the Train
While technically not in LA, it is worth the drive to Filmore to spend Easter on a scenic ride through the Heritage Valley. The adult menu features an Easter Ham dinner and the kids can feast on sliders and mac & cheese. The train runs from noon until 2 on Easter Sunday.
Ray’s and Stark Bar at LA County Museum of Art
Enjoy an Easter brunch that rivals the art inside the museum. Ray’s and Stark Bar will be offering a menu of a-la-carte dishes. Team your exquisite meal with a trip to the exhibitions next door.
Another combination of fine art and fine cuisine. The museum’s Tangata restaurant offers an exceptional buffet from 10 to 3 on Easter. Here you can find a gourmet lineup featuring a bottomless mimosa for only $12.
Get outside and enjoy the 150-acre Descanso Gardens. Located in La Cañada Flintridge, Maple is an exquisite, family-friendly culinary experience preparing a special Easter buffet at 9, 11, and 2 in their Rose Gardens.
If you are flying to Los Angeles for Easter, take advantage of our California limo service to get you to your hotel, stress-free. All our Orange County, CA limos are driven only by professional chauffeurs who are well versed and will get you to your destination safely and comfortably.