7 Easter retreats for families with kids

North America | | April 8, 2011 at 1:10 am




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Easter 2011 is just about to knock the world in few days and with just few days left, the event-celebrating resorts are preparing themselves for a big themed celebration for the sacred weekend besides offering for the discounted packages for families with kids. Chocolate delights, egg hunts, and spoiling brunches are some more reasons as to why you must spend an Easter vacation at any of the following destinations. These are the getaways that will fill your Easter holiday full of thrills, activities, and endless fun. So, consider choosing the best from these options as the most ideal way to welcome the revolutionary resurrection of Christ!

Copper Mountain Resort, CO

Everyone knows that this one is the ski resort that is the favorite of the families. But, this Easter, the resort has planned to drape the mountain with over 50,000 eggs of which the special ones will be redeemable copper eggs for kids who can use them for awards. Further, expect the comeback of the famous En Fuego event, largest proletarian free skiing and snowboard event, street entertainers, fireworks, torchlight parade, fire performers, and BMX stunts all of which will fill your hearts with thrill, minds with delights, and atmosphere with joy. Rates begin from $99 per person.

Barton Creek Resort, Austin, TX

This is actually a stylish golf resort, but during the Easter weekend, this one offers a stellar lineup of fun-filled indoor as well as outdoor activities. You and your kids can indulge in mini golf, ping pong, jumbo chess, nature trails, classic board games, pool games, and game room with Nintendo Wii. In addition, there will be a carnival, egg hunt, and the Easter Bunny with whom you can enjoy. And yes, Saturday will bring to you the display of the ice sculptures by the chef of the resort. Expect to pay $199 per night.

Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI

Welcome to the award-winning spa resort! This one gives you a chance to celebrate the festival with an egg-coloring competition, cookie decoration, egg hunt, and with a breakfast with the most demanded Easter Bunny. Besides these exciting activities, your kids will enjoy the most at indoor water area engulfing water basketball nets, water walks, and waterslide of 70-foot long; pizza party; arts and crafts; Night Out with swimming; as well as at the video arcade. Live magic shows and movie for a family will be the highlights for Saturday fun. For $109, you can stay here for a night and enjoy a majority of the activities, expect for the Night Out and breakfast with the Easter Bunny that will be charged separately.

Easter Bunny Train Ride, Strasburg, PA

This is the fascinating steam ride on a legendary train on the Strasburg Rail Road, which will be conducted by the famous Peter Cottontail. For $9 per kid and $16 per adult, your family can enjoy 45 minutes on this train that takes you via the countryside of PA to greet the Easter Bunny who on the way will offer some surprisingly exciting treats (this is a secret not be shared from now). Once you are back, the children will really admire this miniature train after which they ride on the pump-and-crank cars.

The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA

This is a luxury choice that offers to all ages. For the small ones, there are free skates, the Easter Bunny for a photo, the latest ice rink, magic shows, and wooden eggs of  Easter for painting. Some of the common activities for all ages include carriage rides, horseback riding, roasting on campfire, a journey to the picturesque Cascades Gorge, egg hunt on Sunday morning, and a typical Easter brunch. If you are willing to pay $250, you can enjoy an Easter basket, lot of activities, and a buffet breakfast.

Heidel House Resort and Spa, Green Lake, WI

For those who want tranquility as well as thrill, this lakefront resort is the best pick. The holiday weekend will be celebrated with the typical egg hunt, egg dying, and craft displays. And if you are lucky enough to see the snow fall, opportunities such as sledding, cross-country skiing, or ice skating will be ready to thrill you. In case you are an indoor fan, then the resort has a game room, spa, and a pool. The offer begins at $169 per night that involves activities, Sunday brunch for three, and a special basket pack.

Homestead Resort, Midway, UT

Spring skiing and Easter can be well celebrated at this one edged by no less than four ski areas that are simply top rated! Design your won Easter egg, dip in the mineral water of the limestone rock or Homestead Crater, make your own Easter baskets for the egg hunt on Sunday, or simply explore the pinata workshop. In addition, your kids will also love the spa, video game room, and the championship golf course. The cost is $93 per night that covers the activities as well as breakfast.

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