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6 Last Minute Easter Getaways Perfect For Black Families
Get in on these last minute Easter getaways for Black families and find a new sense of connectedness with your family members. Easter brings a few core moments to mind. A sunrise service, brunch, baskets, the egg hunt and visiting the Easter bunny.
So much preparation can go into planning each component of Easter. But, once in a blue moon, it’s okay to do something different. Instead of the usual Easter vacation weekend, fly right into an Easter-centric resort, unpack your bags and spend some quality, stress-free time with your family.
The extra time off over the holiday is nice, but it is usually spent getting things ready for Easter. Instead, pack a bag or two and head to one of these resorts to celebrate. This Spring holiday is calling and the family will love you for making it fun. Whether it’s the beaches of Barbados or Texas Hill Country, there is something for every family on this list.
Hot air balloon festivals, arts and crafts, petting zoos and an egg drop by helicopter are on on this list of last minute Easter getaways for Black families. Skipping the sunrise service won’t be necessary either. Many of these resorts even offer a non-denominational service for their guests.
1. The Hotel Hershey, Pennsylvania
Chocolate bunnies are a big part of Easter. Take the family to visit the place where the famous Hershey chocolate is made.
Stay at The Hotel Hershey, a chocolate themed resort in Pennsylvania specializing in celebrating Easter. Ring toss, coloring, glitter poster designing, glow-in-the dark mini golf are just some activities over the weekend.
Meet the Easter bunny, play chocolate bingo, delight in s’mores, cooking making and the kids get a special check-in that comes with a coupon for a chocolate treat.
2. Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas
Driving into Horseshoe Bay this time of year will be sure to please. Texas Bluebonnets are blooming around Easter all along the side of the hilly, Texas roads. Or, you can take a private plane straight to the resort and land with style.
The Horseshoe Bay Resort is dedicated to celebrating the Easter holiday. The 8th annual hot air balloon festival always occurs over the Easter weekend. Food, bands, wine tasting, balloon glow and hot air balloon rides are offered. There’s even an egg drop by helicopter for kids, and the Easter bunny comes for a photo-op.
Sunday Brunch is offered at a few places around the resort. Arts and crafts, classic games like 3-legged races, parrots, turtles and a petting zoo make this holiday complete.
3. Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
Have a beachy Easter with Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, an all-inclusive resort in Barbados. Visit for the local experience and hospitality, and enjoy the countless Easter activities.
Spend time on the beach. Learn about the local flora and fauna and pools just for kids. (There’s one for the adults too!)
Snow cones, bocce ball, arts and craft and a talent show get things going. On Easter Sunday, have an Easter egg hunt with all the new friends the kids made over the week.
4. Boca Raton Resort and Club, Florida
Stay for a long Easter weekend at pet friendly Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Bring a furry friend along for fun at the beach and days at the doggy spa.
For the holiday weekend, guests can expect activities like face painting, origami, Easter brunch and a visit from the Easter bunny. Join in for an Easter egg hunt with 20 thousand eggs hidden around the golf course. Find candy and toys while parents enjoy mimosas.
The resort also offers a non-denominational church service as well as Passover service and seder.
5. Montage Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
Spending time with the family is fun at Montage Palmetto Bluff, situated between Savannah and Hilton Head Island. Arrive in time for Easter basket and egg decorating. Stay for the Easter tennis round up, brunch games, family portraits and a big Easter egg hunt.
6. The Omni Homestead Resort, Virginia
Visiting the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia for Easter will be an action packed weekend for the family.
Wine and chocolate tastings and handcrafted soap classes for the adults. Painting and craft classes for the kids. Keep your weekend action packed even before the big day arrives.
Wake up early on Easter Sunday and start with the resort’s sunrise service. Greet the holiday with races, decorating cookies, petting zoo and more. An egg hunt with over 5 thousand eggs will transpire for all the kids at the resort.