Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is closed Sunday, April 20 for the Easter Holiday.
We wish all of you and your families and very Happy Easter. Please make plans to visit the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Historical Foundation as soon as you can.
If you are already here in the San Diego area, consider some of these great Easter activities [via San Diego Family Magazine]:
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Egg Hunts, Bunny Visits & Spring Activities
Bunny Photos. See the Easter Bunny and pose for photos! March 29-April 19. Mon.-Sat., 11 am-7 pm; Sun., 11 am-6 pm. Gazebo in Macy’s Courtyard, Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa; www.grossmontcenter.com.
San Diego Zoo Play Days. Delight in the climbing, prowling and plunging skills of the Zoo’s animals at this year’s event. Also, have up-close encounters with animal ambassadors, see live performances, join a digital Easter egg hunt around the Zoo and pose for photos with the Easter Bunny. April 6-20; visit website for hours. Free with admission. $36-$46. Balboa Park, San Diego; www.sandiegozoo.org/playdays.
Easter Spring Fest for Kids at Shepherd of the Hills. Free kids’ crafts, a movie about the Easter story plus a nighttime egg hunt. April 4, 6-8 pm. Bring your own basket and flashlight. 9191 Fletcher Pkwy., La Mesa; 619-469-4197.
Easter-Themed Piñata Workshop. Families make a piñata in the shape of an egg, chick, rabbit, carrot or sheep. April 5, noon-2 pm. $15-$20. Call to RSVP. Casa Artelexia, 2400 Kettner Blvd. #102, San Diego. www.facebook.com/artelexia/events; 619-544-1011.
Spring Fling. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, a bubble game, a live bunny from the San Diego Zoo and more. April 5, 9:30 am-12 pm; egg hunt for ages 12 & under at 10 am. Rancho Bernardo Community Park, 18448 West Bernardo Dr.; 858-538-8129.
Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt. First Church Children’s Ministry offers an evening of glow-in-the-dark games, desserts and a one-of-a-kind egg hunt for kids of all ages!April 11, 7-8:30 pm. Free. Please bring a basket. First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South (west of Texas St.), Mission Valley.www.fumcsd.org; 619-297-4366.
Ride the Bunny Train at Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo. Receive a surprise from the Easter Bunny, make a craft and hunt for eggs. April 12, 13 & 19, 11 am & 2:30 pm. $5-$15. For reservations, visit www.psrm.org.
Vista Optimist Hosts Egg Hunt & All-You-Can-Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast.Also, a bonnet contest (9 am) and Easter Bunny photos. April 12, 7-11 am; egg hunt for ages 11 & under, 10 am. $5. Vista Optimist Club, 600 Optimist Way.www.cityofvista.com.
Parade of Wheels & Egg Hunt. Plus arts and crafts, popcorn and punch. April 12, 9 am-noon; bike decorating, 9-10:15 am. Egg hunt for ages 2-12. South Clairemont Recreation Center, 3605 Clairemont Dr. www.sandiego.gov; 858-581-9924.
Paseo del Rey Church’s Egg Hunt. Hear the Easter story, play games, make a craft and find eggs with treats. April 12, 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Activities for first graders & younger. 900 Paseo del Rey, Chula Vista. www.paseodelrey.org.
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs in Ocean Beach. Age-specific egg hunts starting at 10 am on April 12. Robb Field Athletic Area, 2525 Bacon St. www.sandiego.gov; 619-531-1563.
Bunny Bash at Grossmont Center. Hop on down to Macy’s Courtyard for Easter treats, Mad Hatter paper bag hat decorating, balloon art, an egg hunt for ages 3-10 and more. April 12, 10 am-noon; egg hunt, 10 am (line starts at Coldstone Creamery at 9:30 am). Free. 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa. www.grossmontcenter.com.
Bates Nut Farm’s Egg Hunt. Also, crafts and the Easter Bunny. April 12, 9:30 am-noon. Crafts from 9:30-10:30 am; egg hunt at 10:30 am. 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center. www.batesnutfarm.biz; 760-749-4902.
Eggs & More at Tecolote Recreation Center. Face painting, a jump, crafts, free popcorn and goodie bags. April 12, 1-3 pm. 4675 Tecolote Rd., San Diego.www.sandiego.gov; 858-581-9930.
Eggs & Treats at Santa Clara Recreation Center. Free egg hunts for ages 13 & under plus face painting, photos with Mr. Bunny, arts and crafts, and concessions. April 12, 11 am-2 pm. 1008 Santa Clara Place, San Diego. www.sandiego.gov; 858-581-9928.
Spring Egg Hunt at Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center. Plus a visit with Mr. Bunny. April 12, 10 am-1 pm. For ages 3-12. 3020 Coronado Ave., San Diego. 619-424-0466.
Easter Treasure Hunt & Other Surprises at Old California Restaurant Row. Free balloon sculptures and photos with the Easter Bunny. Kids, ages 12 & under, can also receive a gift bag with goodies after completing a treasure hunt. April 13, noon-2 pm. Free. 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. www.oldcalrestaurantrow.com.
Shows at Balboa Park’s Puppet Theater. April 2-6: The Tortoise and the Hare; April 16-20: Peter Rabbit. Wed.-Fri., 10 & 11:30 am; Sat. & Sun., 11 am, 1 & 2:30 pm. $5; under 2 free. www.balboaparkpuppets.com; 619-544-9203.
Spring EGGStravaganza at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Make a shark egg craft, join an underwater egg hunt, take a closer look at animal eggs and more. April 18-20, 11 am-3 pm. Free with admission. $12.50-$17. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla.www.aquarium.ucsd.edu; 858-534-3474.
Easter Bunny Teas at The Westgate Hotel. Enjoy an egg hunt, the Easter Bunny and cool magic tricks. April 18 & 19, 2:30-5 pm. $30-$45 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, go to www.westgatehotel.tix.com. 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com.
Carlsbad’s EGGstravaganza Spring Festival. Get the most out of Easter with exciting games, a scavenger hunt for the family, photos with the Easter Bunny, a preview of the Parks & Recreation Summer Camps program and a Fun Zone with a giant slide, bounce houses and an opportunity to ‘soak the bunny!’ April 19, 10 am-1 pm; egg scramble, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free admission; activity cards and Unlimited Fun Zone wristbands available for purchase. Visit website for details. Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd. www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec.
Kroc Community Church Presents Free Easter EGGstravaganza. Find a basketful of fun things to do! Enjoy visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, carnival games, music, prizes and the new Toddler Zone. More than 15,000 eggs are up for grabs on The Kroc Center’s Recreation Field! April 19, 10 am-1 pm. Egg hunt for ages 4-11. Don’t miss the Easter service tomorrow at 10:30 am; free breakfast at 9 am. The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave., San Diego.www.kroccenter.org.
Egg Hunt at Poway Community Park. Also, a pancake breakfast, games, a visit from the Fire Dept., bounce houses and a fun zone at this event hosted by Living Way Church. April 19, 8 am-1 pm. Breakfast $4; other activities free. 13094 Civic Center Dr. www.poway.org; 858-486-1441.
Spring Party with Bunny. Hang out with a friendly bunny, be part of a stuffed bunny hunt, pet real rabbits and more. April 19, 10-11:30 & 11:30 am-1 pm. $18 per child; regular admission fees apply to accompanying adults. For ages 2-6. Pre-registration required; visit website for details. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org.
North Clairemont Recreation Center’s Egg Hunt. April 19, 9:30 am (ages 1 & 2); 10 am (ages 3-5); 10:30 am (ages 6-8) & 11 am (ages 9-12). Free. 4421 Bannock Ave.www.sandiego.gov; 858-581-9926.
ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5K/10K Run/Walk & Family Festival.Make a difference in the lives of military children with autism at this annual event that also features a one-mile fun run, a kids’ egg hunt, live music, booths and a kids’ zone. April 19, 6:30-11 am. $20-$45. Tecolote Shores Park, Mission Bay.www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.kintera.org.
PQ Spring Egg Hunts. April 19, 10 am. Free. Peñasquitos Creek Park, 8021 Park Village Dr.; Rolling Hills Park, 11082 Carlota Dr.; South Village Park, 14756 Via Azul; Ridgewood Park, 12604 La Tortola. www.sandiego.gov; 858-538-8198 or 858-538-8131.
Breakfast & Eggs-treme Fun in Coronado. A hearty breakfast, an Easter Bunny visit, an egg hunt and crafts. April 19, 9 am. $8-$11; under 16 free (tickets are limited; call for details). From 1-3:30 pm, egg hunts, carnival games, a life-sized Candyland game and more. Egg hunts free; fee for some activities. Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. 619-522-7342.
Find Eggs in La Jolla. April 19, 10 am-1 pm. Free. La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect Dr. 858-552-1658.
Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt. Eggs filled with treats, games and refreshments. April 19, 10:30 am-noon. Free. For grades 3 & under. La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach. 858-720-2453.
Breakfast with Peter Cottontail & Egg Scramble. Feast on pancakes and sausage at the Williams Barn from 8-10 am on April 19. $4-$5. After breakfast, toddlers through 5th graders can hunt for eggs with prizes. Come early for carnival games, jumps and a photo op with Peter Cottontail. $5 per family. Walnut Grove Park, off Twin Oaks Valley Rd. on the cor. of Olive & Sycamore, San Marcos. www.san-marcos.net.
Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt. Plus crafts, face painting and games. April 19, 9 am-noon. 4260 Calle Mejillones, San Diego. 858-552-1687.
Standley Recreation Center’s Egg Hunt. For ages 10 & under. April 19, 10 am-noon. Please arrive early with a basket and meet in the gym. 3585 Governor Dr., San Diego.www.sandiego.gov; 858-552-1652.
Bunny Sighting at Scripps Ranch Farmers Market. Get treats and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny (10:30 am-12:30 pm), enjoy face painting and balloon art, and take part in a free treasure hunt. April 19, 9 am-1 pm. 10380 Spring Canyon Rd.; www.srfm.org.
San Carlos Recreation Center’s Spring Carnival. Egg hunts for ages 12 & under, jumps and live music. April 19, 10 am-1 pm. 6445 Lake Badin Ave., San Diego.www.sandiego.gov; 619-527-3443.
Egg Mania in Linda Vista. Participate in an egg hunt and pose with the Easter Bunny. Participants will be grouped by age. April 19, 10 am. Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St. 858-573-1392.
Scout for Easter. Scout @ Quarters D transforms its one-acre garden into a springtime wonderland! Easter egg dyeing, an egg hunt with prizes, basket decorating, a butterfly photo booth, food truck fare and an art project courtesy of The New Children’s Museum. April 19, 11 am-3 pm. $10-$20. For tickets, visit website. NTC at Liberty Station, Point Loma. www.scout-home.com/scout-for-easter.
Hunt for Eggs at Cadman Recreation Center. Also includes family activities. April 19, 12:30-2:30 pm. 4281 Avati Dr., San Diego; www.sandiego.gov; 858-581-9929.
Eggs & Goodies at Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Egg hunts by age plus games, food, a jumper and crafts. April 19, 9 am-noon. Food/game tickets: 4 for $1; egg hunt free. 1405 Diamond St.; 858-581-9927.
Fill Your Basket with Easter Eggs at Carmel Valley Community Park. April 19, 9 am-noon. Free. 3777 Townsgate Dr. 858-552-1616.
Easter Fun in Encinitas. Jump houses, face painting, prizes and 20,000 eggs for the taking! April 19, 10 am-1 pm. Free. Ecke Sports Park, 278 Saxony Rd.; www.encinitasparksandrec.com.
Egg Hunt at MLK Recreation Center. April 19, 10 am. Free. 6401 Skyline Dr., San Diego; www.sandiego.gov; 619-527-3415.
Easter Treats at Adams Recreation Center. An egg hunt, face painting, crafts and live music. April 19, 9 am-noon. 3491 Adams Ave., San Diego; 619-235-1149.
Oceanside Egg Hunt. Look for hidden treasures and see the Easter Bunny. April 19, 10-11 am. Free. Buddy Todd Park, 3000 Mesa Dr.; 760-435-5041.
Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes. Continuous egg hunts for ages 8 & under, a petting zoo, carnival rides, crafts and pony rides. April 19, 9 am - 3 pm Activity/ride tickets $.50 each. 9310 Fanita Pkwy.; www.ci.santee.ca.us; 619-258-4100, ext. 201.
Egg Hunt at Willie Henderson Sports Complex. Also, jumps, photo booth and a game truck. April 19, 10 am-2 pm. 1035 S. 45th St., San Diego; 619-527-3407.
Easter Eggs, Crafts, Jumps & More. April 19, 10 am-noon. Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center, 10152 Rancho Carmel Dr.; 858-538-8100.
Easter Surprises at Belmont Park. Get hoppin’ and hunt for treat-filled eggs on the beach and throughout the park, and pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny. April 20; beach egg hunt, 9 am-noon; park egg hunt, noon; bunny pictures, 2-4 pm. Also, bring your appetite to WaveHouse Beach Club’s delicious Easter brunch from 9 am-3 pm. For reservations, call 858-228-9283. Park egg hunt is free; $5 each for egg hunt on the beach. Online registration required. 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego; www.belmontpark.com/easter.
Easter Worship Services
Interactive Easter Vigil. Experience Easter in a whole new way at this event that incorporates glow sticks, water, bubbles and homemade musical instruments. April 19, 3 pm; crafts starting at 2:30 pm. Free. 16275 Pomerado Rd., Poway; www.stbartschurch.org.
Balboa Park’s Easter Sunrise Service. Musical performance by the Cathedral Mass Choir and an Easter message by Pastor George A. McKinney of St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ. April 20, 6:30 am. Spreckels Organ Pavilion; 858-454-7324.
Easter Worship at Foothills United Methodist Church. Traditional worship service at 8:30 am on April 20; contemporary worship service at 10:30 am. 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa; www.foothillsumc.org; 619-670-4009.
Concert & Egg Hunt at Seaside. This celebration by Seaside Center for Spiritual Living presents musical artist Karl Anthony, a brass band, an inspiring choir and the annual Easter egg hunt. April 20; services at 6, 9 & 11 am; egg hunt at noon. Pancake breakfast follows 6 am service; youth services available at 9 & 11 am. Free. 1613 Lake Dr., Encinitas. www.seasidecenter.org/easter; 760-753-5786.
Sunrise Service at The Flower Fields. Usher in the joy of Easter at this service hosted by The Fields Church. April 20, 6:30 am. Free breakfast following the service. Please dress warmly. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad; www.thefieldschurch.org.
X-treme Family Easter Service. Celebrate Easter, the most extreme expression of God’s love, by being part of pint-sized, 40-minute services where you can learn just how extreme God’s love is through music, puppets and more. April 20, 9:30 & 10:30 am. San Carlos United Methodist Church, 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego.www.sancarlosumc.org; 619-464-4331, ext. 307.
Easter at City View. Free breakfast, door prizes, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and family photo booths from 9-10:30 am on April 20. At 10:45 am, adults are invited to join the Easter service while the kids go to fun classes filled with activities. After the kids’ classes, each child in attendance receives a bag of treat-filled eggs. City View Church, 8404 Phyllis Place, San Diego. www.cityviewsd.com; 858-560-1870.
Celebrate Easter at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. Attend the 8, 9:30 or 11 am sanctuary service with choirs, brass, timpani and organ music. Also, modern worship at Water’s Edge service in The Cove at 9:30 am, and F5 in Linder Hall at 11 am with bands. Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 & 11 am include an egg hunt. 2111 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley. www.fumcsd.org; 619-297-4366.
Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruises. Enjoy a brunch buffet and breathtaking bay views, and have your family photo taken with the Easter Bunny. April 20, 11 am & noon. Visit website for fees and reservations. Departs from San Diego Grape St. Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego; www.hornblower.com.
Easter Brunch at the Zoo. Have your fill of sumptuous buffet selections. Continuous seating from 11 am-3 pm on April 20. $18.95-$42.95 plus tax, gratuity and Zoo admission. Treetops Banquet Room at Albert’s Restaurant, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park; www.sandiegozoo.org/zoo/alberts/special_events.
Brunch with Shamu. Feast on a buffet breakfast with an omelet station and French crepe station, and hang out with Shamu and friendly trainers. Seatings at 9:30 am & 12:30 pm on April 20. $27-$55 plus tax, gratuity & park admission. Reservations required. SeaWorld San Diego, Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Dr.; www.seaworldsandiego.com; 800-25-SHAMU.
Champagne Brunch at The Westgate Hotel. Great food, a visit from the Easter Bunny and face painting for the kids. April 20, 10 am-3 pm. $29-$65 plus tax and gratuity; ages 5 & under free. 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego; www.westgatehotel.com; 619-557-3655.
The Del’s Easter Celebration offers a champagne brunch at the Crown Room and the oceanfront Ballroom with live music from 9 am-3 pm, egg hunts for hotel guests of all ages from 10-10:40 am & noon-12:40 pm (call 619-522-8815 to register), a fun zone with crafts from 9:30 am-1:30 pm and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. For details and reservations, visit website. 1500 Orange Ave.; www.hoteldel.com/events/easter-sunday-april-20.
Kid-Friendly Easter at Marina Kitchen. A buffet featuring homemade dishes (9 am-3:30 pm), a photo booth, fun with the Easter Bunny (11 am-1 pm) and poolside egg hunts (11:30 am & 12:30 pm). $13-$48. San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 West Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego; www.facebook.com/marinakitchensd; 619-699-8222.