The Easter Bunny Delivers to the Beach

March 14, 2022

It seems that once the festivities of Christmas and New Year’s pass, winter tends to drag on, leaving us all searching for something to look forward to. Then suddenly, spring makes its welcome return, and spirits brighten in anticipation of the upcoming summer months. With the days getting longer and temperatures warming, the Emerald Coast springs into bloom with tons to see and do, particularly during Easter.

If you’ve never considered celebrating Easter at the beach, maybe now’s the time to give it a try. You’ll find plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy and every reason to bring your annual traditions with you. Better yet, lose the sweaters and boots, grab your swimsuit and flip flops, and create some new Easter traditions in Northwest Florida this year!

Celebrate Easter in Destin and 30A

Enjoy Old and New Traditions

There’s no need to ditch family traditions just because you’re on vacation. Scenic Stays offers cozy accommodations with plenty of room for your whole crew. You’ll find a wide selection of condos and homes beautifully appointed with everything you might need to celebrate Easter in Destin or 30A. Kitchens are loaded with essential utensils and cookware to prepare a delicious festive meal, whether that be a casual brunch or formal dinner. You’ll find a host of farmer’s markets on 30A to source fresh, local ingredients, and with cozy, spacious accommodations, you’ll have plenty of room for some fun activities.

Gather the kiddos and dye Easter eggs, or mix it up and try something different. Head to the beach, make an Easter bunny in the sand, or collect seashells and paint them in pastel hues to display. Make ‘fun in the sun’ Easter baskets by filling pails with beach towels, swimsuits, and beach toys. If you’ve selected one of our vacation rentals with a pool, you can have even more fun. Fill plastic eggs with coins, candy, or other treats and place them in the shallow end, then monitor the littles while they gather them and joyfully fill their pails!

Celebrate With a Delicious Meal

If you’d prefer to venture out for dinner this Easter along the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find an array of fabulous options. Get the kids started bright and early with a good breakfast at Fish Out of Water in WaterColor. The chef’s menu offers fabulous springtime favorites, complemented by a mimosa and dessert bar sure to make the whole crew happy. Settle in for a jazz brunch at Hotel Effie in Sandestin, featuring live jazz, delicious Gulf Coast menu items, and four mimosa options. Boasting refreshing cocktails, eclectic cuisine, and a rooftop lounge, Pescado in Rosemary Beach is known around these parts for its Sunday brunch, featuring locally sourced cuisine prepared fresh daily.

Experience Fun Easter Events

If you’re looking for a traditional Easter egg hunt, you just found it at the Rosemary Beach Easter egg hunt, commencing Easter Sunday on the Western Green. Adults can enjoy a complimentary mimosa while the kids take in this exciting event featuring over 25,000 eggs. Hop on over to Destin’s annual Easter egg hunt, held at the Morgan Sports Center for ages 12 and under, with a special egg hunting zone for crawlers & toddlers. The Easter Explosion at Baytowne Wharf promises a fun-filled day with entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, and live music. Photos ops with the Easter bunny are also available to commemorate the day!

The Big Chill Easter Celebration is a full-day extravaganza featuring kid’s crafts, live music, and a new twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt. Participating businesses will offer eggs, trick-or-treat style, while kids stroll the property collecting tasty treats. Be sure to bring baskets or bags for the kids to partake in the festivities. Visit the Easter bunny at Harborwalk Village in Destin, receive a free photo, and let the kids enjoy the many fun activities, including a golden egg treasure hunt. While there, spend some time browsing the shops, grab some dinner, and then catch the sunset over the Destin harbor.

Set Sail on a Dinner Cruise

Take an Easter dinner cruise in Destin and enjoy panoramic open-air views of the Choctawhatchee Bay on the sky deck. Select from an array of mouthwatering dinner items with a special menu for the kids, followed by a seasonal dessert. Non-alcoholic beverages are included, and you’ll find a full bar on board with various beers, wine, and cocktails available for purchase.

Surprise the kids with a First Mate Easter basket filled with a chocolate bunny, assorted eggs, candies, and toys delivered to your table. Order up the adult version for someone special with the Captain’s Easter basket, loaded with all the same goodies plus a bottle of prosecco sparkling wine thrown in!

Join in an Easter Run for Fun

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, try the Great 30A Easter Race at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Select from three distinct courses, then hop to it! 

Opt for the Clean Feet 5K, an out-and-back, stroller-friendly paved course offering gorgeous views. The Dirty Feet 5K, also an out-and-back, presents a bit more of a challenge with a one-mile trek on the beach thrown in just for fun. A mix of paved roads, sand, and trails traversing through majestic pines and dune lakes gives Stinky Feet 10K its name. Clean or dirty, chalk it up to a day of fun!

Celebrate Easter at the Beach

We know how important family traditions are, and gathering together at Easter is no exception. Celebrate at the beach this year and enjoy all the advantages of being at home and so much more!

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