Easter Weekend Vacations to Take with the Family

Easter is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what your plans will be. Many people choose to just have brunch or dinner with their families to celebrate the holiday, but others use Easter as an opportunity to get out of town and spend time with their loved ones.

Since Easter isn’t necessarily a holiday associated with going on a vacation, it might be hard to come up with an idea of where you should go. If you’re looking for spring travel inspiration, here are some ideas for family-friendly Easter weekend getaways.

Visit the White House

Looking for a really fun and interesting thing to do with your children this Easter? Consider attending the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. The tradition of rolling eggs across the South lawn dates back to 1878 and was started to bring families together to enjoy music, storytelling, and even a visit with the Easter Bunny. Unfortunately, this isn’t a trip that you can decide to do as a spur-of-the-moment vacation. You have to apply for tickets through an online lottery, and if you’re choe n then you will be able to attend. So, if this seems like something you’d be interested in doing, make sure you plan ahead.

Even if you don’t have an official invitation to visit the White House, a family trip to Washington, D.C. can be both fun and educational, and spring is the best time of year to visit the nation’s capital.

Visit an Amusement Park

Who doesn’t love amusement parks like Disney World? Kids will love visiting the Magic Kingdom during Easter, as it is a peak holiday for the theme park. To keep up with the Easter Spirit, the parks and resorts will offer Easter services, Easter-themed crafts and arts, Easter-themed games, and even a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Easter bunny. Keep in mind that since this is a peak time for visitors, you’re going to need to prepare yourself for large crowds and high prices at the resorts.

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Planning to eat a lot of chocolate Easter eggs this year? Then why not visit Chocolate Town USA in Hershey, Pennsylvania? For chocolate lovers all across the country, Hershey, Pennsylvania is the perfect location to stuff your face with some delicious treats and play some fun Easter-themed games. Guests at Hotel Hershey and the Hershey Lodge can participate in cookie decorating, Easter egg hunts, Hershey’s Kiss hunt, and bingo. If you decide to go to Hershey and sign up for their Easter package, you will be eligible for Saturday breakfast, Easter Sunday breakfast, tickets to the amusement park, and much more.

If you find any of these places interesting to travel to, how are you going to get there? For large group travel, many people choose to rent a charter bus or local bus services to get them from one place to another. If you decide to travel via charter bus, you’re going to experience scenery you wouldn’t get to see while in a plane, and you’ll be able to transport a large group of family members in one vehicle. According to the American Bus Association, U.S. passenger bus travel increased by 7.5% from 2011 to 2012, making it the fastest growing form of travel in the country. So, where are you going to go?