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Easter in LA: Best brunch spots, egg hunts and things to do

Here's your guide to celebrating Easter in LA, where you'll find egg hunts—with prizes for kids and adults—the Easter bunny and brunches with bottomless mimosas.
By Gillian Glover and Clarissa Wei. Edited by Ramona Saviss. |

Easter in LA is filled with special things to do with family or friends. Celebrate the spring holiday with family-friendly traditions such as visits by the Easter bunny and egg hunts for kids, holiday feasts at some of the best brunch spots in the city, adult-appropriate boozy brunches and egg hunts with prizes for grown-ups.



Things to do

For beach bums

Celebrate a laidback Easter Saturday on the waterfront at the Easter Hoppening in Malibu Bluffs Park (24250 Pacific Coast Hwy). This all-inclusive event offers fun for the entire family: an egg hunt at noon for kids ages 1-10, a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for 11-17–year-olds, and even a hunt for adults with sports tickets, dining coupons and gift cards as prizes in lieu of candy. The searches are free; just bring a basket—and a camera. After unearthing your loot, enjoy some of the other activities; arts and crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and cartooning for kids will be on offer, plus bounce houses and face painting (for a small fee). You can fuel the family at Stop Guac & Roll and Baby's Badass Burgers food trucks.

Things to do

To impress the in-laws

Treat your family to the Easter Celebration in the famous Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. You'll feast on a three-course prix-fixe brunch, which includes champagne and a dessert bar. Dine inside the classic spot or on the terrace, where you can watch the kids as they run around the garden hunting for eggs. Reservations required.

Things to do

For animal lovers

Spring into action at this lapin-loving annual event at the Los Angeles Zoo, which zeroes in on the bunny aspect of the holiday. Kids can get acquainted with the cute creatures through themed crafts, rabbit petting zoos, live music and photo ops with Big Bunny and spring fairies.


For prime celebrity spotting

Dine with A-listers for Easter Brunch at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air. The special holiday prix-fixe menu includes blueberry buttermilk pancakes and Maryland blue crabcakes. Flutes of Champagne will be at the ready for adults, and children will be throughly entertained with prizes, candy and, of course, a visit from the Easter bunny.

For nature lovers

Revel in spring's lush blooms with Easter Brunch at Descanso Gardens. The top toques from Patina are preparing the holiday meal, which includes a pancake bar with an assortment of toppings and a carvery with upscale takes on traditinal fare such as lavender-honey glazed ham. And it wouldn't be Easter without a dazzling array of sweets; enjoy mini cupcakes, cake pops, "Easter Egg" chocolate pots de crème and macarons. Reservations are required.

Easter British Brunch and Holiday Dinner at The Pikey
Photograph: Whitney Lader
Restaurants, British

For British expats

Tinseltown's buzzworthy pub the Pikey is serving a proper British Brunch and Holiday Dinner, sure to make expats feel right at home. Local, organic versions of traditional favorites like crumpets with clotted cream and curry on toast with fried duck egg will be served for brunch, while dinner hews even closer to home with baked ham or roasted lamb served with signature roasted duck fat potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding. The Pikey's daily gastropub menu will be on offer as well. Accompany your meal with a glass of Sunday house red or white wine for just $5.

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